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November 2011 Archives

Teen's suicide draws attention to the DREAM Act

In a tragic story that suggests just how dire the immigration issue in the United States has become, a young man reportedly took his own life after feeling hopeless about his future when the DREAM Act failed to pass in Congress earlier this year.

Congressman urges South Carolina Hispanics to fight new law

United States Congressman Luis Gutierrez visited Charleston this week, urging the Hispanic population to take a stand against the newly adopted South Carolina immigration law, known as SB 20.

Bi-national same-sex couples struggle with immigration issues

United States citizens who are engaged to be married to a foreign national can use the immigration laws as an avenue to bring their loved ones into the country to begin their life together. However, there is stress and anxiety that goes along with applying for fiancé visas and marriage petitions.

Report: Fewer Mexicans immigrating into the United States

According to the Mexican government, the number of people leaving Mexico for the United States is about the same as the number of people returning to Mexico from the United States. The poor United States job market is believed to be a reason fewer Mexicans are crossing the border.

Tougher immigration laws lead to shortage of farm workers

In the past year or so, several states, including South Carolina, have intensified their immigration laws. The impact of this crackdown on undocumented workers is already beginning to show in various ways.

16 countries join lawsuit against South Carolina immigration law

As we reported last week, the new immigration law in South Carolina has been challenged by the United States federal government. This week, it was announced that 16 Latin American nations have asked to join the federal government's lawsuit against South Carolina's anti-illegal immigration law.

Federal government sues South Carolina over immigration law

Several weeks ago, we reported that advocacy groups are attempting to block South Carolina's controversial new immigration law that is set to take effect next year. Now, the federal government is getting in on the action.

Report: Families shattered, children endangered by deportations

What often gets forgotten in the immigration debate that's circulating around the country right now is the strife that many families encounter in trying to stay together when immigrating to the United States in search of a better life.

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