Archive for April, 2006

Comprehensive Immigration Reform

April 25, 2006

The White House issued a fact sheet on comprehensive immigration
reform. Click, here.

San Diego Service Sectors Likely to Be Hit Hardest By Immigration Proposals

April 14, 2006

The Pew Hispanic Center released a study on Thursday finding that the economic impact of immigration proposals would affect the construction and service sectors of San Diego.

The Pledge of Allegiance

April 13, 2006

The following phonetic spelling of the Pledge of
Allegiance was given to thousands of Latino protestors in
Washington D.C. :

Ai pledch aliyens to di fleg

Of d Yunaited Esteits of America

An tu di republic for wich it estands

Uan naishion, ander Gad

Indivisibol

Wit liberti an yostis

For oll.

DREAM Act

April 12, 2006

One of the most difficult cases that I see in my law office is children in the U.S. who are prevented from pursuing their dreams of going to college because they are undocumented. Many of these high schools student only speak English, have no memory of their home countries and have fully assimilated into U.S. culture.  Bipartisan legisation is in the works that would help these students. The legislation was introduced in the Senate in November 2005 (the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act (S. 2075)) . Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) was successful in getting the DREAM Act included in the comprehensive immigration reform bill that was passed in the Senate Judiciary Committee last month. The DREAM Act also remained in several versions of the immigration bill that were negotiated throughout last week in the Senate.  To continue to support the DREAM Act please contact your representatives and ask them to cosponsor this bill.  The U.S. Capitol Switchboard number is (202) 224-3121.

Senate Bill Stalled

April 7, 2006

Republicans and Democrats failed to reach an agreement today on the Senate version of the immigration bill. The media is reporting tha tthey will continue after their recess. Republicans are blaming Democrats for failing to gather sufficient votes for the amendments.

Senators Reach Tentative Compromise on Immigration Reform Legislation

April 7, 2006

A bi-partisan coalition of Senators reached a tentative compromise today on comprehensive immigration reform. We do not know the details but Senator Frist mentioned a possible a program that would divide the undocumented population by the numbers of the years of residency. The bill will continue to go through the Senate and ultimately to a House/Senate Conference Committee. 

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