Archive for July 2011

Why Is Cost of Illegal Immigration Ignored In Debt Ceiling Debate?

Jul 26th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Politics

Bob Dane of the Federation for American Immigration Reform poses this question with the debt ceiling debate rages and Congress is busy haggling over who should be taxed and what programs should be slashed, they’ve promised to consider all options except…immigration. The answer is that immigration is not part of the debate because immigration, both lawful and unlawful, is […]



Join Immigrants’ List

Jul 21st, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Politics, Reform

From Immigrants’ List: We know you already know a lot about the immigration debate. You may be involved in your local community, offer pro bono services, or mentor students who are passionate about the issue. But what about the national landscape? Are you interested in changing the face of the immigration debate across the country? […]



CBP Launches Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign

Jul 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Headline News

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has launched two public service announcements as part of the “Don’t Be Fooled” campaign—a public awareness campaign designed to educate citizens and encourage public vigilance to combat human trafficking within local communities, and invite others to join the fight against this form of modern-dayslavery.  The two public service announcements, titled “Masquerade” […]



Call for Submissions: Immigration Symposium

Jul 21st, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Events, Immigration

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law Journal invites submissions for their Spring 2012 symposium focused on immigration law. Although papers on any immigration-related topic are welcome, they are especially interested in papers that may have particular relevance to immigration issues in Georgia or the Southeast. Accepted papers will be featured at a conference/CLE to be held on February […]



Why you’ve heard of Caylee, but not Brisenia or Marchella

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

Leslie Berestein Rojas makes an extremely interesting set of observations in the wake of the much-publicized trial of Casey Anthony.   A jury recently acquitted Anthony of murder in the death of her young daughter Caylee Anthony.  After making headlines for months, the Anthony case continues to make the news. Yet similarly tragic criminal cases involving children – the horrific abuse and […]



ACLU: Maricopa County Reach Settlement in Lawsuit by U.S. Citizen Illegally Arrested During Worksite Raid

Jul 9th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, lawsuit

The American Civil Liberties Union today announced that it has settled a lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), home of Sheriff Joe Arpaio,  over the illegal stop, arrest and detention of a U.S. citizen and a legal resident during a 2009 immigration raid at Handyman Maintenance, Inc. in Phoenix. As part of the settlement, Maricopa County agreed to […]



Employers Beware: An ICE Storm of Immigration Audits is Coming

Jul 5th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Deportation, Documents, Employment, Immigration, Visa/Green Card

Corporate Counsel reports that, for the second time this year, auditors at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are cracking down on employers to ensure compliance with workplace eligibility laws. The government announced last week its intention to audit the hiring records of 1,000 employers of all sizes across the country. In February, the agency made a similar announcement and […]



Mayors Call for Immigration Reform

Jul 5th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Politics, Reform

Last week at their annual meeting, the United States Conference of Mayors  passed a resolution among their members calling for comprehensive immigration reform. The sponsors of that resolution, Los Angeles, California Mayor and U.S. Conference of Mayors President Antonio Villaraigosa and Laredo, Texas Mayor Raul Salinas explain why immigration reform cannot wait. Los Angeles, California Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa: Last week, the […]



Georgia and South Carolina Laws Effective

Jul 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Headline News

According to a recent article from the Washington Independent, two of the more controversial provisions of Georgia’s new immigration enforcement were blocked by a federal judge on Monday, other provisions that were not overturned went into effect July 2nd. It is now a criminal offense to apply for a job with a false I.D. in Georgia, punishable […]

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