(Newser) — With Hispanic immigration—both legal and illegal—to the United States on the decline, Hispanic immigration last year was topped by immigrants from Asia for the first time since 1910, reports the AP in a look at new census data released today. The data also showed that the number of illegal immigrants in America dropped to 11.1 million people last year, down from its peak of 12 million in 2007. Experts say growing economies and aging populations in Latin America make it unlikely those numbers will ever hit the record-setting levels of the mid-2000s.
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A group of 250 “conservative” activists met in Washington to plot strategy to provide amnesty for illegal aliens. Among the participants where individuals reperesenting business interests who see amnesty as a means to further their agendas. Also some participants advocated the view that conservative Republicans must endorse amnesty to get Hispanic votes.
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Former President George W. Bush, who promoted amnesty legislation in 2006 and 2007, has called on Republicans to embrace amnesty. Bush said that the party should adopt a more “benevolent” attitude toward “immigrants.” He did not specify whether he meant legal or illegal immigrants. House Seaker John Boehner has indicated that he may support amnesty legislation.
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Residents of Chino Hills, California, protested at a maternity center where Chinese mothers are giving birth so that their children can become U.S. citizens. Under current interpretation of U.S. law, anyone born on U.S. soil is automatically a citizen. The mothers are paying thousands of dollars to give birth at the center. The protestors described the commerce at the clinic as “birth tourism.” When the child citizens are grown, they can petition bring in parents and other relatives.
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Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) vowed to strengthen ties with illegal aliens in the ‘Dream Act’ category. He said that he wants to include them in discussions on immigration policy, including the drafting of immigration legislation. Gutierrez made his statements before an audience of ‘Dream’ illegal aliens in Kansas City, Missouri.
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Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) charged that Republicans who wanted to end the Visa Lottery immigration category were showing the “ugly head of racism.” The House later voted to end the program, while increasing visas for foreign high-tech workers. The lottery admits immigrants simply on the basis of winning a lucky lottery number. Some come from Africa.
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Newly released figures from the Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) identifies criminal illegal aliens are using the international border as a revolving door, and it demonstrates the fact America’s southern border remains extremely porous.
The report cites approximately 188,380 criminal illegal immigrants, an all-time high, were deported in fiscal year 2011. Perhaps even more alarming is the fact OIS said 86,699 (46 percent) of them were previously deported.
Twenty-three percent of these criminals were guilty of drug-related crimes, followed closely by traffic offences (DUI) at 20 percent. Violent crimes were committed by 12 percent of repeat illegal border crossers and finally about seven percent of criminal aliens committed burglary, larceny or fraud.
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CASA GRANDE, Ariz. –
A 47-year old Iraqi refugee is in federal custody Saturday in connection with an explosion at a Social Security office in Casa Grande.
A source close to the investigation says he’ll likely face a litany of federal and state explosive and arson charges on Monday.
“I’m positive in my heart and my soul he had nothing to do with this,” said Swannee Welsh
Welsh believes her neighbor, Abdul Latif Aldosary is being unfairly targeted. She says he’s a refugee from Iraq.
“I’ve never seen him with a match even, he doesn’t drink, doesn’t smoke, he doesn’t move, he doesn’t go to the mosque,” said Welsh.
But Saturday, federal agents were still searching Aldosary’s home at 47th Street and Lemon in Coolidge.
The 47-year old is being held in connection with an explosion at the Social Security office in Casa Grande Friday morning.
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(CNSNews.com) – Officials in Montgomery County, Maryland, an affluent suburb of Washington, D.C., voted to approve $100,000 of public money to help illegal aliens sign up for President Barack Obama’s administrative amnesty program for certain young illegal immigrants.
The Montgomery County Council adopted the resolution on Nov. 13, voting to begin helping the county’s illegal aliens complete the application process for the program, which the Department of Homeland Security describes is a “deferred action process for young people who are low enforcement priorities.”
The $100,000 was allocated from Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services.
The Council estimated that as many as 7,500 illegal immigrants would be successfully registered for the amnesty plan, which grants new work permits to some illegal aliens under the age of 30 who were brought to America illegally as small children. It is estimated that about 1 million illegal immigrants nationwide will benefit from the deferred action process.
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A group of civil-liberties and immigrant-rights organizations is expected to file a lawsuit today challenging Gov. Jan Brewer’s executive order denying driver’s licenses to young undocumented immigrants approved for federal work permits under President Barack Obama’s deferred-action program.
The lawsuit would mark the first legal challenge against a state for denying driver’s licenses to young undocumented immigrants authorized to live and work temporarily in the U.S. under the program.
The lawsuit could affect other states that have also denied driver’s licenses to non-citizens protected from deportation under the program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
The lawsuit is expected to be filed by the Arizona and national chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and the National Immigration Law Center.
The same groups are involved in an ongoing civil-rights lawsuit challenging Arizona’s immigration-enforcement law, Senate Bill 1070.
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