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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.


 

April 17, 2013
Report finds fault with Border Patrol
Report finds fault with Border Patrol

EMC photos by Mike Crupi

A top U.S. Customs and Border Patrol official is rebutting a recent report claiming the agency engages in the racial profiling of noncitizens and employs aggressive tactics to maximize arrests.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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April 2, 2013
Protesters call for immigration reform

ROCHESTER -- A small crowd braved a windy, bitter cold last month to call for comprehensive immigration reform that focuses on citizenship, keeping families together and fair treatment for the region's migrant workers.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
March 13, 2013
CLINIC appoints new executive director

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, also known as CLINIC, has appointed a new executive director.

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March 13, 2013
DACA youths seek approval to enlist

Undocumented youths who are allowed stay in this country under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy are now turning their attention to the military.

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March 13, 2013
Farmworker women receive advocacy, recognition
Farmworker women receive advocacy, recognition

SODUS -- Maria Elena López's voice wavered as she spoke of her children.

While she and her husband work at an area dairy farm, her 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son are being raised in Mexico by an aunt. The ache in her heart is constant, she said.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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January 16, 2013
Undocumented youths welcome deferred-action policy
Undocumented youths welcome deferred-action policy

Maria dreams of a life without fear.

The 20-year-old Maria, who asked that her real name not be used, traveled to the United States from Mexico with her parents when she was 4. They came to work the fields. Maria said that she went on to school and eventually graduated from high school and is now enrolled in a community college.

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January 16, 2013
Border Patrol changes translation-services policy

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will no longer provide translation services to other law enforcement agencies, a move welcomed by the American Immigration Council.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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May 16, 2012
Family dreams of DREAM Act passage
Family dreams of DREAM Act passage

ALBION -- Jonathan Cruz seems like a typical high-school senior. He likes to play soccer with his friends. He does well at school, and has applied and been accepted to college.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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May 16, 2012
Teen journeys through immigration process

When Sadrac Cumatz Sac moved to the Rochester area two years ago, neither he nor his foster family imagined that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents would be knocking on their door early one Sunday morning to detain him.

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May 16, 2012
Border Patrol, ICE officials offer forum

LYONS -- An open forum coordinated by members of Wayne Action for Racial Equality and Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts brought area residents together with officials of Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement last month as part of Border Patrol efforts to do more community outreach.

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