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Figures Indicate Few Undocumented Students in GA

Figures Indicate Few Undocumented Students in GA

The State Board of Regents released figures on Wednesday indicating that 4.8% of students in Georgia’s public colleges are undocumented. continue reading »

Park Rangers in Virginia Can Enforce Federal Immigration Laws

Park Rangers in Virginia Can Enforce Federal Immigration Laws

Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, gave Viriginia “Park Rangers” the authority to enforce federal immigration laws. This was a result of an “Advisory Opinion” solicited by Robert G. Marshall, a member of the state’s House of Delegates. continue reading »

Denver Requires E-Verify Check for City Contractors

Denver Requires E-Verify Check for City Contractors

The city council of Denver has approved a measure Monday night that requires employers to check the immigration status of contractors working on city construction projects. continue reading »

Fingerprinting Led to Deportation of 47,000

Records show that 47,000 undocumented immigrants have been removed or deported from the U.S. after the Department of Homeland Security checked 3 million sets of fingerprints taken from bookings at local jails. continue reading »

Governor of Minnesota Backs Changing the 14th Amendment

Governor of Minnesota Backs Changing the 14th Amendment

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty appeared on Bloomberg Television this past weekend and joined in on the call to amend the 14th Amendment. Lawmakers across the nation are pushing to revoke the current birthright citizenship that children of undocumented mothers currently receive. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrants Fear Attending Salvadoran Festival

Undocumented Immigrants Fear Attending Salvadoran Festival

The Salvadoran Cultural Festival drew a crowd of 1,500 this past Sunday at the Prince William County Fairground in Virginia. Event organizers said the turnout would have been higher if not for the recent implementation of laws in the region targeting undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

60,000 Babies Born in Texas to Non-Citizen Mothers

The state of Texas is home to 1.5 million undocumented immigrants with at least 60,000 babies added to their households annually. Parkland Memorial Hospital reports that last year approx 74% of all deliveries were to non-citizen mothers. continue reading »

Mexican Guest Workers File Claims with BP

Mexican Guest Workers File Claims with BP

Although thousands have lost their jobs as a result of BP’s massive oil spill, for those workers here as guest workers, primarily hotel workers and shellfish processors, the problems are unique. Under an H-2B visa, you are allowed to work only for the employer listed on the visa and you are obligated to leave the US within 10 days of discontinued employment. continue reading »

Senate Raises Employer Sponsored Visa Application Fees

Senate Raises Employer Sponsored Visa Application Fees

Senate has approved a large fee increase on the employer-sponsored visas; H-1B and L-1 this past Thursday. The fee increase is to help offset the costs of a $600 million emergency package to improve security along the U.S.-Mexico border. continue reading »

Iowa’s Largest Work Raid Back in the News

A motion was filed on behalf of a former Iowa kosher slaughterhouse executive seeking a new trial, claiming that the judge who sentenced him participated in the planning of a May 2008 Immigration raid that lead to his arrest. continue reading »