Gap In Immigration Law Forces Woman to Deport Herself Reluctantly

I came across and article in McClatchy – DC Bureau which is no longer there, from Kansas City Missouri, today again highlighting how our immigration laws are separating families, in some cases.  Lauren Gray immigrated to the U.S. with her parents and sister from England when she was only 4 years old.  Her family immigrated here … Continue reading Gap In Immigration Law Forces Woman to Deport Herself Reluctantly

Family Separated By Bad Immigration Advice Can Sue for Pain and Suffering

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that an Iowa court has ruled that a family separated by an immigration attorney’s bad legal advice can sue him for the pain and suffering he caused.  The couple who sued the attorney were separate from their three U.S. citizen children for 10 years.  One of the children was a minor … Continue reading Family Separated By Bad Immigration Advice Can Sue for Pain and Suffering

Could you pass a US citizenship test?

Could you pass a US citizenship test? – Who signs bills? – CSMonitor.com. If you want to get an idea of the type of questions asked during the naturalization exam, click on the link to take a test online, courtesy of the Christian Science Monitor. via Could you pass a US citizenship test? – Who … Continue reading Could you pass a US citizenship test?

Justin Bieber, If You’re in Arizona, “Remember to Bring Your Papers?”

A few days ago, on the floor of the House of Representatives Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) provided a “Who Is the Immigrant?” quiz to Congress members.  I really thought this was an effective way to illustrate how difficult it is to have “reasonable suspicion” that a person is here undocumented as required under the part of the Arizona immigration law … Continue reading Justin Bieber, If You’re in Arizona, “Remember to Bring Your Papers?”

Hispanic Support for Obama Surges in New Poll – WSJ.com

Hispanic Support for Obama Surges in New Poll – WSJ.com.  The Wall Street Journal is reporting that President Obama’s favor-ability among Hispanics has seen a large increase, after his recent immigration policy announcement for those who entered the U.S. at a young age.  Although his proposed family unity waiver rule did not receive as much attention, I also … Continue reading Hispanic Support for Obama Surges in New Poll – WSJ.com

Is There a “Moral” Component to the Immigration Issue?

The Boston Globe is reporting that presidential candidate Mitt Romney is calling immigration reform a moral imperative.  The recently formed Evangelical Immigration Table is of the opinion that “Our national immigration laws have created a moral, economic and political crisis in America.”  However, Congressional Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) thinks, regarding providing legal status for those who were … Continue reading Is There a “Moral” Component to the Immigration Issue?

Barack Obama on His Decision To No Longer Deport Undocumented Immigrants Brought to the United States as Children | TIME Ideas | TIME.com

If you haven’t picked up the current issue of time and are interested in the immigration issue, I recommend that you do so.  It examines the various facets of the immigration issue in the U.S. with real stories of real people. Some of the real people are DREAMers.  A Time Magazine online commentary notes that these … Continue reading Barack Obama on His Decision To No Longer Deport Undocumented Immigrants Brought to the United States as Children | TIME Ideas | TIME.com

Shooting Ourselves in the Foot With Draconian State Immigration Laws

An article I ran across in Time Business today highlights the economic fallout of recently enacted immigration laws such as those in Arizona, Georgia, and Alabama.  We may be shooting ourselves in the foot by enacting such laws. In Arizona, the article notes that several studies found that SB 1070 only worsened Arizona’s economy.  Arizona’s economy has lost $141 … Continue reading Shooting Ourselves in the Foot With Draconian State Immigration Laws