Archive for September, 2008

Menendez-Kennedy Raids Bill Reintroduces Rule of Law to DHS

Menendez-Kennedy Raids Bill Reintroduces Rule of Law to DHS

Photo by Jenae ~ Imijfoto.com. Last week, Senators Menendez (D-NJ) and Kennedy (D-MA) introduced a bill that promises to reintroduce the rule of law and the basic principles of fairness and humanity to the enforcement of our country’s immigration laws. The Protect Citizens and Residents from Unlawful Raids and Detention Act (S.3594) seeks to establish [...]

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One in Ten Latinos Asked for Papers for LWL: Living While Latino

One in Ten Latinos Asked for Papers for LWL: Living While Latino

Neo-Nazi protesters’ April 2008 march on the US Capitol. Photo by Streyeder. NOTE: This story first appeared in the Huffington Post. The current climate of undeterred public immigrant-bashing along with an immigration policy of “attrition through enforcement” has cultivated unfettered hatred and bigotry against an entire ethnic population. A recent survey by the Pew Hispanic [...]

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America’s Voice Addresses CIS’ Ludicrous Claims

Written by on September 26, 2008 in Myths, Restrictionists, Video with 0 Comments

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFIOvpAozKM[/youtube] “Save the Earth- Stop Anti-Immigrant Emissions.” Produced by America’s Voice. Last month, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) published a ludicrous report blaming immigrations for extreme weather, rising sea levels, changing ecosystems, melting glaciers, and dying polar bears. In other words, CIS was claiming that immigrants are responsible for climate change.  America’s Voice–an immigrant [...]

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CIS Warps Accuracy of Costly and Error-Ridden E-Verify

CIS Warps Accuracy of Costly and Error-Ridden E-Verify

Photo by julian. The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) released a new and highly misleading “report” claiming that E-Verify–a federal web-based employment verification program–is 99.5% accurate. This is yet another report in CIS’s long series of dubious “studies” issued to stall meaningful immigration reform and push its deportation-only agenda. By claiming that E-Verify is highly [...]

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Arizona Court Backs Error-Riddled E-Verify

Written by on September 20, 2008 in Enforcement with 0 Comments
Arizona Court Backs Error-Riddled E-Verify

Photo by Joe Gratz. On Wednesday, September 18, 2008, a federal appeals court in Arizona upheld a state law which revokes business licenses of employers who “knowingly hire” unauthorized workers. The law was challenged by business and civil-rights groups who highlighted the difficulties companies in Arizona face as they are threatened with closure if the [...]

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Voodoo Science Raises Specter of Immigration-Fueled “Overpopulation”

Written by on September 17, 2008 in Demographics, Myths, Restrictionists with 5 Comments
Voodoo Science Raises Specter of Immigration-Fueled “Overpopulation”

Traffic jam on Los Angeles highway. Photo by Atwater Village Newbie. In a September 2 Washington Post op-ed, “How Many Americans?,” Steven Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies presents a nightmare scenario in which immigrant-fueled population growth in the U.S. degrades the environment and strains infrastructure and the economy over the next half century. [...]

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CIS At It Again With Noncitizen Voting Claim

Written by on September 16, 2008 in Election 2008, Myths with 1 Comment
CIS At It Again With Noncitizen Voting Claim

Photo by ldcross. This week the Center for Immigration Studies released a report entitled “Allowing Noncitizens to Vote in the United States? Why not” and hosted a panel to discuss it at the National Press Club. The thin attendance at the event can only mean that CIS is beginning to lose its credibility among mainstream [...]

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McCain Feels the Heat from Anti-Immigration Movement

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeVlaaAenN4&eurl=http://immigrationimpact.com/[/youtube] American’s News Project’s video on Anti-Immigrants putting the heat on John McCain John McCain was an early supporter of comprehensive immigration reform, but in this presidential campaign, McCain has changed his position to come down harder on the issue. Many political analysts say he did so to appease anti-immigration activists in key swing states-Arizona, [...]

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Congress Event Perpetuates Myth that Immigrants are Criminals

Congress Event Perpetuates Myth that Immigrants are Criminals

Photo by Bikeportland.org This morning, Republican members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration perpetuated the persistent myth of immigrant criminality with their event on “The Toll of Illegal Alien Criminals on American Families.” The event was spearheaded by Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Steve King (R-Iowa) and Howard Coble (R-NC). Tensions ran high as witnesses ranging [...]

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What is the Federation for American Immigration Reform?

Written by on September 10, 2008 in Myths, Reform, Restrictionists, Undocumented Immigration, Video with 1 Comment

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G06SoMl8eBk&eurl=http://firedoglake.com/2008/09/09/calling-out-fair-lobbyists-descend-at-a-hate-groups-bidding/[/youtube] America’s Voice’s video on What is FAIR? America’s Voice–a pro-immigrant organization waging a communications campaign for immigration reform–has launched a new video as part of a series of moves to shed light on the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and expose it for what it is: a bona fide hate group.

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