Blog Posts in 2010

  • Obama Vows to Push Immigration Changes

    In the final week leading up to the midterm elections, President Barack Obama is encouraging Hispanic voters to turn their frustration over stalled immigration reform against Republicans on Election Day.
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  • For Some Immigrants, Voting Is a Criminal Act

    The way Joseph E. Joseph tells it, he was just doing his civic duty. On his way home from work one evening in 1992, he came across a group of volunteers in Brooklyn registering people to vote. Mr. Joseph, a legal permanent resident who had immigrated from St. Kitts eight years earlier, decided it was time to sign up. He cast a ballot in that year's presidential election, he said, and in every one ...
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  • Deportations From U.S. Hit a Record High

    Immigration authorities deported a record 392,862 immigrants over the last year, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday. About half of those deported - 195,772 - were convicted criminals, also a record, Ms. Napolitano said, and an increase of more than 81,000 deportations of criminals over the final year of George W. Bush 's presidency. ...
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  • Flawed U.S. Filing Deadline Provision Denies, Delays Protection for Legitimate Refugees

    Washington, DC - Human Rights First today issued a new report calling on Congress to eliminate a technical asylum filing deadline in U.S. law that has barred thousands of legitimate refugees with well-founded fears of persecution from receiving asylum in the United States. According to the report, in the 12 years since the provision took effect, more than 53,400 asylum applications have been ...
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