Immigration

  1. CNN reports only about 50 cards were sent listing the date of the general election as Nov. 8 rather than Nov. 6, but a story by local affiliate news station ABC15 said there was an additional mailing that elections officials estimate could have been seen by thousands.

    The mailers went out in Maricopa County, the home of “America’s Toughest Sheriff” Joe Arpaio, a staunch proponent of strict immigration law enforcement who faces challenger Paul Penzone in his bid for re-election this year.

    Backlash over Arpaio’s handling of sexual assault cases and inmate treatment at his jails  has made a possible sixth term one of his most difficult re-election bids, according to Fox News.

  2. By Emily Morman for The 12

    President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney verbally battled over many topics during the Oct. 16 debate, not the least of which was immigration.

    Obama said he was in favor of a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, whereas Romney said he would not grant “amnesty” to people who enter the U.S. without documentation.

    Junior psychology and pre-med student Dave Lepoudre said he thinks Romney represents the immigration policy that’s best for the U.S.

    “We shouldn’t have people who are illegal immigrants working for us and coming into our country,” he said.

    “In a sense, I believe Romney is pro on bringing in legal immigrants,” he said. “I believe Obama just wants immigrants in general.”

    Marie Muhammad, a junior who’s co-majoring in environmental science and geology, was also focused on Romney’s stance on immigration.

    “I am backing Obama, but I do want to hear what Romney’s saying,” she said. “I don’t want to be biased.”

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    thesouthend.wayne.edu »

  3. statepress:

Front page for Tuesday, August 28
Three thousand DREAMers and supporters lined up for a Deferred Action Application Clinic-Workshop at Central High School Saturday morning. DREAMers are a group of undocumented immigrants who were recently denied public benefits such as scholarships. (Photo and story by Ana Ramirez)

    statepress:

    Front page for Tuesday, August 28

    Three thousand DREAMers and supporters lined up for a Deferred Action Application Clinic-Workshop at Central High School Saturday morning. DREAMers are a group of undocumented immigrants who were recently denied public benefits such as scholarships. (Photo and story by Ana Ramirez)

    statepress »

  4. The Arizona Republic’s Cassondra Strande reports

    As Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was defending himself in a racial-profiling case, dozens of anti-Arpaio protesters took to the streets Tuesday outside a courtroom, resulting in the arrests of four Phoenix residents who refused to leave an intersection.

    Those arrested are undocumented immigrants from Mexico who came to the United States with their families, according to Tania Unzueta of the National Day Labor Organizing Network, which helped organize the protest.

    Read the full article 

    azcentral.com »

  5. univisionnews:

    There are 12.1 million unregistered but possibly eligible Latino adults in 10 battleground states. 

    By EMILY DERUY

    The notion that Latinos could decide the 2012 election has been bandied about for months, but how true is it?

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    thisisfusion »

  6. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was at the Tent City Protest in South Phoenix on June 23 to comment on Senate Bill 1070 and immigration. (Photo by Shawn Raymundo| The State Press)
America’s Toughest Sheriff is seeking his sixth term this November, a re-election that has earned almost 34 times more in campaign donations than the three opposing candidates combined.

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was at the Tent City Protest in South Phoenix on June 23 to comment on Senate Bill 1070 and immigration. (Photo by Shawn Raymundo| The State Press)

    America’s Toughest Sheriff is seeking his sixth term this November, a re-election that has earned almost 34 times more in campaign donations than the three opposing candidates combined.

    statepress.com »

  7. univisionnews:

    Overall, 66 percent rejected the ruling, but there was a divide between immigrant voters and those born in the U.S.

    By JORDAN FABIAN

    A majority of Latino voters opposed the Supreme Court’s ruling that upheld the controversial Arizona immigration law’s “papers please” provision, according to a new poll Thursday.

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    thisisfusion »

  8. Photo by Carter McCall for WhichWayNC
Michele Obin was one of the first Haitian immigrants to arrive in Mount Olive, a small town of 4,600 in eastern North Carolina, in October 2010. He came, like most, after hearing about the bounty of jobs in the area. Obin is an auto mechanic by trade, but after not finding work in his field, he decided to wait for jobs to open up. Several months later, Obin realized his prospects of finding employment were slim given the finite number of jobs and the increasing number of Haitians coming to the area. But he said he wants to stay in Mount Olive because of the temperate climate and the friendly people. “Look at that. It’s beautiful,” he said, pointing to a tree in blossom across the street from his house. “Why would I want to leave?”

    Photo by Carter McCall for WhichWayNC

    Michele Obin was one of the first Haitian immigrants to arrive in Mount Olive, a small town of 4,600 in eastern North Carolina, in October 2010. He came, like most, after hearing about the bounty of jobs in the area. Obin is an auto mechanic by trade, but after not finding work in his field, he decided to wait for jobs to open up. Several months later, Obin realized his prospects of finding employment were slim given the finite number of jobs and the increasing number of Haitians coming to the area. But he said he wants to stay in Mount Olive because of the temperate climate and the friendly people. “Look at that. It’s beautiful,” he said, pointing to a tree in blossom across the street from his house. “Why would I want to leave?”

    whichwaync.com »

  9. Without the immigrant population, we would really struggle trying to build a workforce.”

    - Michael Buskirk, general manager at Lazar Industries, a modern upholstery business in Siler City, N.C. 

    whichwaync.com »

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