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NYT: GOP’s Attempt to Gut the President’s Executive Action

The new year is underway and now that the GOP controls both houses of Congress we get to see what priorities they’ll focus on first.  As it turns out, it’s immigration, but not in the progressive sense.  Rather than work toward comprehensive reform, they seek to eliminate any funding for the President’s recent executive order that would have benefitted an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants.  Further, they would similarly defund the President’s 2012 executive order creating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  What does the bill fund?  The Secure Communities program that seeks to link up local law enforcement and immigration law, not a good mix.

Here’s a link to the full article at the New York Times.

January 12th, 2015 Posted by | cir, immigration law | no comments

American Immigration Council: States Take Up Effort When Feds Failed

Many states enacted their own immigration reform efforts effective in the new year.  Although states lack the power over immigration reform that the federal government does, every effort helps.  Some states now will issue drivers licenses to the undocumented.  Others have chosen not to detain people solely on the basis of immigration status.  Here’s a link to the article.

January 12th, 2015 Posted by | cir, immigration law | no comments