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Month: May 2011

Wisconsin Lawmaker Proposes Immigration Bill

A bill aimed at establishing tough immigration enforcement was introduced this week in the Wisconsin legislature, according to published reports. Representative Don Pridemore, a Republican, introduced the legislation, which would force law enforcement to ask individuals stopped for civil or criminal violations for proof of citizenship or legal immigration status. Under the law, a person …

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California Tuition Breaks May Be Challenged in US Supreme Court

California's policy of offering in-state college tuition to illegal immigrants who graduate from its high schools is being challenged in the US Supreme Court, according to the Los Angeles Times.  Opponents of the practice are focusing on a provision in a 1996 federal law that says states cannot give "any post secondary benefit" to an …

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Judge Upholds Immigrant’s Right to Remain Silent

A federal judge dismissed charges against a Kansas man accused of falsely obtaining US citizenship after determining he was unlawfully questioned by immigration agents, according to The Associated Press. Jose Manuel Ortiz-Del Rio was arrested in November after agents showed up at his apartment to arrest another man for deportation. The agents, who did not …

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Arizona Law

The US Supreme Court has upheld an Arizona law that penalizes businesses that knowingly hire illegal immigrants, legislation that opponents say is in conflict with federal immigration standards. Immigration reform has become a hot-button topic this year, with many states proposing their own Arizona-style laws that aim to enforce toughened stance on undocumented workers. The …

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47 People Gain US Citizenship Through Military Service

Forty-seven military veterans gained US citizenship in a naturalization ceremony at the Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton in Washington, according to the Seattle Times. The men and women were born in 19 different countries, and all became citizens through a law that expedites the process for military members during a time of armed conflict, reported the newspaper. …

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Two California Men Arrested for Elaborate Immigration Scheme

Two Korean nationals who were arrested for allegedly organizing an illegal immigration scheme to obtain California drivers licenses and passports for undocumented aliens are facing arraignment in a California court, reported Cerritos-Artesia Patch. The defendants, Dae Wan Ahn of Diamond Bar, and Chong Hwan Kim of Norwalk were detained after a 16-month investigation by the …

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