BREAKING NEWS: DHS approves TPS for Syrian Nationals

Posted on 27. Mar, 2012 by in News

As reported by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee: “The TPS designation will be effective for 18 months. Before the end of the TPS designation period, the DHS Secretary will review the conditions in Syria and determine whether the conditions that led to the TPS designation continue to be met. Unless a determination is made that those conditions […]

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SFGate: Day laborers win Supreme Court free-speech case

Posted on 29. Feb, 2012 by in News

“Day laborers in Western states including California scored a legal victory Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a lower-court ruling declaring that cities violate free speech when they make it a crime to seek work from passing drivers. The case comes from the Los Angeles suburb of Redondo Beach and affects dozens of […]

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NYTimes: Across Arizona, Illegal Immigration Is on Back Burner

Posted on 27. Feb, 2012 by in News

“CHANDLER, Ariz. — The angry protests over Arizona’s tough policies focused on illegal immigrants are mostly gone. The sponsor of the state’s touchstone immigration bill has been recalled, while two sheriffs who championed the crackdown are enmeshed in legal difficulties. And there has been a notable decline in police activity aimed at illegal immigrants, easing […]

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USA Today: Immigration enforcement program to be shut down

Posted on 18. Feb, 2012 by in News

” The Obama administration is starting to shut down a program that deputized local police officers to act as immigration agents. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have trained local officers around the country to act as their agencies’ immigration officers. Working either in jails or in the field, the officers can check the immigration status […]

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ICE Settles Home Raid Case for $350K and Immigration Relief

Posted on 15. Feb, 2012 by in News

“… The settlement stems from controversial raids by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents in Fair Haven [CT] in June 2007. Eleven men caught up in that action later sued with the help of student attorneys at Yale law school. They claimed that the ICE agents entered their homes without permission and arrested them illegally, violating […]

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NYTimes: Labor Dept. Issues New Rules for Guest Workers

Posted on 13. Feb, 2012 by in News

p5rn7vb “The Labor Department on Friday unveiled rules that reshape a program for foreign migrants in work other than agriculture, which officials said would strengthen protections for those workers and also spur recruitment of Americans for such jobs. It was the latest move in a protracted battle between employers and the Obama administration over the […]

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COLORLINES: ICE Creates Public Advocate Position to Serve ‘Those in Immigration Proceedings’

Posted on 12. Feb, 2012 by in News

“As part of the agency’s ongoing detention reform the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today announced its first Public Advocate position that is supposed to ‘serve as a point of contact for individuals, including those in immigration proceedings, non-governmental organizations and other community and advocacy groups, who have concerns, questions, recommendations or other issues […]

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COLORLINES: Fear of Deportation Kept L.A. School’s Parents From Reporting Sex Abuse

Posted on 12. Feb, 2012 by in News

“Two teachers have been charged with multiple counts of lewd conduct against several students at Miramonte Elementary—a school in South Los Angeles who’s student body is made up of 98% Latinos and 2% black students. Lawyers say at least three alleged victims have not been interviewed by law enforcement because their parents fear deportation. “Mark Berndt was charged […]

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NYTimes Op-Ed: Do-It-Yourself Deportation

Posted on 12. Feb, 2012 by in News

“… People like Guadalupe and me are staying in this country because we have faith that America will live up to its promise as a fair and just country. We hope that there will be comprehensive immigration reform, with a path to citizenship for people who have spent years living and working here. When reform […]

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NYTIMES: Company Banned in Effort to Protect Foreign Students From Exploitation

Posted on 02. Feb, 2012 by in News

“Signaling a sharp change of course in the country’s largest international cultural exchange program, the State Department has banned a leading sponsor company from bringing foreign students to the United States for summer jobs and will add new restrictions to protect students from labor abuse, officials said Wednesday. The removal of the sponsor, the Council […]

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