Rush To Action Thousands Drawn To New Program
by Cynthia Moreno, Tuesday, August 21, 2012, Vida en el Valle
SACRAMENTO -- They came out of the shadows by the thousands last Wednesday.
President Obama signed an executive order exempting qualified, undocumented youths from deportation. It went into effect on Aug. 15, and those qualified for the deferred action program turned out throughout the country. The program will not provide legal status or a path to citizenship. To link to article, click here CRLA Foundation attorneys help candidates navigate the Deferred Action legal process
Immigrants, Latinos and Asians Contribute More to Your State Than You May Think
Immigrants, Latinos, and Asians Contribute More to Your State Than you Think
By Seth Hoy. Immigration Impact
...the Immigration Policy Center published 50 state fact sheets updated to show just how much immigrants, Latinos and Asians contribute to our country as consumers, taxpayers, workers, entrepreneurs and voters—facts state legislators would do well to consider before passing legislation that drives immigrants, undocumented and documented, from their state.
Pending Regulation to Address Separation of Families of US Citizens Caught in Immigration Law Catch-22
Tweak in Rule to Ease a Path to Green Card
By Julia Preston. The New York Times
"Obama administration officials announced on Friday they are proposing a fix to a Catch-22 in immigration law that could spare hundreds of thousands of American citizens from prolonged separations from illegal immigrant spouses and children.
Although the regulatory tweak appears small, lawyers said it would mean that many Americans will no longer be separated for months or years from family members pursuing legal residency. Even more citizens could be encouraged to come forward to bring illegal immigrant relatives into the system, they said."
Illegal Immigrants Beware: L.A. Sheriff's Deputies Can Now Run Your Fingerprints in the FieldBy Simone Wilson
Nov. 28 2011
The L.A. Sheriff's Department is busting with pride over its brand-new fleet of "state-of-the-art mobile data computers" -- the first of which are now installed in the patrol vehicles of a few lucky deputies.
In some ways, the computers are an overdue boot into the 21st century. Turns out deputies have been communicating via dinosauric, fax-speed "terminals" from 1989, and haven't even had access to a GPS system. Yikes. So thankfully, the new mobile computers take care of all that. But not without a Thanksgiving-sized side of creep sauce: The computers, which set the department back $33 million (guess this county isn't as broke as we thought), can now communicate seamlessly with handheld Blue Check devices to run fingerprints in the field.
Read more here at the L.A. Weekly Blog.
Rural communities struggle with lack of lawyers
By Kristi Eaton. Chicago Tribune
"Quentin Riggins' family told him he was crawling in diapers when he first met their attorney, Fred Cozad. As long as Riggins can remember, the attorney's name was scrawled on a chalkboard his grandmother kept next to the phone with the names and numbers of her closest friends and family."
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