Thursday, June 27, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Congressman Collins indicated that he would be willing to vote for reform that included a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers, and a pathway to legalization for the estimated 11 million undocumented people living in our country remarking that we need to "get our head out of the sand, these 11 million people are not going to go away on their own." Cong. Chris Collins (R- Clarence).
Click here for the audio from the appearance.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Click here for the broadcast.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
It appears John Morton has tendered his resignation.
From the L.A. Times:
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton announced his resignation Monday after more than four years at the head of the agency.
A senior Department of Homeland Security official familiar with the matter said that Morton’s departure was voluntary but acknowledged that the Obama administration was surprised by the timing as Congress is in the middle of debating a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws.
Morton has been hired as Senior Vice President of Capital One Financial Corp. heading compliance starting this August.
I will always remember him as the man that was "pleased" to report that in a six month period in 2011 his office deported 46,486 parents of United States citizens.
More rats from a sinking ship.
Friday, June 14, 2013
House Judiciary Committee debates SAFE Act that would criminalize the act of being undocumented, which includes visa overstays
Click here for more information.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Thursday, June 6, 2013
REPORT: from 2008 to 2012, DHS detained at least 1,366 children in adult detention facilities throughout the United States
Click here for the report.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Yesterday, the ACLU and Cooley LLP filed a class-action law suit in California challenging what they characterize as "endemic abuses" stemming from Border Patrol and ICE officers employing "misinformation" and "deception" to coerce Mexican nationals to sign voluntary departure orders and forgo their right to a hearing before an immigration judge.
From the ACLU of Sandiego website:
The lawsuit, Lopez-Venegas v. Napolitano, alleges that as a matter of regular practice, Border Patrol agents and ICE officers pressure undocumented immigrants to sign what amounts to their own summary expulsion documents. The procedure is formally known as “voluntary departure,” but it regularly results in the involuntary waiver of core due process rights. An individual who signs for voluntary departure immediately surrenders his or her rights to a hearing before an immigration judge and is usually expelled to Mexico within a matter of hours.
The lawsuit was filed by the ACLU of California, the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, and Cooley LLP. It includes seven individual plaintiffs that claim that their constitutional rights violated.
Anthony Stiegler, partner at Cooley LLP, provided the following comment:
“The policy and practice of misrepresenting an individual’s legal rights to summarily deport them from this country is inconsistent with the fundamental notions of fairness and due process under our Constitution. The United States derives its core strength because we embrace these values and abide by the rule of law.”
I couldn't have said it better myself Mr. Stiegler.
Click here for more information.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
San Francisco, CA – World Champion San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo announced his support for The Dream is Now campaign today in a youtube video that has been posted to www.thedreamisnow.org. The Dream is Now Campaign is an effort of concerned citizens who believe America’s broken immigration system needs to be fixed, giving undocumented youth and their families the chance to earn their citizenship.
For more information on the campaign visit:
Press Contact: Lisa Cohen, 310-395-2544, firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, June 3, 2013
Any of this sound familiar?