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ICE Strikes and Detains Mother of National Leader of the DREAM Act Movement

ICE Strikes and Detains Mother of National Leader of the DREAM Act Movement

Tonight, the mother and brother of one of the leaders of the national Dream Act movement, Erika Andiola, were arrested and taken away from their home. Erika's mother is the best example of how continue reading »

Illinois Legislature Votes to License all Drivers in the State

Illinois Legislature Votes to License all Drivers in the State

On Tuesday, the Illinois legislature passed a bill to allow state residents without legal status to obtain a three-year renewable driver’s license. The law will create tens if not hundreds of thousands of newly licensed drivers. continue reading »

30th Anniversary of Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act

30th Anniversary of Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act

Next week marks the 30th anniversary of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. continue reading »

North Carolina Haults Issuance of Driver’s Licenses for DREAMers

North Carolina Haults Issuance of Driver’s Licenses for DREAMers

The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles temporarily suspended issuing driver's licenses to the undocumented young people who have received a reprieve from deportation under the federal Deferred Action program. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Steals Teacher’s Identity, Convinces Gov’t She’s Her

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Steals Teacher’s Identity, Convinces Gov’t She’s Her

A Texas elementary school teacher says her life was turned upside down when someone stole her identity then claimed they were the victim. More than a decade ago continue reading »

Immigration Policy Center: A Decade of Rising Immigration Enforcement

Immigration Policy Center: A Decade of Rising Immigration Enforcement

This week, the Immigration Policy Center released a new fact sheet: A Decade of Rising Immigration Enforcement. With roughly 11 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States, some question continue reading »

U.S. Spent $18 Billion on Immigration Enforcement in 2012, More Than FBI and DEA Combined

U.S. Spent $18 Billion on Immigration Enforcement in 2012, More Than FBI and DEA Combined

The U.S. government in 2012 spent about $18 billion on immigration enforcement, 24 percent more than the combined budgets of all other federal law enforcement agencies, according to a report from the Migration Policy Institute. continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez:  Statement on Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Rep. Luis Gutierrez:  Statement on Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Today, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) praised his home state of Illinois for passing SB957, a bill that will allow the State of Illinois to issue Temporary Visitor Driver’s Licenses to immigrants, even if they are undocumented immigrants in the United States. The Illinois Highway Safety and Mandatory Insurance for All Bill passed the State House of Representatives and is expected to be signed by Gov. Patrick Quinn. continue reading »

JUST IN: Illinois House Passes Drivers Licenses for Undocumented, Gov Expected to Sign into Law

JUST IN: Illinois House Passes Drivers Licenses for Undocumented, Gov Expected to Sign into Law

A bill to authorize driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants in Illinois has passed the State House by a 65-46 margin. The legislation that requires Governor Pat Quinn signature will give the undocumented three-year state drivers licenses. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Setting the Record Straight on Immigration and Border Enforcement

INFOGRAPHIC: Setting the Record Straight on Immigration and Border Enforcement

One of the most common refrains voiced by opponents of immigration reform is that it must wait until the federal government has secured our border with Mexico and enforced the nation’s current immigration laws. continue reading »