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Annual Diversity Immigrant Visa Program Entries Up

According to the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs In the first week of the 2011 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program {DV-2011), applicants from around the world submitted over 900,000 entries—a 63 percent increase over the same period last year. More than 13,000,000 entries are expected before the registration period ends. The Department of State  Read more→

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American Evangelicals Call For Action On immigration Reform.

On October 8, 2009 the Board of Directors of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), representing 40 denominations, scores of evangelical organizations and millions of American evangelicals, approved a resolution calling for action on immigration reform. The NAE resolution recommends that immigration reform respect several fundamental principles, including: • Immigrants should be treated with respect  Read more→

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Sheriff Will Defy Justice Department

FOX News reports that Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio "known for his hard-line immigration enforcement is vowing to press ahead with illegal immigrant" sweeps "defying a revised Department of Homeland Security policy that takes away his federal authority to make such arrests". "Arpaio is notorious among immigrant rights groups for his treatment of suspected illegal aliens  Read more→

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ICE: Current Policy Re Prosecution of Employers & I-9 Audits

On September 30, 2009 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) responded to a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) regarding ICE’s current worksite enforcement policies. The response revealed an ICE strategy designed to maximize the impact of its worksite enforcement efforts. Of particular interest is information pertaining to the  Read more→

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Immigrants Add Billions of Dollars and Thousands Of Jobs To NC

A recent report by the non-profit Immigration Policy Center documents the contribution of immigrants to North Carolina. According to the IPC report: Latino and Asian entrepreneurs and consumers add billions of dollars and tens-of-thousands of jobs to North Carolina’s economy. . The 2008 purchasing power of North Carolina’s Latinos totaled $11.9 billion—an increase of 1,314.2%  Read more→

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Flu Shots Urged For Immigrants

USA TODAY reports that unlike "the debate over health care for illegal immigrants, there is little dispute they should be included" in the national voluntary vaccination program. In its September 30th edition the paper quotes Jon Feere, legal policy analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies, which opposes taxpayer-funded health care for illegal immigrants and  Read more→

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