Archive for December 2010

ICE Agrees To Improve Health Care Provided To Immigration Detainees As Part Of Settlement Of ACLU Lawsuit

Dec 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Health

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have agreed to provide immigration detainees with constitutionally adequate levels of medical and mental health care as part of an agreement to settle an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit charging that deficient care at the San Diego Correctional Facility (SDCF) caused unnecessary suffering and death. As part of the […]

Undocumented or Illegal?

Dec 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration, Research

From ImmigrationProf Blog: Four years ago, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists launched a campaign to change the terms that news organizations use to refer to people who enter the country illegally. Rather than referring to them as “illegal immigrants,” as the Associated Press Stylebook recommends, or the more loaded “illegal alien,” NAHJ proposed using the […]

Statement on Senate’s DREAM Act Failure

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

From Mark Silverman of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center: Statement on the Senate’s Failure to Pass the DREAM Act by Mark Silverman, Director of Immigration Policy, Immigrant Legal Resource Center The vote for the DREAM Act failed   in the Senate to advance the DREAM failed today, December 18th.  A majority of the senators voted for […]

DREAM Act in danger after Senate Dems pull it from consideration

Dec 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

Senate Democrats conceded Thursday on the DREAM Act, an immigration measure that would help undocumented young people gain a chance at earning legal status by joining the military or entering college. Recognizing they could not win the 60 votes to break a Republican-led filibuster on their own version of the bill, Senate Democrats will now put […]

House sends DREAM Act to Senate

Dec 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

According to a recent Politco article by Scott Wong, the DREAM Act cleared the House on Wednesday night, but now faces a daunting test in the Senate. After a two-hour floor debate, the House passed the DREAM Act along mostly partisan lines, 216 to 198, with 38 Democrats voting against the bill and 8 Republicans […]

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