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Burlington residents buck mayor, city councilor on noncitizen voting

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Immigration, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Residents of Burlington parted ways with newly re-elected Democratic Mayor Miro Weinberger on Tuesday, voting no on ballot items that would have allowed noncitizens to vote in elections and serve in appointed government posts.

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Rick Perry: 2016’s borderline candidate?

By   /  February 25, 2015  /  Immigration, National, News, Texas, Virginia  /  No Comments

TOUGH TALKER: Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says his state acts while Washington talks.

Plying a third path to what could be another presidential run, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is blasting Democrats and Republicans alike over Washington’s dithering on border security.

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Rogue subcontractors undermine Virginia’s legal workforce

By   /  February 25, 2015  /  Alabama, Arizona, California, Immigration, National, News, South Carolina, Virginia  /  No Comments

DAY LABOR: Illegal and unlicensed laborers compete for construction jobs at the expense of U.S. workers. The Pew Hispanic Center estimates that up to 40 percent of brick masons and drywall installers are undocumented.

On paper, Virginia’s laws against rogue contractors appear ironclad. In reality, the regulations look more like Swiss cheese — and taxpayers are losing out.

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States don’t want illegal immigrants, but could they need them?

By   /  February 19, 2015  /  Immigration, National, News  /  No Comments

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A coalition of 26 states fought and won a battle to freeze President Barack Obama’s deferred action plan to give temporary work visas to illegal immigrants with children born in the United States.

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Obama defies Congress, busts cap on work permits

By   /  February 5, 2015  /  Immigration, National, News  /  No Comments

BORDERLINE: The Obama administration has issued U.S. work permits to 982,000 illegal immigrants or “aliens unqualified for admission” to the country.

 
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
The Obama administration is running a massive parallel immigration system outside the laws and limits written by Congress, according to data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
Since 2009, some 5 million work permits were issued to immigrants who otherwise would be prohibited from working in this country. The Center for […]

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Migrants committing more crimes at Obama’s ‘discretion’

By   /  February 3, 2015  /  Arizona, Immigration, National, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

SECOND CHANCE: Apolinar Altamirano is one of the 36,000 criminal immigrants freed by ICE in 2013. Now he is back in custody, charged in the murder of an Arizona store clerk.

More than 1,000 illegal immigrants released under federal “prosecutorial discretion” went on to commit a string of new crimes across the United States, according to Department of Homeland Security records. And that was in just one year.

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