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Is Obama Really the ‘Deporter-in-Chief?’ Depends on Whom You Ask

For Prerna Lal, how deportation data is parsed and explained is personal. She was once an undocumented immigrant herself, and for her, the deportation statistics represent people’s lives. “There’s political motivations behind the numbers game,” says Lal. continue reading »

Anti-Immigration Group Uses Earth Day To Recycle Argument That Immigrants Destroy Environment

Anti-Immigration Group Uses Earth Day To Recycle Argument That Immigrants Destroy Environment

An immigration-restrictionist group is using Earth Day to blame immigrants for three of California’s most vexing environmental issues: increased car usage, increased population, and water shortage. According to a television ad released by the organization continue reading »

California Families Seek Help Against Deportations

California Families Seek Help Against Deportations

A California immigrant rights group said Monday that deportations have led to a significant increase in the number of families turning up at its offices lately looking for help. continue reading »

Castro vs Patrick on Immigration: A Tale of Two Debates

Castro vs Patrick on Immigration: A Tale of Two Debates

My first mistake, when watching Tuesday’s Julian Castro/Dan Patrick debate, was that I started keeping score. The second mistake was not having a bowl of popcorn at my side. continue reading »

Barack Obama Calls on House Republicans to Support Immigration Reform

Barack Obama Calls on House Republicans to Support Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama marked Wednesday's one-year anniversary of the introduction of the bipartisan immigration reform approved last June by the Senate by calling on Republicans in the House of Representatives "to listen to the will of the American people" and bring the measure to a vote. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrants Contribute Billions in Taxes

Undocumented Immigrants Contribute Billions in Taxes

Death and taxes, according to Benjamin Franklin, are the only things in life that are certain. And despite the prevailing myth perpetrated by nativist groups, there are plenty of undocumented immigrants facing the certainty of taxes on April 15. They pay billions in state and local continue reading »

Barack Obama Will Not Use Executive Orders to Stop Deportations

Barack Obama Will Not Use Executive Orders to Stop Deportations

President Barack Obama does not wish to use any executive order to halt the deportation of undocumented immigrants, considering it would damaged efforts to pass immigration reform, religious leaders said after a meeting at the White House. continue reading »

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 »