Archive for February 2010

Shakira to President and VP: The U.S. Needs Immigration Reform!

Feb 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Entertainment, Immigration, Reform

Josh Rogin on The Cable reports that singer Shakira met with President Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden at the White House yesterday.  ” And Shakira isn’t confining her advocacy to education; she also wants Obama to push forward on immigration reform. White House officials told Shakira that they hope to reach an agreement this year with the […]



Sobriety Checkpoints and Car Impoundments Focus on Latinos

Feb 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Economy, Research

Ryan Gabrielson writes for the NY Times: Sobriety checkpoints have increasingly become profitable operations that are far more likely to seize cars from unlicensed — and often undocumented immigrant — motorists, than to catch drunken drivers. An examination by the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California, Berkeley, has found that in 2009, impoundments at […]



Hackers expose security flaws with ‘Elvis Presley’ passport

Feb 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

CNN reports that “In the name of improved security a hacker showed how a biometric passport issued in the name of long-dead rock ‘n’ roll king Elvis Presley could be cleared through an automated passport scanning system being tested at an international airport. Using a doctored passport at a self-serve passport machine, the hacker was cleared […]



Immigrant faces deportation for 15-year-old-crime

Feb 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

A recent New York Times article on Chinese immigrant Qing Hong Wu who faces deportation after he was abruptly locked up in November as a “criminal alien,” subject to mandatory deportation to China.  Wu left China he at 5, when his family immigrated legally to the United States. But almost 15 years after his crimes, […]



Immigration Policy Center Report — Many Happy Returns: Remittances and Their Impact

Feb 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Business, Economy

Immigration Policy Center (IPC) released a report, Many Happy Returns: Remittances and Their Impact by Kristin Johnson, Ph.D. which analyzes remittances and their effect on the economies of both the U.S. and receiving countries. Remittances – the transfer of money by workers back to home countries – can constitute one of the top financial inflows to many […]



Watch PBS “Faces of America” Series

Feb 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Entertainment, Immigration, Research

What made America? What makes us? These two questions are at the heart of the new PBS series Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  The Harvard scholar turns to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 12 renowned Americans — professor and poet Elizabeth Alexander, chef Mario Batali, comedian Stephen […]



Chapman Law Review Symposium: Drug War Madness: Policies, Borders, and Corruption

Feb 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

January 29th was the 2010 Chapman Law Review School Symposium on “Drug War Madness: Policies, Borders, and Corruption.” The conference brought together an impressive group of speakers with a variety of diverse insights on drugs, borders, and national security. From KJ at ImmigrationProf: The keynote speaker at lunch was former (2005-09) Secretary of the Department of […]



Trial date set for Agriprocessors in child labor case

Feb 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

The trial for Agriprocessors Inc. related to violations of child labor law has been set to begin May 4. A number of Agriprocessors officials “face 9,211 charges related to employing underage youth, requiring them to work more than eight hours per day and more than 40 hours per week, requiring them to operate power-driven machinery and […]

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