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Students Enrolling In NY Schools Not to Be Asked Immigration Status

School districts in New York were sent a memorandum from The State Education Department strongly recommending that school officials not ask for information that could reveal the immigration status of enrolling students. The memo came after a civil liberties organization stated that asking certain information was possibly in violation of federal law. continue reading »

The Effect of Immigration on Productivity: Evidence from US States

A one percent increase in employment in a US state, attributable only to immigration, is associated with a 0.4-0.5 percent increase in income per worker in that state. Immigration during the 1990s and the 2000s significantly increased the presence of foreign-born workers in the United States, but the increase was very unequal across states. In The Effect of Immigration on Productivity: Evidence from US States (NBER Working Paper No. 15507), NBER Research Associate Giovanni Peri analyzes state-by-state data to determine the impact o continue reading »

An Immigration Problem In Ohio? Not Really

Though there is nothing to lead anyone to believe that Ohio has an immense illegal immigration problem, it hasn’t stopped politicians from attempting to follow Arizona’s lead and ask its people to enact its own controversial legislation. continue reading »

SC Company Fired For Using Undocumented Workers On School Contracts

Nearly three dozen undocumented immigrants working at school construction sites in a South Carolina county were identified, and the company they work for, fined. continue reading »

ICE dismantles Long Island drug trafficking organization

ICE dismantles Long Island drug trafficking organization

Agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations in New York arrested 17 individuals for their role in a narcotics trafficking ring operating in Long Island. continue reading »

Immigrants In Maine Could Soon Be Voting In City Elections

In Portland, Maine residents will decide whether to support the initiative to allow legal immigrants who are not U.S. citizens the ability to vote in Portland City elections. Will Everitt of the Maine League of Young Voters states, ‘They’re sending their kids to our schools, and they should be able to have a right to vote for say, the school committee.’ continue reading »

Arizona-Like, Legislation Being Prepared For Colorado

Following in Arizona’s immigration footsteps, a Colorado Springs lawmaker has begun the process of introducing a bill in the Colorado General Assembly. Republican State Rep. Kent Lambert has reserved a bill title for the proposal, and Legislative Legal Services is in the process of reviewing the proposal draft. continue reading »

Maryland Officials Present Arizona-like Proposal

In Fredrick County, Maryland 3 commissioners have drafted a board proposal as it relates to immigration to be one of this year’s Board of County Commissioners proposals. County Commissioner John L. Thompson Jr., Delegate Charles Jenkins, and County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins wish to move Maryland towards an Arizona-type direction of immigration law. continue reading »

Nebraska Supreme Court to Answer Immigration Law Question

Late Wednesday night, U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp ruled on briefs from the ACLU of Nebraska and the Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund’s (MALDEF) lawsuit against Fremont’s ban on hiring and renting to undocumented immigrants, believing it is not legal by state law. continue reading »

Baltimore Latinos Demand That Police Be Barred From Asking Status

Tuesday, civil rights leaders, and clergy joined Latino activists as they called for a written policy stating that police “are not here to enforce continue reading »