Archive for May 2010

Border Enforcement Amendments Defeated

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

From the Center for American Progress: Three border enforcement amendments to the military supplemental bill were soundly defeated in the Senate today. Seeking to redirect nearly $2.5 billion in federal stimulus funding, the amendments would have mandated deployment of 6,000 National Guard troops to the southwest border; massively increased border personnel, technology, and infrastructure; and […]



Immigrants in America: A Hollywood Perspective

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

From the Opportunity Agenda: A panel of Hollywood notables took the stage with immigration advocates at The Paley Center for Media earlier this month, to discuss the challenges in telling accurate, compelling immigrant stories in movies and television. The event featured conversations with Bruce Evans, Senior Vice President of Drama Programming, NBC; Jesse Garcia, Actor, […]



RI Immigration Bill Similar to AZ Law

May 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

Rhode Island State Rep. Palumbo has gone ahead and introduced the AZ bill. State Representative Peter Palumbo (D-Dist. 16, Cranston) has introduced a new bill in the General Assembly that aims to crack down on illegal immigration in Rhode Island. Palumbo recently spoke on local talk radio with some vitriol about immigration, calling immigrants “illegals” and […]



Third Circuit Decision has Important Implications for Foreign Spouses

May 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Deportation, Documents, Petitions, Visa/Green Card

The following is a guest post from Chicago lawyers, Dolan Law Offices at ImmigrationProf Blog: Last June, Diana Ali of Los Angeles and Karsten van Sander of Great Britain and Germany got married following a two-year courtship. The newlyweds moved to Plainsboro, New Jersey and started their life together. Diana had an internship at Princeton Hospital […]



“Shooting” of Arizona Deputy a Hoax?

May 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Reform, Research

BREAKING NEWS from Immigration Talk with a Mexican American (ITWAMA) in the case of Pinal County (AZ) Deputy Louie Puroll, who claimed to have been in a gun battle with 5 armed drug smugglers, being shot in the process. It appears now that the entire episode was an elaborate but sophomoric stunt to enrage the […]



A Generation Gap Over Immigration

May 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration, Reform, Research

Damien Cave of the New York Times writes about a generation gap in views over immigration. Forget sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll; immigration is a new generational fault line. In the wake of the new Arizona law allowing the police to detain people they suspect of entering the country illegally, young people are largely displaying […]



San Francisco Wants Out Of ICE Fingerprint Program

May 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

From CBS, Channel 5 San Francisco: San Francisco’s sheriff said Tuesday he was seeking to opt the city out of a federal program that uses the fingerprints of arrestees to check their immigration status. Sheriff Michael Hennessey sent a letter to the California attorney general asking that the state Department of Justice not share the […]



Refugee Protection Act of 2010

May 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration, Reform

Senate Judiciary Chair Patrick Leahy recently introduced the Refugee Protection Act of 2010, S. 3113, which, among other things, would repeal the one year deadline on asylum applications, narrow the definition of “terrorist” organizations, and repeal the BIA’s requirement of social visibility for particular social groups.  Here is a section by section analysis of the bill and a letter for organizations and […]



Filmmakers and Progressive Organizations to Launch “Entre Nos Moms for Family Unity” Campaign

May 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Entertainment, Immigration

On the heels of Mother’s Day weekend a partnership of organizations including the Center for American Progress, America’s Voice Education Fund, and Reform Immigration for America joined Indiepix Studios and the filmmakers of the award-winning film “Entre Nos” to launch the Entre Nos Moms for Family Unity campaign. This unique culture and advocacy partnership leverages a powerful […]



Pennsylvania Immigration Protests

May 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration, Reform

Stephanie Esposito reports for WFMZ: Tensions sparked by the renewed debate over immigration reform are beginning to boil over. Opponents of a controversial new law in Arizona rallied in Philadelphia [yesterday], stirred by the possibility of a similar law taking hold in Pennsylvania. Screaming no justice, no peace, immigration activists flooded the streets of Philadelphia. […]

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