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February 2013 Archives

Young Turks Ask- Why is CNN Getting Rid of Soledad O’Brien? (VIDEO)

Young Turks Ask- Why is CNN Getting Rid of Soledad O’Brien? (VIDEO)

Nothing's more threatening to a career in journalism than acting like an actual journalist. "Soledad O'Brien will no longer be a host on CNN, but she's staying with the network" -- sort of. continue reading »

Dysfunction of Immigration System on Full Display this Week, as ICE Releases Detainees

Dysfunction of Immigration System on Full Display this Week, as ICE Releases Detainees

Further evidence of the nation’s dysfunctional immigration system was on display this week, when ICE–in anticipation of the upcoming sequester–released several hundred immigrants from their detention facilities. It’s unclear where this policy came from, but immigrants–who have been the focus of decades of political battles–are now being used as a weapon in the debate over the federal budget. This has to end. And the way to end it is passing immigration reform. continue reading »

New Report Exposes How Employers Take Advantage of Broken Immigration System to Exploit Workers

New Report Exposes How Employers Take Advantage of Broken Immigration System to Exploit Workers

With immigration reform under serious consideration in Congress, a report released Tuesday by the National Employment Law Project exposes how current immigration policies intended to stop employers from hiring undocumented workers have instead allowed unscrupulous employers to evade both immigration and labor laws. continue reading »

Latino “Babies Can Join a Gang, Latino Babies Grow Up.” - CAPS  (VIDEO)

Latino “Babies Can Join a Gang, Latino Babies Grow Up.” - CAPS (VIDEO)

Don’t let anti-immigrant rhetoric drive the immigration debate. Nativist, racist and fear-mongering hate groups are working hard to drive their narrative on immigration. For years now, anti-immigrant groups have successfully infused continue reading »

Leaked White House Immigration Bill is “A Tempest in a Teapot”

Leaked White House Immigration Bill is “A Tempest in a Teapot”

Last weekend, USA Today published details of a White House draft immigration bill, setting off a furious round of Washington hand-wringing, analysis, and recriminations. In light of the leaked plan and related speculation, America’s Voice Education Fund adds the following: continue reading »

Shoddy Court Process Behind the Record Number of Deportations

Shoddy Court Process Behind the Record Number of Deportations

The Obama Administration is on record for pursuing the toughest immigration enforcement policies in U.S. history, mostly evidenced by its record numbers of deportations. These numbers speak volumes: last year, nearly 400,000 people were deported from the United States. continue reading »

Five Reasons Why the U.S. Economy Needs Immigrants

Five Reasons Why the U.S. Economy Needs Immigrants

Last night’s State of the Union, as well as the rebuttal, spoke to a bilateral desire to achieve immigration reform. As legislation moves forward, facts and figures continue to be presented about immigrants and their contributions to the U.S. economy. continue reading »

New Report Shows That Border Benchmarks Already Have Been Met

New Report Shows That Border Benchmarks Already Have Been Met

As the components of what should be included in an immigration reform bill take shape, border security, along with enforcement, is proving to be a key part of the framework. Eight senators released a bipartisan proposal earlier this week that included a path to citizenship for the 11 million unauthorized immigrants currently living in the United States. continue reading »

PEW RESEARCH: The Path Not Taken: Two-thirds of Legal Mexican Immigrants are Not U.S. Citizens

PEW RESEARCH: The Path Not Taken: Two-thirds of Legal Mexican Immigrants are Not U.S. Citizens

Nearly two-thirds of the 5.4 million legal immigrants from Mexico are not citizens of the United States, even though they are eligible to naturalize. Their rate of naturalization----36%----is only half that of legal immigrants from all other countries combined, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. continue reading »