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Comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) remains one of the most controversial topics in America.

Recent immigration legislation…dare to DREAM

By |October 2nd, 2010|Immigration Reform|

Advocates on both sides of the US immigration debate have been pretty busy the past few weeks as, not one but, two separate pushes for immigration reform have been made in Congress. The cynical among us will point out that although neither measure had a snowball's chance of passing in the current economic and political [...]

Border Security Enforcement Act of 2010

By |May 22nd, 2010|Immigration Reform|

Senator John McCain and Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona have introduced a new immigration reform bill, the Border Security Enforcement Act of 2010. This latest attempt at immigration reform, focused on the Arizona border, includes the following provisions: Immigration Reform for Physical Border Protection in Tuscon, AZ & Yuma, AZ Allows the Governor of Arizona, [...]

US immigration to intensify deportation of criminal aliens

By |May 19th, 2009|Immigration Reform|

The Secure Communities program was started in 2008 by the Bush Administration and enables local law enforcement to check the fingerprints of a person in custody against the immigration fingerprint database maintained by DHS in order to identify those who are in the United States illegally.  The program is currently used in 48 localities across America including Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Boston and Phoenix, and will expand to be nationwide by 2012. Local authorities incarcerate nearly twice as many illegal immigrants as state and federal authorities but, prior to the launch of the program, had no way to easily determine an individual’s immigration status. […]