Source: Arizona Republic | Arizona |
January 21, 2013
The Department of Homeland Security updated guidelines for Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that are intended to end months of debate about whether undocumented immigrants who receive federal work permits through the program are eligible for state-issued driver’s licenses.
Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Utah |
January 18, 2013
New Attorney General John Swallow’s Office has wasted no time in pushing to the back burner one of his predecessor’s priority projects: coming up with an agreement that would streamline the process for legal workers to come to Utah from the Mexican state of Nuevo León.
Source: Newark Star-Ledger | New Jersey |
January 16, 2013
After 78 days, a bitter lobbying blitz by Northeastern lawmakers and a tongue-lashing from Gov. Chris Christie, the U.S. House approved $50.7 billion in emergency aid to rebuild in the aftermath of the worst storm to ever sweep through New Jersey.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa delivered a high-profile speech in Washington, D.C., in support of overhauling immigration laws but sidestepping questions about his future once his mayoral term ends.
The United States spent nearly $18 billion on immigration enforcement in fiscal 2012, about 24 percent more than it spent collectively on the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Secret Service and all other criminal law enforcement agencies, according to a report.
The $9.7 billion bill will provide a short-term increase in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s borrowing authority for the flood insurance program. The NFIP was expected to run out of money by Monday without the authorization, FEMA warned.
Source: Albany Times-Union | Nation |
January 3, 2013
The outcry over the cancellation of a vote on a $60.4 billion federal aid package for Superstorm Sandy victims from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and top Republican and Democratic congressional leaders forced House Majority Leader John Boehner to offer quick action for Friday on a portion of the badly needed funding.
Source: Houston Chronicle | Nation |
January 3, 2013
Immigrants who are unlawfully in the United States and are closely related to U.S. citizens will soon be able to apply for permanent residency from inside the country, the Department of Homeland Security announced.