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Hungering to help millions of immig kids

Published on Mon, May 24, 2010

That seems to be the mindset of Oswaldo Cabrera, 42, an Ecuadoran immigrant who has been on a hunger strike since earlier this month.

"I am willing to sacrifice my life for the sake of the 5 million American children of undocumented parents who live in fear of them not coming back home at the end of the day," said Cabrera in a tired voice at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fairview, N.J.

Actually, there are 5.5 million children in the country with at least one parent who is undocumented, and 75% of them are U.S. citizens, says the Immigration Policy Center.

Published in the New York Daily News

2015 Creative Writing Contest Community Resources

Thank you for your interest in the American Immigration Council "Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest." If you are an educator, parent, administrator or student please contact your local coordinator to participate in the 2014 "Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest.

If you are a coordinator below you will find a number of resources to assist you.

For more information, please contact teacher@communityeducationcenter.org.

U.S. Tests Arizona Immigration Law

Published on Tue, Jul 06, 2010

Among 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," it said.

Published in the Associated Press

Employment Authorization and Asylum: Strategies to Avoid Stopping the Asylum Clock

This Practice Advisory discusses how the asylum employment authorization document (EAD) clock operates, both in theory and in practice. The advisory addresses EOIR’s interpretation and implementation of the asylum clock and provides an analysis of and strategies around clock-stopping events.

Published On: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 | Download File

Cesar Chavez and the Mexican-American Field Worker Experience

Cesar Chavez and the Mexican-American Field Worker Experiences is designed to teach students about the life and work of Cesar Chavez and to document the experiences of contemporary agricultural field workers. After learning about the work of Cesar Chavez, students will design and conduct original research about the conditions and needs of today's field workers. The end product of this project will be a booklet reporting on the research and findings of the students. This booklet will be printed and made available as a resource for the local school district and the community at large.

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You Can Go Home Again Why There's No Need For "Safe Departure" Border Checkpoints For Illegal Immigrants

Published on Thu, Jul 29, 2010

Explainer thanks Cheryl David of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Benjamin Johnson of the American Immigration Council, Audrey Singer of the Brookings Institution, and Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies.

Published in the Slate

Mandamus Litigation Against DOL Delays in Wage Determinations and Labor Certifications

This Practice Advisory provides basic information about mandamus actions and suggests strategies and practice tips for bringing a mandamus action against the Department of Labor (DOL).

Published On: Thursday, August 18, 2011 | Download File

American Immigration Council: The Immigrant Experience

The Immigrant Experience-- For more information, visit our website at www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org.

Democrats Reach Out to Hispanics on Immigration Bill

Published on Thu, Sep 16, 2010

Latinos are now one-quarter of Nevada’s population and nearly 12 percent of voters, according to the Immigration Policy Center, a research group in Washington. Their strong turnout in 2008 swung the state for Mr. Obama. While Ms. Angle has not focused on Latinos, Senator Reid has been running Spanish-language ads and attending rallies, declaring his commitment to the immigration overhaul.

Published in the New York Times

K-2 Visa Holders

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The Legal Action Center's amicus brief for the Immigration Council and AILA, filed in In Re Ting Ting Chi, No. A96-533-521, argues that K-2 visa holders, the offspring of fiancé(e)s of U.S. citizens, may adjust even after turning 21 years of age as they are derivatives of non-citizen K-1 fiancé(e) parents. If you have a case that raises this issue, please contact us at clearinghouse@immcouncil.org.

  • In Re Anchalee Satidkunakorn, Case No: A096-722-341 (BIA amicus filed)
  • In Re Qiyu Zhang, Case No: A096-796-201 (BIA amicus filed)    
  • In Re Ting Ting Chi, Case No: A096-533-521 (BIA amicus filed)