Thursday, January 27, 2011

Newsbites - January 27, 2011

Why an Inclusive Immigration Policy was Advocated by President Obama

The State of the Union Address this past Tuesday February 25th acknowledged the benefits that a more inclusive immigration scheme would offer to the U.S. economy. President Obama eluded to the beneficial impact reform would have on the American workforce, tax base and businesses. To read more:

Arizona’s Immigration Reform goes a Step Further in Attempting to Deny Birthright Citizenship

While it is commonly accepted and entrenched in the U.S. Constitution that persons born in the U.S. are U.S. citizens, Arizona is attempting to deny children born in the U.S. by undocumented aliens U.S. citizenship. The constitutionality of Arizona’s proposed Bill is expected to present challenges. For more see:

Federal Building Exposes itself to Protest by the Children of Detained Immigrants

The raids conducted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency led to the detention of nearly 30 immigrants. These raids resulted in fear of deportation by some of the detainees’ children. The collective fears were able to voice their disdain for their parents’ detainment in Washington this past week. Click here for more:

Is Immigration a Federal Matter? ...

Religious organizations seem to think so. Utah is expected to consider numerous bills to reform immigration laws in the state. This has prompted concern by the religious communities who fear that the anticipated reform sought by the state will lead to communal division. View more here:

Immigration Raids in Michigan Lead to Nearly 80 Arrests

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency arrested 77 illegal immigrants within a 4-day investigation period. For the majority of the arrested persons, there were outstanding orders of deportation. Among that same number were persons convicted for manslaughter, assault and weapons violations. See more at:

The Posada Trial: Informant Testifies that Information was False

Luis Posada Carilles allegedly lied during his immigration hearing in El Paso about how he got into the U.S. in 2005. At 82 years of age, Posada testified that he was seeking political asylum in America. Posada’s defense attorney claims that the government’s informant is not credible, because he was being paid to investigate Posada. Take a look here for more:

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