Archive for August 2010

When Parents Get Deported Citizen Children Fight to Survive

Aug 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration, Research

Latino America has a story “When Parents Get Deported Citizen Children Fight to Survive,” by Erynn Elizabeth Reitmayer, which is well worth reading.  More than 5 million children currently live in the United States with at least one undocumented parent. Close to 75 percent of those children are U.S. citizens. When one or both parents are […]



Immigration Crackdown Creates Insecure Communities

Aug 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

PBS reports that, because of the Obama administration’s Secure Communities program’s failure to focus on high-level offenders, critics say it’s causing fewer immigrants to share information with police that can help solve cases or prevent future crimes.  Thus, despite its name, the program may actually hurt public safety. Secure Communities relies on local law enforcement agencies […]



Ground Zero mosque fight shows how little we’ve learned from U.S. history

Aug 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Research

In “Ground Zero: mosque fight shows how little we’ve learned from U.S. history,” by Edward Schumacher-Matos offers insight about the controversy over the proposed constuction of a mosque in New York City. There are more stories about other groups that are part of the paranoia and fear that periodically rear their ugly heads among us to […]



Border Patrol Suicides On The Rise

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

Paul Weber on the Huffington Post reports on the rapid rise in suicides by Border Patrol officers. After nearly four years without a single suicide in their ranks, border agents are killing themselves in greater numbers. Records obtained by The Associated Press show that at least 15 agents have taken their own lives since February […]



Justice Dept. Threatens to Sue Ariz. Sheriff Arpaio in Civil Rights Inquiry

Aug 18th, 2010 | By | Category: lawsuit

Justice Department officials in Washington have issued a rare threat to sue Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio if he doesn’t cooperate by Tuesday with their investigation into whether he discriminates against Hispanics. The “Model Sheriff” for Arizona’s SB 1070, Joe Arpaio, has a record of failed crime fighting tactics, civil rights abuses and creating terror in […]



NYU’s Cristina Rodriguez Defends Birthright Citizenship

Aug 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration

NYU’s Cristina Rodriguez defends birthright citizenship on CNN.com.  Cristina Rodríguez is professor of law at the NYU School of Law. She is the co-author of Immigration and Refugee Law & Policy (with Stephen Legomsky) and is currently at work on a series of papers on state and local participation in immigration regulation. Rodríguez served as a law […]



CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin on Immigration

Aug 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration

Julian Aguilar from the Texas Tribune recently interviewed the Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection Alan Bersin.  Among other things, Bersion said “why he believes the Texas-Mexico border is secure, why deportations of criminal aliens have reached unprecedented levels, why trade between the U.S. and Mexico is as robust as ever and what he thinks motivates […]



Senator Lindsay Graham’s Drop and Leave

Aug 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Research

With his call for a possible amendment to the citizenship provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment, Senator Lindsey Graham has put birthright citizenship into the news.  PolitiFact.Com carefully evaluates Senator Graham’s statement above bout “drop and leave” migration and concludes that “It’s true that many illegal immigrants are having children in the U.S. However, we are not convinced […]



International Leaders Applaud the Partial Injunction of Arizona’s SB 1070

Aug 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration, Reform

Washington, DC/Mexico/Guatemala – International leaders gathered on a bilingual telephonic press conference hosted by Conservatives for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CfCIR). These leaders discussed the urgent need for the reform of our broken immigration system, and to voice approval of the the partial injunction of Arizona’s SB 1070. CfCIR hosted what was essentially a who’s who of […]



SPLC Fights for Guestworker Teachers Defrauded in International Labor Trafficking Scheme

Aug 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

Hundreds of Filipino guestworkers lured to teach in Louisiana public schools were cheated out of tens of thousands of dollars and forced into exploitative contracts by an international trafficking ring run by labor contractors, according to a class action lawsuit filed August 5th by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) […]

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