1. Immigration Reform in 2010


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    Panel discussion hosted by the Cesar E. Chavez Institute, San Francisco State University. Speakers: Pia Orrenius / Immigration Reform in a New Era of Globalization Andres Jimenez / Policy Options for a Comprehensive Immigration Reform Rennee Saucedo / Framing the Immigration Debate from a Grassroots Perspective Belinda Reyes / Moderator

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    • The Immigration Lawyer: Shattered Freedom


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      (The Immigration Lawyer) By Shah Peerally Productions http://ShahFilms.com Brought to you by the Shah Peerally Law Group PC - http://peerallylaw.com Shah Peerally Productions proudly presents "Shattered Freedom," the latest episode in the story of "An American Dream," from the series, "The Immigration Lawyer." Inspired by the hardships and struggles faced by Shah Peerally himself, as well as his law firm's and his own personal experiences as a career immigration lawyer, the film is an uncompromising work of fiction depicting the trials and tribulations of immigrants seeking to partake of the American Dream. It evokes the hopes and aspirations of all immigrants to America and unravels the challenges of the American legal system and ultimate assimilation into American society that virtually every immigrant can relate to. The first part of the film recounts the story of a woman who has emerged from an abusive relationship and overcome insurmountable odds to arrive in America, only to see her dream shattered bit by bit. While the second part follows the journey of Ahmad, a man fleeing Iraq to the sanctuary of America, only to face an ordeal he had never imagined. But as with Shah Peerally's other films, "Shattered Freedom" incorporates real-life, firsthand experiences of immigration attorneys and attempts to cover a swath of major social issues related to immigration and immigrants, making the stories in this film more than just ordinary stories. Produced entirely in the Bay Area in Northern California by Shah Peerally Productions, "Shattered Freedom" showcases new local talents, with direction by Renato Asuncion, Joe Barcelone and Manny Valencia, music by Mahesh Mishra, Parminder Guri, Samir Date, Somaiya Dipalee and Geeta Madhuri, and choreography by Anna Attrey. The cast includes Shah Peerally as a lawyer, and Pavneet Saluja, Jimmy Sidhu, Jagruti Shah, Sameer Khera, Naz Khan, Mohini Foryan, Harish Sharma, Waqas Younus, Chaz Laredo, Akram Khan, Pawan Bangar, Ritu Nischal, Navin Tekchandani, Jennifer Spence, Kasim Mohammadi, Hamed Rasti, Poonam Sansanwal, and a host of other gifted Bay Area individuals. With its films, documentaries and radio shows, the Shah Peerally Production House endeavors to achieve its goals of (1) educating immigrants about their rights; (2) affording a chance to local talents; and (3) recognizing lawyers and other individuals fighting for human and civil rights.

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      • Executive Action: Policy and Political Implications for the Future


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        This panel, from the 11th annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference sponsored by the Migration Policy Institute, the Center for Migration Studies, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., and Georgetown Law Center, examines the use of executive action in implementing immigration policy, the numbers of those who may potentially be affected by such action, underlying legal issues, any challenges in implementation, and a discussion on the possible political ramifications for future immigration reform policy. For more about the 2014 conference, click here: http://migrationpolicy.org/events/11th-annual-immigration-law-and-policy-conference

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        • E-Verify: An Assessment of Its Strengths and Weaknesses


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          Getting it right on employer verification will be the linchpin of an effective immigration reform bill. The goal of mandatory electronic verification is to provide a simple, reliable way for good-faith employers to hire legally authorized workers and deter others from hiring those not eligible to work in the United States. MPI’s newest report assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the existing electronic verification system, E-Verify, and recommends steps to minimize the system’s problems and unintended consequences. We assess existing and potential tools for strengthening identity authentication, and recommend next-generation verification concepts that would tap new technologies and practices to overcome the core weaknesses of the current system. for more information and to download the report, visit www.migrationpolicy.org

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          • Swarthmore College - April 25, 2013


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            • Deportation and Discretion: Reviewing the Record and Options for Change


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              This panel discussion marks the release of the new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) report, Deportation and Discretion: Reviewing the Record and Options for Change. The report and discussion provide a detailed description of formal removals from the United States, including the previous immigration and criminal records of deportees, as well as their country of origin, gender, length of residence in the United States, and other demographic characteristics. Read the report here: migrationpolicy.org/research/deportation-and-discretion-reviewing-record-and-options-change

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              • Immigration Reform: Political and Humanitarian Concerns


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                9/18/2014---Experts address the recent surge in unaccompanied children crossing the border from humanitarian and political perspectives. Elizabeth Kennedy, a Fulbright Fellow working in El Salvador with returned youth, illuminates the violence that the children are attempting to escape. Antonio Gonzalez, the president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, makes a case for immigration reform from the Democratic perspective, followed by Republican Hector Barreto, former administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration under George W. Bush and current chairman of the Latino Coalition. http://hammer.ucla.edu/index.php?id=2597

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                • The Deportation Story: Deporter-in-Chief, Releaser-in-Chief, or Reformer-in-Chief?


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                  This Migration Policy Institute panel discussion examines the U.S. deportation system with analysis on migrant apprehensions, removals, returns, and criminal prosecutions, and launches the report, "The Deportation Dilemma: Reconciling Tough and Humane Enforcement." Report authors Doris Meissner, MPI Director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Program, and Marc Rosenblum, MPI Deputy Director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Program, as well as commentators David V. Aguilar and Hiroshi Motomura and moderator Muzaffar Chishti, discuss the findings of the report, including the main drivers of deportation policy and how the system has changed over the past two decades. Read the report here: http://migrationpolicy.org/research/deportation-dilemma-reconciling-tough-humane-enforcement

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                  • Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Discusses Immigration Challenges


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                    During an appearance at MPI’s Leadership Visions speakers series, US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin discussed illegal immigration, border enforcement, comprehensive immigration reform, drug trafficking, the future of the Secure Border Initiative, and other challenges confronting his agency. The conversation and audience Q&A were moderated by MPI Senior Fellow Doris Meissner, who directs MPI’s US Immigration Policy Program.

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                    • "9500 Liberty" full movie FREE without commercials


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                      The film that transformed America's #immigration debate is now FREE online without commercials for the first time. "9500 Liberty" is the previous collaboration of Story of America filmmakers Annabel Park & Eric Byler. SYNOPSIS: 9500 Liberty documents the first time in U.S. history that an Arizona-style immigration law was actually implemented—and the surprising grassroots opposition that led to its repeal. Racial tension and threats of violence erupt when Prince William County, Virginia adopts a law requiring the police to question people who appear to be undocumented immigrants. Supporters of the law ride a wave of hysteria to an election victory. But many reconsider when the local economy feels the impact of a sudden exodus of workers, consumers, and business owners. Despite fears of reprisal, a group of concerned citizens launches a “virtual resistance” using social media, setting up a final showdown with the law’s ferocious advocates. DVD Bonus Features: http://www.9500liberty.com/dvd.html

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