Immigration

Homeland Security Unilaterally Halts the Deportation of Service Members' Family

Homeland Security Unilaterally Halts the Deportation of Service Members' Family
The Department of Homeland Security announced last week that family of U.S. military members will no longer have to face deportation. The constant fear that any one of their loved ones might at any time be deported out the country seems to add an unnecessary "stress and anxiety" on troops.
Reacting to the news was Jon Solt
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'Doesn't Make Sense': Obama Touts Need for Immigration Reform

'Doesn't Make Sense': Obama Touts Need for Immigration Reform
With the budget and debt ceiling crises over (for the time being), President Obama has moved on to the next big issue facing the country: immigration reform.
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Michigan Oil Spill Contractors Convicted on Immigration Crimes Linked to Cleanup Work

Michigan Oil Spill Contractors Convicted on Immigration Crimes Linked to Cleanup Work
Two men indicted for their role in exploiting undocumented workers during a 2010 oil spill cleanup have pleaded guilty to multiple immigration crimes. An investigation by The American Independent’s former sister site Michigan Messenger uncovered the exploitation of undocumented workers – mostly from Central America – during the cleanup following a July oil spill in Marshall, Michigan.
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'Secret Criteria' for Immigrants Seeking US Citizenship Disproportionately Flags Muslims

'Secret Criteria' for Immigrants Seeking US Citizenship Disproportionately Flags Muslims
A government program to screen immigrants for national security concerns has blacklisted some Muslims and put their U.S. citizenship applications on hold for years, civil liberties advocates said Wednesday. The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California said in a report that the previously undisclosed program instructs federal immigration officers to find ways to deny applications that have been deemed a national security concern. For example, they flag discrepancies in a petition or claim they didn't receive sufficient information from the immigrant.
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Amy Taxin
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AZ Sheriff Warns Militias to Stand Down After Minuteman Mistakes Deputy for Smuggler

AZ Sheriff Warns Militias to Stand Down After Minuteman Mistakes Deputy for Smuggler
Tough-talking Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is warning civilians who embark on armed patrols in remote desert terrain that they could end up with "30 rounds fired into" them by one of his deputies.
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Politician Tells Little Girl Her Dad Should Be Deported

Politician Tells Little Girl Her Dad Should Be Deported
Congressman Scott Desjarlais, a Tennessee Republican, was asked a question by 11-year-old Josie Molina at a town hall meeting. The daughter of an undocumented immigrant, Josie was there looking for advice on how to keep her father in the country. The congressman told her, in front of a hooting and hollering Tea Party crowd, that her father would have to be deported...
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GOP Congressman: 'House is in No Rush to Take Up Immigration'

GOP Congressman: 'House is in No Rush to Take Up Immigration'
Immigration advocates are swarming the country this month, trying to persuade House Republicans to pass a comprehensive overhaul. It was hard to tell at the town-hall meeting that second-term Republican Rep. Andy Harris held recently in this town northeast of Baltimore.
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TX Reformers Clash with Anti-Immigration Protesters

TX Reformers Clash with Anti-Immigration Protesters
Close to 50 immigration reform activists from TexasRITA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota and other groups gathered this week at U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold's (R-TX) Corpus Christi office to deliver 10,000 petitions asking for the Congressman's support of immigration reform and a pathway to citizenship.
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House GOP To Undocumented: You Can Stay, You Just Can’t Vote

House GOP To Undocumented: You Can Stay, You Just Can’t Vote
Republican leaders understand political reality well enough to grasp that they can’t survive as the anti-immigrant party. They insist they want to pass some sort of immigration reform, just nothing “comprehensive” with too many “pages.”
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Hooray for George W. Bush!

Hooray for George W. Bush!
A novel I'm currently reading asks the question, "How do you weigh all the sides of someone?" I thought of that line yesterday, while weighing the upside of George W. Bush. He's trying to save the Republican party from itself, and it won't be his fault if the House partisans and the hostile base stay deaf to his advice.
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