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August 2011 Archives

California's own 'Dream Act' provides initial hope for many

Recently, California immigrants who were brought into the United States illegally by their parents were given a bit of hope from 'The Dream Act.' Many hope it will be the first step towards acquiring citizenship for many immigrants.

Deportation defense for gay illegal immigrant married in US

Immigration issues have increased since the legalization of same-sex marriage in a number of states. Gay rights advocates argue that a same-sex marriage should allow an individual the opportunity to apply for a green card just like someone from a heterosexual marriage. One problem is that, while states such as California permit gay marriage, other states do not. Contention arises when a gay individual, who may be subject immigration proceedings, becomes legally married in one state, and later moves to a state that does not yet recognize same-sex unions.

Immigrant writer fearful of immigration authorities

Undocumented immigrants in California often face intense scrutiny and discrimination. And never has the debate of immigration been more heated than it has been this summer. Given the upheaval in the undocumented immigrant community, it can be refreshing for those affected by the immigration debate to know they aren't alone.

Celebration of acquired citizenship by Mexican Immigrant

Those who were born in the United States have always known the joy of citizenship. But for those who were born elsewhere, came to this country and later acquired U.S. citizenship, that joy does not always come easy. Many find that it can be daunting, both legally and emotionally. This was the case for one man in California.

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