Immigration Reform

Posted on August 25, 2011. Filed under: Immigration | Tags: , , , , , , , |

There are no sounds for immigration reform coming from the Federal government. The White House is quiet on the matter. The U.S. Congress does not want to deal with it. It appears that when re-elections are concerned, the talk of Immigration Reform disappears into the darkness. So what happens? States decide to take the matter into their own hands. And the results are at times devastating for proponents of Immigration Reform. Take for example Arizona. They have led the country in putting forth their idea of what Immigration Reform is by enacting the controversial immigration law, SB-1070. This law makes failure to carry immigration documents a crime. It also extends the authority of police to detain anyone suspected of being in the country illegally.

But Arizona is not alone in this anti-immigrant sentiment. The Georgia Legislature is currently debating an immigration reform bill that makes the Arizona one appear benevolent. If enacted into law, anyone caught using fake documents to get a job would face up to 10 years in prison and a $100,000 dollar fine for the first offense, 15 years and a $250,000 dollar fine for a second offense. It would also allow hearsay evidence against an accused illegal immigrant. The Florida Legislature is debating bill SB 2040 that would authorize sheriffs to enter agreements with federal officials allowing them to function as immigration agents. And the Legislatures in Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia are considering measures that permit the police to check the immigration status of anyone that is stopped for a traffic violation. read more here ……. Immigration Reform



Source: President Obama Immigration Reform Speech El Paso Texas (May 10, 2011) [3/3]

Source: President Obama El Paso Speech On Immigration pt.2

Source: Shields and Gerson on Immigration Reform, Gingrich’s 2012 Bid

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Charities, Federal Agency To Hold Naturalization Information Session

Posted on March 8, 2011. Filed under: Immigration | Tags: , , |

A number of charities along with a federal immigration agency will host a free information session in California to inform prospective US citizens about the path the naturalization.

Catholic Charities, Santa Rosa and Petaluma Adult School will host the event at the Catholic Charities Immigration Services in Santa Rosa, California, along with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services.

According to a press release, the goal of this workshop is to help people better understand the naturalization process and the resources available to them to help them along. One of the specific things to be covered during the information session will be what sort of content appears on the naturalization test.

In addition, informed personnel will be on hand to go over the residency and eligibility requirements for citizenship, what fees will be required and what forms need to be filed, among other things. All of these things are essential to know for those hoping to obtain US citizenship.

According to the Pew Hispanic Center in Washington, D.C., Hispanics made up about 47 percent of immigrants in the US in 2009.

Source: Charities, federal agency to hold naturalization information session

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