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Arizona's Immigration Law Isn't The Only One

Published on Fri, Jul 16, 2010

The increase in state laws parallels the changing settlement patterns of illegal immigrants. Between 1990 and 2008, illegal immigration slowed significantly in California but grew in Georgia, North Carolina and other states, according to a 2009 Pew Hispanic Center report.

"These are not your typical immigrant-receiving states, so they are not accustomed to having large immigrant populations," said Michele Waslin, senior analyst at the Immigration Policy Center. "They are struggling with how to deal with new populations."

Published in the Los Angeles Times

Seeking a Judicial Stay of Removal in the Court of Appeals

This Practice Advisory provides background information about requesting stays of removal from the court of appeals, discusses the legal standard for obtaining a stay, and addresses the implications of the government’s policy with respect to return of individuals who are successful on their appeal.

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Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest Coordinator Guide 2015

Contest Coordinators the Celebrate America 2015 Guide has everything you need to get a contest started in your community.



Year Released: 2014

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Study Says Northwest Immigrants Have Big Economic Impact

Published on Thu, Jul 29, 2010

The Immigration Policy Center, based in the nation's capital, pulled together immigration data from a variety of sources. Then it released fact sheets for all 50 states.

The center's Wendy Sefsaf says the study concludes that, if all undocumented workers were booted out of the Northwest immediately, the economic impact would be huge.

Published in the NPR - KPLU

Physicians and National Interest Waivers

The Immigration and Nationality Act was amended in 1999 to make it easier for noncitizen physicians practicing medicine in medically underserved U.S. communities to become permanent residents. Regulations adopted by the immigration agency to implement the statute made the process more burdensome by requiring eligible foreign physicians to satisfy additional requirements not authorized by Congress. The LAC successfully urged the Ninth Circuit to strike down these regulations.



Schneider v. Chertoff, No. 04-55689 (9th Circuit amicus brief filed Feb. 22, 2005). The Ninth Circuit issued a precedent decision which struck down the regulations as violating the statute. Schneider v. Chertoff, 450 F.3d 944 (9th Cir. 2006).

Senate leader vows to keep pushing for DREAM Act

Published on Wed, Sep 22, 2010

Mary Giovagnoli, director of Immigration Policy Center, says Tuesday’s vote could indicate Republicans would be unwilling to support the DREAM Act in the future. “It’s pretty clear that it was a party line vote,” she said. “Consequently, unless some Republicans are brave enough to step over the line, it’s going to remain gridlocked.”

Published in the Iowa Independent

Complaints Against Immigration Judges

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has a process through which individuals may lodge complaints against immigration judges.  Yet, there is very little publicly available information about how such complaints are resolved.  The LAC, in collaboration with AILA and Public Citizen, is working to shed light on this closed complaint process.



American Immigration Lawyers Association v. Executive Office for Immigration Review, et al., No. 13-cv-00840 (D.D.C. filed June 6, 2013)

The LAC and co-counsel Public Citizen filed a lawsuit on behalf of AILA seeking information about complaints alleging immigration judge misconduct.  This suit stems from a November 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request AILA submitted to EOIR asking that the agency disclose complaints against immigration judges and records indicating how the agency has resolved those complaints.  EOIR failed to release any documents, prompting the filing of the lawsuit in June 2013.  In October 2013, the parties agreed to a schedule for the production of documents and briefing in the district court.  Beginning in November 2013, and stretching over the course of almost four months, EOIR is expected to release at least several hundred complaints against immigration judges.Read more...

Next CFO Atwater commits to support immigration verification program E-Verify

Published on Mon, Nov 08, 2010

The benefits of E-Verify are not clear cut. According to the Immigration Policy Center,

Expanding mandatory E-Verify as part of the stimulus package would threaten the jobs of thousands of U.S. citizens, decrease productivity, saddle U.S. businesses with additional costs, and hinder the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) ability to provide benefits to needy and deserving Americans – all at a time when we need to stimulate our economy. The fact is: expanding E-Verify now would decelerate the Stimulus Package and slow America’s economic recovery.

Published in the Florida Independent