Archive for March 2011

‘Brain Waste’ Thwarts Immigrants’ Career Dreams

Mar 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Headline News

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press reports on the current situation in the U.S. that some researchers call “brain waste” — a term applied to immigrants who were skilled professionals in their home countries, yet are stymied in their efforts to find work in the U.S. that makes full use of their education or training. Most of these immigrants […]

Kid-Killing Minutewoman Shawna Forde’s Accomplice Guilty on All Counts in Murders

Mar 28th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, lawsuit

The Phoenix New Times reports that Shawna Forde’s co-defendant, Jason Eugene Bush, was found guilty late last week in a Pima County Superior Court for the murders of Raul “Junior” Flores and his 9-year-old daughter, Brisenia, at their home in Arivaca, Arizona. Last month, Forde, a founder of the Minutemen American Defense, was sentenced to death for her role in the […]

Can State Immigration Laws Ever Mirror Federal Immigration Policy?

Mar 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Headline News

JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Romero of Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law says the current U.S. immigration system is broken. Many states have created their own immigration laws, purportedly in accordance with federal policy, but these state laws cannot possibly capture the nuances of the federal system. If states create their own regimes, we may end […]

Day Laborers in Immigration Enforcement Sting get $650,000 in Settlement

Mar 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Immigration, lawsuit

Danbury, CT: A group of day laborers who were arrested in a sting operation in Danbury, Connecticut, in 2006, have sued both the local and federal authorities for racial profiling and violation of their civil rights. In two separate settlements, eight laborers will receive a total of $650,000. Previously Danbury city officials and the group […]

Easer for Cuban Immigrants to visit Family

Mar 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Reform, Visa/Green Card

Washington, D.C.: Chartered flights to and from Cuba can now take off and land at eight new airports in the United States. This makes it more convenient for those who are allowed to travel to Cuba, among them immigrants who wish to visit family in Cuba. Federal authorities have cleared Baltimore-Washington, Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta, O’Hare […]

USCIS Issues Employment Authorization and Advance Parole on Single Card

Mar 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Reform, Visa/Green Card

Washington, D.C.: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced last month that certain immigrants in the United States who are applying for permanent residency (green card) or change of status now can be issued work permit and travel authorization on one single card. Individuals who have applied for permanent residency or adjustment of status and whose […]

Guatemalans Sue U.S. Over Medical Experiments

Mar 21st, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, lawsuit

The CNN Wire Staff reports that a group of Guatemalans who were infected with syphilis during U.S. human experiments and their heirs have filed a lawsuit against U.S. health officials. The class action lawsuit, filed this week, alleges that the U.S. government violated a number of national and international laws when it carried out the experiments […]

Proposed Texas law to immigrants: Keep out … or clean my house

Mar 11th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration

Read Ruben Navarette Jr.’s entertaining commentary on a proposal in the Texas legislature that would bar the employment of undocumented immigrants with an exemption for domestic service workers in single family homes. Editor’s note: Ruben Navarrette Jr. is a contributor, a nationally syndicated columnist and an NPR commentator. San Diego (CNN) — A lot […]

Utah Bill Letting Undocumented Work and Live There Legally Is Headed to Governor’s Desk

Mar 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Headline News

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert apparently will make Utah the first to give undocumented immigrants living in it the right to work. Sitting on his desk is a bill passed by the Utah legislature that would allow people who were in the United States illegally before this May to obtain a permit to live and work […]

March 2011 is Women’s History Month

Mar 9th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now

International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8.  For news from around the world on International Women’s Day 2011, click here.  Events are scheduled to take place in more than 100 countries around the world to commemorate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. In the United States, President Barack Obama proclaimed […]

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