immigration

  1. Photo by Shawn Raymundo, The State Press
The Supreme Court is expected to decide on a two-year-old Arizona immigration law this week, an issue that brought more than 1,000 immigration activists and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio supporters to “Tent City” on Saturday evening. 
The event was staged to protest Arpaio over immigration sweeps, allegations of inmate mistreatment at Tent City, the outdoor jail, and his support of Senate Bill 1070, a law passed by the legislature in 2010 allowing state law enforcement officials to enforce federal immigration policies.
SB 1070 challengers claim federal immigration policies supersede any state laws, and that the law encourages racial profiling by allowing officers to request proof of citizenship if they suspect someone is in the country illegally.
The court’s decision will set a precedent for determining how far states can go in enforcing federal immigration laws. The decision could also impact laws modeled after SB 1070 that were passed in Alabama, Georgia, Utah and South Carolina.
Find the full story and slideshow here.

    Photo by Shawn Raymundo, The State Press

    The Supreme Court is expected to decide on a two-year-old Arizona immigration law this week, an issue that brought more than 1,000 immigration activists and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio supporters to “Tent City” on Saturday evening. 

    The event was staged to protest Arpaio over immigration sweeps, allegations of inmate mistreatment at Tent City, the outdoor jail, and his support of Senate Bill 1070, a law passed by the legislature in 2010 allowing state law enforcement officials to enforce federal immigration policies.

    SB 1070 challengers claim federal immigration policies supersede any state laws, and that the law encourages racial profiling by allowing officers to request proof of citizenship if they suspect someone is in the country illegally.

    The court’s decision will set a precedent for determining how far states can go in enforcing federal immigration laws. The decision could also impact laws modeled after SB 1070 that were passed in Alabama, Georgia, Utah and South Carolina.

    Find the full story and slideshow here.

    statepress.com »

  2. What we found in 17 other states…if you take away the reason [illegal immigrants are] here, they will leave.”

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    Pennsylvania Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, on House Bill 380, which would require construction employers on public-works projects to verify workers’ citizenship status. The bill was unanimously approved by a state House committee on Wednesday. 

    via Philadelphia Daily News

    philly.com »

  3. reuterspolitics:

    Mitt Romney tried to make up ground with Hispanic voters in a speech today, promising a long-term solution to allow young illegal immigrants to stay in the United States, but offering just a few minor immigration proposals.

    “Some people have asked if I will let stand the president’s…

    reuters.com »

  4. univisionnews:

    Students like Mejia, 18, could be eligible for relief under the DREAM Act.

    By UNIVISION NEWS

    A Virginia teenager scheduled to be deported just days after her high school graduation was granted a last-minute reprieve on Monday afternoon, according to the Washington Post.

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  5. The country in which I could have had the chance to get ahead is the United States. I did everything I had to do to get that and I don’t understand why they wouldn’t let me … I feel more American than Honduran.”

    - Marlon Roberto Cortes, a 20-year-old Honduran who was deported to his native country from Boston in March without being able to say goodbye to his family.

    newsobserver.com »

  6. Photo Credit: Shawn Rocco/Raleigh News & Observer
Jose Rico, center, and Alicia Torres-Don, left, listen to Alicia’s brother Jose Torres-Don, right, during a planning meeting of the N.C. Dream Team in Raleigh on Friday. The organization composed of undocumented immigrant youth and their allies was drafting a response to President Barack Obama’s announcement that the U.S. would stop deporting some young illegal immigrants who were brought into the country as children. Rico and his fellow team members were skeptical. “We’re not going to believe the president until we see it happen,” he said. “We’ve been down this road before.”

    Photo Credit: Shawn Rocco/Raleigh News & Observer

    Jose Rico, center, and Alicia Torres-Don, left, listen to Alicia’s brother Jose Torres-Don, right, during a planning meeting of the N.C. Dream Team in Raleigh on Friday. The organization composed of undocumented immigrant youth and their allies was drafting a response to President Barack Obama’s announcement that the U.S. would stop deporting some young illegal immigrants who were brought into the country as children. Rico and his fellow team members were skeptical. “We’re not going to believe the president until we see it happen,” he said. “We’ve been down this road before.”

    newsobserver.com »

  7. Frankly, the president’s executive action take[s] a lot of momentum out of Sen. Rubio’s push for a consensus, legislative solution. The president’s action undermines the urgency to pass something before the election — a hard enough prospect during an election year even before the newly inflamed politics surrounding the issue.”

    - Sen. Marco Rubio spokesman Alex Conant about the Obama administration’s plans block deportation of young illegal immigrants.

    tampabay.com »

  8. The 2012 presidential election is just under five months away, and, in a state like Florida, nothing’s really sure until all of the ballots have been counted. 

    Five months give us enough time, however, to compile all the issues important to Florida voters on which the Florida media have been reporting. Watch for more details.

    Media mentioned in this video:
    First Coast Connect June 5 broadcast (iTunes link)
    Jacksonville.com blog post
    Obama’s negative campaign .gif 

    Ryan Thompson is a senior at the  University of North Florida and is enterprise editor for the UNF Spinnaker and maintains a “vlog” in his spare time on “words, books, college life and Harry Potter — among other things.”

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