Archive for April 2011

Support Filipino Advocates for Justice April 30th – ECO2: ECOFASHION MEETS ECOJUSTICE

Apr 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Headline News

  Please join Filipino Advocates for Justice for their 38th Anniversary! eco²: ecofashion meets ecojustice Saturday, April 30, 2011 6 to 10pm Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th Street, Suite 290, Oakland, CA 94607 A fashion show celebrating local eco friendly designers and honoring the contributions of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) for their […]



Undocumented Immigrants Paid $11.2 Billion In Taxes While GE Paid Nothing

Apr 25th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Economy, Immigration

Here is a tax story from the Wonk Room that is well worth a read: “This past month, there was much outrage over the fact that General Electric, despite making $14.2 billion in profits, paid zero U.S. taxes in 2010. General Electric actually received tax credits of $3.2 billion from American taxpayers. At the same time […]



Unauthorized Immigrants Pay Taxes, Too

Apr 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Headline News

Estimates of the State and Local Taxes Paid by Unauthorized Immigrant Households From Immigration Policy Center: April 18, 2011 Washington D.C. – Tax Day is an appropriate time to underscore the often-overlooked fact that unauthorized immigrants pay taxes. The unauthorized, like everyone else in the United States, pay sales taxes. They also pay property taxes—even […]



Los Angeles Musician Tasered Into Coma by Arizona Border Patrol

Apr 18th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Entertainment, Immigration

Jose Gutierrez Guzman Link to video on this story can be found here. America’s Voice reports on the sad story of an immigrant father tasered into a coma by the Border Patrol.  Three weeks ago, Jose Gutierrez lived in Los Angeles with his wife and two children, had a solid job as a film engineer, and was the […]



AILA NorCal’s FREE Citizenship Day Event – Saturday, April 30, 2011

Apr 18th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration

From AILA Northern California: FREE WORKSHOP TO ASSIST BAY AREA RESIDENTS ON PATH TO CITIZENSHIP SAN FRANCISCO – People who are ready to become U.S. citizens but cannot afford to hire an attorney for assistance can benefit from a free citizenship workshop on Saturday, April 30, at UC Hastings College of the Law in San […]



ICE Begins Second Round of Deportations to Haiti During Humanitarian Crisis

Apr 18th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Deportation, Immigration, Petitions

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security has resumed deportations of Haitian nationals. On a conference call this morning, U.S. officials confirmed that they have received no assurances that the 19 individuals who were deported will be treated humanely upon their arrival in Haiti. In response, the […]



Arizona Senate Passes “Birther” Bill

Apr 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Headline News

Arizona’s state Senate approved a bill last Wednesday that will require presidential candidates to prove they are U.S. citizens before they can be included on a state ballot. Prompted by challenges to President Barack Obama’s citizenship, see, e.g., here, and, therefore, eligibility for the job, the bill passed 20-9 in the Senate, and now moves to the state […]



ICE Abuse in Detroit

Apr 17th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Deportation, Immigration

From America’s Voice: Contact: Ryan Bates, 248-787-6767, ryan@michiganimmigrationreform.org Jonathan Contreras, 313-404-9479, jonathan@michiganimmigrationreform.org Community Leaders Demand Strong Action to Prevent Future Abuses by ICE Agents Detroit – Community leaders applaud Immigration and Customs Enforcement for acknowledging Detroit Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents went outside policy protocol after stalking students outside an elementary school last Thursday, March 31 […]



Ninth Circuit Affirms Preliminary Injunction of Arizona’s SB 1070

Apr 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Headline News

Please refer to the Ninth Circuit’s opinion in United States v. Arizona at Download Ninth circuit.  The result is not entirely surprising given that the Ninth Circuit affirmed the relatively straight-forward preliminary injunction entered by the district court on federal preemption grounds. The appeal was heard by Ninth Circuit Judges John T. Noonan, Richard A. Paez, and Carlos T. Bea.  Judge Paez wrote […]



Farming Industry Urges State Lawmakers to Kill Costly Immigration Measures

Apr 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Headline News

In Georgia last week, a group of 270 agricultural leaders sent a letter urging lawmakers to kill two Arizona-style enforcement measures (SB 40 and HB 87), which the industry has repeated warned “discriminates against workers” and puts “Georgia farmers at a disadvantage to growers in other states.” Leaders from the Georgia Farm Bureau, Georgia Agribusiness Council and the […]

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