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College Sports Star Fights Deportation Published: Dec 28, 2011 "The 20-year-old, who attends Southwestern College in Chula Vista near San Diego, is California's top-ranked women's junior college cross country athlete. She carries a 3.50 GPA and her goal is to become an obstetrician. She is also a community volunteer who has worked extensively with children and the elderly. She is a young woman many describe as sweet,
New Book Highlights Those Who Successfully Navigated the Immigration System Published: Dec 28, 2011 "Before he came to be known as the Internet wunderkind, Jerry Yang was Yang Chi-Yuan, an immigrant boy from Taipei. Yang—who learned English from a dictionary game he played with his mother—is the co-founder of Yahoo! and now a billionaire tech entrepreneur in the U.S. Yang and 49 other immigrants are profiled in a new book, Green Card Stories, by
Tourism industry pushes for US to allow more foreign visitors, move could help economy Published: Dec 28, 2011 "More than a decade after the federal government strengthened travel requirements after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, foreign visitors say getting a temporary visa remains a daunting and sometimes insurmountable hurdle. The tourism industry hopes to change that with a campaign to persuade Congress to overhaul the State Department’s tourist visa
Immigrant Oscar Vazquez fought for right to fight for U.S. Published: Dec 28, 2011 "Vazquez came to the United States with his mother at age 12. It wasn't his choice. He pouted on the seven-hour bus ride from his home village of Temosachic in the state of Chihuahua to the border town of Agua Prieta, Sonora. A man led them to a hole in the fence near Douglas, and Vazquez ran to a waiting car parked at a nearby Walmart. Vazquez excelled in
The Immigration Debate at Year's End: Conflict and Contradiction‎ Published: Dec 23, 2011 "President Obama promised immigration reform within his first 100 days in office, but needless to say that didn’t happen. Now immigration is yet again a hot election issue—in the Republican presidential primary race, and surely in the general election after that. Several of the Republican candidates have surprisingly moderate records and/or positions on
Federal judge halts key parts of SC immigrant law Published: Dec 23, 2011 "A federal judge on Thursday blocked several provisions of South Carolina's tough new immigration law from taking effect New Year's Day, including a requirement for law officers to check the immigration status of people they pull over if officers suspect they are in the country illegally. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel's ruling also blocked sections
Indiana AG’s Office Putting Immigration Policy On Hold Published: Dec 23, 2011 "Indiana‘s Attorney General wants a time out on a pair of lawsuits challenging the state‘s immigration law. Greg Zoeller asked Thursday that both cases be put on hold until the US Supreme Court rules on a similar case from Arizona. “Indiana will await guidance,” he says, from the United States Supreme Court on what states are empowered to do when the
White House tries to deflect blame for deportations Published: Dec 23, 2011 "• The fact that these deportation statistics have been made possible by a poorly conceived and dangerous program called Secure Communities that was forced down the throats of state and local governments and that uses local police as a force multiplier by roping officers into the enforcement of federal immigration law. This is the same thing, by the way,