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February 2014 Archives

Immigration reform could get boost from religious voters

Our readers in North Carolina know full well about how laws regarding immigration can take seemingly forever to be changed and implemented. People awaiting immigration reform might have to endure long periods of time away from their loved ones.

Many report delays in getting green cards for family members

As readers of our Greensboro immigration blog can attest, many processes for obtaining legal status can be long and fraught with adversity. Adding to the uncertainty many people feel is the limited capacity of the government to take steps to accelerate the process. And when other priorities suddenly make less complicated services more difficult to obtain, the situation can be practically maddening.

Man's death leads to fines for Bacardi in North Carolina

In North Carolina, work accidents happen every once in a while, and they can be major or minor incidents. It's been alleged, though, that temporary workers may be at a higher risk for work-related injuries because of fewer hours of training in dangerous work situations.

Immigrant children unable to go to class in North Carolina

Immigration reform has been in the news a lot lately, and this recent report from Feb. 19 has caught a lot of attention. In the United States, regardless of where a person comes from or the language they speak, public schools are supposed to admit children so they can learn. One public school in North Carolina is in hot water, because it's been alleged that it isn't accepting immigrant children.

Workplace accident claims 1 life in North Carolina

Early last year, the announcement by the governor of North Carolina about 200 jobs coming to Shelby was met with enthusiasm. The jobs would be at a new production facility for auto parts. It is currently under construction and not yet operational. A contractor working on that facility was killed on Jan. 31 in a job-related accident.

Could regional visas be in the United States' future?

Some parts of the country have had a tougher time recovering from the great recession than others. Perhaps the area most representative of what can go wrong when the bottom falls out of the economy is Detroit. Blocks upon blocks of the city have been abandoned, turning a once-proud metropolis into something practically post-apocalyptic.

Yankees pitcher gets his visa, will start spring training in US

It isn't just everyday people who have to be vigilant of U.S. immigration laws. Even immigrants who are celebrities -- or people who are likely to become celebrities quickly once the American public gets to know them -- have to make sure their immigration paperwork is in order. Not everyone has an employer that can call on a member of Congress to expedite the process, though.

New US citizenship form longer, have more complex questions

The process for applying for citizenship in the United States is getting a makeover. The current form immigrants fill out when applying for U.S. citizenship will be replaced in roughly three months. The new form is longer and more complex to help immigration authorities determine if an applicant has links to any terrorist groups as well as militias, prisons, genocide and any military training.

Workers could be at risk if poultry plant regulations are relaxed

Poultry production is a big industry here in North Carolina. In fact, our state produces the second-most turkeys in the whole country. That's why many people in our state have their eyes on a potential change to the way poultry plants are regulated.

Immigrant with mental illness granted asylum by appeals court

America has a proud history of taking in people from around the world whose situation has become untenable. In many countries, having a particular political stance or sexual orientation can make life difficult and often dangerous. Immigrants may need to plead their case before officials in order to obtain temporary or permanent resident status; failing to do so could mean deportment to the place where they could be at risk.

DHS agrees to stop shackling immigrant detainees without cause

Most people being held in immigration detention aren’t accused of any criminal offense and pose no threat of violence or disruptive behavior. Nevertheless, if you were an immigrant detainee in Northern California, you couldn’t appear in Immigration Court without being shackled at the wrists and ankles, and chained from those shackles to your waist. It didn’t matter if you were elderly, disabled, or a victim of domestic violence. It didn’t matter if you were seeking asylum after being shackled, chained and tortured in your own country.