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A Thousand Dallas Immigrant Families Broken By Deportation During Six Months in 2011 Published: Apr 6, 2012 "According to a report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to the Senate and House appropriations subcommittees on Homeland Security, immigration officials removed nearly 47,000 undocumented immigrants who had U.S.-born children during the second and third quarters of 2011. In the Dallas district, nearly a thousand removal orders were obtained.
Miss. immigration-enforcement bill killed Published: Apr 5, 2012 "A Mississippi Senate chairman killed an immigration-enforcement bill by choosing not to bring it up for a vote in his committee before a Tuesday deadline, effectively squelching debate on one of Republican Gov. Phil Bryant's top issues. Some House members are trying to revive the enforcement provisions by putting them into a counterfeit-goods bill that's
Married gay couples sue feds for green cards Published: Apr 4, 2012 "Immigration advocates have filed a lawsuit on behalf of several married gay couples, alleging a federal law violates their constitutional rights by preventing them from sponsoring their spouses for green cards. The complaint, which challenges the federal Defense of Marriage Act, was filed in federal court in Brooklyn by Immigration Equality, an advocacy
Thousands of Kids Lost From Parents In U.S. Deportation System Published: Apr 3, 2012 "Clara’s eldest kid was 6 years old and her youngest just a year old when it happened. Josefina’s baby was 9 months. All three children were ripped from their mothers and sent to live in foster homes with strangers. Clara and Josefina, sisters in their early 30s who lived together in a small northern New Mexico town, had done nothing to harm their children
Romney slams Obama over immigration record Published: Apr 3, 2012 "Making a pitch aimed at the nation's growing pool of Hispanic voters, Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney attacked President Obama today for failing to fix the nation's broken immigration system. He said that as president he would allow immigrants with advanced college degrees to stay in the country. Speaking at an oil distributorship, the
New GOP Immigration Proposal Published: Apr 2, 2012 "Congressional Republicans and Mitt Romney's presidential campaign are working to fashion proposals that could make up ground with Hispanic voters, concerned rhetoric on immigration from many in the party is turning away the increasingly powerful constituency. Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) is developing a scaled-back version of the Dream Act, which would
Kan. House GOP split stalls immigration proposals Published: Mar 30, 2012 "Proposals for cracking down on illegal immigration in Kansas are foundering because of a split among majority Republicans in the state House, but GOP leaders faced pressure from some conservatives Wednesday to get legislation moving. House Speaker Mike O'Neal, of Hutchinson, told fellow Republicans in a caucus meeting that he'd prefer to avoid a debate on
Human rights group cites violations on U.S.-Mexico border Published: Mar 28, 2012 " Latinos, immigrants and Native Americans experience "a pattern of human right violations" in the American Southwest under U.S. immigration policies, Amnesty International said in a new report. A two-year study focusing mostly on Arizona and Texas found that "communities living along the border -- particularly Latinos and individuals perceived to be of