In 2015 Kathryn Steinle was killed by an illegal immigrant named Lopez-Sanchez. He was a Mexican national that was later arrested and charged with murder. Although he said that it was not his gun and that the shooting was totally accidental, he could be facing life in prison or manslaughter charges. The death of Steinle […]Read more "Kate’s Law & You"
Have a family plan Click this link to download the guide to protecting yourself and your family during immigration raids (PDF, CASA of Maryland and other organizations) Provided below are the existing Arkansas legislation and rules related to individuals’ immigration status. Below you will find information on what, if any, rules Arkansas has regarding immigration […]Read more "…"
There have been two attempts to ban immigrants from entering the US. The first attempt was blocked by Federal judges in February. The second attempt may reach as high as the SCOTUS. 6 out of 10 adults said guarding the country against potential security threats is behind Trump’s travel ban, which would temporarily halt individuals […]Read more "Immigrant Travel Ban"
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has begun a new push in the interior of this country to search for and apprehended undocumented immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes, through “Operation Cross Check” and other initiatives. Currently, 96% of all those detained by ICE and the Border Patrol fit within the top two out of […]Read more "Operation Cross Check"
City Manager Bruce Moore shared Little Rock Arkansas’ plans to issue ID cards for undocumented immigrants. The Municipal Identification Card Program and ID cards would be beneficial in safety and emergency situations while providing access to social and economic aspects of daily life. The idea is both liked and disliked by Little Rock residents and […]Read more "ID cards for Immigrants in Little Rock"
In the United States there are more than 11,090,000 undocumented immigrants residing as of 2014. A new report by the Institute o Taxation and Economic Policy states that undocumented immigrants are also taxpayers and contribute almost 12 billion dollars in state and local taxes. In Arkansas, immigrants contribute about 62 million dollars. Arkansas ranks 30th […]Read more "How Immigrants Affect State & Local Taxes"
In our neighbor state of Texas, the Senate Bill 4, or SB4, passed after 16 hours of debate. This bill will allow law enforcement officials to ask about a detainee’s immigration status. Police chiefs and sheriffs could face criminal charges if they don’t help the federal government enforce immigration laws. Some believe that Senate Bill […]Read more "Texas Senate Bill 4"
The State of Arkansas, The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC), does business with many countries around the world. Canada is Arkansas’s largest trading partner accounting for more than $1.2 billion in exports. Mexico is Arkansas’s second largest partner, with more than $836 million in goods exported from Arkansas. Arkansas has developed business relationships with Europe, […]Read more "Protecting the Rights of Workers Worldwide"
According to the Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Office of Admissions, No Syrian refugees have been approved for relocation in Arkansas. Frank Head Jr. is the director of the only refugee processing center located in Springdale, Arkansas. He believes that it will be a long time before any resettlement begins, however […]Read more "Refugees in Arkansas"
There has been alot of news lately about immigration especially the H1-B visa. However, this type of visa is for “specialty occupation” such as biotechnology, chemistry, architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences, medicine and health, education, law, accounting, business specialties, theology, and the arts, and requiring the attainment of a bachelor’s degree or its […]Read more "H1-B Visas & You"