Archive for September 2010

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill Introduced in the Senate

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

From the Immigration Policy Center: Washington D.C. – On Wednesday, Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced S.B. 3932, The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010. The bill takes a broad approach to solving the wide range of problems that plague our broken immigration system. It offers proposals on border, interior, and worksite […]

Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution is Official

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

Fred Korematsu, a man who challenged the World War II internment of Japanese Americans will be honored in California every year under a bill signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The governor on Thursday signed legislation designating Jan. 30 as Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution in California. Korematsu, who died […]

Federal jury convicts Texas bar owner for sex trafficking and harboring aliens

Sep 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration, lawsuit

A Texas woman was found guilty late last week on three counts of sex trafficking, conspiracy to harbor aliens, and six counts of harboring aliens. The charges stem from an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigation (HSI). Beleal Garcia-Gonzalez, 34, of Mission, Tex., was convicted Sept. 23 after a […]

Border governors call for US immigration reform

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration, Reform

U.S. and Mexican border governors called Monday for reform of U.S. immigration policies, but New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said it’s unrealistic to expect Congress to act on the hot-button political issue before the November general election. The border governors meeting was held in New Mexico after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer canceled the event in Phoenix because […]

Supreme Court asked to review deportation of U.S. citizen

Sep 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration, Petitions

In a N.Y. Times article by Adam Liptak describes a case in which the U.S. government is accused of wrongfully taking her U.S. citizen daughter from U.S. citizen Monica Castro and then transporting the baby across the border with his undocumented father: “Ms. Castro later sued the government, saying the agents had no legal authority […]

A Halt on DREAM Act

Sep 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

From the National Immigration Law Center: WASHINGTON, DC — In a party-line vote today, the Senate failed to take up the Department of Defense authorization bill, which was the first hurdle in moving to a vote on the DREAM Act. This means that there will not be a vote on the DREAM Act this week. […]

Immigration and Nativism

Sep 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration

From the Immigration Policy Center: The Unwanted: Immigration and Nativism in America Washington, D.C. – As another 9/11 anniversary passes, marked by heated controversy surrounding a proposed Islamic Cultural Center in New York City and a Florida preacher’s threats to burn a copy of the Quran, writer Peter Schrag draws parallels between present-day fear-mongering by […]

ICE to Serve More Than 500 New Notices of Inspection

Sep 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Business, Immigration

On September 16, 2010, Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed to AILA that it will serve more than 500 Notices of Inspection to U.S. companies this week. AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 10091660.

Making the DREAM into a Reality

Sep 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

President Obama met privately in the Oval Office today with Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) whom he assuring them that he would push to help get the DREAM Act passed. “The president made it absolutely clear to us that he would leave no stone unturned in order to accomplish […]

Rise in Deaths of illegal immigrants in Arizona: Migrants say Arizona worth risk of crossing

Sep 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration

According to the Associated Press, “Deaths of illegal immigrants in Arizona have soared this summer toward their highest levels since 2005 – a fact that has surprised many who thought that the furor over the state’s new immigration law and the 100-plus degree heat would draw them elsewhere along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border.” But at the […]

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