Governor Cuomo Suspends Participation in Federal Secure Communities Program
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office just sent out a press release announcing that the state is suspending participation in the Secure Communities program.
Lieberman an ardent supporter of federal act
Since 2003, Lieberman has served as a co-sponsor of the legislation, according to officials with his office; Lieberman again signed onto the bill when it was reintroduced to the Senate earlier this month.
Illinois Dream Act good for America
The state House, following action by the Senate, on Monday passed the Illinois Dream Act with bipartisan support. Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign the bill that will make Illinois the first state to create a private scholarship fund for children of undocumented immigrants
California to Let Counties “Opt Out” of Secure Communities Immigration Program
The Assembly approved AB1081, a bill would add new restrictions and let counties opt out of the state agreement on use of the Secure Communities automatic fingerprint program to screen for citizenship and criminal background.
A Post-9/11 Registration Effort Ends, but Not Its Effects
Months after the 9/11 attacks, the federal government created a program that required thousands of Arab and Muslim men to register with the authorities, in an effort to uncover terror links and immigration violations.
Critics of Dream Act cite signature success
Organizers of a petition to repeal Maryland’s Dream Act have collected nearly 62,500 signatures- more than three times the minimum for the first deadline. If state and local election boards determine both goals to be met, the Dream Act, which would provide in-state tuition rates to some children of undocumented immigrant, would be suspended and decided by a November 2012 statewide vote.
Immigration bill fires up opposition
A bill being called the Safe Students Act would require school principals in North Carolina to ask parents about their child’s citizenship and immigration status when the child is enrolled for the first time.
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