Undocumented Workers. Legal news and articles for March 28 - 31, 2012

Worker permits for illegals aim of billAsheville rally for undocumented workers under way downtownDrywall contractor convictedGOP fears Latino revoltDemocrats Take Aim at Rubio-Romney on ImmigrationIn Southern States, Immigration Law Battle Rages OnCapitol Alert: GOP's Linda Halderman and Democrat push guest worker bill'US laws allow police to discriminate against minorities'GOP's Linda Halderman and Democrat push guest worker billSenate OKs bill blocking Crete detention centerUndocumented Immigrants to the US Supported by New York MayorLawmakers hear impassioned arguments on illegal immigrationIn Southern states, immigration law battle rages onVIDEO: WE ARE NC STANDS WITH IMMIGRANTS AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLYLegislators To Consider Crackdown On Immigrants

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Big push for immigration bill
Jackson Clarion LedgerMarch 1, 2012

Greg Jenson/The Clarion-Ledger Supporters of the Alabama-style proposed immigration legislation argued at a Capitol news conference Wednesday that illegal immigrants are taking jobs from Mississippians, bloating the state's 10.4 percent unemployment ...more »

Imagine a day without a Mexican
Local 10March 2, 2012

President Reagan's 1986 immigration reform law penalizes employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers. This policy has generated a black-market business for fake identity documents. In less than an hour you can obtain a fake green card, ...more »

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Worker permits for illegals aim of bill
Cal Coast NewsMarch 31, 2012

Two California lawmakers, a Republican and Democrat, have introduced a measure to grant work permits to undocumented immigrants who have been living in the state for years. (Sacramento Bee) “We're tired of waiting for a federal solution,” said the pair ...more »

Asheville rally for undocumented workers under way downtown
Asheville Citizen-TimesMarch 30, 2012

ASHEVILLE — A downtown rally to call attention to the lives of undocumented workers has drawn about 50 people to Pack Square. Standing in a steady rain, people at the “Out of the Shadows Rally” are carrying signs and banners with messages including, ...more »

Drywall contractor convicted
Sierra Vista HeraldMarch 30, 2012

A man who illegally employed undocumented workers at Sun Drywall and Stucco, Inc., a construction company in Sierra Vista, was sentenced to serve one year of probation during a hearing in US District Court in Tucson on Thursday. Ivan T. Hardt, 49, ...more »

GOP fears Latino revolt
PoliticoMarch 30, 2012

Marco Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants, is working with senators from other immigrant-heavy states like Jon Kyl of Arizona and Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas on their own version of the DREAM Act to help undocumented children.more »

Democrats Take Aim at Rubio-Romney on Immigration
National JournalMarch 29, 2012

The Democratic National Committee immediately responded to Rubio's endorsement with a statement chiding him and Romney for opposing legislation, backed by President Obama, that would offer citizenship to undocumented workers who enroll in college or ...more »

In Southern States, Immigration Law Battle Rages On
WYSOMarch 29, 2012

By Kathy Lohr A protester blocks an Atlanta street during a rally protesting Georgia's new immigration law in June 2011. Now, the state's lawmakers are considering a bill that would also ban students here illegally from attending all public colleges.more »

Capitol Alert: GOP's Linda Halderman and Democrat push guest worker bill
Sacramento BeeMarch 29, 2012

AB 1544 would not confer legal status, but it would create a permit process that would remove the fear of deportation for undocumented workers and their families. It also would allow businesses to hire such workers in the agricultural and service ...more »

'US laws allow police to discriminate against minorities'
Press TVMarch 29, 2012

There are mobilizations being planned from Chicago to San Francisco, Los Angeles, especially Los Angeles where there are hundreds of thousands of undocumented workers and where we have seen marches of up to 2 million in 2006 against the [Brenner] law ...more »

GOP's Linda Halderman and Democrat push guest worker bill
Sacramento Bee (blog)March 29, 2012

A Fresno Republican has joined forces with a Coachella Democrat to push legislation aimed at granting worker permits for undocumented immigrants who have been living for years in California. Republican Linda Halderman and Democrat V. Manuel Perez are ...more »

Senate OKs bill blocking Crete detention center
WBEZMarch 29, 2012

CCA, the largest contractor for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, runs the Elizabeth Detention Facility in New Jersey. The Illinois Senate on Wednesday approved a bill aimed at blocking an immigrant detention center proposed for south suburban ...more »

Undocumented Immigrants to the US Supported by New York Mayor
US Migration ExpertMarch 28, 2012

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg continuously gives his support for a state-level Dream Act to provide tuition aid for undocumented immigrants as part of US immigration reform. Responding to a question in a press conference about how US immigration ...more »

Lawmakers hear impassioned arguments on illegal immigration
WRAL.comMarch 28, 2012

RALEIGH, NC — Dozens of people spoke out Wednesday on whether North Carolina should regulate immigration as state lawmakers consider how to clamp down on the flow of illegal immigrants. The House Select Committee on the State's Role in Immigration ...more »

In Southern states, immigration law battle rages on
89.3 KPCCMarch 28, 2012

Before a vote last night, a House committee took out the provision that would have banned illegal immigrants from colleges. DA King helped write the Georgia immigration law, and he says the intent of the bill is to update the identification ...more »

VIDEO: WE ARE NC STANDS WITH IMMIGRANTS AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The Progressive PulseMarch 28, 2012

What does that mean, allowing all illegal aliens have full citizenship? I think a more sensible reform would be to have guest workers who have permits to work here, but then return to their native countries at the completion of their work assignment.more »

Legislators To Consider Crackdown On Immigrants
WXII The TriadMarch 28, 2012

Possibilities under consideration in the Republican-controlled state House include measures similar to laws enacted in Alabama and Arizona that restrict access to public services by undocumented workers and empower local law enforcement officers to ...more »

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