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Fight is Not Over: Honoring DAPA Anniversary With the Promise to Vote

Rocio Saenz | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics
Rocio Saenz

On Election Day, we have a duty and an obligation to vote for our friends, brothers, sisters and DREAMers who cannot vote. We must give our community a voice. We must elect a president that will defend these immigration initiatives and enact immigration reform with a path to citizenship.

The Best Year of My Life: My Journey As an Undocumented Immigrant

Uriel Casas | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics
Uriel Casas

I am sharing my secret in order to give Americans a face to place with the label "illegal immigrant." You never hear our stories because we live in fear of getting thrown out of our homes. We are not numbers or aliens. We are your friends and your neighbors.

A Year After President's Immigration Order, Families Still Fight to Stay Together

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 11.19.2016 | Impact
Center for Community Change Action

By Sulma Arias Friday marks one year since President Obama signed an executive order that would allow youngsters who came to the U.S. as children and...

Pro-Immigration Reform Groups To Run Ad Ripping GOP Candidates During Latin Grammys

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

When viewers tune in for coverage of the Latin Grammys on Thursday, they'll also see ads from the pro-immigration reform groups SEIU and iAmerica Acti...

Immigrant Rights Leaders Say This Is the Time to Act

Elena Shore | Posted 11.17.2016 | Latino Voices
Elena Shore

A day after the 5th Circuit announced its ruling against the Obama administration's executive actions on immigration, immigrant rights leaders said now is the time to act.

The Clock Is Ticking On DAPA, And Only The Supreme Court Can Save It

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration turns a year old next week, and it's still stuck in the courts. Monday night, the core of the...

Marco Rubio Dodges Question On Whether He'd Deport Parents Of U.S. Citizens

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) skirted a question on Wednesday of whether he would deport the millions of parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent resi...

DOJ Says It Will Take Deportation Relief To Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice plans to try to take the president's deportation relief programs to the Supreme Court, it announced Tuesday, o...

Families At Risk Of Deportation Invite Presidential Candidates To Dinner

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

Every Republican candidate in the 2016 primary race has vowed to kill an Obama administration program that would shield certain undocumented parents f...

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Injunction Against Obama's Executive Action On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

A federal appeals court on Monday agreed to keep on hold President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration -- nearly a year after he announced i...

Marco Rubio Says He'd End Protections For Dreamers Even Without Immigration Reform

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate and Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that he'd eventually end protections for young undocumented immigrants who came ...

Undocumented For Life?

Tami Shaikh | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Tami Shaikh

I have just started to work as a civil rights advocate. It has been an absolute eye opener for me. When looking at the history of immigration in the US there have been so many steps in the right direction however there have also been areas where we have moved back as a nation.

Rep. Sanchez: Factory Shows Immigration Success

Sara Warner | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Sara Warner

When asked about her position on Judicial Detention Centers and Border Kids, Rep. Sanchez was clear: She supports the closure of family detention centers that have come under fire by a variety of immigration support groups.

5th Circuit v. 5 Million Parents and DREAMers in America

Rocio Saenz | Posted 10.15.2016 | Politics
Rocio Saenz

Only days are left before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals can issue a ruling which the Supreme Court can review on President Obama's deferred action initiatives, better known as DAPA and expanded DACA.

What I Hope to Hear From Pope Francis in His Historic Address to Congress

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 09.24.2016 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

Pope Francis, a champion of the vulnerable and downtrodden, has an opportunity to make the moral case, on behalf of the many faith leaders and faith-based organizations supporting comprehensive immigration reform, to break the stalemate in Congress.

Pursuing a Legalization Program, With or Without Congress or the Courts

Donald Kerwin | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics
Donald Kerwin

Earlier this week, the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) hosted an event on an important report authored by Charles Kamasaki, Susan Timmons and Courtney Tudi, titled "Immigration Reform and Administrative Relief for 2014 and Beyond."

Support the Undocumented Workers Who Risked Their Lives After 9/11

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.10.2016 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

With the Zadroga bill ending at the end of the month, we can expect the same politicians who get publicly weepy at 9/11 memorial services to go ahead and stiff those who personally responded to the emergency. As a nation, giving benefits to all those who were injured at Ground Zero should be a no-brainer, but this Congress can't even get that right.

Donald Trump: Babies Born To Undocumented Immigrants Aren't U.S. Citizens

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.20.2015 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Not only does Donald Trump support ending birthright citizenship, the real estate mogul now says children born to undocumented immigrant...

Appeals Court Tosses Out Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Suit Against Deportation Relief

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court threw out a lawsuit on Friday from Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio over President Barack Obama's deportation relief, ...

Latino Activist Says Jeb Bush Campaign Turned Him Away Because Of His Skin Color

The Huffington Post | Matt Ramos | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A young Latino activist believes that the campaign of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) denied him entrance to an event based on the colo...

Under Obama's New Policies, 87 Percent of Undocumented Immigrants Won't Be Targeted For Deportation

The Huffington Post | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

Even if President Barack Obama's deportation relief policies remain blocked, up to 87 percent of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. likely will not b...

Elise Foley

Undocumented Immigrants Rally In New Orleans, Waiting For Relief | Elise Foley | Posted 07.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of immigration advocates, some of them undocumented, waited hours outside a New Orleans courthouse on Friday as a federal appea...

President Obama's Immigration Actions Are Lawful

Rep. Zoe Lofgren | Posted 07.10.2016 | Politics
Rep. Zoe Lofgren

When Congress created the Department of Homeland Security, it recognized that federal resources should be expended to maximize efforts that keep our country safe. To do so, Congress directed the executive branch to determine who is a priority for deportation, and who is not.

Cities Speak for Millions of Americans on Immigration Action

Kasim Reed | Posted 07.10.2016 | Politics
Kasim Reed

Today marks a milestone in the fight for common sense immigration reform in the United States. A federal court in New Orleans will hear arguments in the case challenging President Obama's executive actions on immigration.

Dayana Morales Gomez

Obama's Immigration Deferred Action Spurs Huge Boost To Dreamers' Wages | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Undocumented young people called Dreamers have seen their average wages jump 45 percent since President Barack Obama granted them tempor...