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ACLU Criticizes Arizona for Denying Driver’s Licenses to Deferred Action Recipients

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's decision to deny driver's licenses to young undocumented immigrants who qualify for Deferred Action has drawn criticism from the ACLU, which says the move shows a failure to grasp the subtleties of immigration law. continue reading »

Rubio Watch: Marco Rubio’s Forgotten Dream

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) continues to criticize the President’s smart move to protect DREAM-eligible young people from deportation—despite clear similarities between Obama’s action and the bill Rubio has talked about introducing for months. In an interview with Florida reporters, Rubio said the Obama program will end up binge a “bureaucratic nightmare” and make it more difficult to enact a permanent solution in Congress, according to La Opinion continue reading »

Deported Mexican Returns to U.S. for Custody Battle of Children

An immigrant deported to Mexico who is fighting to keep custody of his three children received humanitarian permission to return to the United States to continue his court battle in North Carolina. continue reading »

Truthout Reports Exploitation of Detained Immigrants

Undocumented immigrants are not allowed to work legally in the United States, but they can do so for $1 a day in the privately run detention centers where they await deportation, according to a report by Truthout. continue reading »

When Will Arizona’s “Show Me Your Papers” Go Into Effect?

Arizona is waiting for the court decision that could determine the exact date when the "show me your papers" provision of the state's SB 1070 immigration law goes into effect, which could have been Friday. continue reading »

Judge Asked to Stop “Show Me Your Papers” Before Going Into Effect on Friday

The Hispanic community lives in hopes that the appeal against what is known as the "show me your papers" section of Arizona's controversial SB 1070 immigration law will be able to stop it from taking effect this Friday. continue reading »

Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown: “Maryland Needs the Dream Act”

When President Obama announced his relief plan for DREAM Act-eligible youth last month, the move was applauded as a highly necessary development in the fight to give relief to undocumented youth in the only country they call home. One important thing Obama’s DREAM relief could not include, however, was any mechanism to help DREAMers pay their way through college. continue reading »

How Should Obama Administration Proceed with Deferred Action Program?

In a June 15th memo announcing deferred action for immigrant youth, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano gave USCIS 60 days to come up with a process that will allow these young people to affirmatively apply for the chance to work, study, and live in the U.S. without fear of deportation. continue reading »

Mandatory use of E-Verify Likely to Lead to Discrimination

Defenders of Hispanics in South Carolina warn that the law obliging companies to check the immigration status of new employees will spark discrimination against the community. continue reading »

TIME Magazine Profiles Dreamers: We Are American

Define America’s Jose Antonio Vargas wrote a long essay about his journey as an undocumented immigrant–the full article is still behind the TIME paywall, but an excerpt was provided: There are an estimated 11.5 million people like me in this country, human beings with stories as varied as America itself, yet lacking a legal claim to exist here. It’s an issue that touches people of all ethnicities and backgrounds: continue reading »

Unregistered Latinos and Eligible-to-Naturalize Green Card Holders Could Swing Elections

Infographic: Top 10 States with High Concentrations of Potential Voters. In some key battleground states, the number of eligible but unregistered Latino voters runs into the hundreds of thousands or even millions. continue reading »

Advocates Call on Obama Administration to Protect Immigrant Families, Not Deport Them

Nearly a year ago, ICE Director John Morton issued a memo on prosecutorial discretion which led to the review of 300,000 immigration cases currently in removal proceedings. Advocates initially applauded this announcement, hoping that the administration would move quickly to close low-level, non-criminal immigration cases. continue reading »

Filling Quotas or Setting Priorities? ICE Announcement to Increase Deportations Raises Concerns

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently announced that it would pull 150 agents from desk jobs and add them to Fugitive Operations Teams—teams created to locate and detain “fugitive immigrants” who pose a threat to the nation or the community or who have a violent criminal history—in order to find and deport additional “criminal aliens.” continue reading »

U.S. and Mexico Launch Campaign to Prevent Immigrant Deaths Along Border

The U.S. Border Patrol, in coordination with the Mexican government, this week is launching a campaign to prevent the deaths of immigrants along the mutual border and to alert them to the dangerous currents in the irrigation canal in El Paso. continue reading »

RUBIO WATCH- STARS Act Highlights Potential Pitfalls of Rubio DREAM Proposal

When news broke yesterday that a Florida congressman introduced an alternative version of the DREAM Act, many assumed it was Sen. Marco Rubio, who has been promising for months to introduce such legislation. In fact, the bill in question—dubbed the STARS Act—was introduced by Rep. continue reading »

Anti-Immigration Group Blames Students for Maryland’s Budget Gap

In a case of very creative accounting, the nativist Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is blaming students for Maryland’s fiscal woes. In a new report, FAIR lumps together students who are unauthorized immigrants continue reading »

Undocumented Law Graduate Awaits California Supreme Court Decision

Sergio Garcia graduated from law school three years ago, but he cannot practice his profession because he is undocumented, and so the California Bar Association is asking the state Supreme Court to make an exception and approve his license. continue reading »

This Weeks Immigration Policy Update

On May 16, the House passed its version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill. Although some last-minute changes were made in a manager's amendment, the bill would still weaken protections for immigrant victims of domestic violence. continue reading »

The Ad Says, “No One Wants to be Called a Pig,” And Then Does Precisely That to All Mexicans

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights demands an explanation and apology from Pro Carpet and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for the ad that appeared recently in AJC Reach. The ad says, “no one wants to be called a pig,” and then does precisely that to all Mexicans continue reading »

Hastings Center Addressing Issue of Undocumented Immigrants Lack of Access to Healthcare

A new website of The Hastings Center seeks to identify who the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are and issues around health care access for them. continue reading »