Month: August 2012

International Students in England Threatened With Deportation

Although many nonnative students attending U.S.-based universities are provided with smaller monetary incentives and often a longer application process, international students here face many of the same challenges as foreign students studying in other countries have. In some cases, university students without U.S. citizenship undergo fewer challenges than they might in other countries. For example, …

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Right To Vote Questioned for Select Colorado Residents

With the 2012 Presidential Election right around the corner, some residents in Colorado have received letters from Secretary of State Scott Gessler questioning their right to vote. Using a federal database, Gessler procured the identities of nearly 4,000 people with select immigration histories and asked them to prove their U.S. citizenship. Gessler believes these individuals …

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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status In Question With Deferred Action

In 1990, the government passed a little-known program giving certain individuals a SL6 legal status, which is code for special immigrant juvenile status. SL6 helps hundreds of immigrant youth each year become legal permanent residents, according to The Associated Press. Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, or SIJS, is a complicated federal immigration law which was created …

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officials File Lawsuit Against Deferred Action

Ten U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration’s new deferred action policy. Janet Napolitano, the secretary of homeland security, and John Morton, director of ICE, are the targets of the suit that is led by ICE agent and union president Chris Crane. ICE officials claim that the program …

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Illegal Immigrants Face Deferred Action Challenges in Arizona

After a controversial immigration law was repealed earlier this year in Arizona, anti-immigration legislation on the state is making headlines again shortly after the implementation of deferred action. One of the criteria that undocumented individuals must meet to be considered eligible for the program is a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate. …

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Deferred Action Already Well Underway

With President Obama’s deferred action plan going into effect this week, undocumented immigrants are being urged to take advantage of the program as quickly as possible. “If you qualify for what U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services calls Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, get to work on your application. Don’t miss out on getting two years …

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Political Leaders Acknowledge The Need For Immigration Reform

Republicans and Democrats have disagreed on issues relating to comprehensive immigration reform throughout political history, but both parties have reached the consensus that there is a vital need for change in the United States. With the implementation of the deferred action program on August 15, 2012, immigration will again be at the center of political debate. …

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