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April 2014 Archives

DREAMers in Virginia Eligible for In-State Tuition

DREAMers in Virginia Eligible for In-State Tuition

Immigrant students included in the Childhood Arrivals program and who graduated from Virginia high schools are eligible for in-state tuition at public institutions of higher education, the state's attorney general said Tuesday. Mark Herring announced the policy change during an event at the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College. continue reading »

PEW HISPANIC REPORT-U.S. Births Drive Population Growth as Immigration Stalls

PEW HISPANIC REPORT-U.S. Births Drive Population Growth as Immigration Stalls

After four decades of rapid growth, the number of Latino immigrants in the U.S. reached a record 18.8 million in 2010, but has since stalled, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Between 1980 and 2000, immigration was the main driver of Latino population growth continue reading »

Why Allowing All Immigrants to Drive Legally Is Good Policy

Why Allowing All Immigrants to Drive Legally Is Good Policy

Immigrants across the country are helping to revitalize declining areas and growing state and local economies, and local officials increasingly recognize the vital roles of these immigrant workers, business owners, and entrepreneurs. Some states and cities are creating welcoming initiatives to draw immigrants to and help them integrate into their communities. continue reading »

Mexican Government Strongly Criticizes Arizona’s Proposed ‘Virtual Border Fence’

Mexican Government Strongly Criticizes Arizona’s Proposed ‘Virtual Border Fence’

The Mexican Consulate in Phoenix, Arizona, strongly criticized plans for a "virtual fence" on the southern border of that state and warned that such state projects "negatively affect" relations between the two countries and "impede" collaboration on migration matters. continue reading »

Drop in Court-Ordered Deportations Means Little to Overall Deportation Numbers

Drop in Court-Ordered Deportations Means Little to Overall Deportation Numbers

Last week, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)—the division within the Department of Justice that runs that immigration court system—released its FY2013 Statistics Yearbook detailing the number of deportation cases begun and completed in the immigration courts nationwide continue reading »

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 »