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Pew Report Shines Light on Failed Immigration Policy

Released on Tue, Feb 17, 2009

A new report from the Pew Hispanic Center entitled A Rising Share: Hispanics and Federal Crime analyzes the ethnic composition of those sentenced in federal courts. Beneath the startling headline, however, is a familiar story. Immigrants do represent a disproportionate share of the federal prison population because immigration law is under the purview of the federal courts.

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Immigration in North Dakota

Raids' Impact on Families and Hate Groups On the Rise

Released on Thu, Apr 03, 2008

Last summer's failure by the federal government to reform the nation's broken immigration system has had strong and lasting repercussions. Stepped up raids are causing upheaval in communities and anti-immigrant extremists have hijacked the immigration debate. Both of these disturbing trends provide additional evidence of the need for a solution to our ongoing immigration policy problems.

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Immigration Enforcement: A Resource Page

The American Immigration Council's 5th Grade National Creative Writing Contest Winners Announced

Julia Culbert of Santa Clara Valley Wins National Contest

Released on Mon, May 10, 2010

Washington, D.C. - The American Immigration Council is pleased to announce the winners of the national 5th Grade "Why I Am Glad America Is a Nation of Immigrants" creative writing contest. Read more...

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Planned Giving

Senators Reintroduce the DREAM Act

Released on Wed, May 11, 2011

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senators Richard Durbin, Harry Reid, and Robert Menendez re-introduced the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. Last fall, the DREAM Act passed the House of Representatives, and garnered the support of a majority in the Senate, but was ultimately defeated when the Senate failed to invoke cloture and proceed to debate. The sponsors of the DREAM Act hope to build on last year’s momentum and continue to highlight the importance of fully utilizing the talent and potential of thousands of young people who are Americans in every way but their birth certificates. Read more...

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2016 Honorable Mention


By Kate Cesario Whittier Elementary School, Downers Grove, Illinois

I woke up on a Sunday. But something was different. I didn't wake up with a jolt, the kind that makes you feel alone on the face of the Earth. I saw the Sun shining through a window. I couldn't remember last night. I felt safe, and there was no feeling today would be my last. I liked this new feeling. Then it came back to me. I was in America. The country made of a variety of different cultures. The everything country, with people from Italy and Ireland and Poland and Germany and more. I came from Iraq. It was a dream to be here. Here in the everything country.

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