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Conservative Grover Norquist Talks Immigration Reform Published: Oct 15, 2012 ""It's the most important thing to focus on if you're concerned about the future of the country both as an economic power and as a serious leader of the world, or simply as a successful society," Norquist said in the address. "It's not only good policy to have more immigrants in the United States -- dramatically more immigrants than we do today, to having a
Mississippi Joins Lawsuit Against Obama Immigration Policy Published: Oct 11, 2012 "The state of Mississippi joined a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration over its decision to stop deporting some undocumented young people, claiming the move is unconstitutional and prevents immigration agents from doing their jobs. "States must protect their borders while the federal government continues to ignore this growing problem," Gov.
ICE Director John Morton Kills The TRUST Act Published: Oct 10, 2012 "In order to stop the California TRUST Act which had gained widespread support, Immigration Customs Enforcement's Director John Morton went as far as to blackmail the Governor of California into vetoing the TRUST Act. When advocates asked the governors office why Brown vetoed the bill, the staff responded that they had received a call from John Morton
Rep. Gallegly rips ICE, Antonio Vargas Published: Oct 10, 2012 "The chairman of a House subcommittee on immigration slammed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s handling of the arrest of journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas, saying Tuesday that the agency has set a dangerous precedent for dealing with undocumented immigrants. “Jose Antonio Vargas is a classic example of how flawed the system is,” Rep.
No Immigration Charges Filed Against Activist in Traffic Stop Published: Oct 9, 2012 "Federal immigration officials said on Monday that they had decided not to detain a prominent immigrant rights advocate after his arrest in Minnesota last week on a traffic violation because he did not present a risk to public safety. The immigrants’ advocate, Jose Antonio Vargas, was stopped Friday morning on a highway south of Minneapolis because he was
Preventing Silicon Valley's 'Immigrant Exodus' Published: Oct 5, 2012 "A new study from the Kauffman Foundation shows that the number of immigrant entrepreneurs in the United States has fallen slightly. But according to Vivek Wadhwa, an author of the study, the drop is especially steep in Silicon Valley, long a magnet for the brightest and most ambitious minds from around the world. From 1995 to 2005, immigrants founded 52
Decline in immigrant entrepreneurship threatens US competitiveness Published: Oct 4, 2012 "The once steady rise in immigrant entrepreneurship has stalled in the United States, threatening to further slow an already sluggish economic recovery. Over the past six years, the proportion of new companies founded by foreign-born individuals has slipped to 24.3 percent from 25.3 percent, according to a Kauffman Foundation survey published Tuesday. This
Immigration a missing topic in first debate Published: Oct 4, 2012 "Immigration — and Mitt Romney’s evolving position on how to address those who’ve already come into the U.S. illegally — has driven the conversation on the campaign trail this week. But despite the presidential debate being held Wednesday in Colorado — where more than 20 percent of the population is Hispanic — Romney and President Barack Obama focused