26/05/11 a 12:48pm por Maribel Hastings WASHINGTON – Mientras sirven honorablemente a su país y sacrifican incluso sus vidas, miles de soldados estadounidenses experimentan la angustia de la deportación de sus familiares inmediatos. Pero el proyecto de ley S 2757, presentado de nueva cuenta por el senador demócrata de Nueva Jersey, Bob Menéndez, busca legalizar,… Continue »

Our military men and women risk their lives to serve this country. New legislation would protect undocumented family members while they are away.

A group of liberal Democrats is urging President Obama to put his money where his mouth is regarding immigration reform. The lawmakers, led by Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), say the president has prioritized the issue in sound but not in action.

House Democrats today urged President Barack Obama to do more right now to help illegal immigrants — even while he’s pushing Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Obama said he is making immigration reform a priority in a speech May 10 in El Paso. Rep. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., said it’s great Obama is meeting with Congress and immigration officials, but that’s not enough.

Adding their voices to a growing number of opponents, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks and Councilwoman Jan Perry have called on the city to support limiting the scope of local participation in a controversial federal deportation program.

The number of immigrants detained in Nashville’s deportation program has been nearly halved. Federal dollars earned by the program have been cut by almost two-thirds. Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall, whose 287(g) immigration program has been the subject of years of complaints, said its days are numbered if the declines continue.

Indiana’s new immigration law includes unlawful provisions that would allow local police to interfere with federal authorities and arrest immigrants — documented or not — for reasons that have little to do with criminal activity, one civil rights group says.

New legislation introduced today by Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Harry Reid (D-NV), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Daniel Akaka (D-HI), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) would provide some stability to members of the U.S. Armed Forces whose loved ones are caught up in the broken immigration system. The government estimates that thousands of men and women currently serving in the military have spouses or other close family members who are undocumented. The Military Families Act would allow the spouses, parents, sons, and daughters of active duty military servicemen and women to apply for green cards if they are otherwise eligible.

Yet another positive improvement this country gains from its immigrant population was revealed on Tuesday, when a newly released study showed that top science students in the U.S. are primarily the children of immigrants. This new data should strike a chord for a nation at risk of falling behind in the global scientific community

More bad news today for Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio: following news that he misspent $100 million in taxpayer funds and failed to investigate 400 sex crimes cases, “America’s Toughest Sheriff” found himself sporting another black eye yesterday after the arrest of three employees involved in a drug- and human-trafficking ring.