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President Won’t Halt Deportations Of Some Parents, Pressures House Republicans To Act On Reform

President Won’t Halt Deportations Of Some Parents, Pressures House Republicans To Act On Reform

President Obama will not stop the deportation of some undocumented parents by an executive order, he said Tuesday night on the Spanish-language channel Noticias Telemundo. Saying a presidential ban of deportations would be “difficult to defend legally,” Obama rejected suggestions that he could stop the deportation of parents whose undocumented children have been granted temporary legal presence by the Obama administration. continue reading »

Crossing the Border to Go to School

Crossing the Border to Go to School

When classes end for the day at Columbus Elementary School in this tiny desert town, roughly three-quarters of the students board buses to return to their homes — in Mexico. continue reading »

Florida Universities Make the Case for Immigration Reform

Florida Universities Make the Case for Immigration Reform

Leadership from eighteen Florida universities are urging Congress to take up immigration reform, where legislation has basically stalled out. The group sent a letter to their state legislation in Congress urging action. An estimated 825,000 undocumented immigrants call Florida home. continue reading »

Immigration Returns to State Lawmakers Agenda

Immigration Returns to State Lawmakers Agenda

Immigration climbed back onto state legislative agendas this year, following a year in which it attracted relatively little attention from lawmakers, according to a new report. continue reading »

LULAC Applauds California Governor in Allowing Undocumented Right to Driver’s License

LULAC Applauds California Governor in Allowing Undocumented Right to Driver’s License

This week, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) applauded California Governor Jerry Brown for agreeing to sign into law the bill that would grant undocumented people the right to obtain a driver’s license. continue reading »

California to Provide Drivers Licenses to Undocumented, Bill Awaits Gov Signature

California to Provide Drivers Licenses to Undocumented, Bill Awaits Gov Signature

California legislators have approved a measure that will grant special driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. The measure that passed on Thursday night now needs the signature of Governor Jerry Brown, he is expected to sign. continue reading »

U.S. and Mexico Border Bishops Urge Lawmakers to Pass Immigration Reform

U.S. and Mexico Border Bishops Urge Lawmakers to Pass Immigration Reform

The Catholic bishops of U.S. and Mexico border dioceses have just concluded their bi-annual meeting and issued a statement of concern around the issue of deportation and how its affects families. continue reading »

REPORT:  Immigration Detention Program Strains Local Budgets

REPORT:  Immigration Detention Program Strains Local Budgets

A new study shows the Federal “Secure Communities Program,” which aims to extend prison stays and the deportation of people perceived as threats, is straining local budgets costing taxpayers about $12.5 million a year. continue reading »

Will Congress Be Ready To Play Ball on Immigration Reform?

Will Congress Be Ready To Play Ball on Immigration Reform?

In the classic baseball movie Bull Durham, Kevin Costner’s eyes go misty as he talks about how great it was to be “in the show” (the major league) for 21 days before being kicked back down to minor league ball. Immigration reform was in the show this spring for 60 days or so, ending in June with the passage of S. 744. continue reading »

41 Undocumented Immigrants Captured In Puerto Rico Near Mona Island

41 Undocumented Immigrants Captured In Puerto Rico Near Mona Island

U.S. Immigration authorities are reporting the capture of 41 undocumented immigrants near Mona Island, Puerto Rico. Three of the undocumented were from the Dominican Republic and the rest from Haiti. There were eight females amongst the group. continue reading »