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May 2011

Republicans seem to soften on immigration

In the 2008 presidential campaign, some Republican contenders called for millions of people living in the country illegally to return to their native lands before being able to seek legal status. As the next presidential election nears, would-be GOP nominees are emphasizing sympathy for some illegal immigrants, in what is either a strategic feint or a reflection of changed political terrain.

Lamar Smith and the GOP must look at the reality behind immigration

More than 800,000 people have been deported since Barack Obama took office, at the rate of about 1,000 per day. Just as it will to the hundreds of thousands of employers who have been pressured by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to fire illegal immigrant workers. With a record like this, it’s absurd for anyone to accuse the administration of going soft on immigration enforcement.

Putting a face on illegal immigration

State Rep. Ana Hernandez Luna stood before the House on the afternoon of May 9, hours after lawmakers passed the controversial “sanctuary city” bill, and started reading from a prepared statement, her eyes downcast.

North Carolina’s Changing Demographics Include a Doubling of the Latino Population Since 2000

Today, the Washington Post looked at the changing demographics of North Carolina. Obama won that state in 2008 by a slim margin. Both parties intend to make a play for NC’s electoral votes. Overall, the state is changing demographically and politically. In North Carolina, the Latino population grew by 111.13% from 2000 to 2010 now constitute 8.4% of the population.

Arizona y el Supremo: Éramos diez y parió la abuela

31/05/11 a 8:55am por Maribel Hastings WASHINGTON – El fallo de la Suprema Corte avalando la ley de Arizona que penaliza la contratación de indocumentados pone de manifiesto la necesidad de que de una vez y por todas el Congreso y la Casa Blanca diriman sus diferencias para poder impulsar una reforma migratoria amplia, al … Continue reading »

California Assembly Responds to Secure Communities Program With the TRUST Act

The Secure Communities program has been feeling the heat lately. After Illinois Governor, Pat Quinn, decided to pull out of the program, and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA) called for an investigation into questionable ICE practices regarding the program (ie: that DHS lied by saying that communities could opt out when they really couldn’t), more officials have been coming out in its opposition.

Arizona E-Verify Law & Supreme Court’s Immigration Decision: Dagger in Heart of American Agriculture

Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling to uphold Arizona’s law requiring state businesses use the E-Verify system strikes a crushing blow to the Arizona agriculture industry. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) wants mandatory E-Verify at the national level, which would devastate the American Agricultural industry. In the absence of Comprehensive Immigration Reform at the Federal level, Smith’s mandatory E-Verify will deport farms and jobs.

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