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Illegal immigration drops after decade-long rise

2012-12-10T15:10:46.899Z

WASHINGTON -- New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases.

The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. dropped to an estimated 11.1 million last year from a peak of 12 million in 2007, part of an overall waning of Hispanic immigration. For the first time since 1910, Hispanic immigration last year was topped by immigrants from Asia.

Demographers say illegal Hispanic immigration -- 80 percent…

WASHINGTON -- New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases.

The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. dropped to an estimated 11.1 million last year from a peak of 12 million in 2007, part of an overall waning of Hispanic immigration. For the first time since 1910, Hispanic immigration last year was topped by immigrants from Asia.

Demographers say illegal Hispanic immigration -- 80 percent of all illegal immigration comes from Mexico and Latin America -- isn't likely to approach its mid-2000 peak again, due in part to a weakened U.S. economy and stronger enforcement but also a graying of the Mexican population.

The finding suggests an uphill battle for the Republicans, who passed legislation in the House last week that would extend citizenship to a limited pool of foreign students with advanced degrees but who are sharply divided on whether to pursue broader immigration measures.

In all, the biggest surge of immigration in modern U.S. history ultimately may be recorded as occurring in the mid-1990s to early 2000s, yielding illegal residents who now have been settled in the U.S. for 10 years or more. They include migrants who arrived here as teens and are increasingly at risk of "aging out" of congressional proposals such as the DREAM Act that offer a pathway to citizenship for younger adults.

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Source:  Daily Democrat

Author:  Hope Yen




Florida Pol Introduces GOP Alternative to DREAM Act

2012-05-31T22:03:32.966Z

The Republican Party is officially dreaming.  Rep. David Rivera, a Southern Florida Republican, introduced a conservative alternative to the DREAM Act to Congress on Wednesday, ahead of rising GOP star Marco Rubio's version.

Rivera’s bill, “Studying Towards Adjusted Residency Status Act,” or STARS, would allow some undocumented students who enroll for college to stay in the country legally and eventually apply for citizenship.

Under the proposal, undocumented immigrants under…

The Republican Party is officially dreaming.  Rep. David Rivera, a Southern Florida Republican, introduced a conservative alternative to the DREAM Act to Congress on Wednesday, ahead of rising GOP star Marco Rubio's version.

Rivera’s bill, “Studying Towards Adjusted Residency Status Act,” or STARS, would allow some undocumented students who enroll for college to stay in the country legally and eventually apply for citizenship.

Under the proposal, undocumented immigrants under the age of 19, who arrived in the country before the age of 16, could apply for a five-year nonimmigrant visa if they demonstrate “good moral conduct” and get admitted to college. Upon graduation, they could apply for a five-year visa renewal.


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Source:  Fox News Latino

Author:  Roque Planas




Marco Rubio does not support Dream Act

2012-02-09T22:23:27.107Z

With speculation that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio may end up in the veep slot on the Republican presidential ticket, a left-leaning political group is taking out ads in Florida to say that the Hispanic vote isn’t automatically his for the taking.



"Marco Rubio just might become the first Latino on the presidential ticket," the ad from Presente Action begins. "With the tea party and others attacking immigrants, does Marco Rubio stand with Latinos?"



The ad goes on to juxtapose…

With speculation that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio may end up in the veep slot on the Republican presidential ticket, a left-leaning political group is taking out ads in Florida to say that the Hispanic vote isn’t automatically his for the taking.

"Marco Rubio just might become the first Latino on the presidential ticket," the ad from Presente Action begins. "With the tea party and others attacking immigrants, does Marco Rubio stand with Latinos?"

The ad goes on to juxtapose polling results against video of Rubio discussing his own political positions.

The ad: "81 percent of Latinos oppose SB 1070, Arizona’s racial profiling law."

Rubio: "Arizona’s going to do what’s in the best interest of the people of Arizona. They have a right to do that, and I respect that."

The ad: "88 percent of Latinos support legalization for undocumented immigrants."

Rubio: "I am not and I will never support -- never have and never will support -- any effort to grant blanket legalization."

The ad: "91 percent of Latinos support the DREAM Act, which allows undocumented youth to attend college."

Rubio: "People in the United States who are here without documents should not benefit from programs like in-state tuition."

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Source:  Politifact.com




Meet the DREAM Act Activist Who Cornered Mitt Romney

2012-01-19T21:01:14.229Z

Lucy Allain says she embodies the definition of American.



Allain, 20, has become an Internet sensation for confronting GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney -- who has vowed to veto the DREAM Act -- during a fundraiser for the former Massachusetts governor in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday.



“Why are you not supporting my dream?” Allain asked Romney as he was signing autographs at the Sheraton Hotel.  



When Romney emphasized that he would not support anyone who…

Lucy Allain says she embodies the definition of American.

Allain, 20, has become an Internet sensation for confronting GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney -- who has vowed to veto the DREAM Act -- during a fundraiser for the former Massachusetts governor in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday.

“Why are you not supporting my dream?” Allain asked Romney as he was signing autographs at the Sheraton Hotel.  

When Romney emphasized that he would not support anyone who “comes here illegally,” Allain fired back: “I didn’t come here illegally!”

Romney has pushed for a hard line on immigration, generally viewing any break for undocumented immigrants as a form of “amnesty” that would encourage even more illegal immigration.

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Source:  Fox News Latino

Author:  Alexandra Gratereaux




DREAM Act Rally in North Carolina Leads to Arrests

2011-09-09T20:12:39.537Z

Ten undocumented youths arrested in North Carolina during a immigration rights rally on Tuesday, have been released on bond.

In a statement released Wednesday, the Mecklenburg Sheriff's Office said that in keeping with the jail's policy to screen everyone who is arrested, the 15 people detained on Tuesday were fingerprinted, photographed and screened to determine whether they are in the country legally. …

Ten undocumented youths arrested in North Carolina during a immigration rights rally on Tuesday, have been released on bond.

In a statement released Wednesday, the Mecklenburg Sheriff's Office said that in keeping with the jail's policy to screen everyone who is arrested, the 15 people detained on Tuesday were fingerprinted, photographed and screened to determine whether they are in the country legally. 

Mecklenburg County jail officials said they determined that ten of 15 protesters are undocumented. The five who were found to be U.S. citizens were released immediately after processing.

Source:  Fox News Latino



Brown Signs First Part of California's DREAM Act

2011-07-27T12:31:51.982Z

Governor Jerry Brown officially signed California's Assembly Bill 130 Monday afternoon, increasing access to college financial aid for undocumented immigrants in the state.



The bill is part of a legislative package made up of two parts, AB 130 and AB 131, and together they are referred to as the California DREAM Act.



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Governor Jerry Brown officially signed California's Assembly Bill 130 Monday afternoon, increasing access to college financial aid for undocumented immigrants in the state.

The bill is part of a legislative package made up of two parts, AB 130 and AB 131, and together they are referred to as the California DREAM Act.

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Source:  Fox News Latino