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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.


 

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

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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