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Anti-Immigrant State Faces New Farm Worker Shortage

August 19, 2014

South Carolina has made a name for itself as one of the six most anti-immigrant states in the country. Now it is facing the consequences. Its large fruit industry is in a crisis due to a shortage of immigrant farm laborers. According to The State, the peach industry in South Carolina is about to...
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How Agencies Can Get Ready for Executive Action

August 15, 2014
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With President Obama  likely to take Executive Action on immigration next month, it is vital that community groups get ready to serve the undocumented. The order may come in as few as 15 days, so time to get ready is passing quickly. I thought that I would help get your organization thinking about how...
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Come to #ALLin4RELIEF Town Hall August 26

August 15, 2014
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There will be a Town Hall meeting on August 26 at 6:00 PM calling for President Obama to act boldly and issue an executive order protecting millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.
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Getting Ready for an Executive Order

August 14, 2014
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We may be just a few weeks away from President Obama issuing an Executive Order on immigration. We do not who will be effected, how many people, or what the order will do. Undocumented immigrants have been asking me what they can do to get ready. Here are a few hints: 1. Do not...
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Republican Vote to End DACA Takes Away Latino Votes from GOP

August 5, 2014

Last week’s vote by Republicans in the House of Representatives to end DACA will only hurt Republicans seeking reelection this year. DACA has broad support among Latinos and you can expect Latino voters to take out thier frustration on Republicans in the fall. Here is an analysis from Latino Decisions opinion research organization: The...
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Mike Grimm Votes to Take DACA Away from DREAMers

August 5, 2014
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Last week the House of Representatives passed a bill which would take away DACA from DREAMERs. HR 5272 was passed along highly partisan lines with only eleven Republicans voting against it. Only one New York City Congressional Representative voted to end DACA, Republican Michael Grimm of Staten Island. I called Congressman Grimm’s office to...
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House Republicans Vote to End DACA

August 1, 2014
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In a disgraceful show of pandering to the far-right, House Republicans voted to end DACA for DREAMers. There is no chance that the ban on DACA will become law since the Senate will not pass the anti-immigrant bill, so this is just another way for the House Republicans to say they hate immigrants. Here...
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Long Islanders Rally for Executive Order on Immigration

August 1, 2014
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Long Island immigrants rallied in Westbury on Tuesday to call for an executive order from the president expanding DACA to include all immigrants who would have been protected by the immigration reform bill passed by the Senate last year. The rally in the central Nassau County village of Westbury attracted five dozen participants and...
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Non-Profits Need to Prepare for Executive Order

July 29, 2014
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We are very likely to see an executive order concerning immigration within the next 60 days. We do not know the scope of it, but we do know that it is coming. The day after the executive order is announced, the non-profits will be flooded with undocumented immigrants seeking advice and help in applying...
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White House Moving Ahead on Executive Action on Immigration

July 28, 2014
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The White House is moving ahead with plans to issue a major executive order on immigration by the end of the summer. Here is the Washington Post report: Officials signaled strongly Friday that Obama’s move would shield from deportation large numbers of immigrants living in the country illegally, as advocacy groups have demanded. Roughly...
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