Monthly Archives: July 2011

Immigration Tops Economy as Most Important Issue for Latino Voters

According to a poll released yesterday, “U.S. immigration policy” beat out “economy and jobs” as the issue most important for Hispanic voters. The poll, conducted by independent research firm Latino Decisions, asked 500 registered Hispanic voters to name the most … Continue reading

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New Americans Are Among the Nation’s Top Entrepreneurs

Anyone who fails to recognize that immigration fuels a sizable chunk of the U.S. economy would be well-advised to read the report released this week by the Partnership for a New American Economy, entitled The “New American” Fortune 500. According … Continue reading

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Senate Hearing on DREAM Act Emphasizes Need for Relief

Today, the U.S. Senate held its first ever hearing on the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. Witnesses such as Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Dr. Clifford Stanley, Under … Continue reading

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Federal Courts Block Key Provisions of Restrictive Immigration Laws in Georgia and Indiana

Today, a federal judge in Georgia granted a preliminary injunction against key provisions of the state’s immigration law, HB 87, which was slated to take effect Friday. Today’s decision follows another federal court decision handed down last week in Indiana … Continue reading

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New Data Shows Government Still Prioritizing Immigration Prosecutions over Dangerous Crime

Two recent reports by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a research center out of Syracuse University, confirm that the federal government is prioritizing immigration enforcement over potentially far more dangerous activities, such as gun smuggling.  While prosecutions for illegal … Continue reading

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Why Morton’s Memo is the Best Road Map on Prosecutorial Discretion Yet

The memorandum on prosecutorial discretion recently issued by ICE Director John Morton is hardly a substitute for a full fix to our broken immigration system. That’s Congress’s job. But once implemented, the memo will allow ICE agents and trial attorneys … Continue reading

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