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Denver Schools Actively Seeks Out Undocumented Immigrants To Be Teachers

Denver Schools Actively Seeks Out Undocumented Immigrants To Be Teachers

A Colorado school district has become the first in the nation to actively seek out qualified undocumented immigrants who want to be teachers, 9 News, NBC’s Colorado affiliate first reported. The Denver Public School (DPS) system has joined with continue reading »

Nebraska Town Begins Enforcing Ban on Renting to Undocumented Immigrants

Nebraska Town Begins Enforcing Ban on Renting to Undocumented Immigrants

After almost four years of legal battles, a Nebraska town - starting on Thursday - will enforce a municipal ordinance requiring that anyone who wants to rent a home must prove that they are in the country legally. continue reading »

Undocumented Women Take Contraceptives Amid Rape Fears While Crossing Border

Undocumented Women Take Contraceptives Amid Rape Fears While Crossing Border

Quite apart from the risks inherent in crossing the U.S. border illegally, a large number of women decide to take contraceptive pills to prevent unwanted pregnancies knowing that the possibility also exists that they might be raped on their journey to the United States. continue reading »

USCIS Releases Information About DACA Renewal Process

USCIS Releases Information About DACA Renewal Process

Yesterday, USCIS posted an update shedding light on what the renewal process for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will look like. Though the notice is preliminary and subject to change, it offers over half a million DA continue reading »

The  Best Signs From Anti-Deportation Rally

The Best Signs From Anti-Deportation Rally

Thousands of immigration activists rallied in 62 cities across the United States on Saturday to pressure President Barack Obama to stop the deportation of undocumented immigrants. Some deportation monitors and activists have marked April 5th as the day that the Obama administration likely reached its two millionth deportation. continue reading »

Protesters Take Hunger Strike to Front of White House

Protesters Take Hunger Strike to Front of White House

With the aim of getting President Barack Obama to listen to their requests that he stop deportations, three people on Tuesday began a hunger strike in front of the White House. continue reading »

Lack of Information and Funds Keeps DACA Applications Low

Lack of Information and Funds Keeps DACA Applications Low

Cynthia Tejeda was both nervous and hopeful as she waited in a long line at the Mexican Consulate Office in Los Angeles last week to speak with an immigration attorney. Originally from Cuernavaca, Morelos Mexico, Tejeda was brought to the U.S. continue reading »

White House Denies Migrants with Minor Offenses Being Deported

White House Denies Migrants with Minor Offenses Being Deported

The U.S. administration denied Monday that the majority of the more than 2 million deportations since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009 have been of people who committed minor offenses, as The New York Times reported. continue reading »

REPORT:  North Carolina Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Would Improve Public Safety

REPORT:  North Carolina Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Would Improve Public Safety

A report by the NC Budget & Tax Center reveals the economic and public safety benefits of issuing driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants in the Tar Heel State. continue reading »

As Deadline for Legislative Action Draws Closer,New Scorecard Shows House Republicans on Wrong Side

As Deadline for Legislative Action Draws Closer,New Scorecard Shows House Republicans on Wrong Side

The House Democrats continue their efforts to demand a vote on immigration reform and House Republicans continued to block action while promising to one day address the issue. The disconnect between Republicans’ rhetorical support for immigration continue reading »

Immigration Activists to March From Phoenix to Immigrant Detention Center

Immigration Activists to March From Phoenix to Immigrant Detention Center

Activists and leaders of efforts to defend immigrants on Wednesday in Phoenix began a march that will end on April 5 at Arizona's Eloy Detention Center, where they will demand an end to deportations and approval of immigration reform. continue reading »

Representative Gutierrez Calls on Republicans to Act on Immigration Reform

Representative Gutierrez Calls on Republicans to Act on Immigration Reform

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) on Wednesday warned his Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives that if they don't hold a vote on immigration reform before the July 4 recess President Barack Obama will take matters into his own hands. continue reading »

Over 200 Migrants Rescued at Sea by U.S. Coast This Week

Over 200 Migrants Rescued at Sea by U.S. Coast This Week

More than 200 migrants from Cuba, Haiti, the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic were rescued at sea during the course of one week and repatriated to their countries of origin, the U.S. Coast Guard reported Monday. continue reading »

Arizona Sees Major Drop in Immigrant Deaths on Border

Arizona Sees Major Drop in Immigrant Deaths on Border

The arrest of undocumented immigrants on the Arizona border has decreased by 16 percent while deaths have dropped by 40 percent during the present fiscal year. continue reading »

Latinos Ask Pope to Pressure Obama to Halt Deportations

Latinos Ask Pope to Pressure Obama to Halt Deportations

A group of 14 U.S. Latino activists traveled today to the Vatican to request the intercession of Pope Francis to halt deportations, which increased under the office of President Barack Obama. continue reading »