Kansas will probably consider at least four bills during its upcoming session to crack down on illegal immigration. One of the bills would require local and state agencies, and possibly private businesses as well, to check the legal status of employees through an electronic system. Another would permit police to check the immigration status of people under certain conditions.
Read more at the The Wichita Eagle.
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is supporting state legislation that would allow illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses. The bill passed the state Senate last month and will be considered in the House. Emanuel says the measure is necessary to uphold immigrants’ rights.
Read more at WLS News.
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U.S. Rep. Steve King, a Republican who represents Iowa’s new 4th District in northwest Iowa, has begun 113th Congress by proposing federal legislation to halt immigrant “anchor babies” from automatically becoming United States citizens simply because their mothers give birth in this nation’s hospitals.
The term “anchor babies” is considered derogatory by immigration activists, while critics of federal immigration policies contend such children are routinely born here with the goal of improving the chances of the mother and other relatives of eventually securing citizenship.
Read more at the Des Moines Register here.
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Hispanics may become a race of their own in the U.S. Census — a major change that some Latino advocacy groups are opposing.
Currently, the Census considers Hispanic not a race but an ethnic background. Hispanics can be of any race, and Hispanic origin is asked on Census forms in a question separate from the one about race.
Now, the Census is considering eliminating the Hispanic origin question and combining it with the race question in a “race or origin” category.
The change would be the biggest adjustment to Census questions about race since the 2000 Census, when people for the first time were allowed to check more than one race — a nod to the nation’s growing multiracial population.
Read more at USAToday.com
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David Gutierrez was left physically unable to work after his foot was run over by a forklift on the job at Omaha’s Quality Pork International packing house in August 2008.
Trouble is, he was not able, legally, to hold a job at the meat plant. Gutierrez was the false name assumed by illegal immigrant Ricardo Moyera when he used purchased documents to land the job in March 2007.
In a case that went to the Nebraska Supreme Court, Moyera’s employers argued that they should not have to pay an estimated $2 million over the rest of the worker’s life to cover his lost wages and medical costs.
On Friday, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that Moyera, despite being an illegal immigrant from Mexico, is entitled to workers’ compensation payments through his employer for his on-the-job injury.
It was the first time the high court has held that illegal immigrants are protected by state workers’ compensation laws. The decision adopted and expanded a similar ruling made by the midlevel Nebraska Court of Appeals in 2009.
Read more at Omaha.com
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Front Page Magazine has been able to confirm that an individual recently arrested for the sexual assault of a three year old near Chicago, Illinois is here illegally, and confusion between Cook County officials and officials from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) means that all that’s standing in the way of freedom for this sexual predator is a Cook County judge. Cook County judges have been the subject of numerous investigations for corruption, most famously Operation Greylord which connected dozens of Cook County judges to bribe payments from Mafia figures.
The individual’s name is Armando Serafin, and he’s 34 from Chicago Heights, Illinois, a suburb about forty miles South of Chicago. He’s been in custody in Cook County Jail since November 16, 2012, suspected of molesting a three-year-old girl. His current bond is $1 million.
Read more at Frontpage.com.
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Anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist is coming to Kansas at the behest of the
Kansas Chamber of Commerce to oppose “restrictionist” policies on immigration
“We are bringing Mr. Norquist to Kansas so legislators can hear
what real immigration reform should look like,” said Mike O’Neal, president and
chief executive officer of the Kansas Chamber.
“Each year, the business
coalition has been forced to oppose harmful, anti-business legislation pushed as
the only solution to this country’s and Kansas’ immigration woes. Mr. Norquist’s
insight will give lawmakers a fresh perspective into what direction this country
should head as it searches for a solution to the broken and inefficient
immigration system,” O’Neal added.
Norquist, who is better known
nationally as the president of Americans for Tax Reform, will speak at a
breakfast for legislators at 8 a.m. Jan. 16 at the Maner Conference Center
Shawnee Ballroom in Topeka.
Read more at the Kansas City Kansan.
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Michigan’s Governor Rick Synder has signed a bill into law that will require voters to sign a statement to verify they are U.S. citizens.
The bill has now become law and will require Michigan voters to sign an “affirmative” statement confirming they are citizens. Voters must also provide their address and date of birth on the statement, before getting a voting ballot. In addition the Republican sponsored bill will also require new voters to show a photo ID when registering to vote.
The Michigan House and Senate approved the measure during the lame duck session on the last voting day of the state Legislature. The vote for the new citizenship affirmation bill came mostly along party lines. Republicans control the state’s Legislature.
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An Obama Administration official says that President Obama will begin his push for amnesty legislation this month. Observers say, however, that it might take time to draft the legislation and bring it up for a vote. Some believe that this might take until June.
Read more at The Huffington Post.
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Illegal aliens are receiving billions of dollars for child tax credits, a practice illegal aliens publicly support. Often the claims are fraudulent. The IRS enables them to collect the credits by issuing them tax identification numbers.
Read more at WTHR News.
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