Source: Politico | Maricopa County, Ariz. |
February 28, 2013
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he has a solution for the federal government’s mass release of illegal immigrants to cut costs ahead of the sequester: Send them for free to his “Tent City," where prisoners sleep in tents and are required to wear pink underwear.
Source: Washington Post | Nation |
February 27, 2013
The Obama administration announced that it had released hundreds of illegal immigrants held in detention facilities, saying it could no longer afford to house them because of across-the-board cuts that are set to start taking effect Friday.
Budget cuts by the Air Force, Army and Navy scheduled to take effect March 1 will force almost $34 billion in wage and spending reductions and prompt furloughs or layoffs for millions of people, according to documents obtained by USA TODAY.
Some state officials and environmental groups are pushing the insurance industry, which has successfully lobbied for laws designed to minimize risk, to join their calls for comprehensive solutions to climate threats.
All four Republican Arizona House members penned a letter voicing opposition to the bipartisan immigration proposal rolled out in the Senate by the Gang of Eight, a group led in part by Arizona Sen. John McCain.
Federal law generally bars illegal immigrants from being covered by Medicaid, but a little-known part of the state-federal health insurance program for the poor pays about $2 billion a year for emergency treatment for a group of patients comprised mostly of illegal immigrants.
Gov. John Kitzhaber, Rep. Michael Dembrow and several Oregon business leaders threw their support behind a tuition equity bill that would grant in-state university tuition rates for undocumented Oregon high school graduates who meet certain criteria.
Source: New York Times | Nation |
February 8, 2013
Americans who were born to immigrant parents are doing better than the foreign born on important measures of socioeconomic success, and in at least one area — education — have outperformed the population as a whole.