Archive for July 2010

Arizona Files Immigration Appeal After Judge Blocks Part of Immigration Law

Jul 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

Arizona GOP Gov. Jan Brewer filed an appeal Thursday with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals after a federal judge blocked a key portion of her state’s immigration law. “America is not going to sit back and allow the ongoing federal failures to continue. We are a nation of laws, and we believe they need […]

July 29 National Day of Action Against SB1070

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

From the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights: Organize for the July 29 National Day of Action Against SB1070, for Justice & Human Rights! Support community resistance to Arizona’s anti-immigrant racial profiling law NNIRR calls on members, friends and allies to join in a national day of actions against SB1070, the Arizona anti-immigrant racial […]

Schwarzenegger mobilizes National Guard to border

Jul 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration

Gov. Schwarzenegger has signed an order that will send the California National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to help stem illegal immigration. His order supports President Barack Obama’s plan to have 1,200 National Guard troops assist with federal border protection, customs and immigration agents. The move comes amid a national debate over an Arizona […]

DOJ Announces Suit Against Arizona

Jul 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration, lawsuit, Reform

On Tuesday July 6th, the Department of Justice challenged the state of Arizona’s recently passed immigration law, S.B. 1070, in federal court. CITING CONFLICT WITH FEDERAL LAW, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CHALLENGES ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW In a brief filed in the District of Arizona, the Department said S.B. 1070 unconstitutionally interferes with the federal government’s authority to set and enforce immigration […]

Obama’s Immigration Speech

Jul 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

President Barack Obama gave his first speech devoted to laying out his case for an overhaul of immigration laws since he became president. Click here for the WSJ story. Here is the official transcript released by the White House: July 1, 2010 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM American University School of International Service Washington, […]

California Endorses Same-Sex Couple Immigration Rights

Jul 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration, Reform

The California State Senate passed a resolution with a 23-12 vote that included bipartisan support, endorsing a federal law that would permit U.S. citizens and permanent residents to sponsor a same-sex partner for immigration. The resolution, AJR 15, introduced by Assembly Member Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and co-sponsored by Equality California and Asian Americans […]

Immigrants, Latinos, and Asians are a Growing Economic Force in Kentucky and West Virginia

Jul 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Business, Economy

The Immigration Policy Center has compiled research which shows that immigrants, Latinos, and Asians are important contributors to the economy, labor force, and tax base in both Kentucky and West Virginia. Immigrants and their children in particular are a growing economic force as consumers, taxpayers, and entrepreneurs. With the nation working towards economic recovery, Latinos, Asians, and […]

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