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DREAMer policy on illegal immigrants goes live. Can it backfire on Obama? Published: Aug 16, 2012 "The risk is that few people will trust the government enough to apply for the program and that it becomes an election-year sop with little impact among DREAMers – leaving the broader Latino community feeling let down by the president, say advocates for immigrants. “If they screw this up, the implications are pretty severe,” says Marielena Hincapie,
Immigration muddle Published: Aug 16, 2012 "President Barack Obama has created what looks to be a 50-state muddle as local officials are left to grapple with the consequences of his unilateral rewriting of the nation’s immigration policy. Now make no mistake, we’re with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and News Corp. head Rupert Murdoch (the former owner of this paper) in their call for genuine
Arizona Gov. Issues Executive Order Limiting New Immigration Policy Published: Aug 16, 2012 "Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer is throwing more punches in her contentious relationship with the federal government. , she issued an executive order that says young people granted a deportation deferral under President Obama's new policy will still be considered undocumented and won't be granted public benefits." Click here for more of this US immigration news
Obama, Romney Immigration Silence Hurts Economy Published: Aug 16, 2012 "In good times and bad, immigrants are dreamers and risk- takers. More than 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies were founded by an immigrant or the child of one. A Kauffman Foundation study found that immigrants were more than twice as likely as native-born Americans to start a new business in 2010. (Today, the Partnership for a New American Economy, an
Officials Brace For Wave Of Applications Under New Federal Deferred Deportation Program Published: Aug 15, 2012 "Immigration authorities expect more than 1.2 million young immigrants will start applying for a Deferred Action program on Wednesday, which will allow the children of undocumented workers to live in the U.S. without fear of deportation for the next two years. The Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process, which is part of an Executive
Advocates Launch Fund to Help DREAMers Pay $465 ‘Deferred Action’ Application Fee Published: Aug 15, 2012 "Recognizing that the application fee of $465 may prevent some from applying to the deferred action program, Public Interest Projects has launched a national fundraising effort to support DREAMers who need financial assistance. The public charity group has dubbed the program “Fund for DREAMers” and say they’ll disperse the funds to eligible low-income
Young undocumented immigrants in city set to apply for federal program letting them live in U.S. without fears of deportation Published: Aug 15, 2012 "With hopes set high, young undocumented immigrants across the city readied to apply for a program beginning Wednesday that promises to let them live and work without fear of deportation. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services posted the new application forms online at uscis.gov Tuesday afternoon." Click here for more of this US immigration news story.
Obama's Immigration Changes Kick In Published: Aug 15, 2012 "Thousands of young undocumented immigrants are expected to start applying for the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program Wednesday in the hopes of avoiding deportation and obtaining temporary work permits. Undocumented immigrants are scrambling to get passports and other records in order exactly two months after President