Editorial: Support the state’s DREAM Act
The high court refused to review a legal challenge to a controversial California law extending in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants pursuing a higher education.
Gov. Deval Patrick Is Latest to Buck Obama Deportation Program
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick joined a growing chorus of governors standing up against the federal government’s immigration enforcement agenda when he announced that he would not enter his state into Secure Communities.
New Effort to Protect Immigrants From Tricks
A crackdown on fake immigration lawyers has been coordinated broadly among federal and state agencies and local immigrant aid organizations. Federal appeals courts in New York, California and other regions with major immigrant populations have been deluged with cases of immigrants who sought legal status through the courts, but ended up in labyrinths leading to deportation because of incompetent or fraudulent lawyers.
Utah guest worker bill: future of immigration debate?
Under the pending guest worker plan, to be administered by the Utah Department of Public Safety, if the worker has no medical debt, has a job and passes a background check, he or she would be allowed to work in the state for two years.
How a Democracy Works
President Obama, who has spent two and a half years not delivering on his promise to fix immigration, but there is a lot President Obama can and should do and we need him to do so. He can grant relief from deportation to young people who would have qualified from the Dream Act, he can resist Republican lawmakers who want mandatory nationwide use of E-Verify, he can bolster public safety by pulling the plug on Secure Communities.
Ag industry faces labor woes in immigration debate
The agriculture industry fears a disaster is on the horizon if Congress plans to require all American businesses to run their employees through E-Verify, a program that confirms each is legally entitled to work in the U.S., could wreak havoc on an industry where 80 percent of the field workers are undocumented immigrants.
GOP gains support to challenge DREAM Act
Maryland legislators have successfully netted more than 30,000 approved petition signatures to overturn the recently passed bill that grants undocumented students in-state tuition.
Ala. governor signs tough illegal immigration law
Alabama’s governor signed a tough new undocumented immigration crackdown that contains provisions requiring public schools to determine students’ immigration status and making it a crime to knowingly give an undocumented immigrant a ride. Alabama employers also are now required to use a federal system called E-Verify to determine if new workers are in the country legally.