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Politics is Personal for Young Undocumented Immigrants

Politics is Personal for Young Undocumented Immigrants

Young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children—often referred to as DREAMers—have grown up here, gone to school here, and formed deep roots in local communities. And while their immigration status prevents them from voting or even accessing affordable higher education in some states, DREAMers are civically active in pushing for reforms to the nation’s immigration policies that personally affect them and their families continue reading »

Organization Implements Emergency Watering Stations in Arizona Desert

Organization Implements Emergency Watering Stations in Arizona Desert

With the aim of saving the lives of undocumented migrants who venture into the Arizona desert during the summer, the Humane Borders organization will install five new water stations in the areas through which the greatest flows of immigrants pass. continue reading »

Immigration Expected to be Decisive Issue in Close Congressional Races

Immigration Expected to be Decisive Issue in Close Congressional Races

A survey of voters who will decide this year's most competitive congressional races found 71 percent support for immigration reform, online publication Politico said Monday. continue reading »

Counties Limit ICE Detainers As DHS Secretary Says He’s Taking a ‘Fresh Look’

Counties Limit ICE Detainers As DHS Secretary Says He’s Taking a ‘Fresh Look’

As a growing number of states and counties end or limit their cooperation with immigration detainers, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday that he is taking a “fresh look” at Secure Communities, a program that started in 2008 that allows local law enforcement to share fingerprints of people booked in jails with federal immigration officials continue reading »

NELSON BALIDO: Confusion Reigns in Border Security Debate

NELSON BALIDO: Confusion Reigns in Border Security Debate

When we hear Congress call for securing our border, what exactly does that mean? What should it mean? Cries from misinformed politicians for more security might poll well in some districts come election time, but the real issues about border security go beyond having more people on patrol or more surveillance equipment monitoring desolate areas. It’s about ensuring a process of reliable checks and balances is put in place. continue reading »

Unaccompanied Children Deserve Fair Representation in Immigration Courts

Unaccompanied Children Deserve Fair Representation in Immigration Courts

News stories and NGO reports continue to document the plight of “unaccompanied children,” and their complex legal issues were brought to the attention of Congress when Attorney General Eric Holder told the House Judiciary Committee last month that the Department of Justice needs to do more to address the problem of unaccompanied children in immigration courts. continue reading »

Obama Says Time Running Out to Pass Immigration Reform

Obama Says Time Running Out to Pass Immigration Reform

Time is running out to pass immigration reform before the approach of the mid-term elections effectively precludes congressional action, President Barack Obama said Tuesday during a meeting with leaders of law enforcement. continue reading »

Infographic: How Long Are People in Detention?

Infographic: How Long Are People in Detention?

A congressional mandate requires that Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, maintain bed space to detain 34,000 immigrants per day at an annual cost of more than $2 billion. This arbitrary number is unrelated to the agency’s continue reading »

What Americans Can Learn From Gabriel García Márquez About Immigration

What Americans Can Learn From Gabriel García Márquez About Immigration

With Congress stalled on immigration reform and the Obama administration reconsidering its priorities, Americans might be surprised to learn that recently deceased global citizen Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014) offers some well-informed insights into immigration issues. continue reading »

Families of Immigrants Beg Obama to Stop Deportations

Families of Immigrants Beg Obama to Stop Deportations

Immigrant mothers on Wednesday visited Washington to deliver more than 1,000 postcards on which they are urging President Barack Obama to use his executive power to halt deportations. continue reading »