A 4-year-old U.S. citizen who was unable to enter into the country this month because of a possible communications mix-up will attempt the journey again on Tuesday. “It’s a grave injustice that she has been separated from her parents for so long and we’re here to rectify that situation,” said lawyer David Sperling, in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on Monday.
President Obama said Monday that he does not have the power to suspend deportations, putting the nail in a plan some administration officials had explored that could have granted de-facto legal status to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants.
Jaime Lopez used to earn $14 an hour, plus benefits, as a maintenance man for an office building outside Minneapolis. Then his employer was audited by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Mr. Lopez and 1,200 other illegal immigrants in the Twin Cities lost their jobs in October 2009.
Foreign nationals who are married to U.S. citizens of the same sex may apply for spousal green cards and other benefits, immigration authorities announced Monday, but it remains to be seen whether the government will issue them.
A Georgia House committee on Monday took up a Senate bill aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration in the state and substituted the text of a more comprehensive House bill. The House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee was set to consider the Senate bill proposed by state Sen. Jack Murphy, but the version lawmakers ended up voting on completely substituted the text of a bill authored by state Rep. Matt Ramsey.
Following in the footsteps of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Virgil Peck, and the Three Amigos on Immigration (Reps. Smith (R-TX), Gallegly (R-CA), and King (R-IA)), all of whom have been using their elected positions to hate on immigrants, Shirley Matson, a tax assessor in Nevada, found herself in the hot seat last week when she decided to jump in with some incendiary comments of her own.
Ahead of the one-year anniversary of SB 1070, the Center for American Progress released a new report entitled “A Rising Tide or a Shrinking Pie: The Economic Impact of Legalization Versus Deportation,” analyzing what would happen if SB 1070 were carried out to its full intended effect and every single undocumented immigrant was purged from Arizona, and would happen if the state instead decided to legalize all of its undocumented.
Last week, with the release of the new census numbers, DC’s political pundits took notice of the growing Latino population and realized that because of immigration, the Republican Party has a major problem on its hands.
U.S. immigration authorities deported March 11 to Guatemala a 4-year-old American girl, Emily Samantha Ruiz, daughter of undocumented immigrants, together with her grandfather, without offering her parents all the options so they could bring her home, two attorneys said.
If demographics is destiny, then Republicans may have a major political problem on their hands. Why? Because numbers released by the Census Bureau late last week showed massive growth in the nation’s Hispanic population, a community that Republicans have struggled mightily to reach in recent years.