Archive | January, 2011

31 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Hundreds of Indian Students Duped by Fake University Face Deportation

Hundreds of students of Tri-Valley University face the prospect of deportation after a university in California was charged with immigration fraud. The Tri-Valley University (TVU) in Pleasanton, California, has been charged by immigration authorities with being part of an effort to defraud, misuse visa permits and indulge in money laundering and other crimes. U.S. Immigration […]

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27 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

The End of An Era For Homeland Security

It’s about time Homeland Security got rid of the color-coded terror alerts that helped protect our freedoms and preserve our liberties. Our lives are going to be empty and boring for a little while but I’m sure we’ll find something new and entertaining soon enough. The Obama administration plans to replace the widely mocked color-coded […]

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27 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Black Mom Sentenced to Jail for Sending Kids to a Better School District

With the stroke of a pen, Ohio judge Patricia Cosgrove made a felon out of Ms. Williams-Bolar, a single black mother with no previous criminal record. Her crime? She dared to send her children to a more affluent (and white) school district that offered them a better education. Now, the naysayers may disagree that this […]

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26 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

ICE Set to Deport University of Arkansas Honors Student

Jonathan Chavez, an honors student at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, was on his way home to visit his parents when immigration authorities nabbed him on a bus and hauled him to a private detention facility in Florida. His crime? Despite the fact that his parents have legal status in the United States, Jonathan […]

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25 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Los Angeles Continues Crackdown on Immigrant Rights Supporters

The City of Los Angeles is facing a projected deficit of $360 million for the coming fiscal year and City Attorney Carmen Trutanich means business. He wants to jail all immigrant rights protesters who engaged in direct actions for up to a year at taxpayer expense. We already wrote about Trutanich’s attack on young citizen […]

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24 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

To Attack Day Laborers, Herndon City Council Even Bans Cheerleader Fundraisers

Victory! Under pressure from Latino and immigrant advocates, the Herndon City Council has done away with the discriminatory measure. Once upon a time, Herndon, a small town in Virginia, could no longer tolerate the sight of Latino men soliciting jobs in public places. It made an ordinance, specifically forbidding day laborers from finding jobs. The […]

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23 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

D.C. Could Abolish SSN Requirement for Driver’s Licenses

Washington, D.C., is the capitol of the United States, with thousands of diplomats and international students working and traveling in the district who have absolutely no way of getting a driver’s license since they cannot obtain a social security number. At the same time, D.C. law requires people who live in the city and who […]

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17 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Maryland Gears Up For Tuition Equity Battle

Maryland state senators Richard Madaleno and Victor Ramirez have a dream. In response to the Senate failure to pass the DREAM Act last month, state senators in Maryland have decided to eliminate some of the roadblocks faced by DREAM Act-eligible students living in the state. A new bill would allow undocumented students who grew up […]

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12 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Assemblymember Reintroduces a DREAM Act for California

California is off to a bright start in the New Year with Assemblymember Gill Cedillo reintroducing his version of the DREAM Act for California students. While the state-based legislation does not confer any immigration benefits, the proposed law would grant qualifying undocumented college students access to institutional financial aid from the University of California, California […]

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12 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Texas GOP Proposes Witchhunt of Undocumented K-12 Students

The New Year brings us a bad theatrical production of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, directed by Texas state legislator Debbie Riddle. The chainsaw is poorly aimed at dangerous and threatening young Latino children in Texas who dare to attend K-12 public schools without knowing their immigration status. HB or SB 22 is an anti-immigrant legislation […]

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