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Welcoming the Stranger through Immigrant Integration (Sept 2013)

Welcoming the Stranger through Immigrant Integration discusses five state-level legislative initiatives that promote the integration of immigrants into our states and communities.  The integration measures discussed include legislation that creates tuition equity for all; strengthens human trafficking laws; invests in English language instruction; uses the budget process to integrate immigrants; and enhances access to financial aid and protection against immigration consultant fraud.

State Mandatory E-Verify Bill: An Analysis of Montana’s House Bill 297 (Feb 2013)

An Analysis of Montana’s House Bill 297 (2013) Overview: This bill creates state-level penalties (suspending business licenses) for employers in Montana who knowingly hire undocumented workers; it also requires employers in the state to use E-Verify six months after the passage of the bill.    Section 1:  Definitions

Federal Judge Delivers Tough Blow to “America’s Toughest Sheriff” (June 2013)

More than eight months after hearing testimony in the civil trial, a U.S.

The Myth of the Immigration Line

As Congress tackles immigration reform, a central issue in the debate revolves around the fate of the estimated 11 million undocumented individuals living in the U.S.  CLINIC, and others, are advocating for a path for qualifying undocumented immigrants living in our country to earn permanent residence and, eventually, citizenship.  Perhaps the most common opposing argument to allowing the undocumented to earn permanent residence is the sentiment that they sho

Arizona's SB 1070 at the U.S. Supreme Court

On Monday, June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its 5-3 ruling on Arizona's state immigration enforcement law, SB 1070.   What did the Court hold? What does it mean? What are the potential ramifications for "copycat" laws in other states? What's next for advocacy?     Featured Panelists:

The Supreme Court Considers Arizona v. United States

On April 25, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Arizona v. United States, a case involving the legal challenge to Arizona's restrictive state immigration enforcement law "SB 1070."  The U.S.

A Toolkit for Communities to Advocate Against ICE Partnerships with Local Law Enforcement Agencies

This tool kit provides an overview of the Criminal Alien Program, the Secure Communities Program, and the 287(g) Program. It also recommends strategies to advocate against the implementation and halt the continuation of these programs in communities.

CLINIC Letter to Secure Communities Task Force

CLINIC offers our faith-based perspective to recommend improvements to the Secure Communities program.

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