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NYC Launches Nation’s First Legal Services Program for Detained Immigrants

NYC Launches Nation’s First Legal Services Program for Detained Immigrants

New York City through the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) is launching the nation’s first program that provides legal services for detained immigrants facing deportation. continue reading »

Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly Blasts Proposed Immigration Reform

Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly Blasts Proposed Immigration Reform

Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly has blasted new federal proposals to allow an easier path to citizenship for undocumented aliens. continue reading »

Obama Urging Republican-Controlled House to Pass Immigration Reform NOW

Obama Urging Republican-Controlled House to Pass Immigration Reform NOW

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives needs to approve immigration reform by the end of 2013, President Barack Obama said Tuesday before a meeting with business leaders at the White House. continue reading »

Rumors of Immigration Reform’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated, Again

Rumors of Immigration Reform’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated, Again

The rumors of immigration reforms’ death have been greatly exaggerated over the years. In only the past few months, we’ve seen headlines like “Immigration Reform Heads for a Slow Death,” “Immigration Reform is Probably Dead,” and “RIP: Immigration Reform Bill is Dead.” Everyone wants to be the first to call it, the first to declare it, or the first person to have seen it coming. continue reading »

After String of Legal Defeats, Alabama Backs Down on Immigration Law

After String of Legal Defeats, Alabama Backs Down on Immigration Law

After a string of legal defeats, Alabama officials who backed an ambitious law to deter illegal immigration now have agreed to scrap its most controversial aspects. continue reading »

Immigrant Youth Activist Deported, Political Asylum Application Turned Down

Immigrant Youth Activist Deported, Political Asylum Application Turned Down

Undocumented immigrant Rocio Hernandez, one of the so-called Dream 30, was deported Tuesday to Mexico, while 25 of her companions went on a hunger strike to call attention to her plight. continue reading »

Federal Authorities Will Not Use Information On Affordable Care Act Applications To Deport Immigrant

Federal Authorities Will Not Use Information On Affordable Care Act Applications To Deport Immigrant

On Friday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a memo stating that the agency would not use personal information submitted through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) website to enforce immigration law. Undocumented immigrants are barred from qualifying for the ACA, but many live in “mixed status families” with legal immigrants who may be eligible for enrollment. continue reading »

Obama Stresses Importance of Immigration Reform

Obama Stresses Importance of Immigration Reform

The United States needs to fix its broken immigration system this year, President Barack Obama said Thursday. continue reading »

On Immigration, the Issue is with The House GOP, Not President Obama

On Immigration, the Issue is with The House GOP, Not President Obama

President Obama’s speech on immigration today presented a clear rationale for why passing immigration reform is in the nation’s interest and achievable this year. continue reading »

Three Ways Congressional Inaction on Immigration is Hurting Children

Three Ways Congressional Inaction on Immigration is Hurting Children

According to the Applied Research Center cited in the report, an estimated 5,100 children are currently living in foster care due their parents’ detention or deportation. continue reading »