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Posted: January 15, 2010

Last Updated: May 8, 2015

Immigration Reform

Our ongoing coverage of this important topic addresses both state and national legislative efforts, as well as local concerns related to immigration and the status of undocumented immigrants.


 

January 15, 2015
State police revisiting policies toward the undocumented
State police revisiting policies toward the undocumented

EMC photo by Sam Oldenburg

In addition to the relief that undocumented immigrants received upon the president's recent executive order, upstate activists were successful in having the New York State Police review its manual and training policies regarding interactions with such immigrants.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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December 17, 2014
Migrants, advocates react to president's immigration actions
Migrants, advocates react to president's immigration actions

While local migrant workers and immigration-reform advocates are happy that President Barack Obama took action to address the plight of undocumented families, they are disappointed that his executive order didn't go further to help more workers.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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December 17, 2014
Journalist's book analyzes U.S. immigration policies

Author Todd Miller returned to his western New York roots during a recent tour for his book, Border Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security.

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September 17, 2014
Immigration case puts 'human face' on need for reform
Immigration case puts 'human face' on need for reform

A weekend drive through Letchworth State Park recently turned into an immigration nightmare for one migrant family.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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September 17, 2014
Reasons for mass migration of Hondurans discussed

The cause for the recent mass migration of Hondurans to the United States is multifaceted, contrary to the focus on violence that appears in the national media, according to a professor from the University of Rochester.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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August 14, 2014
Immigration scam restitution available

Immigrants who were defrauded by two immigration service organizations may apply for restitution through a fund created by the state attorney general's office.

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April 16, 2014
Local students take part in Immigrant Day of Action
Local students advocate at Capitol

She may have only been an 8-year-old child at the time, but Erika Mendoza vividly remembers the day her father was arrested by Florida police for driving without a driver's license and subsequently deported back to Mexico.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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November 13, 2013
Advocates hopeful about immigration reform
Advocates hopeful about immigration reform

Anselmo Castillo has not seen his two children in 15 years.

"I have never returned to Mexico," he said. "I left my friends. ... And my wife left me because I never went back for her. I've dedicated myself to working in the fields."

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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October 16, 2013
Speaker calls for justice for immigrants
Speaker calls for justice for immigrants

If U.S. residents would focus on the country's foundation as a land of immigrants, there would be little disagreement about the need for federal immigration reform, a national activist said during forums held last month.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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May 15, 2013
Activists weigh merits of current immigration bill
Activists weigh merits of current immigration bill

Local residents and activists support the comprehensive immigration-reform legislation proposed by the U.S. Senate and are hopeful that is will pass this year.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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