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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
DREAMer Amelio Flores Facing Deportation for Being Brown Published: May 4, 2012 I just receieved the following email from DREAMer Amelio Flores, a victim of racial profiling, who is currently facing deportation. I felt compelled to post it here in the hope that people will take action by signing his petition asking the Obama administration to exercise prosecutorial discretion in his favor. "My world turned upside down the day after I
Illinois House of Representatives to Vote on Bill to Block Privately Run Immigration Jails Published: May 3, 2012 In a 7-4 vote, the Executive Committee of the Illinois House of Representatives has advanced Bill SB 1064 to a floor vote. The Bill seeks to block construction of a privately run immigration detention center located south of Chicago, as well as prohibit private firms from running detention centers in Illinois. In Illinois, the management of the criminal
Immigration Prosecutions Increase by 26% in January 2012 Published: May 2, 2012 Syracuse's TRAC Immigration has determined that in January 2012 there was a 26% increase in criminal prosecutions for immigration-related crimes, and a 33% increase in convictions from the previous month. They found that the substantial growth of immigration-related criminal prosecutions is attributed to an increase of filings in U.S. Magistrate