New Site Guidelines Foster a Good Debate

The immigration reform debate is an important one for our communities and we want to make sure everyone here at ImmigrationReform.com feels comfortable joining our conversation. That’s why we recently revised our site <a href="http://immigrati

onreform.com/site-guidelines-and-policies/” target=”_blank”>guidelines and policies. As a valued member of ImmigrationReform.com, we ask that you follow these guidelines:

  • Please keep your comments within a reasonable length. Due to

    our limited resources it can take us a bit

    of time to approve and post comments, so brief statements are welcome.

  • Include commentary that contributes to the debate at hand.
  • Stay away from graphic, obscene, explicit, sexist or racial comments or submissions. We also do not allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization.
  • We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency.
  • We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage any illegal activity.
  • Apparent spam will not be posted.
  • You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments and any information provided.
  • Lastly, the appearance of

    external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

We

take the debates that take place on our online platforms seriously and hope that you will too. If you see anything that makes you feel uncomfortable or that you feel violates these guidelines, please contact us at comments[at]fairus.org.

Join the #Immigration Conversation on Twitter

If you have been around the FAIR community for a while, you’ve probably seen us asking you to join our Facebook Page and <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/fairimmigration" targe

t=”_blank”>Twitter account. Our social networks are a great way for you to stay updated on the latest, most important immigration news and opinion. Becoming a fan of

Facebook and following FAIR on

Twitter are not the only ways to get involved and stay updated on all-things immigration. Twitter hashtags also provide you with a quick and easy way to stay informed about immigration news online. Here’s a quick Twitter hashtag primer. Our Twitter followers have no doubt noticed that almost every tweet from FAIR ends with #afire or #immigration. These are “hashtags”, which basically serve as keywords or search terms for the Twitter community. Hashtags are used for categorizing a discussion or narrowing down a much larger topic. By utilizing the pound (#) sign before a word, your tweet is entered into the global conversation related to that #word. Any word or string

of characters can become a hashtag and you don’t need a Twitter account to follow them. Simply go to Twitter.com, enter the hashtag you want to follow into the search bar, and Twitter will send you to a results page with the most current tweets using that hashtag. Hashtags are often acronyms for topics with greater meaning. In FAIR’s case, #afire stands for Americans for Immigration Reform and Enforcement. In addition to #afire and #immigration, here are 5 more hashtags that you can use to follow both sides of the debate: 1. #cir – Open-borders advocates use #CIR to promote their “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” or pro-amnesty positions. At FAIR, following #CIR helps us make sure we also have the most recent information from all sides of the debate. 2. #NoAmnesty – At FAIR we use this hashtag whenever our tweets are related to efforts by pro-amnesty forces to provide amnesty for illegal aliens. 3. #DREAMact – DREAM Act. This hashtag is used by both true immigration reformers and open borders advocates to discuss the #DREAMAct. 4. #Border – We use #border for any tweets pertaining to border security issues. 5. #SB1070 – SB 1070 is used to refer to Arizona’s immigration enforcement bill. FAIR is a supporter of #SB1070 and we use this hashtag often to show our support for the pro-enforcement community.

E-Verify Self Check Goes Live Next Month

E-Verify“The United States Citizenship and Immigration

Servic

es (USCIS) has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that the new E-Verify Self Check feature will go into effect on March 18, 2011,” notes the I-9 Blog. “Self Check was developed primarily to address concerns with the current employer-focused E-Verify

process, where employees have very limited ability to identify, access or correct information that

may ultimately lead to a

tentative nonconfirmation (TNC).”