Archive for December, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Written by on December 23, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Happy Holidays!

Stay tuned! Immigration Impact will return on Monday, January 4th, 2010.

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A Closer Look at Immigration Reform Legislation in the New Year

A Closer Look at Immigration Reform Legislation in the New Year

Everyone pulled out the sports analogies last week when Congressman Luis Gutierrez and his 91 co-sponsors introduced H.R. 4321, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act of 2009—and rightly so, as this bill marks the opening bell in the 2010 immigration debate. It is not only the first major piece of comprehensive […]

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Supreme Court to Decide Whether Long Term Resident Can Be Deported Based on Possession of Anxiety Drug

Written by on December 21, 2009 in Congress, Courts, Deportation, Immigration Law, Reform with 0 Comments
Supreme Court to Decide Whether Long Term Resident Can Be Deported Based on Possession of Anxiety Drug

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would decide whether a permanent resident who was convicted of a second drug possession offense can be deported without an opportunity to make a case for why he should be allowed to remain in the United States. This case, which will resolve a split in the federal […]

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Greyhound Lines, Inc. Accused of Racially Profiling Latino Passengers

Greyhound Lines, Inc. Accused of Racially Profiling Latino Passengers

Traveling home for the holidays might not be as cheerful as you may think if you plan on taking a Greyhound bus. According to a recent article in the Contra Costa Times, an immigrant rights group in San Bernardino, CA, is accusing Greyhound Lines, Inc. of racially profiling their Latino customers. The rights group, Immigration […]

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The BIA Has the Chance to Prevent the Wrongful Deportation of Immigrant Children

The BIA Has the Chance to Prevent the Wrongful Deportation of Immigrant Children

While there is no question that Congress needs to step up to the plate and repair our broken immigration system through legislative reform, there are some fixes that can be made now without waiting for Congressional action. If the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) would stop narrowly interpreting […]

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ICE Will Halt Detention of Asylum Seekers on January 4

ICE Will Halt Detention of Asylum Seekers on January 4

According to the Associated Press, the Obama Administration said today that it will no longer detain asylum seekers who, in addition to other criteria, have displayed a credible fear of persecution in their home countries. According to the article: Immigration and Customs Enforcement director John Morton says beginning Jan. 4, asylum seekers can temporarily enter […]

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Shenandoah is a Cautionary Tale for How to Debate Immigration Reform

Shenandoah is a Cautionary Tale for How to Debate Immigration Reform

This week a police chief and two of his officers were charged with obstruction of justice in connection with their investigation of the beating death of Luis Ramirez, a 25-year-old undocumented Mexican immigrant, in Shenandoah, PA, last year. The two teenagers acquitted of his murder were also indicted on federal hate crime charges. While some […]

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Congressman Luis Gutierrez Introduces Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act of 2009

Congressman Luis Gutierrez Introduces Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act of 2009

Today, in a room filled with supporters and shouts of “Si, Se Puede,” Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) held a press conference to introduce the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act of 2009 (CIR ASAP). Congressman Gutierrez introduced the immigration reform bill—which at last count had 89 original co-sponsors including the Congressional […]

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Restrictionists Build Anti-Immigrant Agenda on Backs of American Workers

Restrictionists Build Anti-Immigrant Agenda on Backs of American Workers

While perpetuators of the myth that “immigrants take jobs away from hard working Americans” are busy exploiting both immigrants and native-born workers, a new report by America’s Voice Education Fund shines a much needed light on the restrictionist lobby’s real agenda—deportation at any cost. Released last week, the report takes a closer look at the […]

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Rep. Gutierrez to Introduce Immigration Reform Bill December 15

Written by on December 11, 2009 in Immigration Law, National Legislation, News Flash with 22 Comments
Rep. Gutierrez to Introduce Immigration Reform Bill December 15

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL.), announced that he will be introducing a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, December 15, 2009. Congressman Gutierrez said “We have waited patiently for a workable solution to our immigration crisis to be taken up by this Congress and our President. The time for […]

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