Archive for November 2010

Immigration and Violence in American Cities

Nov 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration, Research

Via ImmigrationProf: The CQ Press recently published its annual list of of most dangerous and least dangerous cities in the United States.  With the uproar over the supposed link between immigration and violence, especially on our southern border, one would expect that the most violent cities in the U.S. would be on the border and/or cities with […]



DREAM Act holds Promise of Economic Stimulus for State

Nov 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

Recently, Congress considers acting on the law resulting in several commentaries regarding the DREAM Act. The LA Times article focused on the fact that with Congress expected to vote soon on immigration reform, a new generation of undocumented scholars who were raised in California are shedding their secrecy and speaking about their lives. In addition, there were […]



European Immigration and Asylum Law

Nov 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration, Research

European Immigration and Asylum Law A Commentary Edited by Kay Hailbronner The EU has usurped essential parts of the national laws of immigration and asylum. Hence, European Directives and Regulations have become more important for the immigration departments and administrative tribunals. From German Courts alone, more than five referrals on the interpretation of Directives, especially […]



The DREAM Act to be Revived in Congress

Nov 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

From Immigration Policy Center: Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that he would introduce the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act as a stand alone bill during the lame duck session of Congress. First introduced in 2001, the DREAM Act would address the plight of young immigrants who have […]



Obama to Push for the DREAM Act

Nov 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration, Reform

In a recent CNN report by Kevin Bohn, several Congressional Hispanic leaders met with President Obama Tuesday to ask for his help in building support for a bill, known as the DREAM Act, which would award citizenship to illegal immigrants who have gone to college or served in the military. Advocates for comprehensive immigration reform believe […]



Patrick to Push In-State Tuition for Immigrants

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

According to an article from AP, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick vowed on Tuesday to adopt the rest of an advisory panel’s immigration reform recommendations, including pushing for in-state tuition for illegal immigrant students at state colleges, during his second term. The Democratic governor made the announcement to cheers at the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy […]



Sanctuary Cities and the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program: Two Things that Do Not Go Together

Nov 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

According to the SCAAP website, in order to be eligible for SCAAP funding, the county or state must have incarcerated a criminal alien for “at least 4 consecutive days during the reporting period.” A “criminal alien” is defined, for the purposes of SCAAP, as a person in the country illegally who has been convicted of a […]



ICE’S Enforcement Priorities and the Factors that Undermine Them

Nov 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Business, Documents, Research

As part of its strategy to gain support for comprehensive immigration reform, the administration has continually touted its enforcement accomplishments.  In fact, over the last two years, the Obama administration has committed itself to a full-court press to demonstrate how committed the administration is to removing criminals and others who remain in the country without […]



Pelosi, Reid to Push DREAM Act in Lame Duck

Nov 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration, Reform

In a recent article from Immigration Impact, Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), nearing the end of his reelection campaign last month, told Univision’s Jorge Ramos that, win or lose, he would bring up the DREAM Act during lame duck session. This week, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi threw her support behind Sen. Reid, also advocating for […]



Smith to push enforcement of immigrant laws

Nov 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Documents, Immigration

The U.S. House of Representatives, with a Republican majority, will likely pursue enforcement-oriented immigration policies. Immigration reform will be shelved for streamlined enforcement of current laws in the legislative priorities under a new Republican-controlled House, Rep. Lamar Smith said Tuesday. “The enforcement of our immigration laws is critical to both our national security and economic […]

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