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The Faces of Delay: Executive Action Will Come Too Late for Families Facing Deportation

With President Obama’s decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the November elections, the hopes of thousands of American families facing deportation were dashed. On a press call yesterday, national, local immigration advocates, legal experts, and family members—including those profiled by Julia Preston of the New York Times today continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Group Reduces Lives of Refugee Children to Costs of Education

Anti-Immigrant Group Reduces Lives of Refugee Children to Costs of Education

The nativist Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has long blamed children for the costs of their own educations. Whether focusing its ire on immigrant children or the U.S.-born children of immigrants, FAIR is routinely outraged at continue reading »

White House Says President WILL Act on Immigration Before Year-End

White House Says President WILL Act on Immigration Before Year-End

President Barack Obama intends to take executive action on immigration before the end of the year, the White House said Monday, two days after the president announced that he would take no action on the matter before the November mid-term elections. continue reading »

BREAKING: President Obama Agrees to Deport 70,000 More People, Separate Countless More Families

BREAKING: President Obama Agrees to Deport 70,000 More People, Separate Countless More Families

Reports have announced that President Obama has once again delayed using his indisputable executive authority to provide deportation relief to millions of undocumented immigrants. The President is instead waiting until after the November midterm elections to make an announcement, leaving millions of mothers and fathers under the perpetual threat of deportation. continue reading »

Escondido, CA Considers Building Shelter for Immigrant Shelter

Escondido, CA Considers Building Shelter for Immigrant Shelter

The city council of Escondido, California, this week will discuss the proposal to build a shelter for Central American minors who cross the country's southern border illegally, a project that has already been preliminarily rejected by city hall. continue reading »

Mexican Immigrant Found Hanged in Texas Detention Center

Mexican Immigrant Found Hanged in Texas Detention Center

Texas authorities are investigating the death of an immigrant who was found hanged in his cell at the Border Patrol detention center in McAllen. continue reading »

Obama to Hold Off on Immigration Reform Until After Elections

Obama to Hold Off on Immigration Reform Until After Elections

U.S. President Barack Obama will take no executive action on immigration reform until after the Congressional elections in November, the White House said Saturday. continue reading »

PEW Hispanic: Number of Undocumented has Remained Stable Since 2009

PEW Hispanic: Number of Undocumented has Remained Stable Since 2009

The number of undocumented immigrants living in the United States has remained stable since the 2007-2009 recession and half of them have lived in this country for at least 13 years, according to a study from the Pew Research Center. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez Urges Obama to Act Swiftly on Immigration

Rep. Gutierrez Urges Obama to Act Swiftly on Immigration

Immigration activists agreed on Wednesday that it is "imperative" for President Barack Obama to act as soon as possible on immigration given the failure of Congress to approve comprehensive reform in that area. continue reading »

White House Hesitating on Executive Action on Immigration

The White House acknowledged Tuesday that President Barack Obama might not fulfill the pledge he made in June to announce exective action on immigration matters before the end of summer. continue reading »

The President’s Solid Ground for Executive Action on Immigration

The President’s Solid Ground for Executive Action on Immigration

Comprehensive immigration reform legislation would give a majority of America’s 11 million undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship and work authorization. But with immigration reform stalled in the House, President Obama announced that he plans to “fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress. continue reading »

WaPo: Obama Studying Plan to Expand Legal Immigration

WaPo: Obama Studying Plan to Expand Legal Immigration

President Barack Obama is studying a proposal to double the number of green cards awarded each year, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. continue reading »

California Authorities Must Inform Migrants of Consequences of “Voluntary Return”

California Authorities Must Inform Migrants of Consequences of “Voluntary Return”

The American Civil Liberties Union announced Wednesday an accord with the federal government requiring immigration authorities in California to fully inform undocumented migrants of the consequences of agreeing to "voluntary return." continue reading »

Activists Stand for Undocumented Man Allegedly Beaten by Police, Facing Deportation

Activists Stand for Undocumented Man Allegedly Beaten by Police, Facing Deportation

Pro-immigrant activists are fighting for the release of an undocumented Mexican arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement just as he was about to defend himself in a local court with alleged evidence of abuse by police in California's Orange County. continue reading »

Senator Rubio Warns Obama About Curbing Deportations

Senator Rubio Warns Obama About Curbing Deportations

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Tuesday warned President Barack Obama that use of his executive authority to curb deportations would "close to the door" to immigration reform. continue reading »