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Immigration News

September 2010 Archives

3 More Georgia Counties Effected By ICE Strategy to Enhance Identification

On Wednesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began using a new biometric information sharing capability in Cobb, Fulton and Muscogee counties that helps federal immigration officials identify aliens, both lawfully and unlawfully present in the United States, who are booked into local law enforcement's custody for a crime. continue reading »

Bottled Water Left for Migrants Is NOT Litter

On Thursday, a federal appeals court ruled that human-rights activist can not be charged with littering for leaving bottles of water for migrants along trails in the Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge just southwest of Tucson. continue reading »

U.S. Senate Candidate Looking to Make English Official Language

U.S. Senate Candidate Looking to Make English Official Language

New Hampshire’s population is ninety-five percent Caucasian and shares a border with Canada, not Mexico, yet Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Binnie is bringing his own immigration controversy to the center of his New Hampshire campaign. continue reading »

Illinois #5 in Undocumented Immigrants Population

Illinois #5 in Undocumented Immigrants Population

On Wednesday the Pew Hispanic Center released a study tracking the number of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. Overall the trend is showing a decline that experts believe is due to the recession and a decrease in available jobs. Illinois however bucks the trend with the states population remaining stable despite economic conditions. continue reading »

Contractor in Idaho Charged With Employing Unauthorized Workers

A Magic Valley home builder in Idaho pleaded guilty to federal charges of employing undocumented workers, following an investigation by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). continue reading »

5,500 LA County Immigrants Deported Due to “Secure Communities”

Since its inception in Los Angeles County, Secure Communities’ biometric information-sharing capability has resulted in the identification and removal of over 5,500 convicted criminal immigrants from the U.S. continue reading »

Juveniles Forced to Carry Marijuana Over Border

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station apprehended a group of undocumented immigrants who were backpacking marijuana. continue reading »

San Fran Sheriff Upholds Sanctuary City Policy

Sheriff Michael Hennessey has opted out of a federal program that would defy San Francisco’s Sanctuary City policy. continue reading »

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 »