As Democrats scramble to push immigration reform legislation through before the end of a lame-duck session of Congress, Republicans around the country are looking to introduce tough statehouse bills that echo Arizona’s controversial SB 1070.
As the Republicans swept into control of the U.S. House of Representatives, the prospects for immigration reform went out the door with defeated Democrats.
Leading up to this week’s oral arguments before a federal appellate court on whether Arizona’s controversial immigration law is constitutional, all eyes were on the Grand Canyon state.
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As mid-term and gubernatorial campaigns enter into the final weeks before the election, immigration plays a key role, both in terms of rhetoric and voters.
While the United States removed a record number of illegal immigrants from the country in the 2010 fiscal year, a record number of illegal immigrants died while attempting to sneak into the country.
Although the debate on immigration reform has stalled in Congress (despite more immigration bills being introduced), the issue remains on center stage nationwide a month before elections.
When a high-ranking immigration official in Florida learned last year that a local sub-office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services had reportedly mishandled hundreds of sensitive naturalization and citizenship certificates, she was concerned. But after Maria Aran decided the agency wasn’t doing enough to address the problem, she blew the whistle – a little too […]
Young immigrants with hopes of college or U.S. military service (but without immigration papers) will have to wait until after the November mid-term elections for any possible action on a legal overhaul while President Obama said he doesn’t believe immigration reform should come through regulation or other administrative tweaks.
Immigration advocates spent the week DREAMing big.
The Obama administration is changing the government’s strategy in enforcing immigration laws while repealing birthright citizenship would expand the population of illegal immigrants, who, depending on how you look at it, may or may not be a burden on taxpayers.