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New Government Report: Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Issues

Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Issues

by Ruth Wasem
Paperback, 14 pages, 2011, $15.00
ISBN: 143798486x

The purpose of the diversity immigrant visa lottery is to encourage legal immigration from countries other than the major sending countries of current immigrants to the U.S. Current law weights the allocation of immigrant visas heavily toward aliens with close family in the U.S. and, to a lesser extent, toward aliens who meet particular employment needs. The diversity immigrant category was added to the Immigration and Nationality Act to stimulate “new seed” immigration (i.e., to foster new, more varied migration from other parts of the world). Contents of this report: Background: Legislative Origins; Eligibility Criteria; Trends in Source Countries; Demographic Features; Legislative Issues. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.

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May 3, 2011 at 8:14 am Leave a comment

New Government Report: Authority of State and Local Police to Enforce Federal Immigration Law

Authority of State and Local Police to Enforce Federal Immigration Law
by Michael John Garcia
Paperback, 20 pages, 2010, $20.00
ISBN: 1437940889

“The power to prescribe rules as to which aliens may enter the U.S. and which aliens may be removed resides solely with the federal government, and in particular with Congress. Deportation and associated administrative processes related to the removal of aliens are civil in nature, while certain violations of federal immigration law, such as smuggling unauthorized aliens into the country, carry criminal penalties. The ability of state and local police to make arrests for federal immigration violations is a subject of legal debate and conflicting jurisprudence. This report discusses the authority of state and local law enforcement to assist in the enforcement of federal immigration law through the investigation and arrest of persons believed to have violated such laws.”

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October 19, 2010 at 9:43 am Leave a comment

New Government Report: Constitutionality of Excluding Aliens from the Census

Constitutionality of Excluding Aliens from the Census for Apportionment and Redistricting Purposes
by Margaret Mikyung Lee
Paperback, 14 pages, 2010, $10.00
ISBN: 143793014x

“In the 2010 decennial census, the Census Bureau will attempt to count the total population of the U.S. This includes, as in previous censuses, all U.S. citizens, lawful aliens, and unauthorized aliens. Some have suggested excluding illegal aliens from the census count, in part so that they would not be included in the data used to apportion House seats among the states and determine voting districts within them. The Constitution requires a decennial census to determine the “actual enumeration” of the “whole number of persons” in the U.S. Contents of this report: (1) Intro.; (2) Constitutional Analysis: Data for Apportionment Purposes; Data Used for Intrastate Redistricting; (3) Conclusion; (4) Selected Legislation to Exclude Aliens from the Census. Illus.”

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October 5, 2010 at 9:39 am Leave a comment


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