Archive for March 2010

ICE officials set quotas to deport more illegal immigrants

Mar 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

Spencer Hsu and Andrew Becker of the Washington Post shed some troubling light on the Obama administration’s deportation efforts: “Seeking to reverse a steep drop in deportations, U.S. immigration authorities have set controversial new quotas for agents. At the same time, officials have stepped back from an Obama administration commitment to focus enforcement efforts primarily […]



UPS Firing Immigrant Workers in Chicago

Mar 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Business, Employment, Immigration

Dupage Latino Leaders Reject UPS Firings Press Contacts: Cristobal Cavazos 630 260 0142; Deacon Guadalupe Villareal 630 529-3045 Members of the Dupage clergy along with Latino leaders including Father Luis Gutierrez of St. Joseph in Addison, Deacon Lupe Villareal of St. Isidore’s in Bloomingdale and Cristobal Cavazos of Immigrant Solidarity Dupage have denounced the firings […]



Unionization Improves Pay for Immigrant Workers

Mar 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Business, Economy, Employment, Research

Unionization Substantially Improves the Pay and Benefits of Immigrant Workers Contact: Alan Barber, 202-293-5380 x115 Washington, D.C.- A new report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) documents a large wage and benefit advantage for immigrant workers in unions relative to their non-union counterparts. The report, “Unions and Upward Mobility for Immigrant Workers,” […]



DOL Will Certify U Visas For Trafficking Victims

Mar 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Business, Employment, Immigration

From Dan Torres of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center: DOL can certify U visas!  This should be very helpful to representation of day laborers, farm workers and others. Fact Sheet from the Department of Labor SECRETARY SOLIS ANNOUNCES THE DEPARTMENT TO EXERCISE ITS AUTHORITY TO CERTIFY U VISAS On March 15, 2010 Secretary Solis announced […]



E-Verify Laws Passed in Utah and Virginia

Mar 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Business, Employment, Immigration

More E-Verify News:  “The growing patchwork of E-Verify laws continues, with Utah and Virginia becoming the first states to pass bills mandating E-Verify participation in 2010. As with previous laws enacted in 2008-2009, these bills require certain employers to use E-Verify to check the work eligibility of new hires.”



New Americans in the Gem and Treasure States

Mar 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Economy, Immigration

The Immigration Policy Center has compiled research which shows that immigrants, Latinos, and Asians are an important part of Idaho and Montana’s economies, labor force, and tax base. Immigrants and their children are a growing economic and political force as consumers, taxpayers, and entrepreneurs. With the nation working towards economic recovery, Latinos, Asians and immigrants […]



Why Immigration Boosts Wages — and Not Just In California

Mar 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Employment, Immigration

A Newsweek story “Why Immigration Boosts Wages — and Not Just In California” by Tony Dokoupil discusses the latest research of Professor Giovanni Peri, an economist and immigration colleague of mine at UC Davis.  Peri is the author of a new National Bureau of Economic Research paper that examined nearly five decades of immigration data to find […]



Commitment to Immigration Reform

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

President Barack Obama last Thursday assured immigration advocates frustrated by the wait for a promised overhaul of U.S. immigration laws that he remains committed to fixing a system he has said is broken. What remains unclear is whether Congress will send him a bill this year. FROM AILA WELCOMES PRESIDENT OBAMA’S COMMITMENT TO IMMIGRATION REFORM: WASHINGTON, DC – […]



Immigrants in Healthcare Reform

Mar 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Economy, Health

From the California Immigrant Policy Center: Dear Colleagues, A few months ago your organization endorsed a letter to Senators Boxer and Feinstein urging the inclusion of immigrants in health care reform.  We are requesting that you join a similar effort once again.  As the Congress moves forward with the process of reconciling a new bill […]



New Americans in the Evergreen State

Mar 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Business, Economy, Research

The Immigration Policy Center has compiled research which shows that immigrants, Latinos, and Asians are an important part of Washington’s economy, labor force, and tax base. Immigrants and their children are a growing economic and political force as consumers, taxpayers, and entrepreneurs. With the nation working towards economic recovery, Latinos, Asians and immigrants will continue to […]

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