Archive for January 2010

Discretion for Immigration Judges for Employment-Based Visa Holders

Jan 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

Immigration Judges Given Needed Discretion in Deportation of Employment-Based Visa Holders Washington D.C. – The American Immigration Council (AIC) applauds a decision issued [on January 21] by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) in Matter of Neto, which empowers immigration judges who are considering deportation of individuals with approved work-related visa petitions and pending permanent […]



DREAM Act Summit in Sacramento

Jan 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

The College Board Advocacy & Policy Center and The California Legislative Tri-Caucus (The Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, the California Latino Legislative Caucus, and the Legislative Black Caucus) Invite you to Stand Up for the DREAM February 3, 2010 9:30 – 11:30 am State Capitol, Room 3191 Sacramento, CA A summit to raise awareness about […]



Schwarzenegger: Send illegal immigrant inmates to Mexico

Jan 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday January 25th “offered yet another way California can save on incarcerating illegal immigrants: send them to Mexico. . . . Schwarzenegger’s budget plan calls for an $880 million infusion from the federal government to pay for housing illegal immigrant prisoners who have committed crimes in California. . . . But he […]



FAIR’s “Generosity” Toward Haitian Earthquake Victims

Jan 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

The Dan Stein Report reports that the Federation for American Immigration Reform “FAIR Urges Termination of TPS for Other Nations to Accommodate Influx of Haitians.” `Nuff said.



8 Year Old Boy Mikey Hicks on Watch List

Jan 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

The N.Y. Times reports on the vacation travails of 8 year old Mikey Hicks, who apparently is on the “watch list” for airplane travelers.  Are all Cub Scouts on the watch list?  Maybe its the Swiss army? Photo Credit: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times



Guantanamo for Haitian Earthquake Victims?

Jan 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

Mike Levine and Justin Fishel write for Fox News: Haitians left homeless or without food and water by Tuesday’s major earthquake may be sent to live temporarily at Guantanamo Bay, according to two Defense Department officials. Military planners are considering housing Haitian refugees at the Naval base in Cuba, the officials told FOX News. “We […]



New SSRN Immigration Publications

Jan 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

Here is the latest immigration publications from the Social Science Research Network (www.ssrn.com): “Women’s Unequal Citizenship at the Border: Lessons from Three Nonfiction Films about the Women of Juárez” in GENDER EQUALITY: DIMENSIONS OF WOMEN’S EQUAL CITIZENSHIP (Linda C. McClain, Johanna L. Grossman, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2009) by REGINA AUSTIN, University of Pennsylvania Law School.  ABSTRACT:  There […]



Making Sure that Help is on the Way to Haiti

Jan 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

By now, many of you have seen on the news the devastation and destruction wrought by the eathquake in Haiti.  We will know the magnitude of the human loss for weeks but it appears that tens of thousands of people have died.  Humanitarian assistance is much-needed.  Here is some information about aid efforts: President Obama’s Remarks […]



Immigration legislation plans heating up

Jan 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

The article below describes the behind-the-scenes efforts in the U.S. Senate to craft a compromise bill on comprehensive immigration reform, which undoubtedly will include the AgJOBS farmworker immigration legislation. From CongressDaily today: IMMIGRATION: SENATORS, INTEREST GROUPS LAUNCH TALKS ON REFORM BILL By Chris Strohm and Dan Friedman Senate Democrats have moved up immigration reform on […]



LA Times: Grand Jury Investigating America’s Toughest Sheriff

Jan 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

The L.A. Times reports that “A federal grand jury is investigating Joe Arpaio, the Arizona sheriff known for his aggressive stance on illegal immigration, for possible abuses of power in launching investigations of local officials who disagree with him, authorities said Friday.” No stranger to controversy, Sheriff Joe often flirts with disaster. We will see where this […]

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