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December 2012 Archives

Immigration audits hit highest number yet in 2012

Miami is a community that draws in large numbers of people from other countries, creating a vibrant multi-cultural environment. However, this influx also presents great challenges for local businesses and companies in making sure that their workers have the proper papers to meet federal requirements. While law makers are still trying to decide what to do with the millions of undocumented workers who live in the country, employers of these workers are subject to audits from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Young immigrants seek refuge from crime, poverty, and gangs

In nations that struggle with poverty, crime, and corrupt governments, chilhdren and the young are also victim and prey. Though many are sent home, the United States has seen a marked spike in young immigrants fleeing violence back home. Over the past year, the number of escaping young migrants taken into custody has increased. In some cases, those fleeing conditions back home can be granted refugee status in Miami, Florida and nationwide.

UC Berkeley creates $1 million scholarship fund for DREAMERS

In the past, many undocumented immigrant students had difficulty enrolling in higher education. Since Obama created the DREAMers program, more American immigrant students are finding opportunities, including scholarships. The University of California, Berkeley has announced that it will create a $1 million scholarship fund for undocumented immigrant students. This is the largest fund dedicated to helping DREAMers. Similar scholarships and funding could soon be available to students in Miami, Florida and nationwide.

Hurricane Sandy leaves Mexican immigrants homeless and jobless

A natural disaster can have a huge impact on a community. As residents of Miami and throughout Florida know, a hurricane can mean displacement, job loss and financial devastation for years. Not surprisingly, undocumented workers and immigrants can face additional challenges after a storm. For many immigrants in New York and New Jersey, the storm means living in the shadows without assistance or work.

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