Federal Authorities Confront State Legislatures on Immigration Issues

“My problem is with the third component -- the one that allows illegal immigrant students to also apply for state-generated financial aid.  This is flat-out wrong…”
~ RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR. syndicated columnist.
San Jose Mercury News: Navarrette: Wake-up on a Dream Act
SAN DIEGO -- In politics, both parties have been known to take a good idea and ruin it by going too far. In doing so, they drive away people in the center who might normally agree with them.
State Update:
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The federal government’s top civil rights lawyer is asking Alabama immigrants to report any problems caused by that state’s tough new law against illegal Immigration.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Armando Cardenas says he has thought about leaving Alabama because of the possibility of being arrested as an illegal immigrant and the hostility he feels from residents.  But now that a federal appeals court has sided with the Obama administration and dealt a blow to the state's toughest-in-the-nation immigration law, Cardenas said he will stay for at least a while longer.
When they vote on their legislative agenda on Tuesday, New York State’s top education officials will focus for the first time on the contentious topic of illegal immigration.

Border Security:
EDINBURG -- Flying at an altitude of about 700 feet, the Department of Public Safety helicopter follows the meandering pathway of the Rio Grande as it cuts through rich farmland in South Texas and northern Mexico.

For years, activists against illegal immigration pushed cities across California to adopt ordinances ordering businesses to verify that their employees were eligible to work in the U.S.
As shortages of workers have intensified on Henderson County apple orchards and farms across the country, congressional panels have turned their attention toward proposals to fix the problem.
Family Security Matters would like to express thanks to Fred Tayco.

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