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Immigration officials spare entrepreneurs' daughter Published: Aug 14, 2012 "Lauren Gray is one of the lucky few. Born in Britain but raised in Missouri, Gray last week narrowly avoided deportation. Her parents came years ago on business visas, which permitted her to stay in the country only until she turned 21 last week. Her odyssey in the immigration system, featured in a recent story by CNNMoney, revealed problems faced by
In ’12 Race, Mayor Seeks Immigration Discussion Published: Aug 14, 2012 "Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg wants the presidential candidates to talk more about immigration policy. So on Tuesday, he will be visiting the cities where their campaigns have headquarters, pressing them on the issue. In the morning, Mr. Bloomberg will go to Chicago, home to President Obama’s campaign organization, to hold a public discussion on immigrants
Why Are Some Undocumenteds Nervous About Obama’s Immigration Reform? Published: Aug 14, 2012 "One would think that Karla Zapata, an undocumented student from Guatemala, would be ecstatic over the prospect of receiving her first ever work permit. Well, she is. But she’s also wary. After years of living in the shadows, Zapata and her friends aren’t convinced it’s a good idea to give their personal information to the government when there are no
Immigrant-Owned U.S. Companies Said To Generate $775 Billion Published: Aug 14, 2012 "Immigrant-owned businesses employ one in 10 U.S. workers in private companies and inject more than $775 billion of revenue into the U.S. economy, according to the Partnership for a New American Economy. The businesses also generate about $125 billion in payroll, the nonpartisan advocacy group of 450 mayors and business leaders said in a report to be
Obama's immigration changes cause confusion Published: Aug 13, 2012 "It was weird then that Illinois’ Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Luis Gutierrez put out a video last Monday outlining the basics of who qualifies for the deferred action — inadvertently adding more confusion to an already anxiety-filled process. In the video, the two legislators — who have always asked their constituents to be wary of potential immigration and
Why Dreamers Need Lawyers Published: Aug 10, 2012 "Second, in most cases, local non-profits do not have the legal expertise to answer tough legal immigration questions regarding legal terms like continuous presence, unlawful presence, advance parole in individual cases. For the most part, they have never actually practiced immigration law. To be fair, there are some good local immigration law providers,
Obama's deferred action "DREAM Act" is not immigration reform Published: Aug 8, 2012 "Unfortunately, Obama’s program seems to be little more than an opportunity to appeal to America’s fastest growing demographic before Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a chance to. Given how long it would take to get this type of program off the ground, and how unlikely it would be that Romney would continue with the program if elected,
Organizations Denounce Exploitation of Detained Immigrants Published: Aug 3, 2012 "Undocumented immigrants are not allowed to work legally in the United States, but they can do so for $1 a day in the privately run detention centers where they await deportation, according to a report by Truthout. J acqueline Stevens, a professor at Northwestern University who sought figures on the "voluntary" work program through a Freedom of Information