The Obama Administration new regulations which would help to ensure that families which contain an American citizen and immigrant children or spouse stay together have spurred a discussion about some of the more arcane problems associated with the system. The July 1st elections in Mexico could have a significant effect on the southwest border region as well as our own elections in November. After campaigning in both New Hampshire and Iowa, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced that he will chair Gov. Rick Perry’s campaign in Arizona.
Washington Post Editorial Board Supports New Immigration Regulations The Obama Administration new regulations which would ensure that families which contain an American citizen and immigrant children or spouse are able to stay together during a visa application process have spurred a discussion about some of the more arcane problems associated with our immigration system. “AMERICA’S HALF-BAKED immigration system is riddled with unfair, arbitrary and inhumane provisions, but few are so senseless and cruel as those covering the undocumented immigrant spouses and children of U.S. citizens. Now the Obama administration is proposing a prudent rule change that would prevent thousands of pointless family separations and prompt untold numbers of illegal immigrants to seek legal status through lawful channels.Currently, undocumented spouses and children of American citizens are eligible for green cards if they return to their native countries to apply for U.S. visas. But when they do, they are automatically barred from reentering the United States for up to 10 years — the penalty for having been unlawfully present here.”
Upcoming Elections in Mexico Could Effect Border Region The July 1st elections in Mexico could have a significant effect on the southwest border region as well as our own elections in November. “As the 2012 U.S. presidential election season officially begins, border states are pushing to make locally specific issues, most importantly immigration enforcement and reform, top priorities among the prospective candidates. However, while we wait in anticipation of the potential outcome of this election on our region, there is another upcoming election that could also have far reaching implications for the border, but which is largely going undiscussed: the 2012 presidential electionin Mexico.”
Sheriff Joe Arpaio To Chair Perry’s Arizona Campaign After campaigning in both New Hampshire and Iowa, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced that he will chair Gov. Rick Perry’s campaign in Arizona. “In a move to reassure conservatives who think he’s soft on illegal immigration, Gov. Rick Perry announced Friday that controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will chair his campaign in Arizona.Although admired by conservatives for his get-tough approach to controlling illegal immigration in his Southern Arizona county, Arpaio is facing allegations by the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division on a wide range of issues, including claims of practicing a pattern of racial profiling and discrimination and carrying out heavy-handed immigration patrols based on racially charged citizen complaints. Arpaio endorsed Perry in the Republican primary before the federal investigation surfaced, and he campaigned for Perry in both Iowa and New Hampshire.”