Month: March 2012

Flaws in the Immigrant Detention System

According to a recent conference at New York University’s law school, the current detention system for immigrants in the US is a cause for concern and needs more reforms. According to a coalition of immigration advocates speaking at the conference, the latest detention facility in New Jersey is just the latest evidence that reforms at …

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Immigrant Housing Law – Court Upholds Ban

Undocumented immigrants in the US face many hurdles, one of which is housing. All immigrants to the US need to find some place to live, but many communities are less than welcoming. In fact, some communities, such as Farmers Branch in Texas, have passed laws aimed at deterring undocumented immigrants from living in the community. …

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Protesters Arrested and Released, Will Not be Deported

After a recent immigration rally, four protesters were released from jail and authorities have reported that the adults will not be deported, even though all four have admitted to being in the country illegally. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that the protestors will not be deported because they are focused on deporting criminal undocumented …

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Are Open Borders a Solution to Immigration?

Immigration, and especially undocumented immigration, has been a major concern in the US for decades. Proposed solutions run the gamut from tougher immigration laws to amnesty. Some experts have also suggested that open borders would eliminate the issue of undocumented immigration entirely. Some believe that removing government intervention by opening borders would take care of …

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Is the Citizenship Test a Matter of Luck?

In most cases, anyone who applies for naturalization will need to pass a citizenship test, which tests English language ability as well as a knowledge of US civics and history. For many immigrants, the naturalization test is a stressful process but government officials as well as citizenship classes stress that passing the test is all …

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Immigrants to be Tracked Through Biometrics

According to news reports, the House Homeland Security subcommittee has been told that a biometric data plan will be ready for presentation to Congress within weeks. The plan, introduced by the Department of Homeland Security, will use biometrics to keep tabs on when immigrants leave the US. Since before 2011, experts have been seeking an …

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Immigration More Personal than Political for Latinos

According to a recent Fox News Latino poll, immigration is not likely the key political issue that Latino voters across the nation will be paying attention to this election year. The poll suggests that the economy is more likely an issue that will determine who these voters cast their ballots for in November. The poll …

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The Selma-to-Montgomery March

Recently, a group of civil rights activists reenacted a historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. The organized reenactment was meant to celebrate the historic march for voter rights and civil rights in 1965, but organizers and participants say that the current commemoration of the event is also intended to highlight concerns about current voter …

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Obama Says Unilateral Military Action Against Syria Would be a Mistake

President Barack Obama gave a news conference on March 6 at the White House, to discuss the growing global concern over events in Syria. President Obama said that despite concerns, it would be a mistake to act alone and take unilateral military action against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and his government. In the press conference, …

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Children of Illegal Immigrants: What Happens to Them?

In many cases, when undocumented immigrants enter the US, they bring their families with them. When parents are discovered by immigration authorities and deported, this can create a family tragedy if the children are left behind. According to some experts, there are more than 5000 immigrant children in foster care because their parents were detained …

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