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Tag Results for "Immigration News"

Call For Pres. Obama to Halt Deportations With Executive Order

Last week, over 20,000 of us called on President Obama to live up to his promises on immigration by halting the deportations of young people eligible for the DREAM Act. continue reading »

‘There’s a Benedict Arnold Feeling’ Latinos Say of Senator Rubio’s No Vote for the Dream Act

Many in the Latino community and its leadership are still reeling from Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio’s stance on the DREAM Act – which is a no vote. The Cuban-American senator, is only one of two Hispanics in the senate and the son of Cuban immigrant-exiles. continue reading »

Hispanic Republican Group Urge Porsche to Boycott Georgia in Light of Anti-Immigrant Laws

Somos Republicans, a national watchdog group and the largest Hispanic Republican grassroots organization, is urging Porsche North American to reconsider its decision to build a new headquarters facility in the state of Georgia. continue reading »

Store Stops Selling ‘illegal immigrant hunting permit’ Bumper Stickers

A protest was planned in Sturtevant WI to bring attention to the sale of bumper stickers reading “illegal immigrant hunting permit’. Before the protest began however, the owner of the continue reading »

More States Toss Costly Immigration Legislation in Final Days of Session

As many state legislative session wrap up for the year, more lawmakers are jumping ship on controversial enforcement measures targeting undocumented immigrants. Whether they are under continue reading »

Immigration Court Backlog Likely to Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Our nation’s immigration courts are backlogged. Historically backlogged. At the end of last year, more than 260,000 cases remained pending before immigration judges. Across the country, the average wait was nearly sixteen continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrants Go Under the Knife to Erase Their Fingerprints

Knives, acid, fire and even surgery are some of the methods undocumented immigrants are using to erase their fingerprints and avoid incarceration. These desperate procedures, according to federal agencies continue reading »

STUDY: No Apparent Negative Effect by Providing In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Students

The Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University is presented a report entitled “The Effects of In-State Tuition for Non-Citizens: A Systematic Review of the Evidence”. continue reading »

Dobbs Argues E-Verify Should Be Mandatory Because “It Works”

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs claimed that the E-Verify program, which allows employers to automatically check the immigration status of newly hired employees through government databases, is 99 percent effective continue reading »

Immigration Reform: “Pay to Stay” Program Better than Deportation

A Missouri immigration lawyer is proposing that illegal immigrants who haven’t committed serious crimes should be able to a fee to live and work in the United States. continue reading »

Border Arrests down 58% for Undocumented in Past 5 Years

US Customs and Border Protection recently released data showing the number of those arrested trying to cross the US-Mexico border is down sharply. There were 447,731 continue reading »

UN: Immigrants Accelerate Development by Sending Remittances

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underlined the role of migrants in accelerating development through remitting funds regularly to their countries of origin, noting that their economic contributions to host societies are often overlooked. continue reading »

Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Challenges Facing U.S. Immigration Courts

The American Immigration Council’s Legal Action Center commends Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, for convening today’s hearing on “Improving Efficiency and Ensuring Justice continue reading »

Immigration Policy Expert Recommends Dose of Economic Reality (VIDEO)

As President Obama renews an effort to pass immigration reform, Allert Brown-Gort, associate director of the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, says immigration has become a bad word. continue reading »

Velázquez, Serrano Urge Governor Cuomo to Withdraw from Secure Communities

On Friday, Congressman José E. Serrano (D-NY) and Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) wrote New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, urging that the state withdraw from the federal 'Secure Communities' program. continue reading »

48,000 Haitians in U.S. Due to Earthquake Allowed to Stay in US Longer per Homeland Security

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced the extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti beneficiaries. This extension will be effective July 23, 2011 and is for an additional 18 months. continue reading »

The Horror Filled Journey of an 8-yr Old Attempting to Reunite with U.S.-based Parents

8-year old Salvadoran Veronica Giron has been reunited with her U.S. based grandmother after surviving a harrowing journey to be reunited with family and falling continue reading »

Gingrich Clarifies (Confuses) His Position on America’s Undocumented

Newt Gingrich told a Univision interviewer that he believes a "citizen board" could be a better way to deal with the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. continue reading »

Hispanic Leadership in NY Urging Governor to Withdraw from Secure Communities

Congressman José E. Serrano and Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez, both of New York, wrote New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, urging that the state withdraw from the federal ‘Secure Communities’ program. continue reading »

Only 30% of Americans think the U.S.-Mexico Border is Secure

President Obama on Tuesday encouraged Congress to move forward on immigration reform, saying his administration has “strengthened border security beyond what many believed was possible.” But most voters don’t share the president’s view. continue reading »