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July 2013 Archives

ICE Closes Dozens of Deportation Cases in Arizona

ICE Closes Dozens of Deportation Cases in Arizona

At age nine, U.S.-born Kathy Figueroa became the public face of hundreds of children impacted by immigration raids and family separation in Arizona. In a YouTube video she pleaded with President Barack Obama for the release of her parents. continue reading »

Activist Arrested for Protesting Avoids Deportation

Activist Arrested for Protesting Avoids Deportation

An undocumented immigrant arrested for mounting a protest at a state legislative hearing in North Carolina has managed to avoid deportation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday. continue reading »

Hey Paul Ryan: 9 Out of 10 Immigrants Would Apply For Citizenship

Hey Paul Ryan: 9 Out of 10 Immigrants Would Apply For Citizenship

Some have been lifting up Paul Ryan as a conservative champion for immigration reform in the House–he’s been working behind the scenes to try and make reform happen, and has been applauded for making a strong case for the economics of reform. continue reading »

Illinois Governor Quinn Joins 14 Other Governors Urging Congress to Pass Immigration Reform

Illinois Governor Quinn Joins 14 Other Governors Urging Congress to Pass Immigration Reform

14 U.S. Governors includes Illinois Governor Pat Quinn drafted a letter urging Congress to pass “commonsense” immigration reform. continue reading »

U.S. and Cuban Officials Discuss Migration, Alan Gross

U.S. and Cuban Officials Discuss Migration, Alan Gross

On Wednesday, July 17, U.S. and Cuban officials met in Washington to discuss the implementation of the 1994 and 1995 U.S.-Cuba Migration Accords. This marks the first time since January 2011 t continue reading »

Boehner: Helping Migrants Brought as Kids a Matter of “Fairness”

Boehner: Helping Migrants Brought as Kids a Matter of “Fairness”

The country's top Republican elected official, House Speaker John Boehner, said Wednesday that legalizing young people who were illegally brought to the United States by their parents is a question of "basic fairness." continue reading »

Why Latinos Are Democrats (And Why They’re Likely To Stay That Way)

Why Latinos Are Democrats (And Why They’re Likely To Stay That Way)

Gallup has just released data showing Democrats with huge leads in party identification among all age groups of Hispanics. Why is this? One theory, as summarized by John Sides in a recent post on Monkey Cage, is “that people identify with the party that they associate with social groups they like or belong to. So it’s not so much about policy or what the parties ‘stand for.’ It’s who the parties ‘stand with.’” continue reading »

Anthropology Professor Says New “Type” of Immigrant Trying to Enter U.S.

Anthropology Professor Says New “Type” of Immigrant Trying to Enter U.S.

The ongoing deportation program is resulting a "new type of immigrant" trying to cross the border into the United States, namely undocumented foreigners who have lived illegally for many years in this country and "the only way of life they know is that of the United States," Jason De Leon, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan, said. continue reading »

STUDY:  Immigration Reform Could Bring States $2 Billion a Year

STUDY:  Immigration Reform Could Bring States $2 Billion a Year

States and localities could collect an extra $2 billion a year in taxes from immigrants—on top of $10.6 billion they get already—if Congress overhauls the country’s immigration laws, according to a new report. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano Resigning Amidst Push for Immigration Reform

JUST IN:  Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano Resigning Amidst Push for Immigration Reform

Reportedly Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is leaving the Obama administration as early as today to head up the University of California 10-campus operation. Some sources say she is leaving in September. continue reading »

Not Everyone Wants the American Dream

Not Everyone Wants the American Dream

On my 16th birthday, in an indigenous village in southern Mexico, I translated for a church group of white Americans from my hometown in eastern Washington state. In their one-room hut, I asked an indigenous Mexican family continue reading »

Mexican National Gets Asylum after Cartel Kill 11 Family Members

Mexican National Gets Asylum after Cartel Kill 11 Family Members

The U.S. government has granted Mexican national Christian Chaidez asylum after narco-sponsored extortionists executed 11 family members. continue reading »

Pres. George W. Bush Hoping for “Positive Resolution” on Immigration Reform but Won’t Get Involved

Pres. George W. Bush Hoping for “Positive Resolution” on Immigration Reform but Won’t Get Involved

Former President George W. Bush said Wednesday that he hopes a "positive resolution" will be found as Congress considers reforms to the "broken" U.S. immigration system. continue reading »

Activists Take Stand Against Grandmother’s Deportation in Colorado

Activists Take Stand Against Grandmother’s Deportation in Colorado

Leaders of pro-immigrant organizations in Colorado, accompanied by religious groups and members of the community, protested Tuesday in Denver to prevent the deportation of a Hispanic immigrant who needs medical care. continue reading »

Over 20 Undocumented Dominicans Make It to Puerto Rico on Homemade Raft

Over 20 Undocumented Dominicans Make It to Puerto Rico on Homemade Raft

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents detained 25 undocumented Dominicans in Camuy, a town on the northern coast of Puerto Rico. continue reading »