Monday, August 22, 2011

Cutting SSI Assistance to Children

An article on Huffington Post puts the spotlight on the effects of the recent U.S. budget deal on children with severe disabilities who rely on the Supplemental Security Income program. The article includes a sound bite from a report from National Public Radio.

Read the article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/21/adhd-bipolar-children-at-_n_930925.html

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Attorney Accused of Helping to Smuggling Aliens into U.S.

Here's an interesting story about an attorney in New York that has been charged with aiding an international immigration smuggling ring by advising the smugglers on how to avoid detection, recommending ports of entry, filing false immigration documents, and obtaining the release of detained aliens through fraud.  Allegedly 468 Chinese citizens were smuggled into the U.S.
 
 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Families Separated by Deportation

A very interesting and well-written article by Elise Foley is featured on Huffington Post discussing the stresses families undergo when one parent is separated from the family because of  deportation.  "Children Of Immigrants Face Hardship To Keep Families Together," discusses an issue that comes up time and time again when people inquire about having their minor children be a basis for their immigration to the U.S.  As the article makes note, based on a "1996 law, children who are U.S. citizens cannot petition for their parents to stay in the United States based on the extreme hardship they would endure by being apart from their parents or native country."

Read the complete article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/10/few-options-for-children-_n_923909.html