Secure Communities

A controversial program recently started by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is called Secure Communities, or S-Comm. This program sends all fingerprints taken by local law enforcement to ICE. The result is that every person taken into custody, no matter if the charges are dropped, will have his/her immigration status revealed to ICE. There is […]

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The Department of Labor decides to enforce wage requirements no matter your immigration status

My friend Deirdre pointed this new policy out to me earlier today. The Department of Labor will now enforce labor laws including wage laws for any worker in the US. That means that a worker, whether or not he’s undocumented, will have recourse if treated unfairly by his employer. News Release WHD News Release: [04/01/2010]Contact […]

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New Secure Communities Program

I first heard about this program in the article posted below. It’s an interesting concept. It looks like police departments are being asked to participate in a voluntary program to fingerprint every arrested person in order for those fingerprints to be cross-referenced with the ICE database. Immigration advocates are of course outraged and the intermingling […]

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Don’t just buy into the hype – take a more sophisticated look at what the new AZ law means

I realized a few days ago that I had been discussing the AZ immigration legislation without having really looked into what the bill says. I decided to do research to find out more. I’m attaching below a very informative academic article from Univ. of Ariz. and ASU professors. Some interesting points I took from this […]

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The danger of immigrants may not be as bad as you think

Before believing all of the media hyping the dangers present on the US-Mexico border and in US border cities, consider both sides. Some statistics are actually showing the border and US border cities to be much safer than it would seem considering current public sentiment. The article below is an example of this alternate view. […]

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