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In Central Valley CA, College Students Spend Summer Vacation in the Fields

This small town in South Kern County is home to many farmworkers, including young college students eager to make some cash during their summer break. And although it may seem strange to those living outside of California’s Central Valley, working in the fields, although physically demanding, can be a gratifying experience for many of them. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez and Sen. Durbin Meet In Chicago With Community Leaders on Immigration Reform

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) participated in a community forum in Chicago hosted by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) at the Instituto del Progreso Latino, in the Congressman's district. The forum brought together leaders from a cross section of Chicago-area constituencies to update them and discuss progress being made in the House and Senate towards comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

Will He or Won’t He? Romney Keeps Ducking Questions About Obama Deferred Action Policy

The Romney presidential campaign continues to duck answering basic questions regarding a potential President Romney’s immigration policy. Yesterday, Radio Bilingüe featured both Obama and Romney campaign spokespeople on host Samuel Orozco’s Spanish language show. During the interview, Romney spokesperson Sharon Castillo refused to say whether Romney would keep or rescind the deferred action program for DREAMers–yet still tried to maintain that a President Romney would not deport DREAMers (see translated transcript below). continue reading »

Deferred Action Request Forms Now Available Online

Earlier this afternoon, the Department of Homeland Security officially released the forms to request deferred action that may be filed by undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children and meet various other requirements. continue reading »

USCIS Guidelines For Dreamers Eligible To Request Relief From Deportation

On Friday, the Obama Administration released guidelines for the President’s decision to provide qualifying DREAMers with a two year work permit and temporary relief from deportation. This relief is without a doubt the most significant victory our movement has seen in decades. Now, with less than two weeks to go until August 15th – the day DREAMers can begin the application process continue reading »

Where and Who Are The Young People Eligible for the President’s “Deferred Action” Initiative

The Obama Administration’s “deferred action” initiative for unauthorized youth who were brought to this country as children has raised a number of crucial questions. How many people will be eligible? Who are they? And where do they live? A new analysis by the Immigration Policy Center (IPC), together with Rob Paral & Associates, provides some answers. While other analyses have produced national and state-level estimates of how many immigrants could benefit from the deferred action initiative, the IPC report provides a new level of detail, breaking down the eligible population by nationality and age at not only the national and state level, but the congressional district level as well. continue reading »

USCIS Clarifies Process for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals-Filing Fee $465..No DWI’s Allowed

USCIS has just posted all of the information that was covered on the press call regarding re: Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals. Go to: www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals to find the most detained information about the program to continue reading »

LULAC Advises Individuals NOT to Submit a Deferred Action Request Now- Wait to Apply

LULAC advises eligible individuals NOT to submit a deferred action request under the Deferred Action Process for Young People memorandum issued by Secretary Napolitano on June 15. If you submit now, your application will be rejected. The Secretary’s directive gives USCIS 60 days to create a process to accept these requests and USCIS is unable to accept requests at this time. Please continue to check their website for updates. continue reading »

Poll Finds 53% of Florida Voters Support Obama’s Immigration Policies

According to a Mason-Dixon Polling & Research poll commission by the Miami Herald, the Tampa Bay Times, and Bay News 9, Florida residents favor President Obama’s immigration policies. continue reading »

A Breakdown of DHS’s Deferred Action for DREAMers

While headlines assess the significance of President Obama’s deferred action announcement last Friday, many are still sorting through the news to get answers to basic questions about who is covered under the new program. continue reading »

FAQ On Obama’s New DREAM Relief Policy from United We Dream and National Immigration Law Center

We know you guys have plenty of questions that need to be answered regarding President Barack Obama’s new DREAM relief policy, and we’ll be doing our best to get you that information as it comes our way. That said, here is a four-pager that we received late yesterday – continue reading »

Deportation ‘Deffered’: DREAMers Celebrate Victory on Immigration

A coalition of DREAMers, community organizers, immigration advocacy groups and their various allies celebrated a hard-fought-for victory outside the White House Friday afternoon after President Barack Obama's wrapped up his remarks about the Department of Homeland Security's drastic shift in immigration policy that would suspend deportation and grant work authorization to undocumented DREAM Act-eligible youths. continue reading »

Poll: Many Voters Support Obama’s Decision to Stop Deporting Undocumented Brought to U.S. as Kids

According to a Bloomberg poll, "64 percent of likely voters surveyed after Obama’s June 15 announcement said they agreed" with the president's decision to stop the deportation of a number of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. continue reading »

Law Professors Agree: Obama Has Executive Power To Provide Relief To Dreamers

Since the DREAM Act was narrowly defeated in Congress in December 2010, DREAMers around the country have been calling on President Obama to provide executive relief to immigrant youth and their families. However, the Obama Administration has repeatedly stalled, saying that they lack the legal authority to grant this type of relief. continue reading »

The New Operation Wetback: Immigration and Mass Incarceration in the Obama Era

Last week Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) joined a demonstration in Washington D.C. to protest the refusal of President Obama to use his executive powers to halt the deportations of the undocumented. Gutierrez’ arrest came only two days after Obama had addressed a conference of the National Council of La Raza. continue reading »

David Vitter Is “Intimate” With Prosecutorial Discretion, but Wants to HALT Obama’s Use of it

You can’t make this stuff up. The Senate sponsor of the legislation that would strip President Obama of prosecutorial discretion to stop unnecessary deportation (the HALT Act) is none other than the Senator with the most direct and personal knowledge of discretion: David Vitter. Put simply, “Prosecutorial discretion” is the authority of an agency or officer charged with enforcing a law to decide whether to enforce the law in a particular case. continue reading »

Obama Urged to Halt Deportations until Promised Immigration Reform is Approved

34 Leaders of 24-immigrant advocacy US organizations leaders have asked President Obama to issue an executive order halting all deportations until immigration reform is approved. continue reading »

The White House Blog: Immigration & Winning the Future

In his State of the Union address, President Obama laid out his vision for winning our future. Part of accomplishing this important goal means fixing our nation’s broken immigration system. continue reading »