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Georgia Lawmakers Drop College Ban from Immigration Bill Published: Mar 28, 2012 "A provision in a Georgia immigration measure that would have barred undocumented immigrants from public higher education institutions has been dropped. The bill's author, Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, said the bill lacked the support to move to the state House floor with that language. The rest of the bill's provisions were important enough that he
Survey: 70% of Voters Support Immigration Reform for Farm Workers Published: Mar 27, 2012 "In a groundbreaking new survey on the public's views of agriculture and immigration, 70 percent of voters surveyed said they would support a streamlined and sensible guest worker program allowing immigrant farm workers to come into the country legally. In fact, a similar majority does not believe migrant workers cause unemployment or take jobs away from
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has collected nearly $1 billion in bail bonds Published: Mar 27, 2012 "Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants have paid $977 million in bail bonds to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement over the past six years — allowing them to go free until their deportation cases are decided. The money reflects a roughly threefold increase in the number of people granted bond since 2006, enabling at least 209,163 potential
Report: Obama Administration Fails to Clean-Up "Deeply Flawed" Immigration Detention System Published: Mar 26, 2012 "A report by a coalition of immigration rights groups and New York University's law school focused on conditions at an immigration detention facility in Essex County as emblematic of problems with immigration detention system nationwide. The report finds that despite the emphasis by President Barack Obama's administration on reforming the civil detention
Georgia Immigration Law Targets Water Services, Marriage Published: Mar 26, 2012 "Georgia legislators are considering a proposal that would bar undocumented immigrants from receiving marriage licenses or access to water and sewage. The bill sponsored by Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, has gotten a lot of attention because it would also bar undocumented immigrants from the state's public colleges, universities and technical schools.
Obama Administration Declines to File Motion to Dismiss Deportation for Undocumented Gay married man fighting deportation Published: Mar 23, 2012 "A federal immigration court judge in San Francisco put a deportation proceeding on hold Friday for a gay California man who is an undocumented immigrant and married to a man who is a U.S. citizen, the couple's attorney said. Alfonso Garcia, 35, who came to the United States as a boy with his parents, and his husband, Brian Willingham, 37, are petitioning
Federal Court Upholds Ruling against Texas Town's Immigrant Housing Law Published: Mar 22, 2012 "A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling against a law aimed at keeping undocumented immigrants from renting property in a Dallas suburb. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Farmers Branch overstepped its authority in 2008 when it passed a law calling on the city's building inspector to check the immigration status of
Phoenix Police Arrest 6 at Immigration Protest against Joe Arpaio Published: Mar 21, 2012 "Police arrested six demonstrators, including two minors, at a student-led rally to protest Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigration policies, the local press reported. The protesters included students from Trevor Browne High School and other area high schools and colleges. They rallied Tuesday in the intersection of 75th Avenue and Cheery Lynn