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Obama Administration has done little to clean up "Chronic Abuses" in Immigration Detention System Published: Dec 6, 2011 The New York Times published an editorial yesterday regarding the Obama administration's now two-year-old pledge to clean up the immigration detention system. The pledge was made in 2009 by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in acknowledgment of "reports of chronic abuses — of detainees beaten and sometimes left to die of untreated injuries and
State Legislator Proposes Immigration Initiative in California Published: Dec 5, 2011 The Sacramento Bee reports that last Friday State Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, D-Sylmar, filed an initiative that is being billed as a "moderate, common-sense approach" to immigration reform in the State of California. The initiative would create "safe harbor" and "exceptions" to Federal law that prohibits employers from hiring individuals that lack
Pew Research Study: Gingrich Immigration Plan May Prevent Deportation of Millions Published: Dec 2, 2011 The Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan "fact tank," has conducted a study that analyzes Newt Gingrich's recent immigration proposal that would create a path to legalization for certain unauthorized immigrants in situations where they have lived in the country for a long period of time, have U.S. citizen children, and are tax payers. The data from the study
Honda associate issued a Citation for Violating Alabama Immigration Law Published: Dec 1, 2011 It looks like Alabama is fighting World War II all over again. Last week a German Mercedes-Benz executive was detained for violating Alabama's immigration law, and now this week a Japanese Honda associate has been cited. The Alabama law requires police officers to detain individuals that are unable to prove that they are in the United States legally.
House votes to end country limits for skilled workers seeking green cards Published: Nov 30, 2011 The Associated Press reports that yesterday The House of Representatives voted 389-15 to end per-country caps on worker-based immigration visas, and changed family-based visa limits from 7 percent per country to 15 percent per country. On the employment side this would eliminate the requirement that one country can’t exceed 7 percent of the total number of
Thousands of Children Write President Obama asking him to Stop Deporting their Parents Published: Nov 30, 2011 The National Domestic Workers Alliance has kicked off a letter writing campaign entitled "We Belong Together" with a goal of collecting 5,000 letters to be delivered to President Obama calling for the end to deportations so that all families can stay together. The campaign asks children and youth to write letters about why families should be able to stay
DREAMer Joaquin Luna Commits Suicide Over Undocumented Status Published: Nov 29, 2011 It pains me to report that DREAMer Joaquin Luna has tragically taken his own life because of his belief that his undocumented status made the fulfillment of his dream to become an engineer an impossibility Joaquin left a suicide note specifically referencing his immigration status, and his frustrations that he would not be able to go to college to continue
Third Circuit Orders Temporary Stay of Removal of Father of Three U.S. Citizens Published: Nov 28, 2011 The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered a temporary stay of removal of Robert Bautista of Easton, Pennsylvania while he seeks to overturn a deportation order. Mr. Bautista, a lawful permanent resident for 25 years, is married, has three United States citizen children, and is the owner of transmission business in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Immigration