Archive for December, 2008

Madoff Scandal Hits Immigration Group

Written by on December 31, 2008 in Detention, Economics, Raids with 0 Comments

CBS Reports: “Groups that were helping the most, were hurt the most.” Millionares, movie stars, and prestigious universities weren’t the only ones affected by the Berni Madoff $50 billion Ponzi investment scandal.  Dozens of public interest organizations have been hit by the disastrous collapse of Madoff’s scheme, including the Heartland Alliance, which runs the National […]

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The GOP’s New Year Resolution on Immigration

Written by on December 30, 2008 in Election 2008, National Legislation, Restrictionists with 3 Comments
The GOP’s New Year Resolution on Immigration

Photo by Toni Blay. By any measurement the GOP lost more than an election this year. Many Republican candidates who incorporated immigrant-bashing and nativism into their platforms lost sight of the kind of country the U.S. has become and, in doing so, caused the GOP to experience a defeat the likes of which they have […]

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Task Force Calls for Federal Immigrant Integration Effort

Task Force Calls for Federal Immigrant Integration Effort

Photo by Paul Goyette. While some fear that demographic shifts threaten American identity, yet another piece of research has come out showing that today’s immigrants want to and are integrating into American society just like generations of immigrants before them. After more than two years of collaboration and initiatives among 20 federal agencies and a […]

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Happy Holidays!

Written by on December 23, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Happy Holidays!

Immigration Impact returns December 29, 2008. Please stay tuned.

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Immigration May Make or Break NY Senate Seat Contenders

Written by on December 22, 2008 in Congress, Demographics, National Legislation, Reform with 0 Comments
Immigration May Make or Break NY Senate Seat Contenders

Caroline Kennedy campaigning for Obama with her uncle, Senator Edward Kennedy. Photo by Georgetown Voice. Caroline Kennedy’s interest in taking over Hillary Clinton’s U.S. Senate seat for the state of New York is no secret.  Her policy positions have been less obvious.  However, this past weekend she began revealing “hints” of a platform-including immigration. On […]

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A Man Who Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is

Written by on December 19, 2008 in Enforcement, Undocumented Immigration with 0 Comments
A Man Who Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is

Photo by Cayusa. Robert Hildreth is an unlikely hero to immigrants. He is a multimillionaire who made his money trading Latin American Bonds. However, this year he started another kind of “bond fund” -one that helps undocumented workers who are swept up in immigration raids, post bail. His perspective as a relative immigration outsider has […]

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2,000 Approved Naturalization Applicants Blocked from Voting

Written by on December 18, 2008 in Election 2008, Enforcement, Integration with 0 Comments
2,000 Approved Naturalization Applicants Blocked from Voting

Photo by Joe Gratz. Red tape and a tightfisted judge blocked nearly 2,000 people who should’ve been able to vote this past Election Day from receiving their naturalization oath in time to register for November’s general election.  Lawful permanent residents with approved naturalization applications must take the oath of allegiance to become a U.S. citizen. […]

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Arpaio Only One Smiling in Maricopa County

Video by America’s Voice. NOTE: This story first appeared in the Huffington Post. Smile, You’re Under Arrest”–that’s the name of a new reality TV show starring none other than Sheriff Joe Arpaio of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). Yet Maricopa County citizens aren’t smiling as Arpaio’s tactics have wreaked a lot of havoc, and […]

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Scrounging for Facts in FAIR’s Reporting Yet Again

Video by America’s Voice. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) released another report claiming that undocumented immigrants cost states much more than they pay in taxes.  This time the target was Colorado.  As is the case for many restrictionist reports, FAIR’s conclusions are based on dubious “evidence” and assumptions, and often relies upon national […]

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Big Brother DOJ Rule Expands DNA Collection to Immigrants

Written by on December 15, 2008 in Enforcement, Myths, Undocumented Immigration with 0 Comments
Big Brother DOJ Rule Expands DNA Collection to Immigrants

Photo by gravitywave. For immigrants helplessly entangled in our country’s broken immigration system, Big Brother is watching.  Last week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a shocking new rule requiring federal agencies to collect DNA samples from non-U.S. persons who are detained under the authority of the U.S in a vague attempt to catch criminals. […]

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