April 3, 2009
CLINIC compiles a free Immigration News Bulletin of immigration-related news articles of interest to our network on a regular basis. Every Friday, CLINIC will post the three articles most popular with its readers. Here are this week’s top stories.
- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will instruct Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to focus on prosecuting businesses that violate U.S. employment laws, marking a shift away from the government’s previous emphasis of arresting undocumented workers. However, ICE officials will continue to conduct at least some workplace raids.(Josh Meyer and Anna Gorman , "Homeland Security shifts focus to employers," Los Angeles Times, 3/31/09)
- A panel in New Jersey has found that undocumented immigrants living in the state should be able to hold driver’s licenses and receive in-state tuition benefits. The panel had been set up in August 2008 at the request of New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine to study the effects of immigrants on the state. (Samantha Henry, "In-state tuition urged for NJ illegal immigrants," Associated Press, 3/30/09)
- Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials have released many of the workers who were detained during last month’s immigration raid at an engine plant in Washington State and have also given them permission to work.("ICE releases workers arrested in Washington raid," Washington Post, 3/31/09)
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