Truth in Immigration
On January 29, 2009, conservative foundation The American Cause hosted an ill-attended event titled “Immigration and the Future of the Republican Party,” which attempted to shed light on the role of immigration in the recent elections. MORE
he New York Times reports on a recent catch-22 being set up in Weld County, Colorado. Undocumented immigrants can either risk the consequences of failing to pay their taxes over several years, or risk deportation when a rogue sheriff’s office seizes confidential tax returns from tax preparation services. MORE
On January 29, 2009, Associated Press staff writer Julie Hirschfeld Davis, released the article “Hill Republican: Stimulus aids illegal immigrants” where the false assertion was made that the Stimulus package would provide money for undocumented immigrants. MORE
With three to four days to deliver a baby, Juana was making last minute prenatal visits when she was surprisingly pulled over by a police officer. Juana asked why she had been pulled over, but the officer ignored her inquiries and demanded to see Juana’s driver’s license.
From the Sydney Morning Herald:
An Australian family on a mercy dash to a dying relative in the United States were detained without food or water before being sent to a detention centre and forced to spend the night with criminal suspects. Their ordeal finished with them being deported.
Last week, the House Appropriations Committee approved two amendments in the economic stimulus bill that would expand the harmful and ineffective program. We urge all TII subscribers to take action and call members of the majority leadership to strip the amendments from the bill. MORE
In April 2008, the American Legion, the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization, launched a “national education effort” to inform its members and the general American public about immigration. The Legion distributed a booklet titled “A Strategy to Address Illegal Immigration in the United States” and instructed its 2.6 million members to start a “national dialogue” on the subject.
Michael Savage has once again made baseless claims about immigrants and refugees to defend his increasingly racist comments about who should and who shouldn’t be let into this country.
This week, President George W. Bush spoke in his final press conference about the future of the Republican Party as well as advocating towards change in strategies for politicians in future elections.
FAIR issued another new report based on dubious facts and assertions: "Immigration Lobbying: A Window Into the World of Special Interests." The report is thin on compelling statistics and relies mainly on general paranoia over "special interest groups." MORE
When ABC News decided to test how the immigration debate has escalated into outright xenophobia for Latino day laborers on a simple mission to order a cup of coffee, the results were astonishing. MORE
Claims for compensation from the Mexican Social Relief Fund for the Former Mexican Migrant Workers, established by the Mexican government, will be accepted in México until January 28, 2009. This is true even though the time to file within the United States ended January 5, 2009.
As the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has noted, there is a great deal of misinformation regarding the effects of immigration. It is critical that the public and policymakers are educated about the facts behind many of these fallacies.
11-24-2008 Last week, the city of Valley Park, which has been involved in several legal challenges over anti-immigrant ordinances, released information showing the costs to local taxpayers in defending the various pieces of legislation
We congratulate the Southern Poverty Law Center for a court victory in Kentucky that awarded $2.5 million to a teenager who was assaulted by Klansmen because they thought he was an "illegal spic." Like the SPLC, we hope this verdict will spell the end of the Imperial Klans of America.
A new report published by Media Matters for America documents conservative radio's smears on immigrants, minorities, women, autistic children in addition to a strong fixation on President-Elect Barack Obama.
MALDEF attorney Gladys Limón appeared on ABC News’ "Exclusiva" with David Puente to discuss the increase of hate crimes over the past few years, including the recent incident in Suffolk county where a 38 year-old Ecuadorian man was stabbed to death.
n July of this year, Truth in Immigration reported on the terrible incident in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania involving the brutal beating of Luis Ramirez by six white teenagers who yelled racial and ethnic slurs as they kicked and punched him near a city park.
Guillermo Olivares Romero, 25, was held at an Otay Mesa detention center from Sept. 25 until Oct. 9, when an American Civil Liberties Union attorney presented his birth certificate, school and vaccination records to immigration authorities. He was released that day.
The annual Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Hate Crimes Statistics Report released yesterday documents the continued rise of crimes that police report are motivated by bias against Hispanics. In 2007, local police reported to the FBI that there were 830 victims of anti-Hispanic crimes in 595 incidents around the nation. Both of these numbers represent increases over the previous year and surpass previous highs dating back to when annual reports were first mandated by the Hate Crimes Statistics Act.
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