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Gutierrez Reacts To Racist Twitter Attacks On President and Mrs. Obama by Sr Puerto Rico Official

Gutierrez Reacts To Racist Twitter Attacks On President and Mrs. Obama by Sr Puerto Rico Official

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL-4) wrote President and Mrs. Obama a letter on Wednesday expressing his outrage at a racist Tweet attributed to the top Advisor to the Speaker of the House in Puerto Rico. He also wrote the Speaker calling for the advisor's termination. In the letter to the Obamas, the Congressman, a Chicago-born Puerto Rican, said: continue reading »

It’s Back-To-School Time — For Adults

It’s Back-To-School Time — For Adults

August is the time when parents across the country get their children ready for the new school year. It’s a good time to get the kids up to date with their immunizations, and to buy the supplies they need for school. In the rush to get everything ready for their kids, parents might forget that they might benefit from going back to school too. continue reading »

Attn DREAMers: Web Site to Assist Undocumented Youth in Application Process- Applications Begin 8/15

Attn DREAMers: Web Site to Assist Undocumented Youth in Application Process- Applications Begin 8/15

Congressman Luis Gutierrez joined the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) to announce DREAM Relief Day on August 15 at Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom from 9 am to 2 pm and to unveil the website DreamRelief.org, where undocumented youth will be able to apply for their work permits starting August 15. continue reading »

Don’t Jump to Conclusions About Costs of Deferred Action

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 »

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

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 »

Head of Anti-Hispanic Hate Group Interviewed by Anti-Semitic Publication

Head of Anti-Hispanic Hate Group Interviewed by Anti-Semitic Publication

The conspiracy-oriented anti-Semitic publication, American Free Press (AFP) interviewed Glenn Spencer, who heads the anti-Hispanic hate group, American Border Patrol (ABP), in an article published on July 16, 2012. ABP regularly does video surveillance of the Mexican-American border. continue reading »

Lieutenant Governor Makes Plea for Maryland DREAM Act

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

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 »

Secretary Napolitano Clarifies President’s Deferred Action Plan…Again

Secretary Napolitano Clarifies President’s Deferred Action Plan…Again

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano testified before the House Judiciary Committee and, as expected, defended the administration’s use of prosecutorial discretion and recently announced deferred action policies for qualified DREAMers—fielding questions and accusations from those who would rather take Napolitano to task than focus on creating smart, humane, and effective immigration policies. continue reading »

Secretary Napolitano Clarifies President’s Deferred Action Plan…Again

Secretary Napolitano Clarifies President’s Deferred Action Plan…Again

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano testified before the House Judiciary Committee and, as expected, defended the administration’s use of prosecutorial discretion and recently announced deferred action policies for qualified DREAMers—fielding questions and accusations from those who would rather take Napolitano to task than focus on creating smart, humane, and effective immigration policies. continue reading »