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Trump and the myth of immigrant crime

Donald Trump sees himself as a martyr to the truth. All he did was point out that among the foreigners who have come to this country are some who do not scrupulously abide by all our criminal laws - only to be pilloried for his hone...

There's More to Kumbaya Than Just Getting Liberals and Conservatives to Agree

Tim Lee lists four pro-growth policy reforms that he thinks liberals and conservatives can agree on: Let developers in coastal cities build more Boost high-skilled immigration Reform copyright and patent laws Liberalize occupational licensing rules In theory, I suppose these could be areas of bipartisan agreement. Show More Summary

Unauthorized Immigrants Compete for More Jobs, to Cheers from Univision

“From undocumented to entrepreneurs” is how Univision morning host Satcha Pretto celebrated the implementation of a new California law that allows unauthorized immigrants to receive work permits from the state’s Department of Consumer Affairs.

Abbott's citizenship laws are wrong, and will do little to prevent terrorism

[youtube:UtHGkKFrC18] Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Tuesday that the Australian Government will introduce legislation giving the immigration minister the authority to strip Australians of their citizenship if secret evidence...Show More Summary

Undocumented Law Grad Faces New Hurdle

An undocumented immigrant who was cleared to practice law in New York now faces a new hurdle. Cesar Vargas, featured in our last news post, has been in legal jeopardy since recently taking part in an immigration protest at a campaign rally for possible Republican presidential candidates in Des Moines, Iowa. Vargas interrupted New Jersey […]

The Political Lessons We Learn from Serbia

America is suffering from a paucity of leadership. Our politicians won't adequately address out-of-control entitlements, crumbling infrastructure, broken immigration laws and the world's highest incarceration rate. And the 2016 presidential campaign offers scant discussions of these fixable problems. Show More Summary

Mexico Deports More Immigrants Back to Central America Than the United States Does

It’s interesting how the United States is supposed to welcome Mexican immigrants with open arms and no conditions, considering that a nation without borders or laws isn’t really a nation

First Undocumented Attorney To Be Licensed To Practice In New York

Cesar Vargas is set to make history as the first undocumented immigrant to become licensed to practice law in New York State. Vargas just found out the good news that NY Supreme Court’s Appellate Division in Brooklyn has approved his application to the New York bar. Vargas entered the U.S. illegally as 5 year old […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Arizona’s absurd “reverse” abortion law has been put on hold while the courts hearing a lawsuit against it. The gender politics of Jurassic World fall short of the original.  As the country starts deporting immigrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent, remember that “the enforcement model the Dominican Republican uses to police its boundary with Haiti is an import from […]

Haitians In Dominican Republic Fear Deportation As Deadline Looms

Hundreds of thousands of Haitian migrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent faced the risk of deportation from the Dominican Republic on Wednesday as a deadline for enforcement of a new immigration law approached. Dominican officials...Show More Summary

Haitians fear deportation from Dominican Republic as deadline looms

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Haitian migrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent faced the risk of deportation from the Dominican Republic on Wednesday as a deadline for enforcement of a new immigration law approached.

New York Allows Undocumented Immigrant to Practice Law

Cesar Vargas came to the U.S. illegally at the age of five. His status as an undocumented immigration didn't stop him from pursuing a career in the law. Undocumented aliens generally aren't able to obtain professional licenses in the U.S. The Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department reviewed Varaga's case.......

What Happens When You Don’t Enforce the Immigration Laws

(John Hinderaker) One of the most horrifying crimes within memory occurred in Washington, D.C. on May 13 and 14. A man named Darron Wint broke into a home, commonly described as a mansion, owned by a wealthy businessman named Savvas Savopoulos. Show More Summary

Paul Ryan Seeks to Bar Obama From Tweaking Immigration, Climate-Change Law

Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) is seeking to prevent President Barack Obama from using trade agreements to make changes to U.S. laws on immigration and climate change, a move aimed at reassuring conservatives wary of voting to give Mr. Obama special trade authority.

“Legal profession admits undocumented immigrants”

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

At least in New York and California, if not every state. [John Steele, Legal Ethics Forum] Curiously uncontroversial, no? In 2012 we noted: “Among the trip-ups are that lawyers are sworn by oath to uphold the laws of the land; that federal...Show More Summary

Why It’s So Hard To Get Migrant Kids In Rural Minnesota Through Immigration Court

"We are seeing an unrelenting pace in the deportation process for these kids," John Keller, the executive director at the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota said. The post Why It’s So Hard To Get Migrant Kids In Rural Minnesota Through Immigration Court appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Citizenship changes 'profoundly dumb': Vanstone

Coalition stands firm on changes to citizenship law despite criticism from former immigration minister Amanda Vanstone.

In The 'War On Terror', You Know You're An Extremist When?

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s proposed ‘power to banish’ laws were even too extreme for the Liberal Party. Mathew Kenneally weighs in.

First undocumented immigrant to become California lawyer earns green card

last monthNews : The Newsroom

By Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A lawyer who became the first undocumented immigrant in California to earn a law license received a green card on Thursday after more than a 20-year wait, exempting him from deportation and allowing him to expand his career. Show More Summary

New York Court Grants Law License to Undocumented Immigrant

A New York appeals court on Thursday ruled that a Mexican-born undocumented immigrant who came to the United States as a child is eligible to practice law in the state.

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