Archive for April 2010

Immigrants Would Help Reduce the Deficit

Apr 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Business, Economy, Immigration

From Derek Thompson of the Atlantic Business: President Bill Clinton spoke at the Peterson Foundation Fiscal Summit in Washington, D.C., about how he would advocate for fiscal responsibility were he running for office in 2010. His big pitch boils down to two ideas: (1) the future and (2) immigrants. Here were his self-transcribed (read: rough, […]

Unjustified Racial Profiling in Arizona

Apr 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

Who in the world carries their birth certificate? Guess when driving through AZ, make sure you have your driver’s license, registration, and proof of citizenship. Unjustified racial profiling in Arizona was officially kicked off with the detainment of a Mexican-American truck driver who is a born and bred American citizen. The truck driver, who would only […]

Former Rep. Tancredo Says Arizona Immigration Law Goes Too Far, Still Supports It

Apr 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration, Reform

In an interview with Westword, former Congressman Tancredo says that he does NOT believe that the Arizona bill “would allow police to simply pull someone over because of the color of their skin,” and that his quote to KDVR has been taken out of context. He reiterated his support for the legislation. To read the […]

Immigration Reform Taking Center Stage

Apr 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration, Reform

More immigration policy updates from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has given Democratic and Republican point men three weeks to reach bipartisan agreement on immigration reform aides said. Aides told The Washington Post Thursday that Reid, D-Nev., told Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., if they can’t get it done by then, […]

More Immigrants Have Doctorates

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Employment, Immigration, Research

From the N.Y. Times:  “Immigrants, who account for a disproportionate share of Americans without a high school diploma, also made up nearly one-third of Americans with doctoral degrees in 2009 — a sharp increase compared with five years earlier, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.” Another piece of evidence that not all immigrants are poor and unskilled.

Reason Number 1001 for Keeping Local Law Enforcement OUT of Federal Immigration Enforcement: 10 ACLU Sues Jefferson County Sheriff for Illegally Imprisoning Colorado Resident Suspected of Immigration Violations

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration, lawsuit, Reform

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Colorado filed a lawsuit in federal court today against the Sheriff of Jefferson County in Colorado arguing that he unjustifiably and illegally imprisoned a Colorado resident for 47 days last year simply because federal immigration officers suspected that the man was here in violation of federal immigration laws. […]

Obama Falters on Immigration Reform Promises

Apr 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration, Reform

Peter Nicholas, reporting for the L.A. Times in Washington,  reports what we already fear:  “A White House commitment to overhaul the nation’s immigration system this year is collapsing, with the Obama administration undecided about the best way to proceed on an issue the president had identified as a top priority.” With the President and Congress […]

Non-Citizen U.S. War Vets Facing Deportation Despite Military Promises of Citizenship

Apr 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Deportation, Immigration

Amy Goodman on Democracy Now “take[s] a look at the threat of deportation that non-citizen veterans of American wars continue to face despite US military promises of citizenship. We talk to Rohan Coombs, a Jamaican-born U.S. vet who was in the US marine corps for six years and served in the Persian Gulf War. He […]

US Labor Secretary sends message to America’s under-paid and under-protected: Solis announces national campaign and commits to bringing justice to nation’s working poor

Apr 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Economy, Employment, Immigration

WHD News Release: [04/01/2010] US Labor Secretary sends message to America’s under-paid and under-protected:‘We Can Help!’ Solis announces national campaign and commits to bringing justice to nation’s working poor CHICAGO — Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today used the historic setting of Chicago’s famed Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, on the Chicago campus of the University […]

Deportation and Child Welfare

Apr 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Deportation, Immigration, Research

From the UC Davis Immigration Clinic: Deportation of Lawful Immigrant Parents Harms Well-Being of U.S. Citizen Children New report finds 88,000 U.S. citizen children lost lawful immigrant parent within ten year period The U.S. has deported the lawful immigrant parents of nearly 88,000 citizen children in just a decade, according to a new report released […]

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