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2011

Blog Posts in 2011

  • The Entrepreneur Immigrant Parents has on their Children

    || 9-Dec-2011

    Image via Wikipedia The Immigrant Learning Center (ILC) published a study that shares the stores of 36 children of immigrants from a wide variety of countries of origin and family businesses. In the report aptly titled Adult Children of Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Memories and Influences, there is conclusive evidence that the children are heavily influenced by their immigrant entrepreneur parents, ...
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  • Debunking the Myth

    || 9-Dec-2011

    The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) recently released a report in which it claims that native-born workers with science and engineering (S&E) degrees are being driven en masse into non-S&E occupations due to competition from foreign-born workers willing to accept lower wages. The conclusion FAIR came to, however, is lacking important details and is therefore wrong since a ...
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  • "Anchor Baby" officially in our lexicon

    || 9-Dec-2011

    The recently released fifth edition of the New American Heritage Dictionary has surprised us with its recent inclusion of a term that sprouted in immigration speak. Among the new entries is the term "anchor baby" which is the pejorative description of a child born in the United States to parents without legal status, implying that the parents intend to leverage the child's ...
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  • FL U.S. Representative's Opinion on the New Detention Center in Miami

    || 9-Dec-2011

    More roadblocks on the horizon for the new detention center to be built in Miami. This week, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Miami), sent a letter to Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) stating his opposition to the location of the new detention center that would be built on land administered by the town of Southwest Ranches and owned by the Corrections Corporation of America in the surrounding areas ...
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  • The Florida Agriculture Commissioner, Adam Putnam, told state citrus industry leaders that Florida GOP elected officials should be credited for not passing the "mistaken" state immigration laws now in place in Georgia and Alabama. He spoke at the 78 th annual meeting of Citrus World Inc., saying "There's just no good news here...The best news would be if nothing happens. Thank ...
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  • DHS to Review Immigration Cases and Implement New Guidelines

    || 5-Dec-2011

    Image via Wikipedia The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will begin reviewing about 300,000 deportation proceedings to once and for all implement prosecutorial discretion measures that were instructed to be implemented in a June 2011 memo issued by John Morton, director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The Office of Principal Legal Advisor at ICE in charge of the ...
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  • FL Congress Members Endorse Mitt Romney for Republican Ticket

    || 5-Dec-2011

    Image via Wikipedia Mitt Romney traveled to Florida and received the endorsement of three Cuban-American Republicans who have crossed party lines to support the pro-immigrant DREAM Act. This however, clashes with Romney's stated stance on the issue. The endorsing Congress members are Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart and his brother, former Representative Lincoln Diaz-Balart. They ...
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  • Teenager Takes his Life for the Undocumented Immigrant Cause

    || 5-Dec-2011

    Image via Wikipedia While most families prepare for the holidays, a family in Texas is planning a funeral after their 18-year-old son committed suicide the day after Thanksgiving. According to his family, Joaquin Luna took his life because his aspirations to study engineering were shattered after Congress' failure to pass the DREAM Act. "His world just closed. He took the decision and ...
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  • More Disputes over Broward Immigration Detention Center

    || 25-Nov-2011

    Image via Wikipedia A proposal to cancel a contract that obligates the city of Pembroke Pines to supply fire, rescue, water and sewage services to a new privately managed 1,500 bed immigration detention center was stopped in the city commission last week. Even though the facility was set to be built on land owned by the Corrections Corporation of American surrounding Pembroke Pines and Broward ...
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  • Senator Rubio's Opinion on "Hot" Topics in the Presidential Race

    || 25-Nov-2011

    Image via Wikipedia Florida Congressman Marco Rubio spoke on Fox News about the immigration and foreign policy comments made by Republican presidential candidates and also answered questions about a potential vice presidential run. Rubio acknowledged the debate in the GOP going on over America's foreign policy. "We are the party of strong national defense, that understands the role of ...
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  • Report: ICE Failing to Implement Prosecutorial Discretion

    || 18-Nov-2011

    Image via Wikipedia The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the American Immigration Council (AIC) have found that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and attorneys across the country are applying different standards on prosecutorial discretion despite the fact that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implemented a specific policy to follow. In their report, ...
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  • Companies based in Nashville are making the case for immigration reform on the grounds that it is the smart move to facilitate business. They are advocating on behalf of the Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE), the initiative spearheaded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Similarly, they are pushing for more temporary work visas, a new entrepreneurial visa and green cards for U.S. ...
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  • Alabama Utilities Restricts their Services to Undocumented Immigrants

    || 18-Nov-2011

    Outrage erupted in Alabama as countless families were denied basic utilities services not because they couldn't afford them, but because they were undocumented. This is the criterion Decatur Utilities in Alabama has decided to use when determining who gets necessary home utilities from their company. According to the local newspaper, Decatur Utilities is now prohibiting immigrants without ...
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  • Senator who Authored Arizona's Immigration Law Ousted from Office

    || 18-Nov-2011

    Image by Getty Images via @daylife The residents of Arizona have rebuked the hard-line politics of the state Senate President Russell Pearce who was the author of the state's tough anti-illegal immigration law that has given rise to copycat laws in several other states. The Senator has been forced out of office in a recall election. His defeat puts a different face on Arizona and signals that ...
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  • Government asks Supreme Court to Stay out of Legal Case on Arizona

    || 18-Nov-2011

    Image via Wikipedia The Justice Department has urged the Supreme Court to stay out of a lawsuit involving Arizona's immigration law, saying lower courts properly blocked tough provisions targeting illegal immigrants. The department's solicitor general said in one of his filings to the justices that the state law is a challenge to federal policy and is designed to establish Arizona's ...
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