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Gov. Walker Says He’ll Fight Against AZ-Style Immigration Bill for Wisconsin

Gov. Walker Says He’ll Fight Against AZ-Style Immigration Bill for Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker recently clarified his stance on an Arizona-style immigration bill for him state. Wednesday, Walker spoke with reporters and said he would "push to make sure" immigration l continue reading »

North Carolina Lawmakers Urge State to Not Target Undocumented Immigrants

North Carolina Lawmakers Urge State to Not Target Undocumented Immigrants

A panel of lawmakers set up to analyze the immigration issue in North Carolina recommended on Thursday not approving laws to combat undocumented foreigners. continue reading »

STUDY:  Mexican Immigrants in U.S. are Lowest-Paid, Least Educated of Immigrant Groups

STUDY:  Mexican Immigrants in U.S. are Lowest-Paid, Least Educated of Immigrant Groups

Mexican migrants to the United States have the lowest levels of schooling and earn the least amount of take-home pay among all immigrant groups in that country, according to a study by Spanish bank BBVA. continue reading »

57 Percent Support Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants, Says Survey

57 Percent Support Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants, Says Survey

Fifty-seven percent of registered U.S. voters support the idea of allowing undocumented immigrants to apply for citizenship, according to a survey released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. continue reading »

Chicago Judge Rules Suit Against Immigration Detailers May Proceed

Chicago Judge Rules Suit Against Immigration Detailers May Proceed

A federal judge in Chicago ruled Tuesday that a lawsuit filed by the Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center against the government's use of immigration detainers may proceed. continue reading »

Two Mexicans Charged In Death of Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer

Two Mexicans Charged In Death of Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer

U.S. federal prosecutors in Los Angeles filed charges against two Mexicans for the death of a Coast Guard petty officer in a confrontation at sea. Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III, 34, died of a head continue reading »

Immigrants May Hold the Key to Urban Renewal in Baltimore

Immigrants May Hold the Key to Urban Renewal in Baltimore

In an attempt to reverse decades of population decline, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has launched a high-profile effort to attract “new Americans” to the city. continue reading »

Justice Dept. Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against North Carolina Firm

Justice Dept. Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against North Carolina Firm

The Justice Department announced that it reached an agreement with Gamewell Mechanical Inc., a subsidiary of Woodfin Heating, Inc. based in Salisbury, N.C., resolving claims that the company violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), when it terminated three employees based on the incorrect assumption that they were undocumented foreign nationals when they were in fact U.S. citizens. The company is in the mechanical construction business and fabricates and installs heating and cooling systems. continue reading »

Immigration and the Lame Duck Congress

Immigration and the Lame Duck Congress

What a difference an election makes. Take, for instance, immigration. Wasn’t it a mere handful of weeks ago that Republicans were staunchly stalwart in their opposition to any and all immigration reform? Now there’s talk of a GOP led immigration bill to be considered by the lame duck Congress. continue reading »

House Passes Lamar Smith’s STEM Jobs Act 245-139

House Passes Lamar Smith’s STEM Jobs Act 245-139

In the first vote on an immigration bill since this month’s election, the Republican-controlled House rehashed an old policy and passed a version of a bill that already failed earlier this year, 245-139. Twenty-seven Democrats joined Republicans in supporting the legislation. continue reading »