Saturday, May 19, 2012

Some Recent Immigration Issues in the News . . . .

. . . compiled by CLUE OC

Oc Register: Immigration Activists Spread Message with Banners 
Santa Ana, CA: About a dozen undocumented students and their allies unfurled banners near freeways in Orange County today as part of a nationwide campaign urging President Obama to pass an executive order allowing them to seek jobs and avoid deportation.  (Full article) 5/17/12
Associated Press: Report Says Female Farmworkers Suffer Sex Abuse
Fresno, CA: FRESNO, Calif. - Female farmworkers across the United States are commonly sexually harassed and assaulted, in part because their immigration status makes them fearful of calling police, according to a report being released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch. (full article ) 5/17/12
CNN Editorial: Evangelical Leaders to Boehner -- Protect Immigrant Women From Violence
Op-ed on the Violence against Women Act, asking asking Speaker John Boehner and the House leadership to make sure that the Violence Against Women Act continues to protect vulnerable immigrant women who are victims of human trafficking or domestic violence, by Leith Anderson is the president of the National Association of Evangelicals and Lynne Hybels is the co-founder of Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois. (Full Article Here)  5/16/12 
Evangelical Leaders and Business Leaders Speak Out on SB 1070

Signed into law nearly two years ago by Gov. Jan Brewer, S.B. 1070 authorizes (among other things) law enforcement officers to arrest someone without a warrant based on reasonable suspicion that the individual is in violation of civil immigration laws. 
Leading evangelical groups, including the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, and Sojourners issued statements condemning Arizona's law Business leaders in Arizona issues an amicus brief and spoke out about the harmful effects of the law on their businesses.  4/23/12
Editorial: Immigrants are worth more than zero 
Helping legal immigrants fully embrace the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship is not a Democratic or Republican issue. It is an American issue, and it is in our country's best interest to encourage and assist law-abiding would-be citizens who are eager and eligible to take the next step. (Full Article here) 5/11/12

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