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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

“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 »

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 »