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Win for immigration as court grants immigrants job protections

Immigrants come in mass numbers to California, seeking freedom and job opportunities. Unfortunately, many of these undocumented workers live in fear of deportation or workplace discrimination. A recent ruling handed down by the state Supreme Court can be considered a small victory for immigration, as immigrants who use false documents to attain jobs will now be granted job protections.

Several California jails will no longer abide immigration holds

A number of counties across California have recently reported that they will no longer abide by immigration hold requests without a court order. Until now, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would be able to file detainer requests to county jails, directing them to hold undocumented immigrants past their typical release date. Under the old policy, jails were holding these immigrants for up to an extra 48 hours for ICE.

Family-based immigration reform desired by undocumented residents

Recently, members of Congress met with immigrant activist leaders to have an open and frank discussion about problems facing the undocumented residents in the country. The primary topic related to how immigration policies affect women and children in particular. As women and children represent approximately 75 percent of immigrants in the United States, enacting family-based immigration reform is considered a must for those seeking policy changes; changes, that if made, could greatly affect undocumented women in California.

Military-immigration bill may provide a pathway to citizenship

Immigration policy is certainly a hot topic with U.S. lawmakers. With some pushing for border protection and deportation, others are looking for ways to provide the over 11 million undocumented immigrants already in the country a pathway to citizenship. While overwhelming immigration reform has not been reached, smaller steps are being proposed to assist those in this situation, which could positively affect many California residents.

Lack of citizenship doesn't justify unsafe working conditions

One of the leading labor unions in the United States said recently that illegal immigrants should not have to be afraid about speaking out against unsafe working conditions. Leaders of the AFL-CIO say that changes are needed in deportation policies so that people are not afraid to report dangerous work situations -- regardless of their citizenship status. The recommendation was part of a list released recently that offered a look at the union's stand on immigration policies and how they affect the workforce.

Immigration authorities must have probable cause

A citizen of the United States cannot be detained and placed in jail without probable cause. He or she is entitled to certain rights under the constitution. In sharp contrast, some immigration authorities in California as well as other states have made a practice of asking that individuals who are believed to be immigrants be held in jail after they should have been released.

Illegal immigration doesn't keep young people from hopeful future

Imagine waking up in the middle of the night, hearing a pounding at the door. For an illegal immigrant in California, that knock could mean an unwanted trip back to his or her native country. This can affect not only adult individuals but also their kids -- the ones they were hoping would experience better lives in America through immigration. Recently, however, hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants have been given the gift of an amnesty lasting two years.

Protestors willing to go hungry if it helps immigration reform

California readers of this blog may be interested to learn of a rising trend in protest methods -- the hunger strike. Many protestors are using this age-old method to underscore their fervent belief that immigration reform is needed desperately. By fasting, they hope to draw attention to an issue they say is in critical need of change.

Women's groups push immigration reform in California, elsewhere

Prompted by the belief that immigration policy has the greatest effect on women and children, several advocacy groups are leading a charge for reform. A coalition comprised mainly of women's advocacy groups announced recently that they will continue their quest to improve immigration policy and practices. They say it is the only way to ensure reform efforts progress for families in California and across the nation.

Deportation defense success rate improves for many in California

Increased numbers of immigrants fighting deportation are celebrating success, according to a recent report. California was listed among the states with the best success rates. There are a number of jurisdictions within the country where a immigration lawclinic.com/Family-Based-Immigration/">deportation defense has been successfully implemented for many immigrants.

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