Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Latina Immigration Websites

Pro Latino Immigration Website: Latinos Progresando 
"serve immigrants with the highest quality, low-cost legal immigration services, community education and engagement, and advocacy/organizing around policy that affects immigrants".

Founded In: 1998

Led By:  Luis Gutierrez

Based In: Chicago

Main Focus: To help families, makes a strong and unified community and to increase social justice and strength within that community. Work on immigration laws and help communities form within the states.

Anti Latino Immigration Website: Fair
 "To examine immigration trends and effects, to educate the American people on the impacts of sustained high-volume immigration, and to discern, put forward, and advocate immigration policies that will best serve American environmental, societal, and economic interests today and the future."

Main Focus: To reduce immigration (both legal and illegal) from it's current 1 million plus per year figure to a figure more adequately around the range of 300,000 legal immigrants per year. To increase border protection and stop illegal immigration altogether. 

Monday, 30 March 2015

Immigration websites

This website is for the NCLR which stands for the National Council of La Raza. This organisation is the largest national Hispanic civil rights organisation in the United States. They state on their website that they aim to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans by focusing of five key areas. These areas are, assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment, economic status and health.

They aim to help those that came to America as children and are still viewed as illegal immigrants by helping those that meet the requirements of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to come forward and apply to become legal citizens. They state that they have already helped more than half a million people apply for DACA. They also help parents of U.S citizens to apply for deferred action under the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program, which will allow illegal residents to stay in the U.S because their children are U.S. citizens. This would not mean they are legal citizens but it would allow them to continue their lives in the U.S. without the immediate threat of deportation.
They also aim to improve national security by having illegal residents come forward and under go background checks. They also state that they aim to strengthen the economy by having immigrants who are working do so legally, so they will be contributing more taxes, and prevent employers from employing immigrants so that they can take advantage of the system.

This website is for the Americans for Immigration Control, Inc. They were founded in 1983 with the intention of stopping illegal immigrants who sneak across the border from Mexico. They also aim to deport any illegal immigrants already in the U.S. 

They state that “AIC is about strictly enforcing the current immigration laws” and they also focus on increasing penalties for “those who knowingly transport, recruit, solicit, or hire illegal aliens.”

They use a lot of strong phrases such as, “AIC is about demanding that our federal government immediately use maximum manpower and support equipment to secure our nation from terrorists, drug smugglers, and illegals.” They have the strong opinion that anyone that is illegally in the U.S. is at fault and must be immediately removed from the country. They make illegal immigrants sound like a faceless group of criminals and they don’t seem to consider those that are here for a better life, such as families.