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2010 Annual Immigrant Acheivement Awards Washington, DC

Benjamin Johnson, Executive Director, American Immigration Council
Executive Director Ben Johnson introduces honorees
Cokie and Steven Roberts
Cokie Roberts and Steven Roberts kick off the evening
Creative Writing Contest Winner & Cokie Roberts
The national winner of "Celebrate America"  Creative Writing Contest receives her award from Cokie Roberts
Steven V. Roberts and Paul Zulkie
President of the Board of Trustees Paul Zulkie (R) and Steven V. Roberts
honorees


(L-R) Ben Johnson, Henry Cejudo, Julia Culbert, Cokie Roberts, Steveb Roberts

Appeals Court Blocks Controversial Sections of Tough Alabama Immigration Law

Published on Fri, Mar 09, 2012

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked two key sections of Alabama’s immigration law, HB 56.  Thursday’s ruling came the same week that thousands of Latinos marched with African American leaders to commemorate the bloody civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery 47 years ago.

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals enjoined sections 27 and 30 of the state law until legal challenges brought by the federal government and a coalition of church and civil rights groups are resolved. Read more...

Published in the Feet in Two Worlds

Thank You for Your Contribution!

Thank you for your support of the American Immigration Council. Your contribution will support our ongoing legal, policy, education and exchange programs.  

As an added thank you for your individual gift to the American Immigration Council, we are providing you this handy compilation of all our Legal Action Center’s current practice advisories. This convenient PDF document includes over 50 practice advisories with up-to-date information and suggested steps that attorneys can take to ensure the best outcomes for their clients in a range of circumstances and before the different immigration agencies and courts.

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Hispanic Vote in North Carolina Has Doubled in Last 4 yrs

Published on Thu, May 24, 2012

An IPC analysis was used in a Fox News Latino article about the power of the Hispanic vote in North Carolina: Read more...

Published in the Fox News Latino

Carmen Lomas Garza

Carmen Lomas Garza was born in Texas. At the age of thirteen she made a commitment to pursue a career in art. Her narrative works of art depict childhood memories of family and friends engaged in a wide range of activities seen in Mexican American communities.

Ms. Garza has a Bachelor of Science from Texas A & I University (currently Texas A&M University, Kingsville) where she studied art education and studio art. She also has a Master of Education from Antioch Graduate School - Juarez/Lincoln Center and a Master of Art from San Francisco State University where she concentrated on painting and printmaking.

Ms. Garza has had several major one-person exhibitions in the United States including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden/Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, the Smith College Museum in Northampton, Massachusetts, and The Mexican Museum in San Francisco. In 1991 she had a one-person exhibition titled A Piece of My Heart/ Pedacito de mi Corazón at Laguna Gloria Art Museum in Austin, Texas that traveled to museums in El Paso, Texas, Chicago, Illinois, and Oakland, California. The San Jose Museum of Art organized a retrospective exhibition in 2001 that traveled to the San Antonio Museum of Art where is opened to record-breaking attendance. Ms. Garza’s artwork was the subject of an interactive exhibition for children organized by the Austin Children’s Museum in 2003 in Austin, Texas. The exhibition will travel for 5 years in the USA.Read more...

For Chesapeake immigrant in limbo, a brief reprieve

Published on Mon, Sep 03, 2012

IPC numbers were used in this Virginian-Pilot article about Maricruz Valenzuela, a Mexican-born immigrant living in Virginia: Read more...

Published in the The Virginian-Pilot

Jan Flora

Jan Flora specializes in the areas of community, agricultural, and rural change in the United States and developing countries at Iowa State University. He is a community extension specialist, assisting Hispanics and other immigrant groups to become more involved in their Iowa communities.

IPC's Amanda Beadle Featured in National Journal Article

Published on Sun, May 26, 2013

The IPC's Research & Communications Associate, Amanda Peterson Beadle, was singled out in a National Journal article for her comprehensive Twitter coverage of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on S.744.  From the Article:

"When in doubt, follow Twitter. It's hard to keep track of what's happening, even when you're in the room. Senators offer amendments but sometimes forget to tell everyone which ones they're talking about. The committee gets tired and sometimes passes big amendments by voice vote with barely a whimper from the opposition. Some senators say the same thing over and over and over again, regardless of the issue at hand. Don't be afraid to look at your neighbor's notes or computer to figure it out. Hell, you're sitting close enough."

Published in the National Journal

Claudia M. Prado‐Meza, Ph.D.

Claudia M. Prado‐Meza, Ph.D. is a candidate at Iowa State University, focusing on sustaining rural communities in Mexico and outreach programs for Latino immigrants in Iowa.

 

IPC Guide to S.744 Featured in Cleveland Plain-Dealer Article

Published on Fri, Nov 08, 2013

A recent article in the Cleveland Plain-Dealer cited the IPC's extensive guide to the Senate immigration bill, S.744. The article, titled "Despite calls for action, immigration reform bill's future looks bleak at moment," details the likelihood of the bill passing the House of Representatives.

Published in the Cleveland Plain-Dealer