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February 2014 Archives

DoNothing Congress shouldn’t stop President from doing-something about immigration crisis-Gutierrez

DoNothing Congress shouldn’t stop President from doing-something about immigration crisis-Gutierrez

During a House Judiciary Committee hearing this morning on how to prevent the President from using his executive powers, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez reminded Republicans that since they had released their immigration principles continue reading »

Immigrants Facing Death Without Home Hospice Support

Immigrants Facing Death Without Home Hospice Support

Alice Bian’s business is death. She boasts that her Valley Boulevard funeral supply store in Alhambra, Calif., carries the United States’ most extensive collection of Chinese afterlife-ritual items and clothes for the deceased: silk capes and pants with drawstrings that make it easy to slide over a body in rigor mortis, high-heel shoes without padding since they will never touch the ground, red blankets to frighten away evil spirits on the journey to heaven. continue reading »

A $10.10 Minimum Wage Would Make A DVD At Walmart Cost One Cent More

A $10.10 Minimum Wage Would Make A DVD At Walmart Cost One Cent More

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would increase the price of a $16 product at Walmart, such as the typical DVD, by just a cent if all of the extra costs were passed on to consumers, according to an analysis by an economist for Bloomberg News. continue reading »

Guidance Released on How to Renew DACA Granted by ICE

Guidance Released on How to Renew DACA Granted by ICE

The subset of individuals who received DACA from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may request renewal of their deferred action 120 days prior to the expiration of their original 2-year period of deferred action, continue reading »

Border Patrol Accused Of Teaching Children To Shoot At Targets Made To Look Like Immigrants

Border Patrol Accused Of Teaching Children To Shoot At Targets Made To Look Like Immigrants

Controversial photographs from a recent Border Patrol event show agents teaching children to aim and shoot a paintball gun at a human-shaped target. Immigrant activists have accused Border Patrol of using this activity to encourage children how to shoot immigrants in an area where migrants have died. continue reading »

New Video Illustrates How Vital Immigrants Are to the Future Workforce

New Video Illustrates How Vital Immigrants Are to the Future Workforce

Today, the Center for American Progress released a new video and several interactive tools that detail the vital role immigrants will play in our future workforce. Drawing from the conclusions of the groundbreaking “Our Future, Together” report, this multimedia project illustrates what a critical role immigrants will play in our long-term economic strength and sustainability. continue reading »

Three Keys To The Immigration Reform Debate

Three Keys To The Immigration Reform Debate

1. Despite Republican Rhetoric, Immigration Enforcement & Border Security Are Already in Overdrive: Here are the facts: President Obama has presided over a record-high number of deportations; the U.S. government spends continue reading »