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The AIC's Ben Johnson Featured in Boulder's Daily Camera

Published on Wed, Oct 02, 2013

The AIC's Executive Director, Ben Johnson, wrote a recent article in Boulder, Colorado's Daily Camera, focusing on the cost of inaction if Congress should do nothing to pass immigration reform.  The article was based on the recent IPC publication, "The Cost of Doing Nothing:  Dollars, Lives, and Opportunities Lost in the Wait for Immigration Reform."

Published in the Daily Camera

Margaret D. Stock, Esq.

Margaret D. Stock is an attorney in Anchorage, Alaska; a Lieutenant Colonel in the Military Police Corps, U.S. Army Reserve; and an Associate Professor (Drilling Individual Mobilization Augmentee) in the Department of Social Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York.  She is a recipient of the 2013 MacArthur Genius Grant. The opinions expressed in this report are the author’s and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the U.S. Military Academy, the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or any other government agency.

LA Times Calls for More Transparency Within CBP Citing Immigration Council Data

Published on Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Citing the American Immigration Council's "No Action Taken: Lack of CBP Accountability in Responding to Complaints of Abuse" report, the Los Angeles Times called for more transparency within the Customs and Border Protection agency.

The editorial titled "Customs and Border Protection's deadly force problem" states the agency must respond to complaints filed against agents with scrutiny and efficiency:

"The American Immigration Council reported in May that of 809 abuse complaints (a broader category) filed from 2009 to 2012, 40% remained unresolved, and in the resolved cases, only 3% found fault with an agent's actions. Comparative statistics are hard to come by, but a study of 2002 data found that about 8% of complaints against civilian police officers were sustained.

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These are public employees doing the public's work. The default position should be transparency."

Published in the Los Angeles Times

The LAC Docket | Volume III, Issue 2

The Newsletter of the American Immigration Council’s Legal Action Center

April 10, 2013
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DACA Developments

In February, the LAC welcomed its DACA Legal Services Fellow, Patrick Taurel.  Patrick comes to the LAC from Andrade Legal in Boise, Idaho, where he focused on complex removal cases.  Patrick works with the LAC and AILA’s Practice and Professionalism Center to develop, implement and oversee the provision of pro bono legal services to low-income DACA requesters.  This includes building relationships with key pro bono stakeholders, including AILA chapter chairs and pro bono liaisons; coordinating and assisting in training volunteer attorneys; compiling and drafting training materials to assist AILA chapters and volunteer law firms to develop effective pro bono training; and assisting in organizing DACA pro bono clinics around the country.Read more...

White House Announces Plans For Immigration Reform

Released on Wed, Apr 08, 2009

As the New York Times reported today, the Obama administration has reiterated its intention to tackle comprehensive immigration reform this year. Recent statements from Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid have also signaled their support. Yet some observers had assumed that the promise President Obama made during his campaign to reform the dysfunctional U.S. immigration system during his first year in office would be sidelined by the current recession. But, as the White House made clear today, the President intends to make good on his promise. The following is a statement by Angela Kelley, Director of the Immigration Policy Center (IPC) in Washington, DC.

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Enforcement-without-Reform: Success or Failure?

Released on Tue, May 20, 2008

On Thursday, May 22, the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism will hold a hearing on "The Border Security Challenge: Recent Developments and Legislative Proposals."

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The Folly of Repealing Birthright Citizenship

Released on Tue, Mar 30, 2010

Washington D.C. - This Sunday, the editorial pages of the Washington Post included a piece penned by journalist George Will on the topic of birthright citizenship. Will highlights a scholar who argues against giving those born in the United States birthright citizenship and characterizes the repeal of a 150 year-old constitutional tenet as "a simple reform." Normally, the idea of stripping those born in America of their right to citizenship has been relegated to the domain of immigration restrictionists and select politicians who try to exploit it for electoral gains. In endorsing this argument, Mr. Will has looked past a whole body of research which examines the dramatic and far- reaching consequences this would have on American society.

The arguments about birthright citizenship revolve around the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution, which affirms that all persons born in the United States (and subject to its jurisdiction) have a birthright to citizenship. A repeal of the 14th amendment is sometimes raised as a "cure" to our current broken immigration system, when in reality it takes us further away from the larger conversation that must be had about how we can fairly and efficiently revamp American immigration. Proposing solutions to the symptoms, rather than the root causes of a broken system, do nothing to solve our overall immigration problems and create divisions and dysfunctions in our society at all levels.

In the spirit of balance, the Immigration Policy Center is re-releasing our four-part series originally released in September, 2009 on birthright citizenship entitled:  Made in America, Myths & Facts about Birthright Citizenship.Read more...

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