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Janeiro 2019
rbz-dream-act-rally-01CLICK > HERE < to tell Senators Baucus, Tester, Pryor, Hagan, Nelson and Manchin:
We will not forgot this cowardly betrayal - your vote with Republicans against the dreams of millions of deserving youth will not deter us from passing the DREAM Act. We will remember where you stood in 2012 and beyond.
This battle isn’t over. Not by a long shot. We can’t stop until we make things right for the millions of people who suffer under our broken immigration system. And we’ll make sure that the people who voted against the DREAM Act today don’t forget. Our movement will always stand together, and we’ll never stop fighting.

CLICK HERE  to tell Senators Baucus, Tester, Pryor, Hagan, Nelson and Manchin you are watching their votes, one by one.
constitution_quill_penCLICK HERE TO SEND A FREE FAX Asking  the new Speaker of the House John Boehner:
Do you stand with the extremists of your party who want to criminalize newborn babies? Or are you ready to work on sensible solutions and approaches to immigration policy that are humane?
The 112th Congress has just begun, and already the GOP has introduced legislation to eliminate birthright citizenship, a right granted by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution and affirmed by the Supreme Court.

CLICK HERE TO SEND A FREE FAX.
56511039_ralleyOur national failure to fix the broken immigration system has led to record and wasteful government spending on immigration enforcement. Billions of dollars could be saved if Congress terminated wasteful or duplicative programs and refocused our enforcement priorities on real threats. Instead, in the interest of political expediency, some members prefer to spend lavishly – adding to our already out-of-control debt- to enforce outdated rules that haven’t changed in more than twenty years and no longer make sense.

Like shopaholics with a wallet full of credit cards, they buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have. While Congress may have champagne tastes when it comes to enforcement spending, the American people know we’re working with a beer budget. It’s time for Congress to take a serious look at bloated enforcement spending, trim some fat, and fix our broken immigration system.

In just the last four years, spending on americasvoice-20100729-immigrationenforcementborder security has ballooned to more than $50 billion—an unprecedented amount billed to the American taxpayers that is neither justified nor properly accounted for. Annual spending by Customs and Border Protection has more than doubled since 2005, from $5.4 billion to more than $11 billion this year. The Border Patrol’s budget alone is now more than $3.5 billion—nearly ten times what it was in the mid-1990s—even though illegal crossings have dipped below 1972 levels due, in large part, to a faltering economy.

 

countries-with-most-refugeesTake Action NOW: Contact your Senators and Representative by e-mail, phone, FAX or U.S. Mail:
  • Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at: 202-224-3121, or call your Members’ local offices.
  • View a sample letter that you can print and send to your federal lawmaker.
  • Send an e-mail that has the sample letter in it.
  • Additional contact info can be found on Members’ web sites at: www.senate.gov and www.house.gov.
  • Share this action alert with your social media networks.
Problem: As Congress negotiates a spending bill for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2011, it is imperative that you weigh in with your Senators and urge them to oppose drastic cuts to funding for refugees and other vulnerable populations in the United States and abroad. The House-passed Fiscal Year 2011 budget would make deep cuts in refugee admissions, overseas refugee assistance, and refugee resettlement programs.
 

guyQuoteFile this under "atrocious statement of the month": Kansas State Rep. Virgil Peck (R-Tyro) piped up during a debate about feral swine control funding with a suggestion as unrelated as it was offensive to murder undocumented immigrants.

"It looks like to me if shooting these immigrating feral hogs works maybe we have found a [solution] to our illegal immigration problem," Peck declared to gasps from the audience and fellow lawmakers. Rep. Peck is not sorry. He was just making a funny, after all. Because nothing spells humor quite like advocating the murder of hardworking mothers, fathers, and children. Especially when you get to compare them to wild pigs at the same time! Ho ho ho, ha ha ha ... eh. Click to READ MORE.

Click HERE to sign America's Voice petition calling on the US Department of Justice and the FBI to investigate whether Rep. Peck’s call for the mass murder of immigrants violates federal law prohibiting the incitement of domestic terrorism and genocide, and whether his targeting individuals based on their race or national origin violate civil rights laws.

Regardless of your views on immigration reform, we can all agree that hate speech like this from supposedly responsible leaders is reprehensible. The normalization of hate is no laughing matter – and the incitement of mass murder is against the law. SIGN THE PETITION - Click HERE.

We take this title from 2010 Annual Report of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.  The report, which was released in March 2011, discusses the urgent need to reform the U.S. immigration system to allow for the admission of  increased numbers of high-skilled immigrant workers.

The preface to the report states: “Immigrants help fuel the U.S. economy, representing about one in every six workers. Because of accelerated immigration  and slowing U.S. population growth, foreign-born workers accounted for almost half of labor force growth over the  past 15 years. 

Public attention has focused mainly on the large number of low-skilled immigrant workers, but the number  of high-skilled immigrants actually grew faster during the period. Highly-educated immigrants filled critical jobs in the science, engineering, information technology and health care sectors as well as fostered innovation and created high-tech businesses.”

 The 15-page report is full of information charts and statistics.  For example, from 1995 to 2005, immigrants founded 25% of all high-tech start-ups in the U.S. Highly-educated immigrants obtained patents at twice the rate of high-educated natives.  Immigration can boost productivity growth which leads to a higher rate of economic growth. International high-tech companies like Google, Microsoft, Cisco and others can either employ STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the U.S. or overseas.  If U.S. immigration laws remain restrictive toward highly-skilled foreign-born workers, they will be employed abroad to the detriment of the U.S. economy.

fb921e6d-9875-ae54-fd38-f8d44a16871dWASHINGTON— As part of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign to combat human trafficking, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will permit victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation and others who have filed civil action against their employer and held A-3 and G-5 visas to remain and work legally in the U.S. while their civil cases are pending.

March 15, 2011 - What a waste of an opportunity for this country. Vidal Tapia is by all accounts International High School's brightest prospect. A teacher-described "pillar of strength" at the Paterson school, he carries a 4.0 GPA, a National Honor Society membership and a slew of community service hours. He was tapped as his class's valedictorian to give the commencement address in June.
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day, we take this opportunity to point out a fault line in immigration politics.

Historically, ethnic groups have lobbied for immigration benefits for their own communities. Among the most successful at this endeavor has been the Irish community. This is not surprising because there are more people of Irish origin in the US than in Ireland.

The DV Lottery was initially created to benefit the Irish community. A quick search of the articles at the Irish Voice, the major newspaper serving the Irish community shows that the Irish community appear to believe that their immigration issues can be addressed to the exclusion of the immigration issues of other ethnic communities.

This is by no means unique: a look at the largely Indian community at ImmigrationVoice.org shows a narrow focus on EB3 quotas for India without a realization that the logjam affects the entire permanent Employment based immigration system in the US. While the pro-immigration forces' efforts are thus fragmented, the anti-immigration efforts are united against immigration as such giving them the political advantage that we have seen in legislative battles in the last decade.

At a meeting of the District of Columbia Bar Association on February 15, 2011, Brett Dreyer, Chief of the Worksite Enforcement Unit of Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), verified that ICE continues to focus its investigations both on businesses that were brought to their attention by tips and leads and those that work in areas of national security and critical infrastructure. Mr. Dreyer would not comment on the possibility of a new round of audits, however, we now have confirmation that Notices of Inspection (NOIs) were served around the country beginning February 16, 2011. Indeed, ICE’s stepped up worksite enforcement strategy has turned away from workplace raids to focus instead on employer compliance and much higher administrative fines. ICE acknowledged in a statement that “the inspections will touch on employers of all sizes and in every state in the nation — no one industry is being targeted nor is any one industry immune from scrutiny.” The agency declined to name specific businesses to be inspected, according to an article by the Associated Press. Arguing that this strategy has elevated the recognition of employer responsibilities, ICE is continuing with a quiet launch of a robust plan to audit 1000 businesses nationwide that were carefully selected by local Special Agent in Charge (SAC) offices. Businesses both large and small should consider themselves at risk for this initiative, as ICE has no plans to discriminate. 

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