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Congressmen and DREAMers File Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of Senate Filibuster Published: May 16, 2012 A lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the constitutionality of Senate rules that require 60 votes on motions to proceed with or close debate on proposed amendments, because they are inconsistent with majority rule. This is commonly referred to as a filibuster, and it is the procedure that
McCain: Romney knows "Self-Deportation" is not 'the entire answer' Published: May 15, 2012 Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) believes that Mitt Romney is “solidly in favor of immigration reform,” and that Romney is aware that "self-deportation" is not the entire answer. McCain stated the following: “ knows that there are 12 million people who are in this country illegally. He knows you have to address it. He has also stated, recently, and I’m happy to
Obama Administration Set to Deport Mother of Teenage United States Citizen Published: May 14, 2012 Fifteen-year-old United States citizen Fredi Reyes is making a desperate plea to his community to help stop the Obama administration from deporting his mother. Orfilia Reyes unsuccessfully applied for asylum from Guatemala after a family member had been assassinated. Unlike many others, she came to the United States legally with a visitor's visa. Fredi
Alabama State Senate Delays Vote on Amending Immigration Law Published: May 11, 2012 The Alabama State Senate has delayed a planned vote to amend the State’s immigration law known as HB 56. A vote was planned for this week. Apparently the sponsors of the Bill are divided over provisions that deal with business transactions. At issue are provision that provide civil penalties to business owners that knowingly hire undocumented
Deportation Actions Against Criminal Aliens Decreasing Published: May 9, 2012 Syracuse University's TRAC Immigration reports that the Obama administration is instituting fewer deportation proceedings against individuals with criminal grounds of removal. Here is what they found: During the most recent quarter (January - March 2012), ICE sought to deport a total of 5,450 individuals on criminal grounds. While this number is preliminary
Democratic Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren Supports Racial Profiling in Massachusetts Published: May 9, 2012 The Obama administration has notified Massachusetts law enforcement officials that the fingerprint information sharing program called Secure Communities will become active in the State on May 15, 2012. Gov. Deval Patrick has indicated that Secure Communities will result in racial profiling by police, and would create a wedge between immigrant communities
State Senators May Vote Today on Amendments to Alabama Immigration Law Published: May 8, 2012 Well, the times they are a-changin'. Republicans in Alabama have discussed voting to amend their State immigration law. Two State Senators, Rep. Micky Hammon, R-Decatur, and Sen. Scott Beason, R-Gardendale, have introduced bills. A separate bill to amend the law has already passed the Alabama House of Representatives. Alabama State Senators intend to
Army Soldier's Wife Facing Deportation Published: May 7, 2012 The wife of Pfc.Guillermo Garcia, U.S. Army, Araceli Mercado Sanchez, is currently facing deportation after being stopped for a making an illegal turn to avoid a construction zone. At the time she was on her way to buy supplies for the couple's three-year-old daughter's birthday party. After being encountered she was taken into custody and brought to Eloy