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Evaluating Trump's Immigration Plan: Facts To Bring Down A Wall Of Fiction

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 09.09.2016 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

The facts demonstrate that building a wall is purely a political ploy and attempt to pander to Trump's base. After all, it is a powerful hallmark of his campaign that aims to create a culture of division, based on dominance and hate.

In 2016, Latinas Will Make The Difference

Maria Teresa Kumar | Posted 07.20.2016 | Latino Voices
Maria Teresa Kumar

Unlike ever before, we will have a say in the future of our country, one that is reflective of our community because not only will Latinas impact who goes to the White House, but we will decide who sits on our school boards, city councils, state legislatures, and yes, the Supreme Court too

Immigrants Still Look to DACA for Relief in Uncertain Times

Elena Shore | Posted 07.13.2016 | San Francisco
Elena Shore

SAN FRANCISCO -- Leticia Urrutia's DACA renewal is coming up in October, a month before the presidential elections. "I was like, 'What am I going to ...

Unwelcome: Federal Officials And Local Law Enforcement Need To Stop Raids And Deportations Of Undocumented Immigrants

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 07.07.2016 | Latino Voices
Azadeh Shahshahani

On June 27, four activists were arrested for blocking the roads to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Downtown. More than 100 peop...

The Obama Plan Has Been Defeated: Now What?

Ellin Jimmerson | Posted 07.01.2016 | Latino Voices
Ellin Jimmerson

We live in confusing immigrant times. One moment, undocumented immigrants are filled with hope and optimism. The next is flush with dread and despair, especially since last week's Supreme Court 4-4 decision.

Immigration Non-Decision Reflects Multiple Cases of Government Inaction

Thomas A. Saenz | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Thomas A. Saenz

In a short June 23 order, the Supreme Court dashed the hopes of millions that the justices would overturn the injunction blocking implementation of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Heartbreak and Hope

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 07.21.2016 | Latino Voices
New York Legal Assistance Group

By Alisia Cordero, Grants Supervisor, New York Legal Assistance Group Following the U. S. Supreme Court's deadlock last week in a case challenging ...

Supreme Court Deadlock Keeps Immigrants' Health at Risk

Judy Belk | Posted 06.24.2016 | Black Voices
Judy Belk

This news from the Supreme Court is deeply disappointing. But the movement for healthier communities is bigger than one legal case.

Obama Says Deportation Priorities Won't Change After Supreme Court Decision

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics

Undocumented parents and other immigrants will not get the relief President Barack Obama promised them, thanks to a deadlock at the Supreme Court. But...

Photo Exhibit Shows the True Faces of Undocumented Families

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 06.10.2016 | Latino Voices
Center for Community Change Action

Maria Amalia, a farm worker, has lived in the United States for more than 20 years and has three children who are U.S. citizens. Credit: Faces of DAPA...

Undocumented and Black

Isy India Thusi | Posted 06.08.2016 | Black Voices
Isy India Thusi

We must continue to demand comprehensive immigration reform. Furthermore, immigration reform must be sensitive to the unique challenges of migrants of color, especially black migrants who face increased policing and profiling.

As Supreme Court Deliberates Immigration, Family Unity, American Values, Hang in the Balance

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 06.03.2016 | Latino Voices
Center for Community Change Action

By Rich Stolz Today, Lisette woke up and got her children ready for school. At 7, 10, and 12, her kids are bright and motivated. They aspire to be do...

Supreme Court Judges: American. That Includes Me, My Family and My Community

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
Center for Community Change Action

Bati Tsogtsaikhan, top row, with his parents and younger brother. Credit: Bati Tsogtsaikhan By Dae Joong Yoon and Bati Tsogtsaikhan Imagine walkin...

How California's Approach to Immigration Is Ahead of the Curve

Cathy Cha | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Cathy Cha

California's transformation shows that progress is possible even in states where anti-immigrant anger and discrimination are prevalent, such as modern day Arizona, Alabama or Georgia.

Local Matters: What to do During the DAPA/DACA+ Stalemate

Sara Mejias Gonzalez | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Sara Mejias Gonzalez

Embed from Getty Images The Supreme Court's current lack of a 9th justice is causing ripple effects across policy issues, including major disputes o...

Judge Wants Government To Hand Over Names, Addresses Of Thousands Of Dreamers

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics

About 108,000 young undocumented immigrants received three-year protections and U.S. work permits in a several-month period in late 2014 and early 201...

Judge Who Blocked Obama's Immigration Plan Goes On Rampage Against DOJ

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics

The same judge who put the brakes on President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration has gone on a rampage against the Department of Justice...

After 15 Internships, I Can Finally Be Hired For Wages

Cindy Nava | Posted 05.03.2016 | Latino Voices
Cindy Nava

President Barrack Obama will always hold a special place in the hearts of DREAMers. His leadership and courage to enact DACA in the face of all the derision and political pressures he received from Congress, is beyond commendable.

Hope Is Waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Texas and 25 other states filed a lawsuit to block President Obama's November 2014 executive action to help keep immigrant families together. The DAPA and expanded DACA initiatives would help parents remain in the U.S. temporarily to work, further their education, and support their families.

DACA-mented and Underserved

Johanny C. Fernandez | Posted 04.26.2016 | Latino Voices
Johanny C. Fernandez

DACA has created a community for me to spread awareness of mental health needs in immigrant communities, and advocate to take the shame out of asking for help, despite the limits of Medicaid. DACA-mented or not, if we have more clinics with affordable mental health services, we can help reduce the suffering.

Immigrant Communities and the Health of Our Cities Are Intertwined

Nisha Agarwal | Posted 04.21.2016 | New York
Nisha Agarwal

Under Mayor de Blasio's administration, the City has undertaken initiatives to eliminate inequities against immigrant New Yorkers by enhancing their economic, civic and social integration into the broader community and facilitating their access to justice.

Ending Judicial Truthiness on Immigration

Anil Kalhan | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics
Anil Kalhan

When the Supreme Court considers what it heard this week in United States v. Texas -- the Republican lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's immigration initiatives -- the justices should start by getting the basic facts right.

Immigration Case: Texas Concedes Most Important Points

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

When I left the court I was more confident than ever that -- even with the court not at full strength -- this was going to be a lopsided victory for the United States and the president.

The Power of Immigrant Stories at the Supreme Court

Rocio Saenz | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
Rocio Saenz

A ruling against DAPA and expanded DACA will not only affect immigrant families, but all families, and it'll send a message of hate to U.S. citizen children whose parents are vulnerable to deportation.

Undocumented Immigrants Watch As Supreme Court Considers Case That May Change Their Lives

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Marly Arevalo, 21, has been outside the Supreme Court many times. She lives about 30 minutes away, in Riverdale, Maryland, and often par...