Congressional Leaders Denounce AZ Immigration Law; Senators Unveil Reform Framework

Washington D.C. – Today, Representatives of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Congressional Asian and Pacific American Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Senator Menendez (D-NJ) and others joined together to condemn Arizona’s harsh and extreme anti-immigrant law and to call for movement on comprehensive immigration reform in the U.S. Senate. Last weekend the eyes of the entire nation were focused on Arizona as it became the most dramatic example of the federal government’s failure to fix our broken immigration system.

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ICE to Suspend Some Deportations

MIAMI, Fla.- The head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has ordered the cancellation of deportation proceedings against foreigners with pending residency applications or whose family members are citizens or legal residents and are petitioning for them to stay in the country legally, El Nuevo Herald reports. Richard Rocha, a spokesman for ICE in Washington, added that ICE will focus on the deportation of undocumented immigrants who have criminal records.

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New Report Highlights Economic Contributions of High-Skilled Immigrants

New Report Highlights Economic Contributions of High-Skilled Immigrants

A new report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Council on International Personnel (ACIP) highlights the enormous contributions that highly skilled immigrants make to the U.S. economy. The report, entitled Regaining America’s Competitive Advantage: Making Our Immigration System Work, rebuts the simplistic claims of immigration restrictionists that foreign-born professionals who come to the United States on temporary employment visas (such as H-1Bs) are somehow “stealing” jobs from native-born workers.

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What Is The Impact Of Immigration Reform on Business

Immigration Reform is currently one of the hottest topics in the United States. As President Barack Obama renews his call for a comprehensive approach to addressing illegal immigration, politicians, community leaders and constituents at every level are discussing and weighing in on the various components of immigration reform. The debate is taking place not only in the regulatory realm but in the communities and at the grass roots.

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Arizona Judge Draws Line Between State and Federal Authority

Washington, D.C. -July 28, 2010. Today, Phoenix district court judge Susan Bolton enjoined key provisions of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070. The judge recognized that the federal government has primary authority over making and enforcing immigration law, and that while states have limited authority in this arena, they cannot interfere with federal enforcement or undermine federal priorities.

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