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Countdown of the Top Five Immigration Stories of 2012

Written by on December 21, 2012 in DACA/DAPA, Elections, Enforcement, Legislation, Reform with 0 Comments
Countdown of the Top Five Immigration Stories of 2012

In the beginning of 2012, the landscape of the immigration world looked much different.  Pro-immigrant groups were coming off of a rough few years that saw the failure of the DREAM Act, a spike in deportations under President Obama, and the passage of several state-level restrictionist bills like Arizona’s infamous SB 1070 and Alabama’s HB […]

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This Week’s Immigration Proposals: Old News, Old Ideas

This Week’s Immigration Proposals: Old News, Old Ideas

If you follow immigration, but are returning from a month-long, news-free vacation, there’s only one conclusion you would draw from the legislation Republicans offered up this week in Congress:  Mitt Romney must have won the presidential election.  After all, the ACHIEVE Act, introduced yesterday by retiring Senators Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), […]

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Election Results Reignite Conservatives’ Interest in Immigration Reform

Written by on November 9, 2012 in Economics, Elections, Legislation, Reform with 2 Comments
Election Results Reignite Conservatives’ Interest in Immigration Reform

Recognizing the inevitable, Speaker of the House John Boehner endorsed comprehensive immigration reform on Thursday noting “I think a comprehensive approach is long overdue, and I’m confident that the president, myself, others, can find the common ground to take care of this issue once and for all.”

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In Presidential Election, “Self-Deportation” Goes Down to Defeat

Written by on November 8, 2012 in DACA/DAPA, Demographics, Elections, Integration, Reform with 2 Comments
In Presidential Election, “Self-Deportation” Goes Down to Defeat

It did not become certain until late Tuesday night that President Obama would win re-election. But for Mitt Romney, the campaign may have been lost during the Republican primary, when he cited “self-deportation” as the solution to our nation’s immigration problems. With the post-election dust now settled, it has become increasingly clear that supporting the […]

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Immigration (Finally) Takes the Stage at a Presidential Debate

Immigration (Finally) Takes the Stage at a Presidential Debate

George W. Bush made several appearances in last night’s presidential debate, but perhaps nowhere with greater effect than when President Obama contrasted Governor Mitt Romney’s position on immigration reform.  Where President Bush supported comprehensive immigration reform, declared President Obama, Governor Romney supports “self-deportation” and Arizona style anti-immigrant laws.  Moderator Candy Crowley then segued into a […]

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Pace of DACA Approvals Quickens, but Will it be Fast Enough?

Written by on October 16, 2012 in DACA/DAPA, Elections, Enforcement, Legislation with 11 Comments
Pace of DACA Approvals Quickens, but Will it be Fast Enough?

For the first time since immigration authorities officially launched Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in mid-August, the federal government released statistics last Friday indicating that thousands of requests have been officially granted. But while the figures themselves are an encouraging sign, other evidence suggests that most applicants will not have their requests considered until after […]

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Kansans Push for Kobach Recall

Written by on October 10, 2012 in Elections, Enforcement, Legislation, State and Local with 0 Comments
Kansans Push for Kobach Recall

Activists in Kansas are mounting a campaign to recall the state’s Secretary of State and notorious immigration restrictionist Kris Kobach.  According to the Associated Press, there is a movement to collect signatures to recall him.  For months, several groups have held rallies and press conferences, accusing Kobach of spending too much time working on his […]

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In Speech, Romney Provides Few Details on Immigration Policy

Written by on June 22, 2012 in Elections, Enforcement, Legislation with 0 Comments
In Speech, Romney Provides Few Details on Immigration Policy

On Thursday, Mitt Romney gave a much-anticipated speech in which he was expected to address whether—as President—he would reverse the new Obama administration policy toward immigrant youths who would qualify for the DREAM Act. The answer? It’s still unclear. Despite adopting a noticeably softer tone toward undocumented immigrants, Romney again failed to say whether he […]

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Romney Uses Restrictionist Code Words to Describe Immigration Policy

Written by on January 26, 2012 in Elections, Enforcement with 2 Comments
Romney Uses Restrictionist Code Words to Describe Immigration Policy

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney stole a page from the restrictionists’ playbook this week when he promoted the idea of “self-deportation” during a presidential debate. “If people don’t get work here,” Romney stated, “they’re going to self-deport to a place where they can get work.” Rather than initiate a constructive solution to our nation’s immigration […]

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Advocates Call Romney’s Relationship with Anti-Immigrant Hawk “Political Suicide”

Written by on January 17, 2012 in Elections, Legislation with 4 Comments
Advocates Call Romney’s Relationship with Anti-Immigrant Hawk “Political Suicide”

As if Mitt Romney’s repeated promise to veto the DREAM Act wasn’t alienating enough, advocates warn that Romney’s continued relationship with famed anti-immigrant hawk Kris Kobach is killing future support from Latino voters, especially in key states like New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado and Florida. Kobach, co-author of Arizona and Alabama’s extreme immigration enforcement laws, appeared […]

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