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Court fast-tracks some green card applications Published: Sep 27, 2012 "A federal appeals court has ruled that immigration officials must give priority status to thousands of green card applicants who lost their place in line for U.S. residency when they turned 21. A narrowly divided 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided Wednesday that the United States Citizen and Immigration Services wrongly determined the applicants
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Loses Immigration Law Appeal Published: Sep 26, 2012 "A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied an Arizona sheriff's request to reverse a lower-court decision barring his deputies from detaining people solely on the suspicion that they're undocumented immigrants. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco issued a 23-page ruling after considering the narrow question of a preliminary injunction while a
'Show Your Papers' Arizona Immigration Provision Survives As Court Rejects Bid To Have It Blocked Published: Sep 26, 2012 "A U.S. federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a bid by a coalition of civil and immigrants rights activists to prevent police from enforcing an Arizona provision that is at the heart of the fierce national debate over unauthorized immigration. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco denied an emergency motion for an injunction blocking
'Dreamers' deal a roll of the dice Published: Sep 26, 2012 "The Deferred Action program, in the universe of immigration enforcement, falls somewhere between a leap of faith and a crapshoot. If granted temporary relief, applicants can apply for a two-year work visa. There's no direct path to permanent legal status or U.S. citizenship, and the deferment can be revoked at any time. Meanwhile, the federal government --
Deportation Deferrals Put Employers of Immigrants in a Bind Published: Sep 26, 2012 "Immigrants applying for two-year deportation deferrals can ask employers to verify their job status as one way to meet a requirement showing that they have lived for at least five years in the United States. But employers who agree to those requests could be acknowledging that they knowingly hired an unauthorized worker — a violation of federal law. Mr.
Obama and Romney Battle Over Immigration But Poll Shows Voters Don't Care as Much as They Used To Published: Sep 25, 2012 "Forty-one percent of registered voters consider immigration "very important" to their vote in November, the lowest of twelve issues tested by the Pew Research Center (the economy and jobs are number one). That number is down 11 percentage points from 2008. President Obama's supporters (36 percent) and "swing" voters (39 percent) are less likely to see
Immigration activists fear demobilization of Latino vote Published: Sep 25, 2012 "Leaders of the U.S. immigrant community said they are concerned about the possible demobilization of the Latino vote in the November election. "If you don't go vote, use your voice in the democracy, it means that you have lost hope and are voluntarily giving up your political power," Joshua Hoyt, co-president of the National Partnership for New Americans,
Alabama's Immigration Miss Published: Sep 25, 2012 "Alabama was one of five states last year that passed Arizona-style laws to crack down on illegal immigration. Lawmakers sold the legislation to the public as a way to boost employment for native-born workers, who presumably were being elbowed out of the workforce by illegal aliens. Restricting undocumented labor would "put thousands of native Alabamians