Monthly Archives: September 2016

Leon Rodriguez, Immigration Director, Defends Refugee Vetting Policies

(ESPAÑOL) Leon Rodriguez, immigration director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said a “significant” number of refugees have been implicated in terrorist plots over the past eight years but that the rejection of some 7 percent of Syrian applications proves … Continue reading

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New Border Chief Aims to Reform Patrol Culture

(ESPAÑOL) The new border chief who would be in charge of guarding a wall with Mexico if Donald Trump is elected president isn’t so sure the strategy would keep undocumented immigrants out. Instead, Mark Morgan —  the first outsider to … Continue reading

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U.S. Undocumented Immigration Stable, Mexican Immigration Declines

(ESPAÑOL) Undocumented immigration into the United States dropped sharply during the Great Recession and continued to decline through 2014, according to a Pew Research Center estimate released this week. The decreased influx of newcomers primarily came from Asian, Central American, … Continue reading

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Immigration Costs and Benefits: An Overview

(ESPAÑOL) Immigration costs and benefits are subjects constantly in review, while also fueling both sides of the current political debate. A study has come out this week examining the wealth of data swearing on one side or another, with the … Continue reading

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More Than 850 Immigrants Found to have Been Erroneously Granted Citizenship

(ESPAÑOL) More than 850 people were accidentally granted U.S. citizenship, despite all of them being previously ordered to be removed from the country. The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General says bad fingerprint records are to blame, mainly … Continue reading

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Canadian Immigration: A Comparison

(ESPAÑOL) The Canadian immigration history and processes might provide the U.S. the example it needs for its current migratory conundrums. Canada today has one of the highest immigration rates in the world. For the past two decades, it has admitted … Continue reading

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Arizona’s Immigration Law Lawsuit Ended with Deal

(ESPAÑOL) The challenge against Arizona’s immigration law ended after the coalition of civil rights groups heading the lawsuit dropped the case. The law requires police officers, while enforcing other laws, to question the immigration status of people suspected of being … Continue reading

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LA County Proposal Moves to Stop Fraudulent Immigration Services

(ESPAÑOL) Fraudulent immigration services destroy the lives of another family in this country, and a Los Angeles ordinance aims to end it. Immigration officials picked up Nancy Landa one night in September of 2009. Landa, Cal State Northridge’s first Latina … Continue reading

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Miami Immigration Courts Voted Highly on Leniency, Study Shows

(ESPAÑOL) Which American Immigration courts are the most lenient in the country? A report from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University recently published a list of the top five, graded on the proportion of individuals allowed to stay. … Continue reading

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Immigration Reform Republicans Face Re-election

Some Republicans stand ready to negotiate with Democrats and settle on a bi-partisan reformation of U.S. immigration law. However, this compromising attitude is in peril, as the prospect of a re-election could replace these Republicans with more conservative members less … Continue reading

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