Immigration Law

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State Net Capitol Journal: Lack of Progress on Immigration Reform Stymies The States
Posted on 24 Mar 2014 by State Net

With congressional efforts to repair a broken immigration system stalled by election-year politics, the Obama administration is deporting unauthorized immigrants at record rates and in the process putting pressure on the states. In five years in office... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: States Ease Off Immigration Bills . . . For Now
Posted on 14 Aug 2012 by State Net

A year chock-full of budget and redistricting fights has done more than just give state lawmakers heartburn. According to a new study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), those issues, in conjunction with the wait for a Supreme Court... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: California Governor Signs Immigration Bill
Posted on 3 Oct 2014 by State Net

CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signs SB 873, which allocates $3 million to pay for legal aid for thousands of immigrant children from Central America who have poured into the Golden State this year to escape violence in their home countries (CALIFORNIA... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Congress Fails Immigrants – And The States In Which They Live
Posted on 19 Aug 2014 by State Net

By Lou Cannon | When a do-little Congress went home without addressing the crisis caused by the flight of thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America across U.S. borders, immense strains were placed on state-supervised programs that provide... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Immigration Overhaul Could Boost State Coffers
Posted on 16 Jul 2013 by State Net

As the U.S. House of Representatives was debating last week whether to grant citizenship to the nation's estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants as part of an overhaul of U.S. immigration law, a left-leaning think tank released the results of... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Lack of Progress on Immigration Reform Stymies States
Posted on 23 Mar 2014 by State Net

By Lou Cannon With congressional efforts to repair a broken immigration system stalled by election-year politics, the Obama administration is deporting unauthorized immigrants at record rates and in the process putting pressure on the states. In five... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Businesses Suffer From Seasonal Visa Delay
Posted on 30 Jul 2013 by State Net

Every year the U.S. State Department issues up to 66,000 seasonal visas to foreign workers under a guest worker program known as H-2B. Those workers man the crab-picking plants in Maryland, the beach resorts in the Carolinas and construction sites and... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: California's Immigrant Population Largest in Nation by Far
Posted on 14 Jun 2013 by LexisNexis Communities Staff

California has the largest foreign-born population of all U.S. states by a wide margin, according to a report released earlier this year by the Pew Hispanic Center, which was based on the Census Bureau's 2011 American Community Survey (ACS), the largest... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: States, Localities Wary of Immigration Reform Costs
Posted on 14 Jun 2013 by State Net

By Lou Cannon States and local governments with heavy concentrations of illegal immigrants have long clamored for comprehensive federal immigration reform. But with such reform on the doorstep, many of these states and localities are complaining that... Read More