Category Archives: Immigration Law
Congress falters, Obama advances on immigration
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Hopes of congressional action on immigration have effectively disappeared. In fact, Politico reported yesterday that there’s “growing pessimism on Capitol Hill that a sweeping immigration bill is achievable in President Barack Obama’s second term.” In other words, barring an unexpected … Continue reading


After Immigration Audit, 90% Of Workers At Apple-Packing Plant In WA Asked To Prove Status
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Hundreds of workers at a central Washington apple- packaging company could be facing layoffs after a federal immigration audit.


Impunity and the Border Patrol
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If a Border Patrol agent beats, kicks, threatens or otherwise abuses you, you can file a complaint. What you can’t count on, evidently, is anything being done about it.


Sheriff: Whatcom County won’t hold inmates on immigration detainers
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BELLINGHAM – In the wake of a civil rights ruling by a federal judge in Oregon, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office has changed its policy on delaying the release of inmates who are suspected of having entered the country illegally.


Wallace: Scott rolls the dice with tuition help for immigrants
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By embracing legislation to extend in-state tuition rates to children of illegal immigrants, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is playing with political fire when it comes to his own Republican Party base.


California bill would ease professional licensing rules for immigrants
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Denisse Rojas earned a biology degree from UC Berkeley and has set her sights on medical school. But one big obstacle stands in her way. To practice medicine in California, doctors must obtain a license from the state, and applicants … Continue reading


Judge orders talks in immigration detainer lawsuit
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A federal magistrate judge has ordered settlement talks in a civil rights lawsuit brought by a U.S. citizen who was held on an immigration detainer while officials investigated whether she was in the country illegally. The … Continue reading


Public schools are required to accept immigrants — but they keep finding ways not to
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In the United States, K-12 public schools are legally required to educate all children, regardless of immigration status.


Deadline for Immigration Overhaul Is August, Says Diaz-Balar
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The deadline to pass immigration legislation is this August, said Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., who is part of the effort to develop an immigration bill that could pass the House.


Obama Administration makes progress on immigration reform
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Under pressure from both sides of the immigration reform debate, the Obama administration has recently released statements outlining its plan to improve the quality of life for undocumented immigrants and people seeking American citizenship. The administration has been under fire … Continue reading