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Brewer files brief with Supreme Court in appeal over immigration law Published: Feb 7, 2012 "Lawyers for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer filed their opening brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in her appeal of a ruling that blocked enforcement of the most controversial sections of the state's immigration enforcement law. The governor is asking the nation's highest court to overturn a ruling that, among other things, barred a requirement that police --
Alabama's Immigration Law May Get A Second Look Published: Feb 7, 2012 ""Everybody that voted for HB 56 should be ashamed of themselves," says William Anderson, the University of Alabama at Birmingham student who organized the event. "They should all be pushing for full repeal, not tweaking anything — you can't tweak hate." He's referring to House Bill 56 — the law the Alabama Legislature passed last year that's considered
DHS Appoints Advocate for Immigration Complaints Published: Feb 7, 2012 "The Department of Homeland Security appointed a new public advocate to handle questions and complaints about the agency's immigration policies. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton said Monday that senior ICE adviser Andrew Lorenzen-Strait will lead the effort. Lorenzen-Strait's appointment was to be announced Tuesday." Click here for
Detained and Abused Published: Feb 3, 2012 "The Government Accountability Office has agreed to launch an investigation into sexual abuse at U.S. immigration detention centers, following recent reports of abuse and a request from 30 members of Congress that GAO conduct an inquiry. The announcement comes as the Obama administration decides whether it will include immigrant detainees, the
Dems face tricky immigration choice Published: Feb 3, 2012 "Democrats face a politically tricky choice over whether to pursue a compromise with Republicans on immigration reform that was recently floated by Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. The Republican presidential contenders are willing to grant illegal immigrants legal status if they came to the country at a young age and served in the military." Click here
Do-It-Yourself Deportation Published: Feb 2, 2012 "Last week, when asked in a debate what America should do about the 11 million undocumented immigrants living here, Mitt Romney said he favored “self-deportation.” He presented the strategy as a kinder alternative to just arresting people. Instead, he said, immigrants will “decide they can do better by going home because they can’t find work here.” But
Feds: Teen injured in Florida pileup won't be deported‎ Published: Feb 2, 2012 "The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said Wednesday that an illegal immigrant who was injured and lost most of her family in Sunday's multivehicle wreck in Florida will not face deportation. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Miss Lidiane Carmo as she deals with the tragic loss of her family," ICE spokeswoman Barbara Gonzalez said. "Reports
Kansas Immigration Hardliner Fights Plan to Allow Undocumented Workers Published: Feb 1, 2012 "Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, architect of some of the most controversial anti-illegal immigrant state laws, now is fighting a proposal in his own state that would allow undocumented immigrants to work in hard-to-fill jobs. The proposal, by business groups, calls for undocumented immigrants to be able to remain in Kansas if they work in jobs in