Archive for May, 2009

African American Jobs and Immigration Myth Unplugged

African American Jobs and Immigration Myth Unplugged

Photo by billaday. A long-standing and contentious issue which anti-immigrant groups are currently trying to exploit is whether or not the presence of immigrants in the U.S. labor force—especially undocumented immigrants—has a major adverse impact on the employment prospects of African Americans. The anti groups argue that undocumented immigrants, who tend to have low levels […]

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A New Study Reinforces Growing Influence of Second Generation Latinos

A New Study Reinforces Growing Influence of Second Generation Latinos

Photo by the Danbury Public Library. A new study by the Pew Hispanic Center download taken divx shows that Latino children now make up 22% of all children under the age of 18 in the U.S.—a huge increase from 9% in 1980.  A majority of these kids (52%) are “second generation,” meaning that they are […]

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High School Teens Deported on the Way to School

High School Teens Deported on the Way to School

Photo by NeiTech. Three high school students were deported to Mexico last week when they were swept up in a Transportation Security Agency (TSA) raid at the Old Town transit center on their way to school in San Diego, California. Border Patrol confirmed that 21 people were detained. According to reports, TSA and Border Patrol […]

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President Obama Honors the American Dream with Supreme Court Nomination

Written by on May 26, 2009 in Congress, Demographics, Integration, Reform, Video with 0 Comments

Today, President Obama made history by nominating the first Hispanic, federal judge Sonia Sotomayor, for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Judge Sotomayor will replace retiring Justice David Souter and become the first person of Puerto Rican heritage—and the third woman—to serve on the high court. In a heartwarming speech, President Obama highlighted […]

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Immigrants Serve U.S. Abroad, Fight For Citizenship At Home

Immigrants Serve U.S. Abroad, Fight For Citizenship At Home

.!. Photo by angela n. From the Revolutionary War to the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, immigrants have voluntarily served in all branches of the U.S. military from the beginnings of America. Without the contributions of immigrants, the military could not meet its recruiting goals and could not fill the need for foreign-language translators, […]

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Local Police Report Makes the Case for Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws

Local Police Report Makes the Case for Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws

Photo by Marcos Vasconcelos Photography. This week the Police Foundation issued a long awaited report, The Role of Local Police:  Striking a Balance Between Immigration Enforcement and Civil Liberties. The Police Foundation found that because Congress has failed to move forward with comprehensive immigration reform, states and localities have spent more time and resources curbing […]

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Obama’s Controversial Two-Step Moves in Direction of Immigration Reform

Obama’s Controversial Two-Step Moves in Direction of Immigration Reform

Photo by Callie Shell from Time magazine. After boosting border enforcement, the Obama Administration recently announced that it will also increase funding for a troublesome program started by George W. Bush. The controversial program gives Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) unregulated access to the immigration information of every person in local prisons across the United […]

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White House and Congress to Discuss Immigration Reform June 8th

Written by on May 20, 2009 in National Legislation, News Flash, Reform with 3 Comments
White House and Congress to Discuss Immigration Reform June 8th

Politico reports that President Obama has invited members of Congress from both sides of the aisle to discuss immigration reform at the White House on June 8th.  According to Politico, an un-named administration official said: “The meeting will be an opportunity to launch a policy conversation that we hope will be able to start a […]

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New Reports Reveal Immigration Does Not Increase Unemployment

Written by on May 19, 2009 in Demographics, Economics, Myths with 0 Comments
New Reports Reveal Immigration Does Not Increase Unemployment

Photo by Leo Reynolds. Two new reports prepared for the IPC by the consulting firm Rob Paral & Associates debunk the simplistic myth propagated by anti-immigration activists that immigrants fill U.S. jobs only at the expense of unemployed native-born workers. The reports use data from the Census Bureau to demonstrate that there is no discernible […]

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Crackdown on Bad Seed Employers a Step in the Right Direction

Crackdown on Bad Seed Employers a Step in the Right Direction

Photo by Joe Amon of The Denver Post. This week, the Denver Post watch underworld rise of the lycans in HD highlighted the case of five undocumented migrant farmworkers who were imprisoned in squalor at the hands of their smugglers, Moises and Maria Rodriguez. The Mexican farmworkers, who were found working the fields of Northern […]

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