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The Memory Coat: A Board Game

The Memory Coat Journey - A Board Game is designed as a follow-up enrichment activity to the picture book The Memory Coat Journey which follows a Russian Jewish boy on his journey to America during WWII.

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Automatic citizenship debated

Published on Tue, Aug 10, 2010

The nonpartisan Washington D.C.-based Immigration Policy Center, for instance, says legalizing undocumented workers is the way to go.

On its website, the center says, “Comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to legalization for undocumented workers would pay for itself through the increased tax revenue it generates, in contrast to the failed and costly enforcement-only policies that have been pursued thus far.”

According to a new report, the center says, immigration reform that includes a legalization program for unauthorized immigrants and enables a future flow of legal workers would result in a big economic benefit.

Published in the Worcester Telegram

Workshop 2006

The American Immigration Law Foundation's Curriculum Center held five successful teachers' symposia in 2006. Teachers attended free day long professional development workshops in Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.The symposia focused on current immigration policies, presenting immigration in the classroom, sharing stories through oral history, learning with literature and media and using artifacts, primary sources and dramatic arts to teach immigration.

Hatch’s new immigration bill: Focus on enforcement

Published on Fri, Oct 01, 2010

Ben Johnson, the executive director of the Washington-based American Immigration Council, says Hatch’s bill is simply more of the same rhetoric that’s been tossed around for a while and does nothing to move the debate forward.

“The reality is that there too many politicians, and I think, unfortunately, Senator Hatch is beginning to fall into that category, introducing legislation not in any effort to actually get it passed but to send messages to their constituents,” Johnson said.

Johnson added some parts of Hatch’s legislation are already addressed in existing law.

“Declaring that we should deny visas to gang members and members of organized crime is like outlawing dinosaurs in Utah,” Johnson

Published in the Salt Lake Tribune

Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in United States v. Windsor, holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. Section 3 had defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman. This section resulted in barring lesbian and gay U.S. citizens and residents from filing immigrant petitions for their spouses, as well precluding noncitizens from applying for other immigration protections based on a marriage involving a lesbian or gay noncitizen.

In the two years leading up to the Supreme Court’s decision, the LAC supported litigation efforts to challenge DOMA, engaged in administrative advocacy, and issued practice advisories and provided technical assistance to lawyers on strategies to assist noncitizen clients in same-sex marriages. Following the Supreme Court’s decision, the LAC collaborated with Immigration Equality on a practice advisory highlighting issues LGBT families will face in a post-DOMA world. 

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588 renowned scholars sign unprecedented document calling upon U.S. Senate to pass DREAM Act legislation

Published on Fri, Dec 17, 2010

As the Immigration Policy Center, organizers of the letter out it, “By failing to offer these young people a place in America, we are cutting them off from the very mechanisms that would allow them to contribute to our economy and society.”

Published in the La Prensa Ohio

Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter Vol. 4, No. 1

This issue covers a challenge to the new E-Verify rule; the Attorney General's decision overturrning Matter of Lozada; a Supreme Court update; regulatory developments in removal cases; and the Attorney General's decision on CIMTs and the categorical approach.

Published On: Friday, January 9, 2009 | Download File