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Countdown of the Top Five Immigration Stories of 2012

In the beginning of 2012, the landscape of the immigration world looked much different. Pro-immigrant groups were coming off of a rough few years that saw the failure of the DREAM Act, a spike in deportations under President Obama, and the continue reading »

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): Immigration Reform is the “Civil Rights Issue of Our Time”

At the Center for American Progress this afternoon, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) discussed what he believes immigration reform should look like and called it the “civil rights issue of our time.” After host Neera Tanden, the President of the Center for American Progress, called Latino voters “THE story of the 2012 elections,” continue reading »

Univision’s Jordan Fabain on “Why The GOP Should Deal With Immigration”

Over the past week, there’s been an avalanche of punditry and discussion about the new, post-election politics of immigration reform. Much of the focus has been on the Republican Party’s serious problems on the issue, continue reading »

Election Results Reignite Conservatives’ Interest in Immigration Reform

Recognizing the inevitable, Speaker of the House John Boehner endorsed comprehensive immigration reform on Thursday noting “I think a comprehensive approach is long overdue, and I’m confident that the president, myself, others, can find the common ground to take care of this issue once and for all.”ruth continue reading »

Chicago Activist and Single Father Jose G. Herrera Obtains Residency

After being arrested four years ago and subjected to a deportation process, Mexican immigrant Jose G. Herrera became a defender of the rights of the undocumented and on Monday celebrated having obtained U.S. permanent residence. continue reading »

Lawsuit Demands Transparency Between GA Law Enforcement and ICE

This week the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) and the ACLU of Georgia filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The suit seeks public records documenting the effects of Georgia’s increasing involvement in immigration enforcement, continue reading »

Undocumented Youth Respond To Mitt Romney’s Recent Stance On Deferred Action: “Too Little Too Late”

This week Mitt Romney said that he would honor Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA and use the 2-year window to work on immigration reform. DACA is the program which allows undocumented youth who were brought to the United States to remain without worry about deportation and obtain work permits. Although this sounds like good news for DREAMers, continue reading »

Agriculture Industry Harmed by Restrictive State Immigration Laws-70% of Ag Workers are Undocumented

The American agricultural industry is facing billions of dollars in losses due to labor shortages resulting from recent anti-immigrant laws passed in various states around the country. The American farming industry is heavily continue reading »

What Early DACA Application Numbers Tell Us About the Future of the Program

It hasn’t even been a month since the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) first started accepting requests for deferred action under its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative, yet the New York Times reported this week that the first approvals are already on their way. continue reading »

President Obama Interview With Jose Diaz Balart of Telemundo -On Immigration

This week, President Obama sat down to talk to Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart. They talked about everything from Libya to jobs to Latino families–but the last question was about immigration. In response to a question about how he planned to pursue comprehensive immigration reform during a second term in office, continue reading »

A Look Backward and Forward at Immigration Platforms

Eight years ago, the similarities between the Republican and Democratic platforms on the issue of immigration reform were striking. The 2012 immigration planks for both parties are equally striking, but for the opposite reason. continue reading »

The Consequences of Legalization Versus Mass Deportation

Debates about the economic and fiscal benefits and drawbacks of immigrants typically oversimplify the role that immigrants play in our economy. When one looks more closely, they will find that the impact that immigrants (or any group for that matter) have on the economy is multifaceted and complex. continue reading »

Architect of Arizona’s SB 1070 Will NOT Be Returning to State Legislature

Republican Russell Pearce, the architect of controversial state law SB1070 and other regulations against undocumented immigration in Arizona, has failed in his attempt to return to the state legislature. Pearce was defeated Tuesday at the polls by businessman Bob Worsley in the primary election to represent District 25 of Mesa for the Republican Party. continue reading »

Mitt Romney To Anti-immigrants: MI CASA ES SU CASA!

Mitt Romney is laying down the welcome mat for anti-immigrants at this year’s Republican National Convention. Meanwhile, he slams the door in the face of Latino voters. From calling the DREAM Act a 'hand out' and vowing continue reading »

5 Ways DACA Renews the Conversation on Immigration Reform

There’s no doubt that recent implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative is the biggest thing to happen in immigration law in many years. While most of the attention is currently focused on how to make it work, how to apply and how to work out the kinks, it’s important to take a macro view at the ways this program can actually renew the entire conversation on immigration reform. continue reading »

Workers Arrested in Raid in Ohio May Face Deportation Leaving US Born Children

More than 250 people rallied this week in front of the Summit County Courthouse to protest last week’s raid of area Mariachi Locos restaurants and the arrest of 35 cooks, dishwashers and servers alleged to be in the country illegally. HOLA, a grassroots Hispanic organization from Northeast Ohio, organized the effort to draw attention to the fact many of those facing possible deportation have U.S.-born children. continue reading »

U.S. Court of Appeals Blocks Key provisions of Alabama and Georgia Anti-Immigrant Laws

Commission Chairman Martin R. Castro, along with Commissioners Roberta Achtenberg, David Kladney and Michael Yaki* applaud the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit which blocks key provisions of Alabama and Georgia’s anti-immigrant laws from taking effect. Monday’s ruling appropriately barred the State of Alabama from requiring schools to verify the immigration status of newly enrolled K – 12 continue reading »

Does Mitt Romney Still think SB 1070 Is A “Model” For The Nation?

The reviews are in about the first few days of deferred action, with a range of observers praising the program and citing inspiring stories of young people who have a new opportunity to contribute to the only country they know as home. Describing an application workshop held by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights continue reading »

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process (DACA) -TODAY IS THE DAY- USCIS Link Here

Individuals who demonstrate that they meet the guidelines below may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and may be eligible for employment authorization. continue reading »

New York’s Mayor Bloomberg Calls on Campaigns to Talk Immigration

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called here Tuesday for the inclusion of immigration reform in the presidential debate as one of the most important subjects affecting economic growth in the United States. In the first of two business forums in Chicago and Boston, Bloomberg defended the role of immigrants as essential. continue reading »