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5 percent of the estimated 1.8 million who are eligible have applied for Deferred Action. Published: Sep 24, 2012 "Since Aug. 15, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has received roughly 82,000 applications from undocumented people under age 30 who came to the U.S. as children. The program grants a work permit and a two-year moratorium on deportation. By mid-September, the agency had approved just 29 people from across the country." Click here for more of this
Why a rare bipartisan consensus on immigration totally fell apart Published: Sep 24, 2012 "The short answer: House Republicans decided to attach the STEM visa expansion to the elimination of another long-standing visa program — a condition that House Democrats soundly rejected. The longer story is that, before the August recess, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other legislators had been engaged in seemingly
Obama's lie about immigration reform Published: Sep 24, 2012 "Obama had 60 votes in the Senate and a large majority in the House. He did not need a single GOP vote to pass some type of reform. The truth is that he did not try. He took Hispanics for granted. He showed zero respect for the millions who voted for him in 2008. Furthermore, the president did not call the congressional leaders and demand a reform. Unlike
Suspected Guatemalan War Criminal Faces Immigration Fraud Charge in US Published: Sep 24, 2012 "A former Guatemalan solider accused of taking part in a brutal massacre during the Central American nation's long-lasting and bloody civil war was extradited to the U.S. where he faces immigration fraud charges. Jose Sosa Orantes was turned over Friday by officials in Canada, where he had been in custody since last year on U.S. charges of lying about his
Obama Administration Forcibly Removes a Combined 928,000 People from the United States in 2011 Published: Sep 20, 2012 The Department of Homeland Security has released the Immigration Enforcement Actions report for 2011. Here is the statistical breakdown from the report: • CBP found 212,000 foreign nationals inadmissible for entry into the United States. • DHS made 642,000 apprehensions of foreign nationals; 76 percent were natives of Mexico. • ICE detained
Arrests and deportations of immigrants at unprecedented levels Published: Sep 20, 2012 "According to the report, officials of various immigration agencies, including the Immigration and Customs Enforcement police, detained and deported an unprecedented number of undocumented immigrants during 2011 fiscal year. Among the most important points in the report, titled Immigration Enforcement Actions: 2011, ICE detained a record 429,000 foreigners
Judge rules that Arizona police can check immigration status Published: Sep 19, 2012 "A judge in Arizona ruled Tuesday that police can immediately start enforcing the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, marking the first time officers can carry out the so-called "show me your papers" provision. The decision by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton is the latest milestone in a two-year legal battle over the requirement. It
Mitt Romney Addresses Immigration Before Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Published: Sep 18, 2012 "Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, in a pointed speech before the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, blamed President Barack Obama for the battered economy and said he'd work with both parties to reform the country's immigration system. In the speech delivered to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 33d annual convention in Los Angeles Monday afternoon -- GOP