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Access to Courts Federal court review is an important check on agency decision making because of the high stakes involved in immigration cases and the potential for error that accompanies the growing volume of cases. Through targeted litigation, the LAC has consistently advocated that statutory limits on judicial review must be narrowly construed. We also provide practice advisories, mentoring and other support to attorneys seeking review of unfavorable decisions impacting the rights of noncitizens. In addition, we advocate for the adoption of policies that help ensure all noncitizens a meaningful opportunity to be heard in the immigration court system.

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The new meaning of minority in Oregon

Published on Sat, May 26, 2012

Numbers from the IPC State Fact Sheets were used in an editorial written by the Oregonian Editors about the importance of immigrants in their state: Read more...

Published in the The Oregonian

Supreme Court Case involving Arizona: A Resource Guide

After run-in with law, Cambodian immigrant’s permanent residency is at risk

Published on Thu, Oct 04, 2012

The IPC's Ben Winograd was quoted in a Washington Post article about the deportation of Legal Permanent Residents:

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Published in the The Washington Post

David Bartlett, Ph.D.

David Bartlett, Ph.D., who has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, San Diego, is president of the Global Economics Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management and Organization at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. His book, The Political Economy of Dual Transformations: Market Reform and Democratization, won the 1998 Hewett Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.Read more...

The IPC's Mary Giovagnoli in Chicago Sun-Times

Published on Sun, Jun 16, 2013

Mary Giovagnoli, the Director of the Immigration Policy Center, was quoted in a recent article in the Chicago Sun-Times on Senator John Cornyn's proposed border amendments in the Senate immigration bill:

"Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) wants to halt the legalization of undocumented immigrants after a required 10-year wait if border security fails to meet potentially unattainable standards.

"He might as well say he is against immigration reform. His plan would effectively kill it, which is why some, including Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), have called his proposal a poison pill.

“'It becomes a way to say we can’t move forward,' said Mary Giovagnoli, director of the Washington, D.C.-based Immigration Policy Center."

Published in the Chicago Sun-Times

Stewart J. Lawrence

Stewart J. Lawrence is a veteran news journalist and public policy analyst who writes frequently on immigration and Latino affairs. In recent years, his commentaries have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Politico, the Guardian, and The World and I. He is also founder and managing director of Puentes & Associates, Inc., a bilingual survey research and communications firm.

 

IPC Data Cited in New York's Henrietta Post

Published on Mon, Mar 24, 2014

The Henrietta Post in New York titled "New state office helps immigrants" used data from the Immigration Policy Center report "New York: Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Innovation, and Welcoming Initiatives in the Empire State".

The article discusses the recent annoucement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that more than 34,000 immigrants were helped by the New York State Office for New Americans (ONA) during its first year of operations.

"There are 4.2 million immigrants living in the state and one in four New Yorkers of working age are foreign- born, stated the release. Citing data from the Immigration Policy Center: In 2010, 31.2 percent of all business owners in New York State were foreign-born (36 percent in the New York City metropolitan area); these businesses had a total net business income of $12.6 billion, representing 22.6 percent of all net business income in the state; and New York’s immigrants are responsible for $229 billion in annual economic output."

Published in the Henrietta Post

911 FOIA: Response from CRCL

Full Response from DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Cover letter dated August 22, 2012 from Fernando Pineiro Jr., FOIA Officer, Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, to Melissa Crow, Director, Legal Action Center, indicating that 70 pages of records were releasable in full and 23 pages were releasable with redactions under 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(5) and (b)(6).

Pages 1-13:  DHS internal tracking records regarding incidents documented in OneAmerica report (see below).

Pages 14-22:  Partially redacted internal DHS e-mails about how the OneAmerica report came to CRCL’s attention.

Pages 23- 86:  OneAmerica, The Growing Human Rights Crisis Along Washington’s Northern Border (April 2012).

Pages 87-91:  Partially redacted internal e-mails dated July 2011 from Margo Schlanger, DHS Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, to Ronald Vitiello, Deputy Chief, Border Patrol, forwarding June 2011 correspondence from Jorge Baron of NWIRP about specific law enforcement requests for Border Patrol interpretation assistance that apparently triggered enforcement activities, and requesting update on CBP’s written guidance.  Two e-mails, which were completely redacted, indicate that they were “Referred to CBP for Direct Reply to Requester.”Read more...

CIS Adds to Falsehoods about Health Care Reform

Released on Mon, Sep 07, 2009

It would seem that the Center for Immigration Studies has decided to jump on the talk-radio bandwagon of far-right commentators who are loudly attempting to derail substantive health care reform through fear-mongering and falsehoods. Although CIS has so far steered clear of the baseless rants about "death panels" and "socialized medicine," it has issued a new report that seeks to buttress an equally farcical claim: that health care reform will leave American taxpayers footing the bill for millions of unauthorized immigrants who will receive federally subsidized health insurance.

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