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Groups organize against proposed immigration detention center in Joliet Published: Dec 14, 2012 "Immigrant advocates met Thursday to organize against a proposed immigration detention center in Illinois. Corrections Corporation of America, a private corrections company wants to open a 750-bed facility in Joliet." Click here for more of this US immigration news update.
Navarette: Immigration reform shuffle Published: Dec 14, 2012 "Now, as Congress reboots the immigration debate, there is lots of smoke and mirrors. Smith is back again. He recently pushed through the House his STEM Jobs Act, which simply switches 55,000 “diversity visas” for people from underrepresented countries to 55,000 visas for foreign students who earn advanced degrees in science, technology,
Some California jails may limit federal immigration 'holds' Published: Dec 14, 2012 "In the next year, many of California's local jails might limit federal immigration "holds" to detainees with felony convictions, greatly reducing the number of people deported from the state solely for entering the country without permission. Gov. Jerry Brown met with leaders from the California State Sheriffs' Association recently to discuss ways to give
Citizenship Becomes Focus of Immigration Fight Published: Dec 14, 2012 "Both parties are promising to use 2013 to advance long-stalled immigration legislation, but an early dispute on whether to give 11 million people in the country illegally a path to citizenship—or a legal status that stops short of that—could complicate the effort. President Barack Obama, most Democrats and advocates for the Hispanic community
Immigration reform should boost all skill levels Published: Dec 13, 2012 "But securing the border can happen only if there is a viable way for most aspiring immigrants to enter the country legally in a timely manner. Immigration enforcement should act as a funnel guiding immigrants toward a viable lawful migration path, not just as a bludgeon to remove otherwise law-abiding people. Without greatly increasing lawful immigration,
Colorado’s Immigration Law Costs $13 Million Annually, Report Says Published: Dec 13, 2012 "A Colorado immigration law passed in 2006 requiring local law enforcement to report unauthorized immigrants to federal officials costs the state at least $13 million each year, according to a Denver Westword article. The story, which cited a recent Colorado Fiscal Institute study, noted that costs rise because immigrants turned over to federal immigration
Immigration officials arrest Menendez intern Published: Dec 13, 2012 "Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested an unpaid intern for Sen. Robert Menendez's (D-N.J.) office, who was a registered sex offender and an illegal immigrant. The intern, Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta, was arrested in New Jersey last Thursday, as first reported by The Associated Press. Sanchez came to the United States on an expired
Susan Collins: Immigration Reform Should Address Same-Sex Couples Published: Dec 12, 2012 "Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the sole Republican co-sponsor of a bill to give binational same-sex couples equal rights to petition for immigrant visas, said Tuesday that she remains committed to getting the legislation passed, either on its own or as part of comprehensive immigration reform. Collins told HuffPost that her first preference would be to