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RI Lawmakers Beef Up Immigration Proposals

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Rhode Island State Representative Jon Brien is strengthening an immigration reform proposal for the state assembly. Rep. Brien's proposal has passed the Rhode Island House in the previous two years before stalling in the General Assembly. But this year's bill expands the mandatory use of E-Verify from state agencies and vendors to private businesses.

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Haitians Denied Temporary Immigration Protection

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The Bush Administration has denied temporary protected status to Haitians already living in the United States illegally while the nation recovers from tropical storms. The request for temporary protected status came from Haitian President René Préval to allow tens of thousands of Haitians already in the United State illegally to stay until the island recovers.

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Tell New Congress and the New President to Suspend Giving Out Most New Foreign Work Visas

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On Wednesday, January 7th, NumbersUSA mailed a letter to President-elect Barack Obama urging him to make Americans and already-resident legal immigrants his top priority. In the letter, we urged Obama to temporarily suspend the importation of most foreign workers, chain migration and the visa lottery. Also, we urged him to fully fund E-Verify and make it mandatory for all employers. If you haven't taken action to support American workers, now is the time! If you haven't done so already, please join more than 138,000 members and sign the petition to support American workers. Also, check your action buffet for faxes to send to your elected officials. Read the letter!

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Temporary Protected Status Renewals Decline with Declining Economy

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As of last week, only 54 percent of more than 300,000 immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua had renewed their temporary protected status. The immigrants with the TPS designation need to postmark their applications by Tuesday to remain in the United States legally. The low number of renewals may be another impact the weakening economy is having on immigrants.

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California Supreme Court Take on Law Allowing In-State Tuition to Illegal Aliens

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The California Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that will determine the constitutionality of a state law that grants in-state tuition rates to undocumented students. Estimates say hundreds of undocumented students currently attending community colleges and state universities could be affected and forced to pay out-of-state tuition.

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