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California 'Bucks The Trend' With New Immigration Laws

Posted 12.13.2011 | Latino Voices

California has enacted several laws that benefit immigrants regardless of their legal status, including measures that open state funded scholarships t...

Elise Foley

South Carolina Immigration Law Faces Legal Challenge

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of immigrant rights groups filed a suit on Wednesday to block South Carolina's crackdown on unauthorized immigration, saying...

By the Numbers: Business, E-Verify and the California Economy

Manuel Pastor | Posted 12.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Manuel Pastor

The federal government does need to fix our broken immigration system. But mandating E-Verify is just the latest of a series of ideas driven more by emotion than common sense.

Elise Foley

Spanish-Language Ads To Target Mandatory E-Verify

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Spanish-language ads will target Republican congressmen from California for their support of a federal employment eligibility program ca...

E-Verify E-Viscerates Labor Market

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 11.23.2011 | Latino Voices
Alex Nowrasteh

As the Latin American writer Alvaro Vargas Llosa wrote, "Whenever there is a disconnect between the law and reality, reality finds ways of making the law irrelevant." That is happening very quickly in immigration. Intrusive regulatory mandates like E-Verify are just expensive regulatory diversions.

E-Verify: De Facto National ID and the End of Privacy

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

This proposed federal law is really little more than a Trojan horse, a backdoor attempt by the powers-that-be to inflict a de facto National ID card on the American people.

Mandatory E-Verify Would Overwhelm Social Security Administration, Increase Disability Backlog

Scott Hochberg | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Scott Hochberg

E-Verify is a tool designed to prevent the employment of undocumented workers, and would add significant responsibilities and workload to an agency that is already overworked and underfunded.

Elise Foley

Republican E-Verify Bill Faces Growing Internal Opposition

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House Republican bill that would require businesses to screen for undocumented immigrants is facing a growing bloc of opposition -- ev...

Undocumented Labor Is the Dairyland's Bread and Butter

Erich Straub | Posted 10.29.2011 | Latino Voices
Erich Straub

Rural America simply does not have the native-born workforce it needs to produce America's food. With no visas available and a shortage of local labor, the result is an industry that has become deeply dependent on undocumented workers.

To Vote or Not to Vote, That Is Not the Question

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 10.13.2011 | Latino Voices
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

How do immigrants and Latinos flex their voting muscle to effectively remind our national elected leaders that we cannot be taken for granted, especially when it comes to solving a deeply-emotional and personal issue like immigration reform?

No Way to Create American Jobs

Mike Fishman | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics
Mike Fishman

At a time when Congress should be focusing on creating jobs, House Republicans -- led by the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Rep. Lamar Smith -- ...

Whack-a Mole Immigration Policy

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

As a nation where immigrants historically have had a fair chance and been treated humanely, we need to give up Whac-a-Mole and devise one comprehensive policy, including a legalization plan.

A Day Without Immigrants: Georgia's Anti-Immigration Law

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Daniel Altschuler

In Georgia, farmers are finding it nearly impossible to replace the immigrant workers who are fleeing the state in fear of a draconian piece of legislation that mirrors provisions of Arizona's controversial SB 1070.

The GOP's Schism On E-Verify

Kristian Ramos | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Kristian Ramos

As someone who follows immigration issues daily, I find Congressman Lamar Smith's (TX-R) crusade to pass mandatory E-Verify fascinating. Lets be clea...

What the Government Should Be Verifying: Jobs, Safety, and Training

Pablo Alvarado | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Pablo Alvarado

The government should stop its immigrant witch hunt and start focusing on real solutions. What we need is verification of workplace safety and effective enforcement of wage and hour laws.

Immigration Reform -- Move Over Congress!

Diane Dimond | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

The Supreme Court has given its seal of approval to one of Arizona's much maligned immigration laws. Is Congress even relevant on this issue anymore? ...

Supreme Court Misses the Mark on Legal Arizona Workers Act

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics
Raul A. Reyes

Arizona's law has not been shown to reduce illegal immigration. In 2008, the first year it was in effect, state income tax collection dropped 13%. But sales tax revenues on food and clothing remained fairly steady.

The Truth About E-Verify

Frank Sharry | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Over the next few weeks and months, we'll hear Republicans claim unequivocally that E-Verify is the solution to our immigration problem. So, let's look at some key facts about the GOP's next "great" idea.

Weekly Diaspora: Arizona vs. 'Anchor Babies'

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger After commanding the world's attention in 2010 with its cavalier stance on immigration, the Arizona...

This RIDE May Be a Scary One

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

A new DHS program will create one more hoop for job seekers to jump through during a period when what we need the least is more Big Brother breathing down our necks.

Is Now the Right Time for Immigration Reform? Chuck Schumer, the Sensenbrenner in Liberal's Clothes

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

The Schumer mandate for the undocumented to register within a short period of time, or else be permanently barred from becoming U.S. residents, is a prime example of the law run amok.

Obama Keeps Tough Immigration Policies Despite Promise To Break From Bush

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After early pledges by President Obama that he would moderate the Bush administration's tough policy on immigration enforcement, his administration is...

USA Today Needs to Check Its Facts: The Priority is the Economy

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kety Esquivel

Catherine Singley, Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Earlier this week, our friends at the Immigration...

Immigrant Groups Fighting Stimulus Provision

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Among the many provisions of the $800-plus billion stimulus bill hotly debated and horse-traded behind closed doors, one that remained largely under t...