By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The Metropolitan King County Council adopted legislation Nov. 2 on how the County will honor requests by the federal government for the detention of immigrants in the King County Jail.
By Jonathan J. Cooper THE Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants accepted into a new federal program that delays deportation for some young people brought illegally to the United States as children, officials said Wednesday, Jan. 16.
In a TIME magazine cover story earlier this year, undocumented Filipino American journalist Jose Vargas, famous for “coming out” about his immigration status in an essay published in The New York Times Magazine, wrote:
By Samantha Henry The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Dock workers rushed to unload stacked containers from a cargo ship that arrived in New Jersey from the Middle East on Wednesday after a Coast Guard inspection team heard knocking for about two hours that suggested stowaways might be inside one of the boxes.
The Associated Press Staff WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama eased enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws Friday, offering a chance for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in the country and work. Embraced by Hispanics, his action touched off an election-year confrontation with many Republicans.
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly It was no surprise to her teacher, or perhaps even the students around her, that Jennifer* had the best grade — 104 percent — in the class, which was part of a joint nursing program offered at her high school. She enjoyed helping people, and was never afraid to […]
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — A Marine’s widow who has been fighting immigration law to remain in the United States to raise their 1-year-old child has returned to Japan with no clear resolution in sight.
This year, Anh “Joseph” Cao became the first Vietnamese American to serve in the U.S. Congress. He represents Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district, which covers New Orleans. He is the first Republican to serve that district since 1890. Rep. Cao drew criticism from fellow party members after he cast the sole Republican vote for the house’s health care bill (HR-3962). Rep. Cao serves on the Homeland Security, Transportation, and Infrastructure, and Oversight and Government Reform committees.
The Military Families Act (S. 2757) would instruct the Department of Homeland Security to adjust the status of the parent or child of military personnel to that of lawful permanent resident. This includes those presently in active military service and those who are serving or who have served honorably as a member of the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
The Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), along with other leading civil rights and labor organizations, recently filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court to challenge the state of Arizona’s mandatory E-Verify law.