La crisis económica iniciada a fines de 2007 y las leyes para regular la inmigración impulsadas por Arizona y otros estados de Estados Unidos han frenado el crecimiento de la migración mexicana hacia este país. Así lo indica un estudio difundido el miércoles por la Fundación BBVA Bancomer, que señala que a raíz de la crisis la migración mexicana detuvo su tendencia creciente.
Working behind the scenes, the head of the country’s immigration enforcement agency has offered to pay the costs of holding suspected illegal immigrants who are arrested for other crimes in Cook County, part of an effort to get county officials to reconsider their refusal to cooperate with federal detention requests. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton has harshly criticized a Cook County ordinance that orders the sheriff’s office to ignore ICE detainers and release illegal immigrants who have been jailed on other charges after they’ve posted bail. County officials have said the measure is partly related to the costs of keeping suspected illegal immigrants locked up.
In what has been heralded as the most progressive policy in the nation, for Santa Clara County today voted in a new set of guidelines for civil immigration detainers, which in effect ends the county’s collaboration with Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE). Supervisor George Shirakawa, who championed the policy, told an audience of supporters a
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors yesterday (Tues/13) approved a resolution calling for the city to adopt stronger policies for resisting federal efforts to deport undocumented immigrants who live here. It is the latest move to support the city’s Sanctuary City status and counter the federal Se Communities (S-Com) program, a new database
Progress Illinois 02.09.2012
Chicago Tribune 01.13.2012