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Obama Administration Detains U.S. Citizen in Maximum Security Prison for Two Months on Bogus Immigration Charges Published: Jul 9, 2012 The Obama administration has been sued by former U.S. Marine James Makowski for unlawfully detaining him in a maximum-security federal prison in Potomac, Illinois for two months for a suspected immigration violation. Mr. Makowski is a United States citizen. Oops. Mr. Makowski, a computer network specialist, was adopted and became a naturalized United
California Senate passes "anti-Arizona" immigration bill Published: Jul 6, 2012 "The California Senate passed a bill on Thursday that seeks to shield illegal immigrants from status checks by local police and challenges Republican-backed immigration crackdowns in Arizona and other U.S. states. The Democrat-led state Senate voted 21 to 13 to approve the California Trust Act, dubbed by supporters as the "anti-Arizona" bill. It blocks
Journalist caught in immigration battle that could split his family Published: Jul 5, 2012 "Journalist Mario Guevara immigrated from El Salvador to the United States nearly a decade ago because he feared his life. He said his coverage of political unrest there made him a target for vigilantes. "We can't come back to our country. We are in danger there," Guevara said. As a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in Atlanta,
The Beginning Of The End Of The Anti-Immigrant State Law Movement? Published: Jul 2, 2012 "In some ways the political blow of the Court's ruling is almost worse than the legal one. Romney is already distancing himself from his earlier position that SB1070 is a model for the nation. He now says we need a national federal solution. Romney now acknowledges that the court's ruling gives states much less authority to pass their own immigration laws.
SB 1070 ruling spurs renewed calls for immigration reform Published: Jul 2, 2012 "Immigration experts and even die-hard supporters of reform say Congress may never pass a massive bill that tackles all aspects of the nation's broken immigration system, including the 11.5 million immigrants living in the U.S. without legal status. More likely, Congress will pass a scaled-down version of the sweeping immigration-reform bills that failed
Immigrant's protest at NC legislature could lead to his deportation Published: Jul 2, 2012 "Uriel Alberto was born in Mexico 25 years ago, but after 17 years in North Carolina he thinks of himself as a “Southern boy.” To Alberto, one of the many young immigrants brought to this country as a child by parents seeking a better life, his homeland is foreign. But in the United States, the place he considers home, he is foreign – and illegal.
Obama’s immigration decision turns off voters in three swing states Published: Jun 27, 2012 "The Quinnipiac polls in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania show that, while most voters still like the policy and Obama continues to lead Mitt Romney in all three states, the opposition to the move appears to be significantly more motivated by it — particularly in the two Midwestern states. In both Ohio and Pennsylvania, more than twice as many respondents
Immigration Ruling Leaves Issues Unresolved Published: Jun 27, 2012 "Legal groups opposed to Arizona’s law contend that the police will not be able to decide whom to question without singling out Hispanics and foreign-looking people for special scrutiny. They said the court’s opinion, in a lawsuit brought by the Obama administration, clears the way for them to come forward with challenges based directly on claims that the