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July-August 2012

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INTERALIA u POTUS Gives Some DREAMers a Chance T youth to apply for deferred action. While the policy does not provide a path to lawful permanent residence, applicants may be eligible for work permits. The news bodes well for thousands of young people who were brought to and raised in the United States by their parents and, consequently, know no other country. The application process is still in the works. In the meantime, check out AILA and American Immigration Council's resources for comprehensive coverage, including a consumer advisory in English and Spanish. he Department of Homeland Security has announced a plan to allow qualified undocumented New data released by the U.S. Commerce Department shows that international visitors spent nearly $14 billion on travel to, and tourism- related activities within, the United States in May—$1 billion more than was spent in May 2011—marking 29 straight months of growth. Visitors to U.S. Spend Big Bucks in May Enter the 2012 'Change in Motion 30 VOICE SCOTUS and SB 1070: Three Provisions Die, One Lives On In a long-awaited decision, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated three provisions of Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB 1070, because they preempted federal law. The 5-3 vote, however, upheld the provision that authorizes law enforcement officials to question the immigration status of those whom they have a "reasonable suspicion" of being in the United States illegally. AILA and the American Immigration Council offer extensive resources chronicling the trajectory and implications of Arizona v. United States. The American Immigration Council is sponsoring a Multimedia Contest open plays in their lives and communities through video and other multimedia proj on our everyday lives. To learn more, visit AIC's "Change in Motion" webpage

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