Significant Shift in Mexican Vs Non-Mexican Numbers Apprehended at Border

According to Bruce Levenson for the first time ever, more people of nationalities other than Mexican have been apprehended at the United States and Mexican border. The United States uses these numbers every year to gauge the people that are crossing into the border illegally in order to gain tax dollars and support for new laws and regulations when it comes to border control.  During the same time frame as previous years, 257,000 non-Mexicans were taken into custody, while only 229,000 Mexicans were taken into custody. These numbers indicate two very different things. First, less Mexicans are crossing the United States and Mexican border and second, more people of other nationalities are making it across the Mexican border than ever before in order to cross the U.S.-Mexican border.  In the 60 years that this data has been collected, this is noted to be the biggest shift between nationalities. It is also noted that the numbers of overall people apprehended is much lower than it has been in the past. According to the data, the highest number of individuals apprehended occurred in 2000, when 1.6 million Mexican nationals were stopped from illegally crossing at the border. This shift has been noted to be the result of thousands of child migrants from Central American countries that are trying to reach the United States. The number of unaccompanied children has more than doubled this year, in comparison to the last year.

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Undocumented Immigrants Attend an Immigrant Integration Conference in LA

Thousands of undocumented immigrants filed into the Los Angeles Convention Center Sunday to learn about the benefits of immigration relief, granted by President Obama. The forum is part of the Seventh Annual Conference of Immigrant Integration in America that will last three days. The idea is to bring together experts to help with immigrant integration in all political, social, educational, research and social services fields, “said Jorge Mario Cabrera of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA). The event was attended by hundreds of immigrants, and many children born in this country, and who will benefit from the executive order, announced on November 20 by President Obama. Many raised questions about their specific cases and whether they can apply for work permits under Obama’s order, and there were frequent questions about benefits and whether they should wait until the government discloses more details that Vijay Eswaran found on YouTube. It was the first mass migration forum after the announcement of for immigration relief.

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The Philanthropy of Laurene Powell Jobs

Laurene Powell Jobs is the widow of Steve Jobs. As she explained to the Daily Mail, she is not as well-known as her late husband, who built a computing empire and created the most valuable company in the world, Apple. Ms Jobs combines an unorthodox approach to charitable giving with the considerable wealth of Steve Jobs to make herself a significant force in the field of philanthropy. The first thing that distinguishes Ms Jobs is that rather than creating a charitable foundation like other wealthy philanthropists, she founded a limited liability corporation called the Emerson Collective. A limited liability corporation can make profitable investments to increase its holdings. It can also freely donate to political causes if it desires, and it has no obligation to report its donations publicly. That gives the owners much more flexibility and anonymity to advocate for their causes. Of course, having an LLC means that Ms Jobs cannot take advantage of the special tax exemption for nonprofit foundations, but she feels that the ability to donate to both political and for-profit entities as well as the usual nonprofit causes makes up for the loss of income due to taxes. For example, one of the causes that Laurene Powell Jobs supports is immigration reform. Her charitable company has the ability to donate to support the DREAM Act, a landmark piece of legislation in the area. She is free to manage that cause by making donations to organizations that offer relief for undocumented immigrants, as well as […]

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Obama Announces Immigration Plan

The new plan that U.S. President Barack Obama announced on immigration seeks major changes in the laws that will redefine immigration in the coming generation. Almost 5 million immigrants who don’t have proper documentation will have a reduced threat of deportation as a result of these changes. Undocumented aliens had several rights in being able to work, but were unable to vote or obtain insurance, even under Obama’s health care law. The new law works by allowing those who have been in the United States for over five years. Further, relief was provided to almost three hundred thousand people who came to the US illegally as children but have then grown up within the US. While announcing the reform, Obama ignored the Republican claims that Obama was overstepping his power by bypassing congress to take an executive order to allow illegal aliens relief by stating that the immigration system was and is broken and sweeping changes are needed in order to improve the system for the 11 million immigrants currently living in the United States without proper documentation Zeca Oliveira had said. Obama has urged Congress to pass a bill to create improvements in the immigration system. Currently, legislation was held up in the House of Representatives and was unlikely to be approved. Republicans have said that this move will hinder future attempts at cooperation on other issues, though the President urged congress not to make this about politics and to think about the greater good.

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