November 22, 1988 |
The American Friends Service Committee filed suit in federal court today seeking a religious exemption to new immigration laws that require employers to fire undocumented aliens. Steven G. Cary, chairman of the board of directors, said the group, commonly known as Quakers, was acting on behalf of "the dispossessed and the undocumented," those who have been driven from their countries by war and economic deprivation.
October 25, 1989 |
Business leaders meeting in San Diego agreed that a third crossing between the United States and Mexico is needed in the area because of increased foot and vehicle traffic, largely attributable to amnesty provisions of U.S. immigration law. Passage of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act provided temporary residence status to more than 3 million formerly undocumented immigrants, most of them citizens of Mexico, who are free to travel back and forth across the border legally.
April 19, 1990
A children's book featuring an Eagle Rock youth, Hector Almaraz, has recently been published and is available in local libraries. "Hector Lives in the United States Now" was written by Joan Hewett of Eagle Rock and photographed by her husband, Richard, using such landmarks as Eagle Rock School, where Almaraz was a student, and St. Dominic's Church. The book was published by J. B. Lippincott Co.
May 19, 1988
The ABC Unified School District has applied for about $188,000 in federal funds as reimbursement for students who were illegal immigrants who applied for amnesty. The federal Immigration Reform and Control Act allows school districts with at least 500 or 3% of its students who were illegal to apply for reimbursement.
March 15, 1987
Two seminars on how businesses will be affected by the Immigration Reform and Control Act will be held this week in Los Angeles. A Tuesday breakfast meeting, sponsored by the Los Angeles chapter of the Associated General Contractors of California Inc., will be held at 7:30 a.m. at Conrad's Chalon-Mart Restaurant downtown. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved through the AGC's Los Angeles office. On Friday, a 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June 19, 2011 |
It wasn't enough to introduce HR 145 this year. Instead, the Republican-sponsored bill became the Revoke Excessive Policies that Encroach on American Liberties Act. Or for easy reference, the REPEAL Act targeting President Obama's healthcare overhaul. Congressional bills used to be known by succinct, nonpartisan names — say, the Homestead Act or Civil Rights Act. But these days, many lawmakers are opting for partisan stingers that, in the words of a former House historian, "poke the opposition in the eye. " This new generation of attack titles is ratcheting up the gamesmanship among lawmakers in both parties who are vying to make their bills stand out from the thousands introduced every year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1987
It is amazing how much mis- and non-information abounds. Even so astute a writer as Doris Meissner (Op-Ed Page, Aug. 2) feels free to say, "Legalization is unique in our history." That statement is quite inaccurate. Since at least 1929, it has been the policy of the United States to permit legalization of aliens who illegally entered our country. In that year Congress passed a statute (45 U.S. Statutes at Large (Stats) 1512-13) allowing legalization of the undocumented aliens who entered before June 3, 1921.