CMS Reports DAPA and DACA Populations Part of American Society

Mar 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Documents, Immigration, Research

A report released today by the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) offers a statistical portrait of the potential beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program, the original Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program implemented in 2012 (“original DACA”), and the expanded DACA program […]

H1B Fireworks at GOP Debates

Mar 14th, 2016 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Employment, Immigration, Politics

At the Republican debate last week, both Rubio and Trump weighed in on the Disney H1B issue. IDisney let go tech of some workers, replaced the unit with an outsourcing company, and that company brought in H1B workers who the original (USC) workers were asked to train. Marco Rubio called it illegal. “If there’s an […]

Fatal Neglect: Report on Deaths in Immigration Detention

Feb 26th, 2016 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Immigration, Reform, Research

The American Civil Liberties Union, National Immigrant Justice Center, and Detention Watch Network have issued a report, “Fatal Neglect: How ICE Ignores Deaths in Detention.” The report emphasizes that “there have been 56 deaths in ICE custody during the Obama administration, including six suicides and at least one death after an attempted suicide.”  This particular […]

Congress to Pass DREAM Act Before Nov. Elections?

Apr 5th, 2012 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Economy, Employment, Immigration, Petitions, Politics, Reform, Visa/Green Card

As November elections neared in 2010, the Democratic supporters of the immigration reform bill known as the Dream Act kicked into high gear, pushing it toward an eventual vote in the House and Senate that December. The bill proposed conditional legal status for qualifying young people who arrived in the U.S. under age 16, provided […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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