THIS WEEK IN IMMIGRATION

February 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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News links from Immigration Impact!
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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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Celebrate brave determined actions during 2013 – video clip list

January 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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sakuma farmworker video

vladtepesblog.com/2013/12/30/new-immigration-video-by-vlaams-belang-belgian-opposition-party/

http://www.euronews.com/2014/01/03/italian-navy-rescues-thousands-of-african-migrants/#.Usdt01J6t-Y.emailhttp://

www.euronews.com/2013/11/15/lampedusa-the-forgotten-island/#.UsdwkbDjiGA.email

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://www.kirotv.com/videos/news/video-mayors-wife-arrested-at-immigration-rally/vCHndK/

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/politics/article/Hundreds-protest-canceled-Catch-an-Illegal-game-4996381.php

 

http://shar.es/95THe man dies in custody – family demands answers

 

More Than 100 Women Arrested at Capitol Immigration Reform Protest | NBC4 

Washingtonhttp://dai.ly/x16tu8g

Minnesota arrests for blocking street

 

http://www.dreamactivist.org/arrests-at-broward-detention-center/#.Usd143gLToQ.email

 

Raw: Immigration reform march in downtown Orlando
http://www.wftv.com/videos/news/raw-immigration-reform-march-in-downtown-orlando/vCG3fM/

15 protesters jailed after Orlando immigration reform protest

http://shar.es/9vqPv

 

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_metro/central_phoenix/immigration-protest-planned-at-phoenix-ice-office?CMP=201401_emailshare

Immigration protest hits streets of Phoenix, ends at ICE office

take things into our own hands quote

 

Arlington, WA -local musician – don’t feed the greed song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj-1Q0a-zB8

 

Chain to fence at white house

http://www.notonemoredeportation.com/2013/09/18/white-house-handcuffed/

 

San Francisco stop ICE bus

http://www.notonemoredeportation.com/2013/10/17/sfaction/

 

Standoff in the strawberry fields

August 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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August 19, 2013  5:00AM ET
In July, Washington berry pickers went on strike. A week after their return, farm owners brought in H2A guest workers

BURLINGTON, Wash. — Over a tense two-week period in July, at the peak of the summer harvest season, almost 250 workers at the $6.1 million Sakuma Brothers strawberry and blueberry farm — one of the largest in Washington state — went on strike twice. Workers fought with the farm’s owners over wages, overtime pay, alleged racist treatment and conditions in their housing camp. They won concessions but lost on most of their monetary demands. With few resources left, they returned to the fields.

Sakuma Brothers Farms could afford to play hardball because it had an ace in the hole: It had been certified to bring 160 new workers from Mexico under the restrictive H2A guest-worker program. And the lower wages mandated for guest workers under U.S. immigration law proved to be the limit not just for the H2A workers but also for all the other pickers at the company.  Read more

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