Archive for May, 2015

Court Reportedly Set to Order End to Detention of Children in Unlicensed Family Facilities

Written by on May 14, 2015 in Detention, Immigration Courts with 1 Comment
Court Reportedly Set to Order End to Detention of Children in Unlicensed Family Facilities

In February, advocates went to court to argue that the government’s family detention centers violate the long-standing Flores v. Reno settlement agreement, which set minimum standards for the detention, release and treatment of children subject to immigration detention. In response, government attorneys claimed that the Flores settlement should not apply to children in family detention. […]

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2016 Presidential Candidates Weigh-In on President Obama’s Immigration Action

Written by on May 12, 2015 in Elections, Executive Action with 1 Comment
2016 Presidential Candidates Weigh-In on President Obama’s Immigration Action

Immigration policy has become a hot topic as the 2016 Presidential primary picks up steam. It is no surprise that the issue of Presidential authority over immigration has taken center stage in recent weeks as Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush have all begun discussing their views around how far the President should have […]

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Why More Immigration Judges Are Needed

Written by on May 11, 2015 in Immigration Courts with 1 Comment
Why More Immigration Judges Are Needed

If there is any aspect of immigration reform over which there should be no partisan disagreement, it is the dire need to increase the number of immigration judges. As most Republicans and Democrats can probably agree, immigration judges are essential for the functioning of immigration enforcement (removing people who shouldn’t be here) and for the […]

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Reports: Detention Doesn’t Deter Migrants and Refugees From Coming to United States

Reports: Detention Doesn’t Deter Migrants and Refugees From Coming to United States

In 2009, the Obama Administration ended family detention at the infamous T. Don Hutto jail in Texas and cut the number of immigrants in family detention to less than a hundred. However, after the surge of Central American migrants last summer, the Administration reinstituted the appalling practice of family detention, with plans to detain 2,760 […]

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What GOP Presidential Hopefuls Fiorina, Carson, and Huckabee Have Said on Immigration

Written by on May 7, 2015 in Elections with 8 Comments
What GOP Presidential Hopefuls Fiorina, Carson, and Huckabee Have Said on Immigration

This week, three GOP candidates entered the 2016 race. Here’s what we know about their stance on current U.S. immigration policy: Carly Fiorina Fiorina announced on Monday that she is running in the Republican presidential primary. Fiorina is a former Silicon-valley businesswoman who began her career at AT&T and was the CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Her […]

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How Immigrant Entrepreneurs Move the U.S. Economy Forward

How Immigrant Entrepreneurs Move the U.S. Economy Forward

This week, National Small Business Week, which has occurred each year since 1963, recognizes the contributions of entrepreneurs and small business owners in the United States. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, which SBA defines as an independent business having […]

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Arpaio Faces Skeptical Judges In Lawsuit Challenging Obama’s Immigration Action

Written by on May 5, 2015 in Executive Action, Immigration Courts with 0 Comments
Arpaio Faces Skeptical Judges In Lawsuit Challenging Obama’s Immigration Action

It is unsurprising that the press is paying close attention to Texas v. United States, the case filed by Texas and a number of other states challenging President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.  After all, that lawsuit has resulted in a widely-criticized order temporarily blocking millions of undocumented immigrants – specifically, certain parents of U.S. […]

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After Earthquake in Nepal, Bill Introduced to Grant Temporary Protected Status to Nepalese Nationals

Written by on May 4, 2015 in Legislation, Temporary Protected Status with 1 Comment
After Earthquake in Nepal, Bill Introduced to Grant Temporary Protected Status to Nepalese Nationals

One form of humanitarian assistance the United States can offer to Nepal, a country now recovering from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that flattened buildings and killed more than 7,000 people, is temporary protected status (TPS) for Nepalese nationals who currently are in the United States. Last week, several members of Congress introduced a bill, H.R. […]

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Bernie Sanders’ Immigration Policy Track Record

Written by on May 1, 2015 in Elections with 2 Comments
Bernie Sanders’ Immigration Policy Track Record

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced this week that he will run for President, becoming the first to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. The Associated Press reports Sanders will focus his platform on securing economic opportunities for all Americans, but he has said little about what his immigration policy platform will be. Yet based […]

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