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NYC: Coziness between jails, ICE worries immigrants

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    The following new articles have been added to Bender s Immigration Bulletin:Visit http://www.bibdaily.com to read the details.NEW
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 12, 2010
      The following new articles have been added to Bender's Immigration Bulletin:Visit http://www.bibdaily.com to read the details.NEW ARTICLES:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

      Latino GOP group: Steve King leading on immigration would kill the party’s 2012 chances

      "Somos Republicans, a Latino group from the Southwest, wrote an open letter to the future House GOP leadership on Tuesday asking it to reconsider putting Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) in charge of the House subcommittee on immigration and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) in charge of the House Judiciary Committee.

      The group argues that King and Smith’s anti-illegal immigration rhetoric and policy ideas, which include a proposal to end birthright citizenship for the American-born children of illegal immigrants, would alienate Latino voters and ruin the Republican party’s chances of defeating President Obama in 2012." Washington Independent, Nov. 11, 2010.

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      LDS on illegal immigration: Don’t split families"The principles were hardly new: neighborly love, strong families, personal accountability. But the context was. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints took its strongest stance yet on illegal immigration Thursday, calling on lawmakers in Utah and beyond to take a humane and comprehensive approach to reform while warning against any actions that would separate families." Salt Lake Tribune, Nov. 12, 2010.

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      College student to be deported to Peru on Monday, lawyer says

      A college student whose immigration fight has earned an outpouring of public support is likely to be deported to Peru on Monday, his lawyer said Thursday."

      Contra Costa Times, Nov. 11, 2010.

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      Coziness between jails, ICE worries immigrants

      "Immigrant advocates and some politicians find it disturbing that local officials work with ICE on identifying illegal immigrants.

      In New York, they say, it puts a city that owes its existence to immigrants in the deportation business and breeds fear among immigrants that any contact with authorities — even reporting crimes — could have severe consequences.

      "It is really not a good idea to have large segments of your community be afraid of law enforcement," said Nancy Morawetz, a professor at the New York University School of Law and part of its Immigrant Rights Clinic." AP, Nov. 11, 2010.


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      Analyst: Immigration Reform Unlikely in 112th Congress

      "Every policy wonk in town is mulling the effects of the midterm shakeup. As a senior analyst at the Migration Policy Institute, Marc Rosenblum has his eye on immigration. He thinks it unlikely that the 112th Congress will embrace comprehensive immigration reform in any way other than lip service." CNC, Nov. 12, 2010.

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      To copy, or not to copy?State lawmaking on immigration after Arizona SB 1070. ImmigrationWorks USA, Oct. 2010.

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      Immigrant families in the ranks"The first U.S. casualty of the war in Iraq was Marine Lance Corp. Jose Gutierrez. Gutierrez was a Guatemalan orphan who made his way to the United States to find a better life. He joined the Marines to earn money for college and to support his sister still living in Guatemala. He was not a U.S. citizen at the time of his death, yet he was willing to sacrifice his life in the pursuit of a liberty he only briefly tasted." Kelly McCarthy, Nov. 11, 2010.

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      DHS beefs up system to check employment eligibility

      "Homeland Security Department officials on Wednesday announced they have added a passport photo-matching option to a work eligibility system that checks immigration status, in a move to reduce errors that critics say hurt job growth." NextGov, Nov. 11, 2010.

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      Analysis of Oral Arguments in Flores-Villar v. United States

      "On Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Flores-Villar v. United States, a case involving a constitutional challenge to gender distinctions in the rules for derivative citizenship. Basically, children born overseas who have one U.S.-citizen parent can obtain U.S. citizenship if the citizen parent had been physically present in the U.S. for a certain period of time before the child’s birth. If the citizen parent is the father, the period is five years; if it is the mother, the period is one year. Does this differentiation amount to unconstitutional gender-based discrimination? UC Davis law student Joanna Cuevas Ingram summarizes the oral argument and provides important insights. It looks like it will be a close decision, with only eight Justices participating (Justice Kagan has recused herself)." ImmigrationProf Blog, Nov. 12, 2010.

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