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Court hearing planned for Utah's immigration law Published: Feb 17, 2012 "A federal judge in Salt Lake City will hear arguments about the constitutionality of Utah's immigration enforcement law. U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups (WAH'-duhps) will use the hearing on Friday to decide whether to issue a permanent injunction against the law or allow it to go into effect. Waddoups put the law on hold in May." Click here for
Obama Immigration Approach Criticized by US House Republicans‎ Published: Feb 16, 2012 "The Obama administration isn’t doing enough to crack down on illegal immigration and its focus on deporting those with criminal records is too narrow, U.S. House Republican lawmakers said. During a hearing today before the House Appropriations homeland security subcommittee, Republicans told Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano that she’s
Hundreds rally against immigration law Published: Feb 15, 2012 "Irma Alvarez and her niece, Carmen Espi­noza, moved to Alabama from southern Cali­fornia a few years ago to enjoy "small town life." "(California) was a really crazy environ­ment, kind of rough," Espinoza said. "We heard it was really peaceful out here, so we moved out of here four years ago. And it was re­ally nice." Now, they said, they see their
Immigration enforcement faces modest cuts in Obama budget plan‎ Published: Feb 15, 2012 "The Department of Homeland Security and its immigration enforcement efforts took a modest cut under President Obama’s proposed federal budget for 2013 that he unveiled Monday. The belt-tightening proposed budget calls for a reduction of 0.5 percent — or $191 million — from the 2012 mark of $39.5 billion. The president’s proposal seems to strengthen
Alabama's Immigration Law Could Cost Billions Annually‎ Published: Feb 14, 2012 "Alabama’s harsh immigration law has stirred controversy since it went into effect in September. The statute, which among other things requires police to question people they suspect of being in the U.S. illegally, has prompted thousands of immigrants to flee the state. The law’s backers believed out-of-work Alabamians would snap up the jobs those
Dangerous path to legal status for some immigrants Published: Feb 9, 2012 "Tania Nava has one piece of advice for anyone seeking to come out of the shadows and pursue a path to U.S. citizenship: don't do it. She says her decision to become a legal citizen is one of the reasons her husband was murdered. "I should've stayed illegal this whole time," the 21-year old widow said. "Jake would still be here." Jake Reyes-Neal, an
Border Patrol union decries hiring of immigrant ‘public advocate’ Published: Feb 8, 2012 "The Obama administration’s appointment of a “public advocate” for illegal immigrant concerns about law enforcement policies makes a “mockery of the laws of the United States,” the National Border Patrol Council said Wednesday. “The Obama administration took its next step toward amnesty for illegal aliens by naming an advocate for illegal aliens and those
Immigrant Advocates Skeptical On New DHS Public Advocate Position Published: Feb 8, 2012 "The agency tasked with finding and deporting undocumented immigrants announced on Tuesday the creation of a new position that will work with non-governmental organizations, advocacy groups and immigrants to make sure their voices are heard. Immigration advocates said they are hopeful, but will believe it when they see it." Click here for more of this US