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Speaking Up for the Voiceless Among Us – Texas Civil Rights Project
Originally Published by James C Harrington, TCRP Director For Americans, Labor Day is that end-of-summer holiday which wraps up vacation time and ushers in the school year. We don’t remind ourselves that unions originated Labor Day in 1882 to pay tribute to workers, mostly immigrants, who were in the throes of organizing against an economic […]
White House Official Says Immigration Reform Vote Not Likely Until October
Originally Published: Fox News, August 28, 2013 The Obama administration’s domestic policy director urged supporters of comprehensive immigration reform on Wednesday to do as the civil rights leaders of the 1960s did – not let opponents defeat them. Cecilia Muñoz, one of the most senior Latino officials in the White House, linked the 50th anniversary […]
9 Questions About Syria You Were Too Embarrassed to Ask
Originally Published: Washington Post, August 29, 2013. The United States and allies are preparing for a possibly imminent series of limited military strikes against Syria, the first direct U.S. intervention in the two-year civil war, in retaliation for President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected use of chemical weapons against civilians. If you found the above sentence kind […]
Visa Bulletin Released: F2A Visa Category is Now Current
The Department of State has released the September 2013 Visa Bulletin. According to it, the F2A category(spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21 of lawful permanent residents) remains current for all countries. Generally, individuals who are petitioned for by a lawful permanent resident, rather than a United States citizen, must wait until a given date […]
United States Government Recognizes Same-Sex Couples for Immigration
On June 26, 2013, the US Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, stating that federal benefits tied to marriage could only be considered for heterosexual couples, was unconstitutional, opening the doors for thousands of individuals to apply for things like social security, joint filing of taxes, the passage of […]
Can Christian Egyptians get Asylum from Egypt?
The 2011 revolution in Egypt that ousted Mubarak and acted as the kickoff for the Arab Spring, the string of revolutions and uprisings in neighboring Arab countries that followed, has resulted in a great deal of strife, the recent toppling of the successive Egyptian presidency of Morsi, a divide amongst pro- and anti- Morsi […]
Temporary Protected Status Extended for Syrians in the United States
Recently, the White House Administration confirmed that the Syrian government did indeed use chemical weapon attacks on civilians. According to the administration it is unlikely that the opposition group ( mainly the FSA) had the means of carrying out the attack. The international community is now debating whether to launch military strikes against Syria […]
Obama concedes Congress won’t meet August deadline on immigration overhaul
Obama concedes Congress won’t meet August deadline on immigration overhaul By Associated Press, Published: July 15 | Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 8:23 PM WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday conceded that an immigration overhaul cannot be achieved by his August deadline. With House Republicans searching for a way forward on the issue, the president said he was hopeful a bill […]
What We Won With Senate Immigration Bill S. 744, from America’s Voice
What We Won With Senate Immigration Bill S. 744 The Senate passed a landmark immigration reform bill by a 68-32 vote. Immigration reform is NOT yet a done deal–we now have to fight to pass immigration reform through the House of Representatives, then conference the two bills together. But the Senate bill–while it is a […]
Fixing America’s broken immigration system would be good for the country–and for the Republican Party
Immigration Of fences and good sense Fixing America’s broken immigration system would be good for the country—and for the Republican Party Jul 6th 2013 |From the print edition SOME of the first English words that Mario Rubio learned were “I am looking for work.” A penniless Cuban immigrant, he asked a friend to write them out […]