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Birthright Citizenship And The Anchor Babies Myth

The concept of anchor babies is a political myth. It's a disguised attack on the guarantee of birthright citizenship under the 14th amendment. Those who claim…
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The concept of anchor babies is either deliberate, designed to alarm the public against immigrants, or ignorant.  To the extent such information is ignorant is based on the reality of filing a family-based immigrant petition for a parent who entered the U.S. without permission.

 

First, the child must be 21 years old.

 

Second, once the child files for the parent, the process will take 2-3 years to complete.

 

Third, the illegal entrant has to return to their home country for the permanent residency interview.  As a result, under existing law, the immigrant parent could be barred from ever returning to the United States.  In many cases, the immigrant is barred for at least 10 years.

 

In sum, that means the process will take 21 + 2 + 10 years to complete.  That’s 33 years, at minimum.

 

So what happens if the parent doesn’t remain in the United States after the child’s birth?

 

Well, then, we’re not talking about anchor babies, are we?

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Faces And Fashions Of Ellis Island Immigrants From 1906 - 1911

Faces And Fashions Of Ellis Island Immigrants From 1906 - 1911 | Immigration Grassroots Curation | Scoop.it
The century-old faces that would become America, in color.
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An outstanding collection of images of America's immigrants from 1906 - 1911.  Flip through them. 

 

You'll appreciate the photography of Augustus Francis Sherman, the Chief Registry Clerk at Ellis Island at that time.

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Immigration A To Z Tips And Terms

This listing of immigration terms, from a to z, provides easy-to-grasp, jargon-minimized tips and definitions.

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Texas And The Mexican Border In Photos

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2016 Arizona Daily Star border project: Texas border with Mexico in photos.
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Immigration Tips A - Z

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Free immigration tips from A to Z, from Batara Immigration Law. Each tip links to more in-depth tips and insights. If you're looking for information to guide your journey to permanent residence and U.S. citizenship success, you're in the right place.

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If you're looking for some quick immigration tips, here's a quick A - Z guide.

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New Parole Program For Family Of Pinoy World War II Veterans Opens

New Parole Program For Family Of Pinoy World War II Veterans Opens | Immigration Grassroots Curation | Scoop.it
Learn How Family Members Of Filipino-American World War II Veterans Can Apply For Parole To Enter The United States Legally And Live With Their Elderly Parents.
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Are you a family member of one of the estimated 2,000 – 6,000 Filipino World War Veterans living in the United States?

 

If you are, the odds are that you have been waiting many, many years to be reunited with your parents?

 

If this is your family history, you are probably interested in knowing more about the new executive order announced by President Obama for family members of Filipino World War II Veterans.

 

Instead of continuing to wait 20+ years for their visas to become current, it is now possible for many to now come to the country, remain here legally with their parents, as they wait their turns to file for permanent residency.

 

Learn what the program is, when will it take effect, and what you can expect. These news articles will help you gain the knowledge you need in order to apply.

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Immigration News In A Nutshell, December 2015

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December was not the peaceful month that Christmas is known for in 2015. The threat of terrorism grew larger with news of a shooting in...
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Stories covered in the December 2015 Immigration News Round Up in clude:


  1. “Meet the Two Brothers Making Millions Off the Refugee Crisis in Scandinavia”  ·  2016-01-09  ·  Bloomberg.com
  2. “The U.S. Deported 235,413 People In 2015”  ·  Sarah Kaufman,Leon Markovitz,Jennings Brown,Brian Patrick Byrne,Jishai Evers  ·  2016-01-01  ·  www.vocativ.com
  3. “USCIS Approves 10,000 U Visas for 7th Straight Fiscal Year”  ·  2016-01-01  ·  USCIS
  4. “4,600 Central American Kids Have Applied for Refugee Status. 11 Have Gotten It. Here’s Why.”  ·  Eduardo Verdugo/AP  ·  2016-01-01  ·  Mother Jones
  5. “How a Record Number of Migrants Made Their Way to Europe”  ·  Sewell Chan  ·  2015-12-25  ·  The New York Times
  6. “Merry Christmas From Around The World”  ·  Carlos-Batara  ·  2015-12-22  ·  SlideShare
  7. “Majority of Americans favor path to citizenship”  ·  2015-12-22  ·  PBS NewsHour
  8. “America’s colorful immigration history, in one timely interactive graphic”  ·  Shawn Langlois  ·  2015-12-22  ·  MarketWatch
  9. “Immigrants: These cities want you!”  ·  Octavio Blanco  ·  2015-12-22  ·  CNNMoney
  10. “Former ICE prosecutor may face criminal charges over document forgery in deportation case”  ·  Mike Carter  ·  2015-12-22  ·  The Seattle Times
  11. “Lessons From The Same-Sex Marriage Supreme Court Victory”  ·  Carlos Batara  ·  2015-12-22  ·  www.bataraimmigrationlaw.com
  12. “The Impact Of A Broken Visa System On Future Generations Of Jamaican Immigrants”  ·  Carlos Batara  ·  2015-12-22  ·  www.bataraimmigrationlaw.com
  13. “Enrique Marquez, friend of San Bernardino shooter, had sham marriage”  ·  Leticia Juarez  ·  2015-12-22  ·  ABC7 Los Angeles
  14. “How Well Is US Vetting Social Media of Immigrants? San Bernardino Attack Sparks Debate”  ·  @SiegelScribe Josh Siegel Josh Siegel is the news editor for The Daily Signal. Send an email to Josh.  ·  2015-12-22  ·  The Daily Signal
  15. “‘This Is Not Your Land’: Andrew Cuomo Rips Donald Trump at Immigration Rally”  ·  http://observer.com/author/will-bredderman  ·  2015-12-22  ·  Observer
  16. “Desperate To Return Home, Deported Veterans Face Exile”  ·  James Clark  ·  2015-12-18  ·  Task & Purpose
  17. “US upholds deportation order for former Salvadoran defense minister linked to slayings of Romero, churchwomen”  ·  Christa Pongratz-Lippitt  ·  2015-12-18  ·  ncronline.org
  18. “MISSING MIGRANTS PROJECT”  ·  2015-12-13  ·  missingmigrants.iom.int
  19. “Marek Walczyk, Chicago Psychiatrist, Busted by Feds in Illegal Immigration Scheme”  ·  2015-12-13  ·  PsychSearch
  20. “'Unprecedented': What ISIS Looks Like In America”  ·  Bill Chappell  ·  2015-12-13  ·  NPR.org
  21. “A New Visa to Worry About: The K-1 for Intended Spouses”  ·  David North  ·  2015-12-13  ·  Center for Immigration Studies
  22. “Immigration fraud probe uncovers alarming problems in U.S. asylum process”  ·  2015-12-13  ·  Fox News Latino
  23. “Blaming Islam for ISIS: A convenient lie to prepare us for more war”  ·  2015-12-13  ·  Middle East Eye
  24. “The Threat Is Already Inside”  ·  Henry Johnson  ·  2015-12-12  ·  Foreign Policy
  25. “Fired Miami social worker gets 1 1/2 years in prison for extorting families of refugee children”  ·  2015-12-12  ·  miamiherald
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What's Your Story? Add Your Voice To The First Days Project

What's Your Story?  Add Your Voice To The First Days Project | Immigration Grassroots Curation | Scoop.it
The First Days Project shares stories of immigrants' first days in the United States.
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Regardless of whether their first day in the country was five, twenty, or forty (or even more) years ago, it is a day that most immigrants remember very vividly.


After all, the first day in a new country is so much more than just one day. A first day can be full of excitement, nervousness, loss, humor, sadness, adventure, confusion, and a mixture of many other emotions. A first day both encapsulates what came before and anticipates what will come after.

The diversity of stories represented in the First Days Project is intended to reflect the diversity of the American immigrant experience. 


You can add your voice, your story. 


Let's do this together.

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Immigration News In A Nutshell, September 2015

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In September, the impossible took place. The national debate over immigration debate became more heated. On one the one hand, the tone took on the...
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Stories covered in the September 2015 News Round Up include:


  1. “46 photos of life at a Japanese internment camp, taken by Ansel Adams”  ·  Brian Jones  ·  2015-10-12  ·  Business Insider
  2. “Asians to surpass Hispanics as largest group of US immigrants by 2065: study”  ·  Associated Press in Washington  ·  2015-09-29  ·  the Guardian
  3. “Immigration Courts Have New Rules Governing Legal Representation Processes”  ·  http://immigrationimpact.com/author/kristin/  ·  2015-09-29  ·  Immigration Impact
  4. “American Muslims: Facts vs. Fiction”  ·  Tom Bonacci Antioch, CA (Priest and Non-Profit Executive)  ·  2015-09-28  ·  Unity Productions Foundation
  5. “Oh Canada! Four in 10 Americans Want Wall on Northern Border”  ·  2015-09-24  ·  Bloomberg.com/politics
  6. “US immigration back to pre–Great Recession levels, with Asians leading”  ·  2015-09-24  ·  america.aljazeera.com
  7. “Report: Muslims Are the Fastest Growing Immigrant Community”  ·  Julia Hahn22 Sep 2015Washington D.C.6,206  ·  2015-09-24  ·  Breitbart
  8. “Our Unprecedented Immigration Experiment”  ·  John Hinderaker  ·  2015-09-24  ·  Power Line
  9. “Ballooning Wait Times for Hearing Datesin Overworked Immigration Courts”  ·  2015-09-22  ·  trac.syr.edu
  10. “U.S. Will Accept More Refugees as Crisis Grows”  ·  Michael R. Gordon, Alison Smale and Rick Lyman  ·  2015-09-22  ·  The New York Times
  11. “Fifty Years Later, the Immigration Bill That Changed America”  ·  Emily Cadei  ·  2015-09-20  ·  Newsweek
  12. “At one border crossing, Mexico requiring U.S. citizens to show passports”  ·  TucsonSentinel.com,Carla Leon  ·  2015-09-19  ·  TucsonSentinel.com
  13. “The Front Line Against Birthright Citizenship”  ·  Jonathan Blitzer,Sarah Stillman,Amy Davidson,Evan Osnos  ·  2015-09-19  ·  The New Yorker
  14. “21 Incredible Photos Of The Places Where One Country Ends And Another Begins”  ·  6 months ago | by Brandon Siewert  ·  2015-09-19  ·  OMG Facts
  15. “This map helps explain why some European countries reject refugees, and others love them”  ·  Ishaan Tharoor  ·  2015-09-18  ·  Washington Post
  16. “National Welcoming Week”  ·  2015-09-18  ·  www.welcomingamerica.org
  17. “Who Qualifies for ‘Asylum’?”  ·  Emily Bazelon  ·  2015-09-18  ·  The New York Times
  18. “Photographing HumanTrafficking in New York”  ·  Evelyn Nieves  ·  2015-09-18  ·  Lens Blog
  19. “A Migrant’s Journey: 1 Week, 30,000 People, 2,500 Miles”  ·  Alan Taylor  ·  2015-09-18  ·  The Atlantic
  20. “Mexican Donald Trump with George Lopez”  ·  2015-09-18  ·  Funny Or Die
  21. “The refugee crisis: 9 questions you were too embarrassed to ask”  ·  Max Fisher  ·  2015-09-18  ·  Vox
  22. “Asylum's Dark Side: The Deadly Business of Human Smuggling”  ·  SPIEGEL ONLINE, Hamburg, Germany  ·  2015-09-18  ·  SPIEGEL ONLINE
  23. “#Undocumoney Campaign Shows Immigrants' Economic Contributions”  ·  https://www.facebook.com/NBCNews  ·  2015-09-18  ·  NBC News
  24. “Family of San Francisco woman killed by undocumented immigrant aims to sue ICE”  ·  Marcus Gilmer  ·  2015-09-03  ·  Mashable
  25. “Jorge Ramos: Life under President Donald Trump”  ·  2015-09-02  ·  Public Radio International
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Citizenship And Naturalization News Roundup

Citizenship And Naturalization News Roundup | Immigration Grassroots Curation | Scoop.it
From A Woman Naturalized At Age 99 To Immigrants With U.S. Parents Denied Citizenship, The Road To Becoming A U.S. Citizen Has Many Pitfalls And Traps.
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Interested in knowing more about the obstacles to citizenship faced by immigrants?


Here are a few stories for you:


Army Expands Program That Expedites U.S. Citizenship For Recruits With Sought-After Skills


Obama Adminstration Questions Citizenship Of Latinos Born By Midwife
 

Applicants Wrongly Denied U.S. Citizenship
 

Boston’s Undocumented Irish Advocate For Comprehensive Immigration Bill


99-Year-Old Woman Sworn In As An American Citizen
 


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China And India Supplant Mexico As Countries With Largest Number Of Immigrants Coming To The U.S.

China And India Supplant Mexico As Countries With Largest Number Of Immigrants Coming To The U.S. | Immigration Grassroots Curation | Scoop.it

Via Community Village Sites
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In recent months, there has an increase in the number of negative stories about immigrants who were born in China and India.


Now, as I view the latest population totals, it raises a question whether these adverse views were provided to elicit a certain public reaction in advance, prior to the release of these totals .


As noted in an article about the immigration reform layaway plan, politicians can reach across their ideological divide to make bills appear to go in a direction contrary to their underlying values.  Almost like illusionists.


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The August 2014 Immigration News Shortlist: A Curated Roundup

The August 2014 Immigration News Shortlist: A Curated Roundup | Immigration Grassroots Curation | Scoop.it
This Month’s Roundup Of Immigration News Shows How It Is Nearly Impossible To Separate Fact, Fiction, And Falsehood In The Fight For Immigration Justice.
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Here is an immigration news shortlist for August 2014, which includes links to the top tidbits of news and useful resources  found online.


The entries for August 2014 include:


  • Domestic Violence Is New Basis For Asylum Protection
  • Fair Play Reinstated: Deported Immigrants Allowed To Return To U.S.
  • The Push For An Independent Immigration Court System Continues
  • Government Corruption Inside Immigration Agencies?
  • Secrets Of Immigrant Smugglers Revealed
  • The Impact Of Deportation On U.S. Citizen Children
  • Honduras Consulate Deportation Bribes
  • An Easy Choice: Save The Party Or Save Families?
  • Why Immigrants Should Be Less Trusting With Presidential Promises This Time Around
  • Once Again, The American Public Wiggles On Immigration Reform
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Immigration Fraud Is Alive And Well, Sadly Destroying The Dreams Of immigration Families

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Searching For A Curated Collection Of News Around The Web About Immigration Fraud, Destroyer Of Immigrant Dreams? Here Is A Ready-Made Collection, Showing You Situations To Avoid.

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It seems like immigration fraud cannot be eliminated. 


Despite an increase in public relations campaigns alerting immigrants to the danger fraud, the stories of immigrants who have been ripped off continue to grow. 


For instance, take last month.  Here are just some of the stories reported.


Interpreter Scams Immigrant Facing Deportation

Andy Grimm, Times-Picayune, July 27, 2014.


Trina Marie Bourg, 45, who worked as a translator for courts in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes, was accused of scamming illegal immigrants by local authorities.


Now, interpreters are trying to cash in unsuspecting immigrant victims?  My, oh my.  This is certainly bad news.  Immigrants must now fear not just lawyers, not just notaries, not just paralegals, but also interpreters.


Swindlers Target Kin Of Migrants

Frances Robles, The New York Times, July 23, 2014


The federal government is investigating how detailed information about migrant children being held at two American military bases wound up in the hands of con artists who are using it to lure unsuspecting relatives into paying hefty sums to reunite their families, preying on people who have been separated for years, according to the F.B.I.


Don’t the kids from Central America already have enough troubles?  


Perhaps more significantly, this fraud is clearly an insider job.  Expect a loud uproar if the investigation shows a ring of officers were involved in the scam.


California Man Posed As Cop To Rape Central American Immigrants

Fox News Latino, July 22, 2014


A San Francisco man is under arrest after allegedly posing as a police officer and forcing undocumented immigrants in the Bay Area to perform sexual acts under threat of deportation, authorities said earlier this week.


I don’t know exactly how to label this news? Sad?  Sick?


Both.

 



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Every Artist Was At First An Amateur

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“Every Artist Was At First An Amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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How To Recognize Immigration Fraud: A Guide To Prevent You From Becoming The Next Victim

Immigration fraud is a silent epidemic. The effect goes far beyond the money stolen from immigrants under the false pretense of helping them."

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Immigration fraud destroys the dreams of hard-working immigrants and their families.

The exact number of victims are unknown. Most defrauded immigrants are too afraid to call law enforcement officers for help. And the bad guys know immigrants are scared.

The best way to fight back is to prevent immigration fraud in the first place.

Immigrants and their advocates need to become smarter and wiser about how these con artists operate.

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California And The Mexican Border In Photos

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2016 Arizona Daily Star border project: Texas border with Mexico in photos.
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Arizona And The Mexican Border In Photos

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2016 Arizona Daily Star border project: Arizona's border with Mexico in photos.
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The Immigrant Journey, Issue 1

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The Immigrant Journey provides the best hand-picked collection of immigration tips, insights, trends, and stories from around the web.
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Stories covered in the first edition of The Immigrant Journey include:

 

  1. First Generation? Second? For Immigrants And Their Children, A Question With Meaning.  PRI Global Nation
  2. Why El Salvador Became The Hemisphere's Murder Capital, Washington Post
  3. First Days Project: Cheng Imm Tan, First Days Project.org
  4. This Commercial For An Australian University Is Flat-Out Brillant, Airows.com
  5. The Deported, New York Times
  6. Cubans, Fearing Loss Of Favored Status In U.S., Rush To Make An Arduous Journey, New York Times
  7. Visa Rules, Distant Pride And Fast Food: The Real Life Of NYC's Immigrants, City Limits.org
  8. Migrants Struggle In Sub-Zero-Temperatures, BBC News
  9. Late Sacramento Teacher Jaime Escalante Among Those Honored With 2016 Stamps, Sacramento Bee
  10. America's Colorful Immigration History, In One Timely Interactive Graphic, Market Watch.com

 

 

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Immigration News In A Nutshell, January 2016

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The story of immigration, at its core, is a story about connection - the separation and reunion of individuals across the globe with those they...
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Stories covered in the January 2016 2015 Immigration News Round Up include:


  1. “John Legend, Juanes Perform Outside Of Immigration Detention Center In Arizona”  ·  Carolina Moreno  ·  2016-01-24  ·  The Huffington Post
  2. “Border Love”  ·  Mari Herreras,Linda Valdez  ·  2016-01-23  ·  Tucson Weekly
  3. “Religious groups offer sanctuary to immigrants targeted in ICE raids”  ·  Antonio Olivo  ·  2016-01-23  ·  Washington Post
  4. “Why Is It So Difficult for SyrianRefugees to Get Into the U.S.?”  ·  Eliza Griswold  ·  2016-01-23  ·  The New York Times
  5. “For 5.2 million undocumented immigrants, a Supreme Court ruling will do little for the uncertainty”  ·  2016-01-23  ·  Public Radio International
  6. “Key facts about immigrants eligible for deportation relief under Obama’s expanded executive actions”  ·  Jens Manuel Krogstad,Posts  ·  2016-01-23  ·  Pew Research Center
  7. “DHS Reports Huge Number of Visitors Overstayed in 2015”  ·  Jessica Vaughan  ·  2016-01-23  ·  Center for Immigration Studies
  8. “US immigration lawyer arrested for defrauding Caribbean immigrants”  ·  Jamaica Observer Limited  ·  2016-01-20  ·  Jamaica Observer
  9. “What Do We Owe Each Other?”  ·  Aaron James Wendland  ·  2016-01-19  ·  Opinionator
  10. “A Profile of U.S. Children with Unauthorized Immigrant Parents”  ·  2016-01-18  ·  migrationpolicy.org
  11. “'Don't Be Scared Of Us': Undocumented Asian Family Speaks Out”  ·  https://www.facebook.com/NBCNews  ·  2016-01-17  ·  NBC News
  12. “ICE enforcement lawyer charged with forging document”  ·  MARTHA BELLISLE  ·  2016-01-17  ·  The Seattle Times
  13. “Indigenous Central American Immigrants Most Vulnerable to ICE Raids”  ·  Joanna Bernstein  ·  2016-01-17  ·  Latino Rebels
  14. “U.N. to Help U.S. Screen Central American Migrants”  ·  Julia Preston, David M. Herszenhorn and Michael D. Shear  ·  2016-01-17  ·  The New York Times
  15. “Couple caught setting up over 100 sham marriages for pay”  ·  Anabel Munoz  ·  2016-01-17  ·  ABC7 Los Angeles
  16. “Cubans, Fearing Loss of Favored Status in U.S., Rush to Make an Arduous Journey”  ·  Frances Robles  ·  2016-01-13  ·  The New York Times
  17. “This Commercial For An Australian University Is Flat-Out Brilliant”  ·  Jack Archer  ·  2016-01-09  ·  Airows
  18. “Why El Salvador became the hemisphere’s murder capital”  ·  https://www.facebook.com/josh.partlow1  ·  2016-01-09  ·  Washington Post
  19. “How Do Sunni and Shia Islam Differ?”  ·  John Harney  ·  2016-01-06  ·  The New York Times
  20. “The Wait For Immigrant Visas: A Cruel Joke And Hasty Solutions”  ·  Carlos Batara  ·  2016-01-04  ·  www.bataraimmigrationlaw.com
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Immigration News In A Nutshell, November 2015

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Although November is a month to give thanks, and immigrants should be given a big, warm thanks for the building of the U.S., much of...
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Stories covered in the November 2015 Immigration News Round Up include:


  1. “New Documentary Spotlights the Son of Undocumented Immigrants and His Work as a US Border Patrol Agent”  ·  Latin Post  ·  2015-12-13  ·  Latin Post
  2. “For sale: U.S. citizenship, $500,000 to $1 million”  ·  Los Angeles Times  ·  2015-12-13  ·  latimes.com
  3. “Number of Migrants Illegally Crossing Rio Grande Rises Sharply”  ·  Julia Preston  ·  2015-12-13  ·  The New York Times
  4. “Influx of West Africans in the Bronx Spurs Demand for Interpreters”  ·  Liz Robbins  ·  2015-12-13  ·  The New York Times
  5. “Study shows very different paths, lives for Mexican, Asian immigrants”  ·  2015-12-13  ·  Phoenix Business Journal
  6. “America's poorest border town: no immigration papers, no American Dream”  ·  Chris McGreal  ·  2015-12-12  ·  the Guardian
  7. “Thanksgiving feast held at Ellis Island for immigrants becoming U.S. citizens”  ·  Darla Miles  ·  2015-12-12  ·  ABC7 New York
  8. “Obama's drone war a 'recruitment tool' for Isis, say US air force whistleblowers”  ·  Ed Pilkington,Ewen MacAskill  ·  2015-12-12  ·  the Guardian
  9. “British Muslims send message to ISIS and the world—and it's spot on”  ·  Meteor Blades  ·  2015-12-12  ·  Daily Kos
  10. “Nashville schools build $38M program to teach immigrants English”  ·  Jason Gonzales  ·  2015-12-12  ·  The Tennessean
  11. “Mexico Launches Campaign To Promote 'Dual Citizenship' Among Millions Of Legal Immigrants”  ·  Dolia Estevez  ·  2015-12-12  ·  Forbes
  12. “These Iconic Figures of American History Were All Immigrants”  ·  Erin Blakemore  ·  2015-12-12  ·  TIME.com
  13. “81% of Isis-linked suspects charged in US are American citizens”  ·  David Smith  ·  2015-11-20  ·  the Guardian
  14. “Why ISIS Has All the Money It Needs”  ·  Cam Simpson,Matthew Philips  ·  2015-11-20  ·  Bloomberg.com
  15. “European and African Leaders Near Deal on Returning Migrants”  ·  James Kanter  ·  2015-11-15  ·  The New York Times
  16. “Is It Too Late for Obama On Immigration Reform?”  ·  https://www.facebook.com/frontline  ·  2015-11-15  ·  FRONTLINE
  17. “Mexico is even less prepared than the US to handle Central American immigrants”  ·  Ana Campoy  ·  2015-11-15  ·  Quartz
  18. “The Political Invisibility Of African And Caribbean Immigrants”  ·  Carlos Batara  ·  2015-11-15  ·  www.bataraimmigrationlaw.com
  19. “A decade into a project to digitize U.S. immigration forms, just 1 is online”  ·  Jerry Markon  ·  2015-11-12  ·  Washington Post
  20. “Turning Our Backs on the 14th Amendment”  ·  Tom Jawetz and Sanam Malik | Monday, November 9, 2015  ·  2015-11-12  ·  name
  21. “Dear Speaker Ryan: We're Keeping Our Promise on Immigration Reform”  ·  Jim Wallis  ·  2015-11-08  ·  The Huffington Post
  22. “The two-country journey one student takes every day to get to school”  ·  2015-11-08  ·  Public Radio International
  23. “All 300-plus languages spoken in American homes, and the number of people who speak them”  ·  Nikhil Sonnad  ·  2015-11-06  ·  Quartz
  24. “An Emerging Victim Class: Citizens Hurt by Immigration/Marriage Fraud”  ·  David North  ·  2015-11-06  ·  Center for Immigration Studies
  25. “Landmark pledging conference to support Somali refugees going home starts”  ·  United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees  ·  2015-11-06  ·  UNHCR


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Immigration News In A Nutshell, October 2015

Immigration News In A Nutshell, October 2015 | Immigration Grassroots Curation | Scoop.it
Immigration news in October 2015 was dominated by discussions of refugees. With Europe now experiencing unprecedented numbers of incoming immigrants from other countries, a lot...
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Stories covered in the October 2015 Immigration News Round Up include:


  1. “A Program Meant To Keep Kids From Coming To The U.S. Illegally Hasn't Let Anyone In Legally Yet”  ·  Elise Foley  ·  2015-11-06  ·  The Huffington Post
  2. “China lifts one-child policy amid worries over graying population”  ·  https://www.facebook.com/simon.denyer?fref=ts  ·  2015-11-06  ·  Washington Post
  3. “105-year-old refugee traveled 20 days on foot to make it to Europe”  ·  Stan Schroeder  ·  2015-11-06  ·  Mashable
  4. “Seeking asylum on children's bicycles”  ·  2015-10-25  ·  BBC News
  5. “Pres. Obama’s Shadow War Against Central American Child Refugees”  ·  Bryan Johnson  ·  2015-10-23  ·  Latino Rebels
  6. “Young, Illegal, and Alone”  ·  J. Weston Phippen  ·  2015-10-23  ·  The Atlantic
  7. “The Refugees at Our Door”  ·  Sonia Nazario  ·  2015-10-23  ·  The New York Times
  8. “Will the Refugee Crisis Be Europe's Defining Moment?”  ·  Andrés Martinez  ·  2015-10-23  ·  Zocalo Public Square
  9. “U.S. Immigration Courts Completed7.3 Percent More Cases in FY 2015”  ·  2015-10-23  ·  trac.syr.edu
  10. “Young people aren't talking enough about immigration. This will change that.”  ·  Katie Dupere  ·  2015-10-23  ·  Mashable
  11. “Redlands, CA: Citizens tell mayor—no Syrian or African refugees for us!”  ·  2015-10-13  ·  Refugee Resettlement Watch
  12. “The Surreal Reasons Girls Are Disappearing In El Salvador: #15Girls”  ·  Kelly McEvers,Jasmine Garsd  ·  2015-10-13  ·  NPR.org
  13. “Cuban immigration to U.S. surges as relations warm”  ·  Jens Manuel Krogstad,Posts  ·  2015-10-12  ·  Pew Research Center
  14. “American Samoans Lose DC Circ. En Banc Bid In Citizen Row”  ·  Kevin Penton  ·  2015-10-12  ·  www.law360.com
  15. “Flow of Central American Children Headed to U.S. Shifts but Doesn’t Slow”  ·  Azam Ahmed  ·  2015-10-12  ·  The New York Times
  16. “Lessons From 1965: Why Employment-Based Reform Is Xenophobia In Disguise”  ·  Carlos Batara  ·  2015-10-12  ·  www.bataraimmigrationlaw.com
  17. “Immigration Courts Could Lose A Third Of Their Interpreters”  ·  David Noriega, Adolfo Flores  ·  2015-10-06  ·  BuzzFeed
  18. “In 1965, A Conservative Tried To Keep America White. His Plan Backfired”  ·  Sen. Sam Ervin (D-N.C.)  ·  2015-10-05  ·  NPR.org
  19. “The law that created illegal immigration”  ·  Los Angeles Times  ·  2015-10-05  ·  latimes.com
  20. “It’s time for the U.S. to embrace a talent-based immigration system”  ·  Jamie Merisotis  ·  2015-10-05  ·  Reuters


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August 2015 Immigration Tidbits And Insights

Once again, the top immigration news stories showed the national division on immigration issues. Without a public consensus, immigration reform remains stymie…
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April 2015 Immigration News Roundup

Family unity is perhaps the most crucial immigration problem facing legislators, policy makers, and attorneys - and the unifying issue of the April 2015 Immigration News Roundup. 

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The top ten immigration news story in April 2015:


  • A Cruel Joke: The Waiting Lists For Immigrant Visas
  • DACA Delays: Are Young Immigrants Losing Their Protection Against Deportation?
  • How Private Prison Corporations Profit From Immigrant Detention Quotas
  • A California Solution For Harsh Deportation Rules
  • U.S. Military Needs Are Focus Of Citizenship Programs For Undocumented Immigrants
  • How Will Changing World Religion Profile Affect International And Immigration Issues?
  • Policy Debate: How Many Central American Refugee Children Arrive At U.S. Borders This Summer
  • Immigration Fraud Remains Alive And Well
  • Is the U.S. Customs And Border Protection Agency Changing Apprehension Strategies?
  • Is The U.S. A Safe Haven For War Criminals?



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A Silent Truth: Private Prison Profits Rise With Refugee Detentions

A Silent Truth: Private Prison Profits Rise With Refugee Detentions | Immigration Grassroots Curation | Scoop.it
Deportation And Removal Defense Lawyer Discusses How Immigrant Prison Investor Profits Have Quietly Grown During The Central American Refugee Crisis.
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There are those who dispute that U.S. immigration detention and deportation policy is influenced by private sector forces.


I'm not one of those folks.


In fact, according to CNN Money, stocks for two of the largest private prison firms, GEO Group and Corrections Corporation of America, have spiked since the influx of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the border this summer.


CCA’s stock has increased 8.5 percent, and GEO’s has increased 7 percent.


Under these financial circumstances, despite lip service to the contrary, why would the Department of Justice try to quickly deport the Central American refugee children?  


This is one of those topics worth watching more closely in coming months.

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Why A Permanent Residency Path Should Be Granted To Immigrants Who Have Lived In The U.S. The Longest

Why A Permanent Residency Path Should Be Granted To Immigrants Who Have Lived In The U.S. The Longest | Immigration Grassroots Curation | Scoop.it

"The number of immigrants living illegally in the United States has leveled off in recent years, but those who remain are more likely to have far deeper ties to the country than they did a decade ago, according to a report released Wednesday."

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For the past two years, I have suggested that if we must piecemeal immigration reform in order to make any real progress, we could start with those who have been in the shadows the longest. This will not satisfy all activists or immigrants, but this would be a big step forward.


As this Washington Post article notes, a recent study from Pew Research Center found that one-half of the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants have lived here for at least 13 years and as many as 4 million have children born in the United States.


Even if deportation policy is not changed, the president should do something on behalf of this group of immigrants. 


In my view, those immigrants who are now seniors should be granted a path to become permanent residents

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