Month: March 2012

Public Schools Remain Open to Illegal Immigrants in Georgia

While the resolution may not have come about as many immigration advocates may have hoped, illegal immigrants in the state of Georgia will still receive the same benefits: None will be turned away from the state's public colleges and universities. During a recent House meeting, the portion of the state's proposed immigration bill that banned …

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Immigration Laws Bring Broken Agricultural Industry to Light

Migrant workers have long been a strong component of the United States' agricultural industry. However, the introduction of stringent immigration laws have led many with citizenship to see just how heavily the United States depends on undocumented foreign labor for food production. According to the Yakima Herald, most growers agree that immigration reform is needed …

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Sanctuary Movements Provide Safety for Immigrants

While courts throughout the nation battle the long-fought war of immigration rights and regulations, several U.S. cities have opened their arms and created sanctuaries for residents without proper immigration forms. In Baltimore, the city has opened its doors to those without citizenship, according to The Baltimore Sun. In direct disagreement with states like Alabama, which …

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Wide Range of Deportation Facilities Show Need of Major Renovations

While some immigration detention centers seem to provide their detainees with less-than livable conditions, others seem closer to a hotel than a prison. With such a wide range of options, the system for keeping individuals without citizenship or proper immigration forms, the centers reflect a clear need for more standardized practices in U.S. immigration procedures. …

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New Book Eloquently Chronicles the Struggles of Legal Permanent Residency

After hearing so many tales of immigration struggles, Jen Furer decided she wanted to share her own, according to the New Jersey area newspaper the Cranford Chronicle. Coming to the United States as a 20-year-old, Furer and her family faced many difficulties once they left their home country of the Philippines. Among the most troubling …

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Immigrant Housing Ban Ruled Unconstitutional in Dallas suburb

Illegal immigrants living in a Dallas suburb received positive news recently, as a federal court ruled the suburb's former ban on providing housing to illegal immigrants unconstitutional, according to The Associated Press. The suburb, Farmers Branch, originally instituted the law in 2008. The law required the city's building inspector to check the immigration forms and status …

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South Carolina Immigration Law Loopholes Create Uneven Business Conditions

South Carolina's new immigration laws, which were enacted on January 1, have proved stringent for most, except those in industries that help keep the state's economy and wealthy households in better shape. A little-known loophole in the South Carolina law has recently come into the public eye. While nearly all private employers in the state …

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