Democrats avoid immigration reform as campaign issue

Immigration reform appears to be dropping off the radar of the Democrats, with the party hardly mentioning the issue during its campaigning. This is despite immigration reform having been the party’s major domestic priority for the last couple of years.  The fight for control of the Senate is unlikely to be impacted by Latino voters, …

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Expansion planned for biggest detention center in Southern California

In a move that has resulted in harsh criticism from activists for immigration reform, an announcement has been made about an expansion to the Adelanto Detention Center. This is already the biggest immigration detention center in the whole of Southern California. The center is situated in the desert, is currently able to hold almost 1,300 …

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Court stops Arizona denying young immigrants driver’s licenses

An appeal court has come down firmly on the side of advocates for immigrants, who argued that the Arizona policy of refusing to allow young immigrants to have driver’s licenses despite having work permits was a violation of their equal protection rights. The young immigrants were indeed being harmed by the state’s unequal treatment, according …

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New immigration ad campaign launched by federal government

The US government has launched a new ad campaign in response to the dramatic increase in the number of undocumented immigrants crossing the border.  The campaign is designed to highlight the danger of illegal immigration and is aimed largely at El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras in the hope of dissuading people from hiring people smugglers …

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