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

Written by on May 8, 2015 in Asylum and Refugee, Detention with 0 Comments

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

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

Written by on May 7, 2015 in Elections, Republicans with 8 Comments

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

Written by on May 6, 2015 in Business, Entrepreneurship with 0 Comments

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

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

Written by on May 5, 2015 in Courts, Executive Action with 0 Comments

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

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

Written by on May 4, 2015 in Congress with 1 Comment

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

Bernie Sanders’ Immigration Policy Track Record

Written by on May 1, 2015 in Elections with 1 Comment

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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Supreme Court to Decide Whether It’s Okay to Deprive a Person of His Day In Immigration Court

Supreme Court to Decide Whether It’s Okay to Deprive a Person of His Day In Immigration Court

Written by on April 30, 2015 in Supreme Court with 0 Comments

Every day in immigration courts around the country, people facing deportation try to explain why they should be allowed to remain in the United States under our notoriously complex immigration laws. Those who have legal representation rely on their attorneys to follow procedures and make arguments that may be virtually indecipherable to people without legal […]

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No Justice For Family of Mexican Child Killed By U.S. Border Patrol Agent

No Justice For Family of Mexican Child Killed By U.S. Border Patrol Agent

Written by on April 29, 2015 in Border, Courts with 4 Comments

By Mary Kenney, Senior Staff Attorney at the American Immigration Council and Patrick Taurel, Legal Fellow at the American Immigration Council. On June 7, 2010, Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca, a fifteen-year-old Mexican national, was playing with a group of friends on the Mexican side of the border near the Paso del Norte Bridge in El Paso, […]

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Ending Birthright Citizenship: (Still) Unconstitutional, Unwise, Unworkable, and Un-American

Ending Birthright Citizenship: (Still) Unconstitutional, Unwise, Unworkable, and Un-American

Written by on April 28, 2015 in Birthright Citizenship, Hearings with 20 Comments

The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Birthright Citizenship: Is It The Right Policy For America?” The hearing will question whether those born in America will automatically be citizens, as they have been for over 150 years. Undoubtedly, the hearing will feature the same counterproductive anti-immigrant rhetoric that nativists have trotted out before, […]

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Mothers and Children Suffer In Immigration Detention While Administration Makes its Point

Mothers and Children Suffer In Immigration Detention While Administration Makes its Point

Written by on April 27, 2015 in Administration, Detention, Family with 0 Comments

Estrella is a four-year-old girl who has been locked-up in U.S. detention centers for over eight months or one fifth of her life. She is chronically ill and has been hospitalized for acute bronchitis. She has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder with anxiety, and major depressive episode. Her mother, Melida, watches her […]

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