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| Justice Department’s Losing Battle Over Deportation Waivers for Permanent Residents
For more than five years, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has defended a policy that deprives long-term lawful permanent residents (LPRs) of the opportunity to apply for a waiver that would allow them to remain in the United States. The policy at issue—announced through a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) decision—significantly narrows the group of LPRs who are eligible for this waiver.
Farm Bureau Warns Enforcement-Only Immigration Reform Would Harm America’s Food Supply
The on-the-ground harm of enforcement-only state immigration policies is clear. The “self-deportation” style laws in Arizona, Alabama, and Georgia all dealt severe blows to the states’ economies, particularly the agricultural industries. A federal enforcement-only approach to immigration reform would have a similarly harmful impact, leading to a decline in food production and higher food prices in the United States.
Petition Challenges DHS on Enforcement Priorities
Last week, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) along with six individuals, submitted a formal request to the Department of Homeland Security asking the agency to temporarily suspend the deportation of low-priority undocumented workers and their families and grant them “deferred action.”
New Mexico Governor Uses Anti-Immigrant Driver’s License Proposal as Fundraising Tool
For the fifth time in four years, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is trying to get the legislature to repeal the 2003 law granting licenses to all eligible drivers, regardless of their immigration status.
Are Immigrants Really Destined to Give the GOP the Cold Shoulder?
The latest catastrophic forecast on immigration policy comes in the form of a report released by the conservative Eagle Forum warning Republicans about the presumed dire impact that the arrival of new immigrants through legal channels will have on the GOP’s electoral future. While this idea is far from new, the report relies on assumptions that an overwhelming body of research has refuted.
¿Es Cierto Que los Inmigrantes Están Destinados a Darle la Espalda al Partido Republicano?
El último pronóstico catastrófico sobre la política inmigratoria viene de la mano de un informe publicado por el grupo conservador Eagle Forum. En el mismo, los autores advierten a los sectores conservadores sobre el terrible impacto que la llegada de nuevos inmigrantes tendrá en el futuro electoral del Partido Republicano.
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The fight for indigenous rights knows no borders
Campaign to free Nestora Salgado from Mexican jail gains international support
|Free Nestora Salgado protest at the MLK march on Jan 20, 2014. Shown (R-L): Nestora’s husband José Avila, daughter Grisel Rodriguez. Credit: Melissa Hurst FS For more coverage on Nestora’s story, see our other article here.
When indigenous leader Nestora Salgado, a Washington state resident and naturalized U.S. citizen, traveled south of the U.S.-Mexico border last year, she did not expect to end up a political prisoner. Her first trips to her hometown of Olinalá, Guerrero, were to bring aid to its desperately poor residents. But she found the town run by criminal gangs and drug dealers, who terrorize and murder citizens, rape young girls, and spread prostitution and drug addiction. When she exposed the collusion of Mexican officials with these thugs, she found herself in prison, facing trumped up charges of kidnapping. Read more
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VIDEO: Seattle Mayor’s wife arrested at immigration rally
Within two hours of her husband conceding the Seattle mayor’s race, Peggy Lynch was being handcuffed.
http://shar.es/95THe man dies in custody – family demands answers
More Than 100 Women Arrested at Capitol Immigration Reform Protest | NBC4
Minnesota arrests for blocking street
Raw: Immigration reform march in downtown Orlando
15 protesters jailed after Orlando immigration reform protest
Immigration protest hits streets of Phoenix, ends at ICE office
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Arlington, WA -local musician – don’t feed the greed song
Chain to fence at white house
San Francisco stop ICE bus
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