Saldana could score top immigration job

The first Latina US attorney in the state of Texas could become the first Latina chief of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) department.  A federal law enforcement official claims that the Obama administration is considering appointing 62-year-old Sarah Saldana to the post, according to the Wall Street Journal. Neither the White House nor …

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Judges call for immigration law reform

Congress has been asked by the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ) to create a court system independent of law enforcement agencies.  The NAIJ wants immigration courts to be separated from the Department of Justice, as it believes the current system is unfair on immigrants. Judge Dana Leigh Marks, the president of the National Association …

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Feds settle immigration lawsuit subject to conditions

Immigration authorities in the United States have to revamp their current practices to ensure that undocumented Mexican immigrants have been correctly informed of their legal right to a hearing in front of an immigration judge to comply with the settlement of a lawsuit. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the federal lawsuit in June last …

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Rubio warns Obama to avoid unilateral action

Florida Republican Marco Rubio ‒ who has previously supported a broad overhaul of the immigration system, including a pathway to legal status for undocumented immigrants ‒ warned President Obama to avoid taking executive action to reduce the rate of deportations on Tuesday. Rubio has written a letter to Obama declaring that he is “increasingly alarmed” …

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Immigrant minors start going to school

Thousands of undocumented immigrant minors who came to the United States unaccompanied are being enrolled in the country’s schools at the start of the new year.  This is after a fact sheet recently released by the Department of Education stated in no uncertain terms that such youngsters are entitled to education regardless of whether they …

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Mexican president wants immigration reform

Enrique Pena Nieto, the president of Mexico, has spoken about the need for immigration reform in the United States and emphasized the close relationship his nation has with California as he started a two-day tour there.  California shares its border with Mexico and Mr Nieto said it is probably the friendliest border state to immigrants. …

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Arizona businesses want immigration reform

Immigration reform is a vital issue when it comes to technology firms operating in the state of Arizona, as they often need to rely on overseas workers to continue to function.  The Phoenix Business Journal says that many of the Arizona Technology Council’s businesses look for talent on a global scale and give foreign workers …

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Lawmakers in California to help undocumented minors

Lawmakers in California are trying to pass two bills to provide undocumented immigrant minors with legal counsel when they go to immigration court.  Senate Bill 873 and California Assembly Bill 1477 would supply $3m to non-profit organizations that provide assistance to undocumented minors and grant these minors ‘special immigrant juvenile status’ to expedite the process …

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Immigration detention centers deport almost 300 women and children

Almost 300 women and children from Central America being held in family detention centers that opened following the recent influx of illegal immigrants over the southwest border have been deported.  280 women and children were deported as of late Wednesday from the Artesia Family Residential Center, with a further 14 deported from the Karnes County …

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Trust Act gains approval from Boston City Council

Boston City Council officials have given their approval to the Trust Act, which limits the ability of police officers to hold people suspected of being undocumented immigrants unless they have a criminal warrant to do so.  The Boston Herald says that the Trust Act is one of a number of ordinances receiving nationwide implementation to …

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Obama contemplates immigration changes

Key changes to the immigration system of the United States are being considered by President Obama.  These changes have been requested by powerful industry, interest and technology groups in a move that could negate criticisms by the Republican party of the president’s decision to go it alone. According to immigration advocates and administration officials, Obama …

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