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President Obama Talks about Immigration With Univision

Written by on February 13, 2009 in Elections, Legislation, Reform with 1 Comment

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House Judiciary Committee Calls For Federal Investigation of Sheriff Arpaio’s Abuses

House Judiciary Committee Calls For Federal Investigation of Sheriff Arpaio’s Abuses

The House Judiciary Committee released a letter today calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to conduct a federal investigation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s enforcement tactics in Maricopa County (AZ).  Arpaio has transformed his police department into an immigration-enforcement agency, gaining international notoriety in the process. Armed with a 287(g) agreement with Immigration and Customs […]

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H-1B Restrictions Harm, Not Help Economy

Written by on February 12, 2009 in Economics, Legislation with 0 Comments
H-1B Restrictions Harm, Not Help Economy

Photo from flickr. Everyone agrees that we urgently need to fix the economy, but there are many different ideas about how to do it.  In the latest Congressional debate over the stimulus bill, restricting immigration came up as a way to protect U.S. workers. While the final language of the bill is still in flux, […]

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Communities Across the Nation Rethink Hard-Line Immigration Laws

Communities Across the Nation Rethink Hard-Line Immigration Laws

Photo by jvoves. Amidst a deep economic recession and a growing climate of fear and alienation within immigrant communities, many states, cities and counties that “plunged into the immigration debate are having second thoughts,” reports USA Today. In states like Texas, Alabama and elsewhere, hard-line immigration legislation has been repealed or modified by lawmakers that […]

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Prince William County Crusader Hangs Up Anti-Immigration Hat

Written by on February 10, 2009 in Enforcement, Interior Enforcement, Reform with 0 Comments
Prince William County Crusader Hangs Up Anti-Immigration Hat

Photo by bullish. Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Corey Stewart, has been at the forefront of an anti-immigrant crusade, setting the gold standard for local law enforcement “crackdowns” on the immigrant community in the last few years. Recent shifts in the political wind, however, have conveniently blown this Virginia Republican away from his […]

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Steele Rewords, not Redefines GOP’s Immigration Stance

New RNC Chairman, Michael Steele declared in his acceptance speech that it’s “time for something completely different.”  Yet when it comes to immigration, Steele is side-stepping pragmatic politics and choosing to stick with the same hard-line position that soured Latino and immigrant voters and contributed to the GOP’s devastating losses this past election year. When […]

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ICE’s Costly Net Catches Non-Fugitives, Misses Violent Criminals

Written by on February 6, 2009 in Enforcement with 1 Comment
ICE’s Costly Net Catches Non-Fugitives, Misses Violent Criminals

Photo by remuz. The Bush Administration’s increased interior enforcement measures were originally billed as necessary for national security and public safety.  But it appears that very few terrorists or violent criminals have been caught.   A new report by the Migration Policy Institute entitled “Collateral Damage:  An Examination of ICE’s Fugitive Operations Program” finds that as […]

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Unemployed Americans Are Just Collateral Damage in War on Immigrants

Written by on February 5, 2009 in Economics, Enforcement with 3 Comments
Unemployed Americans Are Just Collateral Damage in War on Immigrants

Photo by le Haricot. It would seem that the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and the Heritage Foundation regard unemployed Americans as little more than collateral damage in their endless war against immigrants.  Both groups have concocted a new and predictably anti-immigrant argument against passage of the economic stimulus bill now under consideration in the […]

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio Stages Immigrant-Degradation March for the Cameras

Written by on February 4, 2009 in Detention, Enforcement with 8 Comments

Video by America’s Voice. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Phoenix, Arizona, seems to have an appetite for publicity so insatiable that it overrides both rationality and morality. His latest stunt—announced yesterday in an official press release, no less—comes today, when he will order “approximately 200 illegal aliens to be chained and marched” from the […]

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Arpaio Orders Move of Hundreds of Detained Immigrants to Tent City

Written by on February 4, 2009 in Enforcement, News Flash with 0 Comments
Arpaio Orders Move of Hundreds of Detained Immigrants to Tent City

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Phoenix, AZ will chain together hundreds of detained immigrants tomorrow and force them to march out of a detention facility and into a “Tent City”.  More information coming up…

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