Thursday, June 5, 2008

News Briefs: Immigration

* A U.S. federal judge granted a temporary injunction against a controversial immigration law that included all employers to register with a federal data base.

* Meanwhile, South Carolina passed yesterday a tougher immigration law which goes beyond Oklahoma’s by barring illegal immigrants from receiving public assistance or attending state colleges.

* A report from the Pew Hispanic Center claims that Latino unemployment, especially among illegal immigrants, has spiked higher than the general population.

* A senior Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official told Congress that the government plans to release more data on detainees who die in U.S. federal detention centers.

* Speaking of ICE, agents reported that 491 people were detained in raids in New York and New Jersey in May alone.

Sources- WJBF, JURIST, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, newsday.com

1 comment:

kyledeb said...

don't forget the mention of the pro-migrant sanctuarysphere in the Chicago Tribune.