Archive for October 2011

USCIS Chastised for Lack of Timeliness on FOIA Requests

Oct 28th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Immigration

An important Case relating to the Freedom of Information Act: A federal district court in San Jose, CA has determined that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) engaged in a longstanding pattern and practice of violating FOIA’s time-limit provisions and prejudiced immigration attorneys’ abilities to fairly represent their clients before the government.  In […]



Asian American Population Growth

Oct 28th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Economy, Research

From the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice: Dear Friends, We are pleased to announce the release today of a ground-breaking new demographic report, A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans in the United States, 2011, co-authored by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center and the Asian American Justice Center, members of the Asian American Center […]



National Immigrant’s Day is October 28th

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

The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO), a not-for-profit agency founded in 1984 by Lee Iacocca and others which promotes immigration rights, supports diversity and religious tolerance, along with assisting partners in life-saving initiatives such as disaster relief and bringing healthcare to children in need, as well as maintaining the Ellis Island monument. NECO is the sponsor of the Ellis Island […]



Stephen Colbert Sticks Up for Illegal Immigrants

Oct 27th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Entertainment

Watch Stephen Colbert’s incisive commentary on Alabama’s immigration law and a farmworker shortage. From LA Times: Stephen Colbert would really like to solve the country’s immigration problem, if only to ensure a steady supply of tomatoes for his BLTs. As he lamented on last night’s “Colbert Report,” “Our country’s tomato industry is plum screwed.” Alabama […]



Woman Turned Over to Immigration after Domestic Violence Incident

Oct 27th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Deportation, Documents, Immigration

Edward Sifuentes of the North County Times writes: “A woman who called the Escondido Police Department to report that she was beaten by her boyfriend was herself arrested and later turned over to immigration authorities after she was booked at the Vista jail, a case that critics say illustrates the problems inherent in local police […]



What’s it like to Live in a Family with Mixed Immigration Status?

Oct 18th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Immigration, Petitions, Politics, Reform, Research, Visa/Green Card

Are you in a family that has mixed immigration status? It’s a common situation in Southern California, but seldom mentioned outside the family. What’s it like to be part of a family where some are U.S. citizens or have legal status and others could be arrested or deported? What insecurities arise at work and school? […]



TWO Television Exposés on Immigration Detention on PBS and NBC on Oct. 18th

Oct 17th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Entertainment, Events, Immigration, Politics, Reform, Research

From Detention Watch Network: Documentaries Highlight the Massive Expansion of the Immigration Detention System On Tuesday, October 18th, PBS and CNBC will be airing two different investigative reports on immigration detention. DWN’s Executive Director, Andrea Black was interviewed for both documentaries which highlight the massive expansion of the immigration detention system and its key drivers. […]



Dayton, Ohio Passes Plan to Revitalize Economy through Immigrant Integration

Oct 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Headline News

Immigration Impact reports that Dayton, Ohio has passed legislation that welcomes and integrates immigrants with the hope that they will revitalize their slowing economy. Faced with a declining population, Dayton’s City Commission voted unanimously last week to adopt the Welcome Dayton Plan—a plan that is tapping into the very economic stimulus that Alabama is driving out. The Welcome Dayton Plan […]



California Gov Signs State DREAM Act

Oct 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Headline News

  California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday October 8th granted undocumented immigrants access to state financial aid at public universities and colleges. He also vetoed a measure that would have allowed state universities to consider applicants’ race, gender and income to ensure diversity in their student populations. For the L.A. Times story on the significance of the new […]



DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano Defends Immigration Policy

Oct 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Headline News

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Wednesday October 5th at American University defended the Obama administration’s enforcement of the immigration laws, touting the dramatic increase in the numbers of deportations over the last few years. Her response was directed at Republican critics who have claimed that the administration is not enforcing the immigration laws. A […]

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