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Homeland Security Show Misses Real Drama | Immigrants And Crime: Separating Fact From Fiction

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January 16th, 2009
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Homeland Security Show Misses the Real Drama  

Homeland Security Show Misses the Real Drama
By Raj Jayadev, New America Media
The real American drama is the inspiring epic of immigrants struggling to survive in a nation that both needs and rejects them. Read more »

 

This is from a release put out by our friends at the Immigration Policy Center:

"On Wednesday January 14, the House passed the State's Children Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) reauthorization bill, H.R. 2, with the inclusion of the Immigrant Children's Health Improvement Act (ICHIA) - a provision that would expand coverage to children of legal immigrants as well as pregnant immigrants.

"Two hundred and eighty nine House members made the important choice to vote today for the health and well-being of children. Today's decision is important because the House recognized that immigrant children deserve health insurance, recognizing that these children are part of America's future and should not be treated differently solely because their parents are immigrants. Quite frankly, we all benefit from healthy children.

"The Senate now has the opportunity to join the House in supporting access to healthcare for children, immigrant and native-born alike. The first test comes tomorrow when the Senate Finance committee takes up its version of SCHIP and will vote on whether or not to include access for legal immigrant children."

The House did the right thing. Now would be a nice time to call your senator.

-Joshua Holland
Editor, Immigration coverage

 

Separating Fact from Fiction about Immigrants and Crime  

Separating Fact from Fiction about Immigrants and Crime

Simple: Harsh immigration policies are not effective in fighting crime because the vast majority of immigrants are not criminals. Read more »

Immigrants Denied Counsel in Removal Proceedings  

Immigrants Denied Counsel in Removal Proceedings

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has managed to toss in yet another example of its warped perception of due process. Read more »

Separating Fact From Fiction About Immigrants and Crime  

Separating Fact From Fiction About Immigrants and Crime

Harsh immigration policies are not effective in fighting crime because the vast majority of immigrants are not criminals. Read more »

Obama Can Learn from Bush: 'We Tried' Ain't Enough  

Obama Can Learn from Bush: 'We Tried' Ain't Enough

We will need to remind Obama again and again that for those voters concerned about immigration, 'almost' just ain't gonna cut it come 2012. Read more »

Will California Crush Undocumented Students' Shot at the American Dream?  

Will California Crush Undocumented Students' Shot at the American Dream?

The California Supreme Court will look at a state law which effects the education options of undocumented students. Read more »

 

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