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July 2012 Archives

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 »

Gay Couple Arrested in Texas for Demanding Right to Marry; Face Elevated Charges

Gay Couple Arrested in Texas for Demanding Right to Marry; Face Elevated Charges

On July 5, Mark Jiminez and Beau Chandler applied for a marriage license they knew they’d never get. Texas, where the two men live, has a ban on same-sex marriages—and officials who issue licenses can face criminal charges. continue reading »

National Review Online (NRO), Stands by Writers Use of Word “Wetback”

National Review Online (NRO), Stands by Writers Use of Word “Wetback”

One might expect National Review Online (NRO), the conservative commentary outlet, to be particularly sensitive to any racist language given two recent dust ups — one writer was recently fired for penning a screed against black people, and another was let go after NRO discovered he was part of a white nationalist group. continue reading »

Voter ID Laws Tackle Non-Existent Problem of Immigrant Vote Fraud

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 »

LULAC Passes Resolution Supporting Marriage Equality

LULAC Passes Resolution Supporting Marriage Equality

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) passed a resolution at its 83rd Annual Convention in favor of same sex unions. The resolution supports marriage equality for all Americans, including those in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community. continue reading »

Rep. Guitierrez Finds Obama’s Dream Relief  Right and Legal ; Lamar Smith Misleads From the Start

Rep. Guitierrez Finds Obama’s Dream Relief Right and Legal ; Lamar Smith Misleads From the Start

US News and World Report offers two members of Congress with opposing views on President Obama’s bold move to provide relief to DREAMers. On one side is Rep. Luis Gutierrez, who supports the President’s action: continue reading »

Journalist  Mario Guevara Faces Deportation To El Salvador

Journalist Mario Guevara Faces Deportation To El Salvador

How does someone go from being perceived as an asset to this country to someone who is quickly disposable? This is the question asked in light of journalist Mario Guevara’s case and following José Antonio Vargas’ coming out as undocumented last year. continue reading »

Maryland  Lieutenant  Governor Anthony Brown: “Maryland Needs the Dream Act”

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?

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 »