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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 »

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 »

Activists Push Gov’t to Implement Proposal Allowing Spouses, Children of Citizens to Stay in U.S.

Several pro-immigrant organizations demanded on Thursday that the Obama administration implement the proposal for a new procedure that would allow the spouses and children of U.S. citizens to remain in the country while their immigration situation is regularized. continue reading »

ICE Increases Number of Agents to Focus on Deportation of Criminal Undocumented

Without public notice, on May 14, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) increased the number of agents tasked with finding and deporting undocumented immigrants with criminal records. continue reading »

“UndocuMemes”: Can Immigration Issues, the DREAM Act be Funny?

Dubbed "UndocuMemes," memes geared toward those fighting laws pertaining to immigration and the DREAM Act, are quickly gaining popularity. continue reading »

Put the Brakes on Hate- Sign Petition Here against Anti-Immigrant Law

Hyundai and Honda have the power to change history when it comes to Alabama’s anti-immigrant law, HB 56. Auto manufacturing is one of the most important industries in Alabama; lawmakers would scramble to repeal the law if car companies were to really put their foot down about it. continue reading »

70% Californians say Undocumented Should be Able to Keep their Jobs

Seventy percent of Californians feel that undocumented immigrants who have lived and worked in the country for at least two years should have the opportunity to keep their jobs, a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California shows. continue reading »

Latino Blotter:  31 Charged for Smuggling Undocumented Aliens into U.S. for Over a Decade

A federal grand jury returned indictments against 31 Texas residents for their involvement in a conspiracy to harbor and transport illegal aliens. continue reading »

Criminal Alien Round Ups in Connecticut & Masachusetts Results in 45 Arrests, Majority from Jamaica

During a four-day targeted enforcement operation in Connecticut and Massachusetts that ended Monday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested 44 convicted criminal aliens continue reading »

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Arizona’s Latinos and Immigrants

Since Arizona’s Republican-controlled legislature and governor passed the harsh anti-immigrant law S.B. 1070 in 2010, the state has been ground zero for the nation’s increasingly acrimonious immigration debate. The policies enacted in S.B. 1070 continue reading »

The Arizona “Model”: Failed Immigration Policy, Successful Voter Mobilization

In order to win over the most conservative, extremist voters in the Arizona Republican primary (which will be held Tuesday, February 28th), presidential candidate Mitt Romney called the state’s immigration policy a “model” for others to follow. continue reading »

DHS Ending 287(g) Program in Favor of Added Support of Secure Communities

USA Today is reporting that the immigration program known as 287(g) is coming to an end. The program gives authority to local law enforcement officials to act somewhat continue reading »

U.S. Visas Aid Trafficking Victims, At Their Peril

Zoraida Peña Canal, left, was trafficked from Peru to be a domestic servant in Walnut Creek. Lawyer Avantika Rao guided her through the complex T visa program. Peña Canal prevailed, without law enforcement certification of her case. Photo courtesy of Avantika Rao. continue reading »

“Twilight: New Moon” Director Shows Impact of Anti-Immigrant Law on Alabama Families

Last September, a federal court judge allowed a sweeping immigration crackdown law to take effect. That legislation, which was signed into law by Governor Bentley in June of 2011, continue reading »

NM Governor Susana Martinez Fails for 3rd Time to Revoke Licenses for Undocumented

Undocumented immigrants in New Mexico still have the right to get driver's licenses, after Republican Gov. Susana Martinez failed for a third time to repeal the 2003 law continue reading »

Denying Fairness and Human Rights to Some Put All of our Freedoms at Risk (AUDIO)

Mitt Romney’s line on “self-deportation” got a laugh from the audience at a Florida debate last week, but as thousands in Alabama, Arizona and elsewhere know — there’s nothing funny about it. continue reading »

Retiring Baby Boom Generation Will Rely on Immigrant, Hispanic Workforce

The U.S. population is rapidly growing older, which is having a dramatic impact on the U.S. labor force. The far-reaching effects of this demographic transformation continue reading »

Alabama Immigration Law Keeping Undocumented Parents From Receiving Food Stamps for Children

Under Alabama’s harsh new immigration law, children of low-income undocumented immigrants are going hungry, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. continue reading »

Are You Eligible to Work in U.S?  Take New Self-Check E-Verify Test Here

USCIS announced today that Self Check, a free online service of E-Verify that allows workers to check their own employment eligibility status continue reading »