Protestors demand immigration reform with GR march

RELATED GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Hundreds of people gathered Tuesday to protest immigration laws in a march that made its way from southwest Grand Rapids to Calder Plaza. The event began at Roosevelt Park with the march stepping out onto Grandville Avenue shortly after 12:30 p.m. Participants gathered to rally at the Calder Plaza about three hours later. Leading the parade of marchers were protestors carrying a large image of a Michigan driver’s license. Protest organizers said they want to see changes in a state law that prohibits undocumented…

A Call for DHS to Reform EB-5

Since big-city, big-money interests have blocked congressional reform of the corruption-ridden EB-5 (immigrant investor) program, the Trump administration should implement the administrative reforms proposed in the final days of the Obama administration, according to three key members of Congress. The trio are Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. They conveyed those thoughts in a letter to the new Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielson. The letter carried three…

Immigration reform should be on the menu

Cicely Simpson, For the Express-News Published 12:00 am, Sunday, March 25, 2018 Photo: Barry Lytton /Barry Lytton Nico’s Restaurant on Main Street in Danbury, Conn., closed Feb. 16, 2017, in support of “a day with immigrants.” Nico’s Restaurant on Main Street in Danbury, Conn., closed Feb. 16, 2017, in support of “a day with immigrants.” Photo: Barry Lytton /Barry Lytton Immigration reform should be on the menu With nearly 1 in 10 American employees working in the restaurant industry, the fabric of our food scene would quickly unravel without the vital…

Community For Immigration Reform | Northwest Arkansas

CENTERTON,Ark ( KNWA) – Members of the Centerton community met in an effort to request legislation for employment-based immigrants.The meeting focused on providing predictable wait-times for immigrants applying for green cards.     Organizers of the event say they want to create a first come first serve system that evaluates applicants based on their education, work experience, and skills.“We are stuck in this green card limbo for and years , and this is now something that has impacts the kids who are being grown up here.  We just want to bring this up…

Controversial ‘Immigration Reform’ group buys inflammatory BART ads, but BART can’t remove them

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A “Rational Middle” exists for immigration reform

A “Rational Middle” exists for immigration reform March 13, 2018 Updated: March 13, 2018 6:23pm Photo: Eric Gay, STF / Associated Press A group marches away from the Texas Capitol during an immigration protest, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Austin, Texas.Immigrants around the U.S. stayed home from work and school Thursday to demonstrate how important they are to America’s economy and its way of life, and many businesses closed in solidarity, in a nationwide protest called A Day Without Immigrants. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) less A group marches away from the…

Book Panel: How Immigration Reform Failed at the Worksite

The Center for Immigration Studies hosted a panel discussion on Thursday, December 7, focusing on the history of the bi-partisan 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act banning the employment of illegal immigrants and the subsequent bipartisan failure to follow through. The speakers will included Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), who has re-introduced mandatory E-Verify in the House, and Dr. Lindsay Lowell, previous Director of Research at the Congressionally-appointed Commission on Immigration Reform where he was also Assistant Director for the Mexico/U.S. Binational Study on Migration.  Rep. Smith and Dr. Lowell joined by Jerry…

Panel Transcript: How Immigration Reform Failed at the Worksite

Media Panel Press Release Panel Video Book: What Happened to Worksite Enforcement? Panel Summary The Center for Immigration Studies hosted a panel discussion on Thursday, December 7, focusing on the history of the bi-partisan 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act banning the employment of illegal immigrants and the subsequent bipartisan failure to follow through. The speakers will included Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), who has re-introduced mandatory E-Verify in the House, and Dr. Lindsay Lowell, previous Director of Research at the Congressionally-appointed Commission on Immigration Reform where he was also Assistant Director for the…