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Why Immigrants Should Have Access to Legal Counsel

Why Immigrants Should Have Access to Legal Counsel

U. S. immigration laws are incredibly complex, yet they provide only minimal due process protections for even the most vulnerable noncitizens. In criminal courts, defendants who cannot afford an attorney are provided one for free, but in immigration court, noncitizens do not receive the same protections continue reading »

Sundance 2013: Gael Garcia Bernal’s Documentary Picked Up by Mundial

Sundance 2013: Gael Garcia Bernal’s Documentary Picked Up by Mundial

Who Is Dayani Cristal? a documentary made with actor Gael Garcia Bernal just showed at this year's Sundance Film Festival and it has already been picked up by Mundial. continue reading »

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Catch Aggravated Felon Previously Deported by US

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Catch Aggravated Felon Previously Deported by US

Swanton Sector Border Patrol agents stopped the smuggling attempt of an aggravated felon Wednesday. At approximately 1:30 a.m., agents from the Champlain Border Patrol station encountered a suspicious black SUV with four occupants traveling east on State Route 276 near Rouses Point, N.Y. When agents stopped the vehicle they discovered a male driver and three male passengers all claiming to be nationals of El Salvador. continue reading »

Two Young Mexicans Attempt to Enter U.S. on Foot with Fake Documentation

Two Young Mexicans Attempt to Enter U.S. on Foot with Fake Documentation

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted a woman and a man for alleged violations of immigration law. continue reading »

Immigrants Gather in DC to Call for End to Deportations

Immigrants Gather in DC to Call for End to Deportations

Thirteen immigrants including a number of farm workers, who had traveled 1,600 kilometers (995 miles) in a caravan from Florida, called Tuesday in the U.S. capital for President Barack Obama to stop deportations and for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

Hundreds March in Chicago Demanding End to Deportations

Hundreds March in Chicago Demanding End to Deportations

Hundreds of people braved Chicago's cold winter weather Monday to go into the streets to demand of Barack Obama, on the day of the president's second inauguration, that he immediately decree a moratorium on deportations. continue reading »

Immigration: Issue to Watch

Immigration: Issue to Watch

Long-bottled-up bills that address state policies on whether to offer in-state tuition to undocumented students could become law this year, because of changes in party control of legislative chambers and changes in federal policy. continue reading »

Administration Confirms DACA Recipients Are “Lawfully Present”

Administration Confirms DACA Recipients Are “Lawfully Present”

In an updated guidance released this afternoon by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Obama Administration confirmed that recipients of deferred action are authorized to be in the United States and therefore considered to be “lawfully present” continue reading »

President Obama Inauguration Speech:  U.S. Must Find Way to Welcome Immigrants

President Obama Inauguration Speech:  U.S. Must Find Way to Welcome Immigrants

President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States must find a way to welcome immigrants. continue reading »

Immigrant Advocates Hold Inauguration Day March to Stop Deportations

Immigrant Advocates Hold Inauguration Day March to Stop Deportations

On January 21st, Inauguration day and Martin Luther King Day, families of those recently targeted in immigration raids are calling for a March and rally for a moratorium on deportations in Chicago. continue reading »