CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2008 |
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say the agency will scrap a program for illegal immigrants to turn themselves in for deportation after getting only eight volunteers during a nearly three-week trial. Jim Hayes, acting director of detention and removal operations, told the Associated Press that the offer will end today because of the low turnout. The pilot program gave illegal immigrants with court orders to leave the country up to 90 days to depart. It was offered in Santa Ana, San Diego, Phoenix, Chicago and Charlotte, N.C. Hayes said the other tactics have proven more effective.
September 3, 2008 |
The 2008 Republican platform says the makeup of Congress should be determined by counting only legal residents in the next census, not illegal immigrants. "The integrity of the 2010 census, proportioning congressional representation among the states, must be preserved," says the platform language. "The census," it says, "should count every person legally abiding in the United States in an actual enumeration." "Our mandate is to count all residents regardless of legal status," said Mark Tolbert of the Census Bureau.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2010 |
Galvanized by Arizona's tough new law against illegal immigrants, tens of thousands of marchers took to the streets in Los Angeles on Saturday as the city led the nation in May Day turnout to press for federal immigration reform. As many as 60,000 immigrants and their supporters joined a peaceful but boisterous march through downtown Los Angeles to City Hall, waving American flags, tooting horns and holding signs that blasted the Arizona law. The legislation, which is set to take effect in midsummer, makes it a crime to be in Arizona without legal status and requires police to check for immigration papers.
April 15, 1985
Tougher immigration laws are favored by 55% of Americans, and 46% believe that illegal immigrants already in this country should be deported, a Media General-Associated Press poll found. And 46% of the poll respondents said political refugees should not be given priority to immigrate over other types of applicants.
July 3, 2005 |
The Fourth of July weekend seems like a good time to examine some of the heat and rhetoric lately surrounding one of the basic building blocks of our society: immigration. There is widespread concern that too many immigrants are coming in and, worse, that waves of unskilled workers will form a permanent underclass and change the historic dynamic of American society. These are serious matters. Immigration is part of the DNA of America, and it's as necessary today as ever.
October 2, 2012
Re "An immigration turning point," Opinion, Sept. 28 It's a boon and also a shame that we have to be told once again by Cardinal Roger Mahony to treat our brothers - in this case immigrants - as brothers. We seem to have lost the feeling for the "human family," as the cardinal states simply and eloquently. One doesn't have to be religious to stand up for the social welfare of all, but this concept is fast becoming an anachronism, one that now unfortunately may be the sole purview of liberals.