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Arizona, CIR, and the Census: April in Immigration News
April was an important month for immigration news. April 1st marked Census Day, which saw a big push for all immigrants to participate, with some calling for it to be used to deport undocumented immigrants. However, the month was dominated by the passing of the nation’s toughest immigration law in Arizona. This brought the immigration debate to the forefront of the public forum. With advocacy groups pushing lawmakers to act on immigration reform, a group of Democratic Senators presented an outline of a bill that could eventually become comprehensive immigration reform. Additionally, Republican senators introduced their own plan to secure the border. These stories and more were the most read immigration related news items for April.
- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo shut down one of the state’s largest immigration services providers for fraud.
- Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee (ALIPAC) called for the 2010 Census to be used to identify and deport undocumented immigrants.
- Senators McCain (R-AZ) and Kyl (R-AZ) introduced a “10-point comprehensive border security plan to combat illegal immigration, drug and alien smuggling, and violent activity along the southwest border.”
- Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the nation’s toughest immigration bill into law. The bill would become effective 90 days after the close of the Arizona legislative session.
- A copy of an outline of draft immigration legislation by three Democratic senators obtained by the Associated Press called for enforcement benchmarks to be reached before a two-phase legalization process can begin.
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