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Republicans Block Plan to Let DREAMers With DACA Join Military

May 22, 2014
west point

An attempt to amend the defense policy bill to allow young immigrants with DACA to join the United States military was defeated this week by Republicans in the House of Representatives. According to the Houston Chronicle: Among the measures rejected by House leaders was a plan by Texas Democrat Joaquin Castro of San Antonio...
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New Poll: Tea Party Wants Immigration Reform Too!

May 18, 2014
latino republicans

A new poll reveals that even Republicans who identify themselves as members of the Tea Party favor immigration reform. Here is the report from the conservative Daily Caller: a new poll of 400 self-identified Republican tea-party voters which revealed 71 percent believe it’s important for Congress to take action on immigration in 2014. Seventy-six...
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The Racist Immigration “Think Tank” Center for Immigration Studies

May 16, 2014
racism

When you see scary numbers depicting immigrants as rapists and murderers, the odds are the “data” is coming from an outfit called the “Center for Immigration Studies.” This anti-immigrant propaganda machine has close ties to racist organizations. Here is a rundown on it from the Daily Beast: The Center for Immigration Studies refers to...
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Chamber of Commerce Warns Republicans They Will Lose if No ImmReform

May 13, 2014
congress recess

Tom Donohue, the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is wagging a finger at the Republican House of Representatives his members helped create: The GOP shouldn’t even field a presidential candidate in 2016 unless Congress passes immigration reform this year, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue said Monday. “If the Republicans don’t...
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School Districts Warned by Attorney General Not to Discriminate Against Undocumented Kids

May 12, 2014
immigrant children

School districts around the country were warned by Attorney General Eric Holder not to discriminate against undocumented children. According to the New York Times: Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and Education Secretary Arne Duncan issued a strong warning on Thursday to public school districts nationwide not to deny enrollment to immigrant students in...
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Pro-Immigrant Republican Wins Big Against Against Right Wing Challenge

May 9, 2014
renee elmers

The anti-immigrant lobby vowed to unseat Republican Congresswoman Reneee Elmers for her support of immigration reform. Last night in the first test of the power of the new Know Nothings to punish pro-immigrant conservatives, the immigrant haters lost big. Ellmers handily defeated her opponent with 59% of the vote, a higher total than she...
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Anti-Immigrant Leader Gears Up to Throw Immigrants Out of Apartments

May 7, 2014
Kris Kobach

The U.S. Supreme Court passed on a chance to review a Nebraska city’s ordinance penalizing landlords who rent to undocumented immigrants. This is firing up at least some anti-immigrant activists. Kris Kobach, who has written or defended most of the anti-immigrant laws passed in recent years, is telling his funders that this non-ruling gives...
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Free Citizenship Help for Permanent Residents on Long Island

May 1, 2014
New York Secretery of State Cesar Perales was among those who spoke at Tuesday's kick-off event.

New York Immigration Coalition member organization CARECEN announced at a packed meeting this week that for the next year assistance in applying for citizenship on Long Island will be free. CARECEN was the recipient of generous grants from Citibank and Bethpage Federal Credit Union that underwite attorney’s fees for citizenship cases. Applicants will still...
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Join the May 1 Rally for Immigration Reform

May 1, 2014
Join the May 1 Rally for Immigration Reform

Today is May Day! Join the New York Immigration Coalition to march for labor rights, immigrant rights, and jobs for all! When: Thursday, May 1st, 2014 Time: 5pm Where: City Hall Park RSVP for May Day by clicking HERE. Help Spread the Word! Tweet #maydayny For more information, go to http://maydaynyc2014.org/.
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If Grimm Hired the Undocumented: How About a Path to Citizenship for His Former Employees

April 29, 2014
mike grimm indictment

Michael Grimm has been charged with employing undocumented immigrants at his now-notorious restaurant. If this is true, he joins a long list of Republicans who have employed undocumented immigrants while refusing to endorse a pathway to citizenship. Most notorious, of course, was Mitt Romney whose yard was being raked by the sorts of people...
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