Posted on April 6, 2012 by SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center
What’s the difference? Other than a constant nagging fear of being deported, not much. Oprah.com has a piece from the April 2012 edition of O Magazine that provides a lot of insight into how and why one woman found her family living illegally in the United States. With no job prospects in Mexico, her husband came to the US as a tourist, found a job and stayed. “Anna” stayed behind in Mexico. She brought the kids to see their Dad whenever she could. One day, her rights to travel to the US as a tourist were revoked because of a cousin’s unpaid medical bill. The family faced a decision.
Posted on April 4, 2012 by SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center
It all started in 1790, with the Naturalization Act, which mainly required immigrants to be “free white” people of “good moral character.” From there, HuffPo counts down the top ten immigration laws over the course of US history including the 14th Amendment, two laws passed in the late 1800′s designed specifically to exclude Asian and Chinese immigrants and closes with the “Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.” Until the “Immigration and Nationality Act” of 1965, US immigration policy featured quotas that favored European immigrants over immigrants from Asia or South America.
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Posted on March 9, 2012 by SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center
The National Immigration Law Center today announced that their continuing fight in Alabama succeeded in blocking enforcement of two more provisions of Alabama’s state immigration law. A US Court of Appeals ruled that one provision that made it illegal for elected officials to have any contact with undocumented immigrants and another that made contracts with undocumented immigrants unenforceable were unconstitutional.