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Romney/Ryan Complete Anti-Immigrant Ticket For Republicans

Paul Ryan, currently embattled by nuns calling his budget plan "not Christian," has been selected as Mitt Romney's running mate for Vice President, thus completing the anti-immigrant ticket for the Republican party. To appease the tea party and the right-wing, Paul Ryan has earned a reputation as an immigration hardliner, and deservedly so: he voted for putting up a border fence between the U.S. and Mexico continue reading »

What the Show Me State Shows Us About Immigration (VIDEO)

According to data released by the Immigration Policy Center, there are approximately 6,500 young people in Missouri who may benefit from President Obama’s plan to grant deferred action to DREAM eligible youth. continue reading »

Don’t Jump to Conclusions About Costs of Deferred Action

The Associated Press (AP) reported yesterday that the deferred action initiative for eligible, young immigrants, which is still under development, could cost more than $585 million. While some critics immediately jumped on this as proof that taxpayers would be made to pay for the new initiative, that’s just not the way things work at USCIS. continue reading »

Lieutenant Governor Makes Plea for Maryland DREAM Act

At the end of its 2011 legislative session, Maryland lawmakers passed a bill that would allow certain undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates at Maryland community colleges, joining 12 other states with similar laws. continue reading »

States Asking Government for Access to Immigrant Database

Officials in Texas joined together on July 18 to seek access to an immigration database to ensure that no noncitizens are voting in this year's elections. According to the Houston Chronicle, the state's Secretary of State, Esperanza Andrade, drafted a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano urging her to allow access to the database, which is alleged to contain more than 100 million records of immigrants. continue reading »

Voter ID Laws Tackle Non-Existent Problem of Immigrant Vote Fraud

It is election season and voter-fraud hysteria is in the air. A raft of restrictive voter ID legislation from coast to coast is aimed primarily at one imaginary problem: fraudulent voting by immigrants who are not U.S. citizens. continue reading »

USCIS to Propose Changing the Process for Certain Waivers that Will Unify Families

On Jan. 6, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a notice of intent in the Federal Register outlining its plan to reduce the time that U.S. citizens are separated from their spouses and children under certain circumstances while those family members go through the process of becoming legal immigrants to the United States. continue reading »

“We’ll Get There Together. Immigrants Make Us Stronger.” New North Carolina Billboards (VIDEO)

Religious and community leaders in North Carolina on Tuesday began a support campaign for immigrants by placing billboards in the state's main cities. continue reading »

Polls Reveal Even Conservative Voters Favor Path to Legal Status for Unauthorized Immigrants

Immigration is a hot issue in the GOP primary debates, complete with extreme anti-immigrant rhetoric and far-fetched policy proposals. Michele Bachman, for example, continue reading »

Gingrich Sees Immigrants as Humans- Will He Be Nominated?

Can GOP voters stomach a presidential candidate who talks about undocumented immigrants without calling them “illegals”? Can the tea party base that’s driving the Republican party handle a presidential hopeful who acknowledges the impossibility of deporting every one of the estimated 11 million continue reading »

Contradictory Immigration Laws Leave Families in Limbo

The contents of Maria Teresa Fuentes’ immigration file take up an entire table. Legal appeals, government letters carrying bad news, attorney advertisements clipped from newspapers, technical explanations of cryptic immigration laws continue reading »

Report Reveals Disturbing Truths Behind Border Patrol Transportation Raids

When news broke last month that the Border Patrol would scale back raids on trains and buses near the northern border, the response from Capitol Hill was rather predictable. continue reading »

Republicans Call for Practical Immigration Solutions on Anniversary of Utah Compact

Republican office-holders, business leaders and law enforcement officials from Arizona, Utah and Georgia made an appeal Thursday for practical and fair solutions to the problem of illegal immigration. continue reading »

New Report Faults Secure Communities for Wrongful Arrests and Detentions of Latinos

Secure Communities relies on local law enforcement to target noncitizens for deportation. Fingerprints from individuals booked into local jails—many on minor infractions—are sent to the Department of Homeland Security for an immigration check, triggering arrests. This has transformed the enforcement landscape by allowing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to effectively run federal immigration checks on everyone booked into a local jail. continue reading »

Obama Administration Revamps Deportation Policy

The Obama administration says it will review the cases of more than 300,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation to determine if they can stay in the United States. In a letter to a group of lawmakers, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says officials will review each case to identify "low priority" offenders, including those who have been in the U.S. for a lengthy period, to allow the agency to focus more on deporting convicted criminals and others who pose a threat to public safety. continue reading »

Cheer the President, Boo His Motives

The decision made by the Obama administration this week to focus its deportation efforts on serious threats to national security should be applauded by Latinos and progressives alike. It seems that President Obama has finally expressed his support for the Latino base that helped elect him in 2008. continue reading »

ICE Clears Itself of Misconduct in Internal Investigation, Draws Ire from Immigrant Rights Groups

As if immigrant rights groups needed another reason to distrust the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) this week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) cleared its agents of any wrongdoing in a recent internal investigation into reports of abuse. continue reading »

Conn. Governor Supports Keeping College Student in US and Homeland Security Reverses Decision

A Connecticut College Student fighting deportation has received word that the US dept of Homeland Security has reversed their decision to demand that he leave the country in 60 days. continue reading »

Little-Known High Court Case Could Help Beat Deportation

This week marks the one-year anniversary of Padilla v. Kentucky – arguably the most important U.S. Supreme Court decision to date regarding the nexus between local criminal courts and federal immigration laws. continue reading »

Gay Couples Gathering to be Plaintiffs in Immigration Discrimination Federal Case (VIDEO)

Strengthened by the Obama administration's announcement that they will no longer defend part of the Defense of Marriage Act in Court, an immigration rights group is trying to put together a case to sue the federal government for preventing married gay people from sponsoring their spouses for citizenship. continue reading »