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Study Finds Immigration Reform Crucial to Midwest

The importance of federal immigration reform to the growth and economy of the Midwest is spelled out in a 60-page report issued by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

The report is the work of an independent task force made up of a diverse group of civic and business leaders, including representatives from business, law enforcement, schools, hospitals, nonprofits, foundations, advocacy groups and communities of faith from 12 Midwestern states.

 

Click on the link for the full article:

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/immigration-reform-crucial-to-midwest-study-finds-3k91mv3-196242261.html

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Healthcare in Immigration Reform

As immigration reform is gaining momentum in Washington D.C., some of NHeLP’s close allies are leading a campaign to ensure that aspiring Americans have access to health care and nutrition assistance.  Information about the campaign and ways to get involved are in the announcement pasted below. 

 

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Stateside Waiver---Nuevo proceso de exención provisional ayudará a muchos buscando hacerse residentes

Article about the new "stateside waiver" process that allows undocumented individuals to apply for a waiver of the grounds of inadmissibility by showing that their spouse will suffer extreme hardship if they had to return to their home countries overseas and sit out the 10 year penalty for their unlawful presence before obtaining their green card and returning to the U.S.  The new process allows the waiver to be filed with the USCIS here in the U.S. before the undocumented goes overseas for a consular interview.  If the waiver is approved, they still have to go to the Consulate overseas to get their green card, but they can return to the U.S. and their family immediately.  The new process rolls out on 3/4/13.

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Immigration Policy Center--De-Mystifying the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in America

Today, we are De-Mystifying the 11 Million undocumented immigrants living in America! Will you help us?

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Wisconsin's Immigrant Statistics

The Immigration Policy Center has released state-by-state statistics on the political and economic impact of immigrants, Latinos and Asians.

Here's some of the highlights of "New Americans in Wisconsin" summary that an be found at: www.immigrationpolicy.org/

The foreign-born share of the state's population rose from 2.5% in 1990 to 3.6% in 2000 and 4.5% in 2010, according to U. S. Census Bureau figures.

Some 40.4% of immigrants, or 103,035 people in Wisconsin were naturalized U. S. citizens in 2010.

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El Centro to distribute warm clothes

Latino Connection --Journal Sentinel reporter Georgia Pabst tracks the Latino community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and beyond.

With winter making a grand entrance into the state, El Centro de Conexión de Chippewa Valley plans to distribute warm clothing this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Supermercado Sandoval, 2824 London Rd., in Eau Claire.

"We have many, many warm clotehs ready to be distributed to families," said Julie Keown-Bomar, of the organization.

There will be clothing for children, youth, women and men.

Immigration Directive on “Deferred Action"

An excerpt from the Deferred Action Summary.

"On June 15, 2012, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services announced a policy change/directive whereby certain DREAM Act eligible students will be able to apply for “deferred action,” leading to a grant of work authorization in two-year increments. Under this directive, individuals who demonstrate that they meet the following criteria will be eligible for an exercise of discretion, specifically deferred action, on a case-by-case basis.”

Please see the attached documentation which contain the memo, the announcement (in English and Spanish), question and answer worksheet, and a summary.

If you have any questions please contact:

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Limiting Options for Undocumented Youth: Tuition Policy Closing Doors

 Highlights both the economic and human benefits of providing in-state tuition to undocumented students who have grown up in our state.
http://wccf.org/pdf/tuition_undocumented_immigrants.pdf

 

 

Voter Registration

In order to vote you must register to vote, either prior to Election day, or at the polling place on Election day, and bring a Photo ID to identify you as a voter. Registration is a fairly simple process that requires you to fill out some basic information about yourself. Also, any government or military issued Photo ID will be sufficient.

To register to vote, you must do one of the following:



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