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Card game takes on illegal immigration

Published on Thu, Apr 22, 2010

Never mind the plethora of textbooks, studies and scholarly articles exploring the cost-benefits dynamic of people who live in the country illegally.

Now there's a new game designed to break this complex issue into digestible fare for millions of Americans who feel lukewarm about the issue.

Published in the O.C. Register

Arizona's Dangerous Precedent -- and the Path Forward on Immigration Reform

Published on Fri, Apr 30, 2010

Last week, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a statewide law forcing local police officers to question and potentially detain anyone they "reasonably suspect" to be an undocumented immigrant. If you believe our local law enforcement agencies, who will be required to implement the mandates of this law, it will lead to mistrust between police and the people they have sworn to protect. The law violates due process, civil rights, and federal sovereignty over immigration policy. While I believe the courts will quickly overturn it, I am concerned that the damage to my home state's credibility has already been done.

Published in the The Hill

Fremont in the spotlight

Published on Sun, May 30, 2010

The flurry of local legislation is adding to the pressure on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform and avoid adding to a hodgepodge of laws regulating immigration.

“There is real frustration because our immigration system is broken,” said Michele Waslin of the Washington-based Immigration Policy Center. “But you also need to look at what this type of legislation says about you as a city.”

Published in the Omaha World Herald

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Update – February 28, 2014

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Immigrants make cities more economically competitive. A recent post on Immigration Impact highlights a recent report from Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) describing five ways immigrants make cities more economically competitive. Specifically, immigrants 1) contribute to a dynamic labor force and spur economic growth, 2) are more likely to start businesses and create jobs in their cities, 3) are critical to helping cities counteract population decline, keeping economies vibrant and strong, 4) make cities more attractive by raising housing values, and 5) contribute to a talented workforce through higher levels of education.Read more...

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Justice Department Sues Arizona Over Immigration Law

Published on Wed, Jul 07, 2010

Groups applauding the lawsuit Tuesday was the American Immigration Council, which said the government was taking an important step to reassert federal authority over U.S. immigration policy.

"America can only have one immigration system, and the federal government must make clear where states' authority begins and where it ends," the group said.

Published in the Washington Post

Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) Fee Application

This Practice Advisory addresses the deadline for filing an Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) fee application, the statutory requirements for eligibility, and procedural aspects of filing an application, including documenting and calculating fees.

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Arizona Immigration Shutdown

Published on Fri, Jul 23, 2010

WATCH the American Immigration Council's Benjamin Johnson speak about birthright citizenship:

 

 

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Published in the CNN

Objecting to Video Merits Hearings

This Practice Advisory discusses the problems arising from the use of video hearings, and suggests ways to protect the respondent's rights and move for in-person hearings where that strategy is selected.

Published On: Sunday, December 12, 2004 | Download File

Immigrants & Community

Immigrants & Community teaches middle grade students through literacy-based activities about various types of community and about how immigrants contribute to the communities of which they are a part.

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Fewer illegal immigrants living in U.S.

Published on Thu, Sep 02, 2010

The report findings closely mirror results released in July by the Immigration Policy Center that said illegal immigrants make up about 2.2 percent of Oklahoma's work force, contributing $580.3 million in economic activity and $257.8 million in gross state product.

Published in the Tulsa World