Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca). Legal news and articles for April 24 - 27, 2017

Local orchard worries about immigration reform and aging workforceImmigration Reform Advocate Says Trump Will Win Battle with Sanctuary CitiesLocal officials talk immigration reformInside The Immigrant-Prosecuting Machine That Transformed America's Deportation PolicyBoard Ed: Global citizens in the age of immigration reformWhat's in a Name?Stop Whining: Sacrificing Federal Dollars to Thwart Immigration Enforcement is a ChoiceReminder: We Already Tried a Virtual Wall. It Failed.City Council calls for immigration reform | The Daily GazetteBill Clinton And Barack Obama Laid The Groundwork For Trump's Immigration PoliciesImmigration Hawks Blast Border Wall RetreatTrumpies trap California politicians on immigrationGood Start on Border Control, but Threats Without Teeth...Too little too late? Obama urges supporters not to label opponents of immigration reform 'racist'Obama: Someone opposed to immigration system isn't 'automatically a racist'

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California Senate Passes Dangerous Sanctuary Bill
ImmigrationReform.com (blog)April 5, 2017

Just when you thought California's policies obstructing immigration enforcement could not get worse, the California Senate passed Senate Bill (SB) 54 to make it virtually impossible for law enforcement to cooperate with federal officials. By passing SB ...more »

Border Crossing Arrests Reach Lowest Point Since 2000
ImmigrationReform.com (blog)April 7, 2017

As noted by the Federation of American Immigration Reform in the past, a combination of rhetoric and action – even though many believe it was far from enough – helped former President Bill Clinton significantly boost “voluntary removals” and curb ...more »

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Local orchard worries about immigration reform and aging workforce
WSIL TVApril 27, 2017

ALTO PASS -- Specialty crop farmers say specialty orchards face two obstacles these days: the Trump administration's efforts to crack down on immigration and an aging workforce. The 20 Hispanic workers at Rendleman Orchards worry about changes to ...more »

Immigration Reform Advocate Says Trump Will Win Battle with Sanctuary Cities
KABCApril 26, 2017

“If you look at his executive order, it is clearly within his power to, as head of the executive branch of government to determine under what conditions he is going to disperse federal grants,” says Federation for American Immigration Reform spokesman ...more »

Local officials talk immigration reform
Ceres CourierApril 26, 2017

At the panel hosted by immigration reform group FWD.us and the Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the three politicians were also joined by Congregations Building Community Executive Director Homero Mejia and Alexis Angulo, Senior Class ...more »

Inside The Immigrant-Prosecuting Machine That Transformed America's Deportation Policy
Huffington PostApril 26, 2017

Clinton signed immigration reform laws that fast-tracked deportations and helped lay the foundation for the sprawling immigrant detention system that now reserves space to lock up 34,000 immigrants at a time. In a less-publicized development of his ...more »

Board Ed: Global citizens in the age of immigration reform
Los Angeles Loyolan (subscription)April 26, 2017

This is win for many proponents of immigration and immigration reform, and may signify a growing understanding among the public through a constitutional and social lens. No longer is immigration reform a debate between the left and the right. The San ...more »

What's in a Name?
ImmigrationReform.com (blog)April 25, 2017

Change the name and you frequently change the idea. CNN Money recently featured a piece called “Why Undocumented Immigrants Pay Taxes.” The piece quotes Jose Magaña-Salgado, a policy attorney at the anti-borders National Immigrant Legal ...more »

Stop Whining: Sacrificing Federal Dollars to Thwart Immigration Enforcement is a Choice
ImmigrationReform.com (blog)April 25, 2017

The Trump administration seems serious about carrying through on the president's Executive Order to withhold certain federal funds from sanctuary jurisdictions. On April 21, the Department of Justice sent letters to nine jurisdictions demanding that ...more »

Reminder: We Already Tried a Virtual Wall. It Failed.
ImmigrationReform.com (blog)April 25, 2017

Word began to trickle out yesterday that President Donald Trump was backing down on his demand that any spending bill to keep the government open for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017 must include funding for a southwest border wall. However, Trump ...more »

City Council calls for immigration reform | The Daily Gazette
The Daily GazetteApril 25, 2017

SCHENECTADY -- The City Council on Monday held two public hearings, presented several ceremonial resolutions and formally voted to endorse immigration ...more »

Bill Clinton And Barack Obama Laid The Groundwork For Trump's Immigration Policies
Huffington PostApril 25, 2017

It was, after all, President Clinton who oversaw the draconian “Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act” of 1996. It drastically increased all levels of immigration “enforcement,” expanding the Border Patrol, criminalizing ...more »

Immigration Hawks Blast Border Wall Retreat
LifeZetteApril 25, 2017

"We don't expect there will ever be a wall," said William Gheen, founder of the Americans for Legal Immigration political action committee. "We think that he lied to all of us." Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform ...more »

Trumpies trap California politicians on immigration
Sacramento Bee (blog)April 25, 2017

The Justice Department's announcement of the blandly worded letters lit a rhetorical fuse by declaring, “Many of these jurisdictions are also crumbling under the weight of illegal immigration and violent crime,” and citing, among other examples, the ...more »

Good Start on Border Control, but Threats Without Teeth...
ImmigrationReform.com (blog)April 24, 2017

This commentary is logical, but it also can be misleading. A glance at the history of enforcement efforts against illegal border crossing offers a cautionary lesson. Passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act in 1986 made it illegal for the ...more »

Too little too late? Obama urges supporters not to label opponents of immigration reform 'racist'
Washington ExaminerApril 24, 2017

Obama returned to the limelight as Congress barrels toward a shutdown over the border wall and both sides resume their bickering about immigration reform. His advice? Skip the name calling. It's hard to argue with Obama when he says "passion and ...more »

Obama: Someone opposed to immigration system isn't 'automatically a racist'
The HillApril 24, 2017

Former President Obama lamented how “passion and sometimes misinformation” have distracted from solving the problem of immigration reform as he addressed college students during his first public appearance since leaving office. Obama argued that ...more »

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