May 2012

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  • La pesadilla de los niños ciudadanos hijos de padres indocumentados y deportados
    Posted: 5/24/2012
    Amelia Reyes Jiménez a diario madruga para ir al trabajo. Después regresa a la humilde vivienda que comparte con su hermana y sobrinos, en Guadalajara, México. Allí se sienta a esperar, porque su corazón, dice, quedó en Arizona.

    Reyes fue deportada hace dos años, y atrás quedaron sus cuatro hijos, tres niñas y un varón, quienes ahora viven en hogares de crianza temporal y pudieran ser dados en adopción, debido a una decisión judicial.

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  • Luis Gutierrez Could Support 'Watered-Down' Dream Act
    Posted: 5/24/2012
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) is willing to support a "Dream Act"-style bill from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) even if it's "watered-down" and doesn't give a path to citizenship, he told Fox News Latino in an interview published on Monday.

    "If it stops the deportation, and doesn't exclude them from becoming citizens," he said. "It doesn't stop that from happening, yes. And I think we can arrange, arrive at that."

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  • VAWA: Standing up for all women
    Posted: 5/18/2012
    Prior to adjourning in April, the Senate reauthorized the pivotal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which for many of us who work in women?s health should have been a no-brainer. We urge the House to swiftly pass this version of the reauthorization as well. Let?s face it: few congressional bills have delivered so greatly on their promises. Since its passage in the mid-1990s, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ), incidences of domestic violence are down by more than 50 percent.
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  • House Republicans Push Immigration Enforcement as Spending Issue
    Posted: 5/17/2012
    Frustrated by the Obama administration?s deportation policy, House Republicans are trying to use appropriations bills to require tougher enforcement of immigration laws.
    A Senate subcommittee scheduled to mark up its version of the fiscal 2013 Homeland Security spending bill on Tuesday is unlikely to follow the lead of House appropriators, possibly setting the stage for fights in conference on an issue that has become a campaign topic.
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been working to improve GOP prospects with Hispanic voters after he and his rivals took hawkish stands on illegal immigration during the primaries.
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  • Justice Dept. plans to sue Ariz. sheriff Arpaio
    Posted: 5/17/2012
    PHOENIX ? Federal authorities said Wednesday that they plan to sue Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office over allegations of civil rights violations, including the racial profiling of Latinos.

    The U.S. Justice Department has been seeking an agreement requiring Arpaio's office to train officers in how to make constitutional traffic stops, collect data on people arrested in traffic stops and reach out to Latinos to assure them that the department is there to also protect them.
    Arpaio has denied the racial profiling allegations and has claimed that allowing a court monitor would mean that every policy decision would have to be cleared through an observer and would nullify his authority.

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  • The Rise of Legal Immigration From Mexico
    Posted: 5/15/2012
    A recent Pew Hispanic Center report highlights the rather steep declines in the number of Mexicans coming to the United States, as well as the rising numbers leaving for Mexico. Taken together, they show that net migration from 2005 to 2010 reached zero--with inflows and outflows of some 1.4 million individuals (a rough average of 280,000 a year) cancelling each other out. This is a huge migratory shift, and one that reflects many things, including a weaker U.S. economy, a stronger Mexican economy, changing Mexican demographics, rising deportations, and enhanced border security
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  • Susana Martinez Slams Mitt Romney's Immigration Strategy
    Posted: 5/15/2012
    WASHINGTON -- New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R), whose named has been floated as a possible Republican vice presidential pick, slammed Mitt Romney on Monday for his immigration strategy.
    Martinez took aim at Romney's support for a policy of "self-deportation," whereby conditions in the U.S. would be made so uncomfortable for undocumented immigrants that they would voluntarily leave the country.

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