Four of Ten Biggest Immigrant Growth States Have Arizona Style Laws

by IMMIGRATION NEWS UPDATE March 8, 2012
State and Local:
89.3 KPCC: Four of the Top 10 States with the Biggest Immigrant Population Growth Now Have Arizona Style Laws  One post earlier this week mapped the top 10 states with the biggest foreign-born population growth since 1990; another post took a look at the states that since 2010 have enacted anti-illegal immigration laws. Among these are five states that since then have enacted strict laws similar to Arizona’s SB 1070, which the U.S. Supreme Court is set to weigh in on next month.
Fox News Latino: Undocumented Protesters in North Carolina Will Not Be Deported They walked into the North Carolina legislative meeting on cracking down on illegal immigration wearing T-shirts that declared “Undocumented and Unafraid.” They shouted their opposition after Rep. George Cleveland, R-Onslow, decried undocumented immigrants as the source of drug and gun crime. Three Latino protesters were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.  But immigration officials now say they will not be deported.

Journal Star: Fremont Braces for Employment Measure to Take Effect  Fremont, home to plenty of solid citizens named Stecher, Steinbach and Shanahan, could become a more complicated place to live as soon as Monday for those named Rodriguez, Sanchez and Hernandez.  Barring new developments in federal court beforehand, as many as 3,000 Fremont employers must begin abiding by an edict passed Tuesday by the Fremont City Council.
Bloomberg Government: NE Miss Journal Immigration Bill Heads to House Floor (Requires a Bloomberg Government subscription)The Mississippi House will vote within the next two weeks on a tough immigration bill patterned after the law passed last year by the Alabama Legislature.
Stamford Advocate: NH Bill Bars Mandating E-Verify Checks New Hampshire's House is considering a bill that would prohibit the state from requiring the use of the federal E-Verify online database to check citizenship status.
Border Security:
MSNBC: Border Agents Fire Back at Drug Traffickers in Mexico U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican drug traffickers fought a gun battle across the Rio Grande in south Texas, authorities said Friday, the latest of a spate of cross-border shootings.  The Border Patrol said gunfire erupted Wednesday after agents confronted smugglers loading bundles of marijuana into two vehicles on the banks of the Rio Grande west of Roma, Texas, a town about 250 miles south of San Antonio.
The Herald Sierra Vista: Protecting the U.S. Border Glenn Spencer, president of the nonprofit border watch group American Border Patrol, is hopeful the state will pursue a new border security system, known as the Sonic Barrier, which can sense people, vehicles, aircraft and even tunneling within 200 yards of the U.S./Mexico border.
Interior Enforcement:
Aurora Sentinel: Immigrant Rights Supporters Rally Against ICE  Bearing hand-made signs and voicing a memory bank of chants against deportation, about 50 immigrants’ rights supporters gathered at the Aurora Municipal Center March 2 to protest an ongoing surge by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Miscellaneous:
The Hill: How to Solve Illegal Immigration (Op-Ed by Judd Gregg) Of all the issues Congress confronts, the most solvable and the one that would do the most to help our nation grow and prosper — with the possible exception of energy — is immigration reform.

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