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Aspiring citizens renew nation’s promise

September 27, 2012 - Miami Herald

Diana B. Diaz, one of 710,000 Florida immigrants eligible for citizenship, achieved that dream Sept. 14 at a ceremony in Tampa. “This country allows you to be successful. It offers possibility,” she declared as she became one of one of our newest, and proudest, American citizens.

Regelbrugge: The Farm Labor Crisis: Imagined, or Real?

September 26, 2012 - CNBC

In several recent columns, CNBC.com senior editor John Carney has dismissed any notion of a farm labor crisis, claiming that record farm profits suggest no such crisis exists. The senior editor’s all too common error is to grossly oversimplify American agriculture and draw the wrong conclusions as a result.

We Need More Than Just STEM Immigrants

September 24, 2012 - Huffington Post

"America's economy needs the skilled farmworker as much as it needs the skilled engineer," said Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, in a statement. Indeed, our farms are faltering due to lack of farm hands, thanks in large measure to anti-immigrant policies and sentiment.

Opinion: New American Immigrants Hold the Key to Economic Growth

September 21, 2012 - NationalJournal.com

If you’ve seen a “Now Hiring” sign in front of a new business lately, the odds are good that an immigrant is at the helm. America’s immigrants opened more than a quarter of all new businesses in 2011, and per capita, they’re more than twice as likely to do so as people who were born here.

Immigration laws bring challenges to Arizona farmers

September 20, 2012 - Cronkite News

With harvest season for many crops approaching, farms in Arizona need workers to help bring the crops in. But that help is getting harder to find, farmers say, as patchwork immigration laws and federal visa issues often get in the way.

Congress looks to increase number of skilled immigrants

September 20, 2012 - HeraldNet.com

WASHINGTON -- The United States can no longer afford to train foreign scientists and engineers and then send them back home to work for the nation's competitors, say lawmakers who are expected to vote Thursday on whether to grant thousands of visas to highly skilled foreign-born graduates.

Young deportees get OK to stay from Obama order

September 12, 2012 - The Town Talk (AP)

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration began notifying some young illegal immigrants this week that they can stay in the country without fear of deportation for up to two years.

Hispanic Leaders Believe Immigration Reform Will Occur in Next Presidential Term

September 12, 2012 - Hispanically Speaking News

Click Here to Enlarge Photo Civil and political leaders from the Latino community meeting Tuesday for the annual conference of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute are confident that the presidential term that begins in 2013 will see the approval of immigration reform.

Hispanic leaders confident next term will see immigration reform

September 11, 2012 - Fox News Latino

Civil and political leaders from the Latino community meeting Tuesday for the annual conference of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute are confident that the presidential term that begins in 2013 will see the approval of immigration reform.

Arizona Police Can Now Ask, ‘Papers Please’

September 07, 2012 - TIME.com

Immigration rights advocates were delivered a setback after a federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Arizona can start enforcing the controversial “papers please” provision of its immigration law, which had been upheld by a high profile U.S. Supreme Court decision in June but subsequently blocked by a preliminary injunction filed in district court.


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