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March 2011

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  • GOP drafts legislative assault on illegal immigration
    Posted: 3/31/2011
    Congressional Republicans are drafting legislation that would require the federal government to develop a plan to add more fencing, sensors, agents and even drones to stop every illegal entry into the United States.

    The legislative effort offers another example of how a more conservative Congress has steered the immigration debate away from the Obama administration's two-pronged push for reforms and improved border security, and toward strict enforcement of immigration laws

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  • Obama punts as Utah grants amnesty to illegals
    Posted: 3/31/2011
    Last April, when Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation authorizing Arizona to enforce federal immigration laws, President Obama stepped before the television cameras in the Rose Garden and threatened to take action to prevent the law from taking effect. Within weeks, his Justice Department filed suit against Arizona on the grounds that S.B. 1070 pre-empted the federal government's exclusive authority over immigration policy.


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  • Obama rules out back-door legalization of immigrants
    Posted: 3/29/2011
    President Obama said Monday that he does not have the power to suspend deportations, putting the nail in a plan some administration officials had explored that could have granted de-facto legal status to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants
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  • 'Silent Raids' Squeeze Illegal Workers
    Posted: 3/29/2011
    Jaime Lopez used to earn $14 an hour, plus benefits, as a maintenance man for an office building outside Minneapolis. Then his employer was audited by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Mr. Lopez and 1,200 other illegal immigrants in the Twin Cities lost their jobs in October 2009.


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  • Why was 4-year-old American girl deported?
    Posted: 3/24/2011
    San Diego (CNN) -- Under our system, two things are crystal clear: Law enforcement agencies are required to treat children with more care than adults, and U.S. citizens have certain rights that are not to be abridged -- including the right to due process.
    Just don't try telling any of that to the parents of Emily Ruiz. They know better. Those principles didn't apply in the case of the 4-year-old from Brentwood, New York, who -- after traveling to Guatemala to visit relatives with her grandfather -- was denied entry into the United States on March 11 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and instead sent back to Guatemala.

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  • Deportation of U.S.-Born Child Sparks Media War
    Posted: 3/23/2011
    WASHINGTON ? The recent deportation to Guatemala of a 4-year-old U.S. citizen has set off a media war between immigration authorities and the child?s parents, and poses numerous questions about the future of children born in the United States to undocumented immigrants.


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  • Colo. House gives initial OK to Secure Communities
    Posted: 3/21/2011
    DENVER ? A Republican proposal to withhold funding from Colorado municipalities who reject a divisive federal immigration fingerprinting program got preliminary approval today amid objections from Democrats who said the bill will punish small communities who don?t have the technology to join the initiative.


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  • Lanzan nueva versión del E-Verify; trabajadores podrán verificar sus datos
    Posted: 3/21/2011
    WASHINGTON, DC - La secretaria de Seguridad Nacional, Janet Napolitano,lanzó el lunes una versión nueva del servicio E-Verify que permite a los trabajadores verificar voluntariamente que sus datos aparecen correctamente en las bases de datos que operan las autoridades estadounidenses.


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  • Obama y su presupuesto federal del 2012
    Posted: 3/17/2011
    El presidente Barack Obama propone un presupuesto fiscal para el gasto del 2012. El plan fue calificado como acto de malabarismo que busca reducir el enorme déficit federal sin tocar los programas más costosos como Medicaid o el Seguro Social. Los republicanos consideran los recortes insuficientes y, en contraparte, los grupos defensores de los estadunidenses más pobres los consideran excesivos.
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  • Limbo migratorio
    Posted: 3/16/2011
    Desde la semana pasada, de nueva cuenta, decenas de estudiantes indocumentados han comenzado a declararse "sin papeles y sin miedo" buscando mantener la atención sobre la necesidad de buscar una solución a su limbo migratorio mientras quieren estudiar, trabajar o servir en las Fuerzas Armadas
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