Undocumented Workers. Legal news and articles for February 28 - 29, 2012

No Help for The HelpOscar Nominee Bichir Dedicates Honor to Undocumented WorkersAlabama's controversial immigration crackdown heads to courtAlabama's controversial immigration crackdown heads to courtMichigan and Arizona: Bruising GOP primaries brighten Obama's prospects1:34 PM ETAlabama's immigration policy heads to courtLocal lawmakers weigh bill limiting immigrantsLocal lawmakers weigh bill limiting immigrantsPeña: As President, Romney Would Push for Persecution of Undocumented ImmigrantsAlabama Immigration Law Opponents Plan More Pressure On Auto ManufacturersFirst day in court for undocumented worker and Carthage couple disputing ...Strong testimony at State House hearing on immigration rulesShelby County gives vendors til March 15 to comply with Alabama immigration lawTerrorist Fears Will Force Obama to Send Troops to the BorderIllegal Immigrants Can Now Drive in L.A. Without Fear of Having Cars Taken by ...

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Alabama immigration crackdown costing state billions: study
Chicago TribuneFebruary 2, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigrants, widely seen as the toughest in the United States, could cost the state's economy up to $10.8 billion, according to a new study. The Alabama law, passed in June, requires police ...more »

Make a line
The Economist (blog)February 6, 2012

Low-skill, undocumented immigrants can't "get in line", instead of entering and working in America illegally, because there is no line. As the Post notes, Republicans aren't alone in repeating empty "get in line" rhetoric; the president does it too.more »

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No Help for The Help
New America MediaFebruary 29, 2012

Two years ago, Reyna's application for asylum was denied and her permanent resident card revoked, leaving her among the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. She worries every day that her employer will learn that she is ...more »

Oscar Nominee Bichir Dedicates Honor to Undocumented Workers
About - News & IssuesFebruary 29, 2012

By Dan Moffett, About.com Guide February 29, 2012 Demián Bichir earned an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of an undocumented immigrant worker in A Better Life. It was perfect casting, because 30 years ago, Bichir was one.more »

Alabama's controversial immigration crackdown heads to court
Chicago TribuneFebruary 29, 2012

A key question in both the Alabama and Arizona cases is the extent of the federal government's power to dictate immigration policies. Under the US Constitution's Supremacy Clause, federal laws and regulations trump conflicting state laws.more »

Alabama's controversial immigration crackdown heads to court
ReutersFebruary 29, 2012

A key question in both the Alabama and Arizona cases is the extent of the federal government's power to dictate immigration policies. Under the US Constitution's Supremacy Clause, federal laws and regulations trump conflicting state laws.more »

Michigan and Arizona: Bruising GOP primaries brighten Obama's prospects1:34 PM ET
GovExec.comFebruary 29, 2012

During the primaries, Romney embraced Arizona's tough immigration law and its use of police searches of suspects thought to be undocumented. He also described a process of “self deportation” that would occur if undocumented workers cannot keep jobs ...more »

Alabama's immigration policy heads to court
Thomson Reuters News & InsightFebruary 29, 2012

A key question in both the Alabama and Arizona cases is the extent of the federal government's power to dictate immigration policies. Under the US Constitution's Supremacy Clause, federal laws and regulations trump conflicting state laws.more »

Local lawmakers weigh bill limiting immigrants
Wicked LocalFebruary 29, 2012

By Brian Benson/Daily News staff Fighting back tears, Matthew Denice's mother told state lawmakers yesterday that if tougher immigration laws were in place, her son may be alive today. “My son paid the ultimate price with his life because Massachusetts ...more »

Local lawmakers weigh bill limiting immigrants
MetroWest Daily NewsFebruary 29, 2012

“My son paid the ultimate price with his life because Massachusetts is a safe haven for illegal immigrants,” Maureen Maloney told the Legislature's Joint Committee on the Judiciary. She said illegal immigrants are attracted to Massachusetts because ...more »

Peña: As President, Romney Would Push for Persecution of Undocumented Immigrants
Latin American Herald TribuneFebruary 29, 2012

By Maria Peña WASHINGTON – The man seen as the “godfather” of the harsh immigration laws adopted by Arizona and Alabama is seeking the expulsion of at least five million undocumented immigrants over the next four years, a goal he feels is possible if ...more »

Alabama Immigration Law Opponents Plan More Pressure On Auto Manufacturers
Huffington PostFebruary 29, 2012

Civil rights groups plan to increase pressure on automakers that have plants in Alabama in an effort to stop the state's contested immigration law, a member of the coalition told The Huffington Post on Tuesday. As civil rights groups fight Alabama ...more »

First day in court for undocumented worker and Carthage couple disputing ...
KSPRFebruary 29, 2012

They arrested Encarnacion Bail Romero and about 100 other undocumented workers. She says during her time in jail a couple adopted her son, Carlos, against her will. Melinda and Seth Moser of Carthage adopted 5-year-old Carlos Jamieson after a judge ...more »

Strong testimony at State House hearing on immigration rules
Martha's Vineyard TimesFebruary 28, 2012

The account of Denice's death, as retold by Maloney, transfixed a legislative committee Tuesday as it considered bills intended to crack down on unlicensed driving and employers who hire illegal immigrants. Denice's death has become a flashpoint in a ...more »

Shelby County gives vendors til March 15 to comply with Alabama immigration law
al.com (blog)February 28, 2012

Companies are required to submit a sworn affidavit stating they have not knowingly hired illegal workers, and that they are enrolled in the federal E-Verify program. Vendors doing business with the county also must submit affidavits from any ...more »

Terrorist Fears Will Force Obama to Send Troops to the Border
Big GovernmentFebruary 28, 2012

But given the Administration's pandering to Hispanic voters by allowing loose enforcement of immigration laws against “undocumented workers”, there is a growing political danger that Democrats will be destroyed if Iranian agents with the help of ...more »

Illegal Immigrants Can Now Drive in L.A. Without Fear of Having Cars Taken by ...
LA Weekly (blog)February 28, 2012

28 2012 at 12:31 PM ​In a contentious debate that seemed to pit older, white Los Angeles against the more liberal, browner shade of town and the leaders it elected to City Hall, the LA police commission today said illegal immigrants could essentially ...more »

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