Posted on June 26th, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down three components of Arizona’s 2010 immigration law yesterday but upheld the most controversial aspect, Reuters reports.
The debate as to whether or not states or the federal government have the authority to enforce immigration laws went in favor of the states after an unanimous verdict upheld part of the law that allows police officers to to check the immigration status of any individual they stop.
The three provisions that were struck down by the court were allowing officers to arrest immigrants without warrants, requiring immigrants to carry immigration papers at all times, and banning illegal immigrants from soliciting work in public places.
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Posted on June 19th, 2012
New data from the Pew Research Center reveals that Asian Americans are now the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, surpassing Latinos as the largest population of immigrants coming to the country annually.
Asians have been the largest immigrating group since 2009. About 36 percent of all immigrants are Asian, compared to 31 percent of Latinos. People of Asian origin make up about six percent, or 18.2 million, of the U.S. population.
The rapid stream of individuals from east and south Asia is mostly attributed to the demand for highly-skilled workers in field such as engineering, mathematics, and sciences. According to the report, more than two thirds of the new Asian immigrants are pursuing a college degree or are already college graduates.
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Posted on June 12th, 2012
A 12-day sweep by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations lead to the arrest of 40 men and women in Texas and Oklahoma. The sweep specifically targeted immigrants who had violated the conditions of their student visas.
According to the Times Record News, the sweep was conducted to prevent terrorists from exploiting the immigration system. Three of the 40 arrested also face charges of falsifying their U.S. citizenship, a felony that permanently bans them from re-entering the country.
Most of those arrested were from African nations. Others were from eastern Asia, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and western Europe.
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Posted on June 5th, 2012
Starting this week, the District of Columbia will implement a controversial program, Secure Communities, that allows federal agents to check the immigration statuses of everyone arrested in the District, the Washington Examiner reports.
The Secure Communities program allows Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to view the same arrest information the FBI receives in order to locate illegal immigrants. The program is already established in every jurisdiction in Maryland and Virginia, and so far, over 49,000 felons have been deported.
D.C. has resisted the program and many lawmakers are trying to limit its participation. Mayor Vincent Gray has criticized the initiative, claiming it threatens the trust between residents and local law enforcement.
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