Tag: E-Verify

Fremont, Nebraska Has More to Gain from Welcoming Immigrants

Fremont, Nebraska Has More to Gain from Welcoming Immigrants

Fremont, Nebraska, has become ground zero for one of the longest-standing anti-immigrant experiments in the United States. In 2010, the small, Midwestern town of 26,000 voted on an ordinance that would create unwieldy and costly housing permits to verify the immigration status of all Fremont renters and would force businesses to use E-Verify (an electronic [...]

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Senate Committee Debates W Visas and E-Verify on Day Three of Immigration Bill Mark-up

Senate Committee Debates W Visas and E-Verify on Day Three of Immigration Bill Mark-up

For the third day of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s mark-up of the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” committee members continued to work through Title Four (specifically regarding the W visa program) and began debating Title Three (about interior enforcement). The senators considered 21 amendments and passed 11 of them with mostly bipartisan [...]

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President Lays Out His Vision For Immigration Reform

President Lays Out His Vision For Immigration Reform

After eight Republican and Democratic senators yesterday released their framework for comprehensive immigration reform, President Obama laid out his administration’s vision today of what he thinks should be included in the bill to overhaul the nation’s immigration system. He praised the bipartisan principles, which mirror the White House’s 2011 blueprint for immigration reform. “At this [...]

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Appeals Court Blocks Two More Provisions of Alabama’s Extreme Immigration Law

Appeals Court Blocks Two More Provisions of Alabama’s Extreme Immigration Law

The U.S  Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit temporarily enjoined two more controversial provisions of Alabama’s extreme immigration law (HB 56), adding to the list of  enjoined provisions. Yesterday, the 11th Circuit blocked Section 27, which bars Alabama courts from enforcing a contract with an unlawfully present person, and Section 30, which makes it [...]

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Nativist Group Twists Facts on Effectiveness of Arizona’s Immigration Law

Nativist Group Twists Facts on Effectiveness of Arizona’s Immigration Law

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has outdone itself when it comes to shoddy research. In a recently released report on “demographic changes” in Arizona, FAIR utilizes an almost random assortment of statistics to make its case that the state’s unauthorized immigrants are fleeing in droves thanks to get-tough immigration policies. The report occasionally [...]

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Heads Up, Virginia, Anti-Immigrant Agenda Could Be 2012 Legislative Focal Point

Heads Up, Virginia, Anti-Immigrant Agenda Could Be 2012 Legislative Focal Point

BY CLAIRE GUTHRIE GASTAÑAGA The Virginia General Assembly that convenes in January 2012 will be much changed from the one that it replaces.  Effective control of Virginia’s government—a Governor, House of Delegates and Senate— is now in the hands of legislators who have consistently sought to lead Virginia in the direction of states like Arizona [...]

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Governor Jerry Brown Signs Immigration Bills that Help, Not Hurt, California’s Economy

Governor Jerry Brown Signs Immigration Bills that Help, Not Hurt, California’s Economy

Take note, Alabama. Over the weekend, Governor Jerry Brown signed two immigration bills that seek to boost California’s struggling economy, rather than saddle it and small businesses with costly enforcement programs. Governor Brown signed the “Employment Acceleration Act of 2011” (AB 1236), a bill that prohibits the state from requiring employers to use E-Verify, as [...]

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