Originally posted on cltimmigration:
The Washington Post reports today that a total of 30,340 unaccompanied children from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, who have been apprehended at the southern border since October of last year, have now been released into the United States to live with relatives or other caregivers while they await their immigration court hearings. All the while, temporary housing facilities at the border continue to overflow as child migrants fleeing desperate poverty and brutal violence in their home countries continue to seek refuge in the United States.
On July 25, 2014 Charlotte Immigration Law Firm’s attorney Benjamin Snyder addressed this matter during an interview with Jenna Deery of WSOCTV.
Dem Senator: Obama Shouldn’t Use ‘Carte Blanche Authority To Sidestep Congress When He Doesn’t Get His Way’
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Originally posted on CBS DC:
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change immigration policies.
If Obama takes the broadest action under consideration — removing the threat of deportation for millions of people in this country illegally — the short-term risks appear greatest for Senate Democrats in conservative-leaning states. Weeks before the November vote, they could find themselves on the hot seat for their views not only on immigration but also on Obama’s use of his presidential powers.
Wary of what could be coming, some of those lawmakers have said Obama should act with caution.
“This is an issue that I believe should be addressed legislatively and not through executive order,” said Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., one of the top targets for Republicans trying to retake control of the…
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Originally posted on TIME:
The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown is an awful tragedy that continues to send shockwaves through the community of Ferguson, Missouri and across the nation.
If I had been told to get out of the street as a teenager, there would have been a distinct possibility that I might have smarted off. But, I wouldn’t have expected to be shot.
The outrage in Ferguson is understandable—though there is never an excuse for rioting or looting. There is a legitimate role for the police to keep the peace, but there should be a difference between a police response and a military response.
The images and scenes we continue to see in Ferguson resemble war more than traditional police action.
Glenn Reynolds, in Popular Mechanics, recognized the increasing militarization of the police five years ago. In 2009 he wrote:
Soldiers and police are supposed to be different. … Police look inward…
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Charlotte Mayor Backs Municipal ID Card for Undocumented Immigrants – immigration lawyers in Charlotte NC
Originally posted on cltimmigration:
On June 26, 2014 Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter told the Charlotte Immigrant Integration Task Force—a committee of local community leaders charged by the city council to put together a list of recommendations to help Charlotte “maximize immigrants’ economic and civic contributions to the city of Charlotte”—that he supported the idea of creating a municipal ID card to help undocumented immigrants identify themselves in traffic stops and when picking their children up from school.
As the Charlotte Observer reports, Charlotte’s municipal ID program would follow the lead of cities across the country that have created similar IDs in order for local law enforcement to easily check the identity of city residents. The Greensboro Police Department, for example, in an agreement with the local nonprofit Faith Action International House began accepting similar unofficial ID cards last summer. The main objective of the municipal ID program in Charlotte would be to make it…
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