immigration

4:22pm

Tue April 24, 2012
Politics

American-born children struggle to adapt in rural Guatemalan town

The issues of birthright citizenship, and so-called anchor babies, have a way of flaring tempers. For now, anyway, the children of illegal immigrants born in this country are allowed to live here with the same rights as any other citizen, assuming they were born in this country. But it often happens that the children don’t live here once their parents are caught and sent home. In a joint report from the Fronteras public radio project, Peter O’Dowd and Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez visited a small town in Guatemala, where more than a dozen American children live.

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7:00pm

Wed April 18, 2012
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

Immigration and Nationality Law

Chuck Finney is joined by Antonio Nierras, a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law, to discuss updates in Immigration and Nationality Law. 

11:50am

Wed April 18, 2012
Education

Undocumented students wait for DREAM Act to become a reality

Twenty-three-year-old Alejandro Jimenez is an honors student at the University of California, Berkeley. He’s scheduled to graduate in May. “And it’s been worth it,” he says. “It’s been tough, but nothing we’re doing or we’re having is easy.”

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4:24pm

Tue March 13, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Is Poor Communication Leading to Immigration Mistakes?

Photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashleymeganlove/5399606822/sizes/m/in/photostream/

How much is poor communication between the agencies that handle immigration and border security a factor in costly mistakes that affect immigrants in the system? A lengthy report based on an investigation by Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General doesn’t directly answer that question, but it does make a good case that improvements are needed.

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2:00pm

Thu March 8, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Four of the top 10 states with biggest immigrant population growth now have Arizona-style laws

Image courtesy of the Migration Policy Institute

One post earlier this week mapped the top 10 states with the biggest foreign-born population growth since 1990; another post took a look at the states that since 2010 have enacted anti-illegal immigration laws. Among these are five states that since then have enacted strict laws similar to Arizona’s SB 1070, which the U.S. Supreme Court is set to weigh in on next month.

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