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Chasing Romney: How Mitt Romney is Losing the Latino Vote

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 »

Immigration Isn’t Everything: The Latino Vote Will Not Be Blindly Cast

As Latinos are projected to make up nearly nine percent of the electorate in November--a 26 percent increase over the 2008 figure, according to NALEO--the buzz around the power of the Latino vote is warranted. continue reading »

Georgia Passes New Immigration Law Concerning Dreamers

Last Monday, March 6th, the Georgia Senate, passed a new immigration law called the SB458. Represented by the Republican Party, this law addresses the current issues related to the Dream Act and recent state legislature that pertains to undocumented immigrants and their children. continue reading »

9500 Liberty - Watch Award Winning Immigrant Documentary Now on Snagfilms.com

9500 Liberty documents the first time in United States’ history that an Arizona-style immigration law was actually implemented. For eight weeks, Prince William County, Virginia adopted a law requiring the police to question continue reading »

“I’m Getting Arrested” App Aims to Help the Undocumented

A group of pro-immigrant rights activists in Arizona aim to develop a smartphone application that would help immigrants notify friends, family and their attorney if they are detained and arrested during a traffic stop. continue reading »

Latino Group Joins Re-Enactment of Selma to Montgomery March

Thousands of people gather in Alabama each year to re-enact the Selma to Montgomery March that took place 47 years ago. This year protesters will have not just a memory but a new cause as they march across the Edmund Pettis Bridge. continue reading »

Undocumented California Woman Deported After Protesting Foreclosure On Her Home

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials last week deported an undocumented California woman to Mexico following a citizen’s arrest that occurred as she protested a potentially illegal foreclosure on her home. continue reading »

Los Angeles Sheriff Says ‘Yes’ to Drivers Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

In an interview this week, Los Angeles County Sheriff, Lee Baca, supported the idea of allowing illegal immigrants the opportunity to obtain drivers’ licenses. His support of this plan does not come as a surprise after supporting a similar plan in 2002 which did not pass. continue reading »

Georgia Mulls Banning Undocumented from Public Universities

Activists and students in Georgia rallied here to urge legislators to reject SB 458, which if approved would prohibit access by undocumented immigrants to all of the state's public universities. 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 »

Activists say Border Patrol Staking out Arizona Hospitals

The Arizona Human Rights Coalition has asked for the cooperation of the immigrant community to report the presence of Border Patrol agents in hospitals. Kat Rodriguez, the spokesperson for the coalition, told Efe that they had seen an increase in complaints about the presence of Border Patrol agents in the emergency rooms and even maternity wards 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 »

Rep. Lamar Smith Now Holding Up Attempted Suicide Bomber as Example of Need for Immigration Reform

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) is now using the would-be bomber Amine El Khalifi as an example of why the U.S. immigration to be reformed and more rigid. 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 »

ICE hands over 14,237 unaccompanied minors to Mexico in ‘11

U.S. authorities handed over 14,237 unaccompanied children and teenagers of different nationalities found traveling alone on the border to Mexico last year, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said. Of the minors handed over to authorities in Mexico, 11,520, or nearly 81 percent, were Mexican and the other 2,717 were of various unspecified nationalities. continue reading »