Immigration News Stories – April 13

The following list of news stories was compiled by Mike Poulin, Pastoral Minister at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic 

Church in Omaha, NE on behalf OTOC’s Immigration Action Committee and is for informational purposes only. This is not an endorsement of the authors, organizations, or views expressed in any of the articles mentioned below.


There has been a lot to post in the past few weeks. If there are items you are encountering that you think others would like to see your submissions are welcome. You can send them to me at

Item #1
The Omaha World Herald has run a series of articles on LB 599 in the unicameral. This is a link to Thursday’s article and in the sidebar on that page can be found links to stories from earlier in the week. As we await Wednesday’s vote to override the governor’s veto please write your state senator, thanking those who are supporting 599 and urging other to override the veto. Also, consider contacting the governor to tell him you do want our tax dollars to be spent on prenatal care for unborn immigrant children. He keeps saying all he hears is people complaining about helping immigrants. Let’s send him a different message!

Item #2
The Immigration Policy Center has published a Q & A guide to Arizona v. United States – What You Need to Know about the Supreme Court Case Over SB 1070. It is 12 pages, but an easy, informative read.

Item #3
Thousands of immigrant parents of U.S. citizen children were deported in the first half of 2011. What has happened to their children?

Item #4
The Alabama legislature ais considering changes to the state’s immigration law.

Item #5
Many of our practices towards immigrants are human rights abuses. Read a summary of a new report presented at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Item #6
A proposed change to the 3 and 10 year ban and bar rule.

Item #7
Mississippi’s immigration legislation died in committee last week.

Item #8
A little bit different than our typical posting. Very moving. A video letter sent from Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Washington, D.C. featuring testimonies by Khmer Exiled Americans.