Archive for December 2011

House Voted to Eliminate Per-Country Caps on Employment Visas

Dec 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Employment, Headline News

Washington, DC–The House voted last week to end per-country caps on worker-based immigration visas, a move that should benefit skilled Indian and Chinese residents seeking to stay in the United States and the high-tech companies who hire them. The legislation, which passed 389-15, was a rare example of bipartisan accord on immigration, an issue that […]



New ICE Toll Free Number for Detainees to Call and New Detainer Form

Dec 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Deportation, Headline News

  WASHINGTON — As part of a broader effort to improve our immigration enforcement process and prioritize resources to focus on threats to public safety, repeat immigration law violators, recent border entrants, and immigration fugitives while continuing to strengthen oversight of the nation’s immigration detention system and facilitate legal immigration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement […]



Colbert Report’s “Tip of the Hat” to IPC for Offensive “Anchor Baby” Amendment

Dec 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Entertainment, Headline News

  Washington, DC- The American Heritage dictionary quickly amended its definition of “anchor baby” to include information on its derogatory use, thanks to the tireless crusade of American Immigration Council’s Immigration Policy Center (IPC). Stephen Colbert’s witty and satirical show quickly pays homage to this rather drastic amendment in his latest edition of “Tip of the […]



Immigrant Women Entrepreneurs: Starting Businesses and Creating Jobs

Dec 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Business

Washington D.C. – Today, the Immigration Policy Center releases, Our American Immigrant Entrepreneurs: The Women by Susan Pearce, Elizabeth Clifford and Reena Tandon.  Today, immigrant women entrepreneurs are in every region of the United States. In 2010, 40 percent of all immigrant business owners were women—1,451,091 immigrant men and 980,575 immigrant women. That same year, 20 percent of […]



McCain: GOP Should Address Immigration Humanely

Dec 4th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Economy, Immigration, Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said his home state and others could be “up for grabs” in the 2012 presidential election, due in large part to the growing numbers of Hispanic voters and warned GOP candidates to watch their rhetoric on immigration issues. “The demographics are clear that the Hispanic vote will play a major role […]



Internships and Leadership Development for DREAMers

Dec 4th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Economy, Immigration

(New York, NY) This week, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and the Fund for Public Advocacy released the DREAM Fellowship Program application, as part of a new initiative that will provide 10 exceptional undocumented students with CUNY scholarships of $2000 each and the opportunity to participate in an internship and leadership development program.  Internships […]



Feds Cracking Down on Immigration Scams

Dec 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Headline News

From Fox News Latino: Federal officials are cracking down on immigration scams. In a press conference this past week, federal officials explained that immigration services scams are getting so sophisticated that fraudsters now advertise online with websites that perfectly mimic those of official government agencies. So the federal government is setting out to raise awareness […]



Second Foreign Auto Exec Arrested in Alabama

Dec 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Headline News

To arrest one foreign car-making executive under Alabama’s new tough immigration laws may be regarded as a misfortune; to arrest a second looks like carelessness. A judge has acted to put a Japanese employee of Honda Motor Company out of his misery by dismissing immigration charges against him, three days after he was booked under […]



“Anchor Baby” Added to New American Heritage Dictionary

Dec 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Immigration

The degree to which the immigration debate has coarsened over the last few years is no more evident than in the pages of the recently released fifth edition of the New American Heritage Dictionary. Among the new entries is the term “anchor baby.” You might think that the definition would read something like: slang, a pejorative […]

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