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Elise Foley

Immigrants Rally Outside Appeals Court Over Obama Executive Actions

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.18.2015 | Politics

Maria Trujillo, 22, is set to graduate on May 16 from Prairie View A&M University in Texas with a degree in architecture, and she's been getting her r...

Bulk of Chicano and Latino Populations Critical of Sen. Rubio's Run for Presidency

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 04.16.2015 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Republicans have long forgotten that the GOP has, indeed, supported immigration amnesty for years under the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA), while damning Mexicans and other Latino immigrants who do not receive Cuban amnesty.

Living the American DREAM: Katherine Perez

National Council of La Raza | Posted 04.16.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

When Katherine Perez arrived in the United States from Colombia in 2005, she had one goal in mind: to get a great education that would pave the way to a better life.

President Obama, Don't Give Up!

National Council of La Raza | Posted 04.09.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

According to the White House Council of Economic Advisers, the president's executive actions on immigration would increase the gross domestic product by $90 billion to $210 billion, signifying a major boost to the economy. Maria Pacheco's case is a real-life example of how that happens.

Why Stopping Deportation Is the Right Thing to Do

Jennifer Keys Adair | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Jennifer Keys Adair

While DACA and DAPA can't help all families, it is a start for some individuals who were brought to the U.S. as children without proper documentation. They are not criminals. They are not people looking for a handout from the government.

Living the American DREAM: Ana Angeles

National Council of La Raza | Posted 04.02.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Activism can take on many forms. For some, it takes the form of community organizing or leading demonstrations. For others, it might take place online or at the voting booth. For Ana Angeles, a 30-year-old DACA recipient from Orange County, California, that activism has taken place in her home, assisting would-be DACA recipients with their applications.

This Women's History Month, How Can We Honor Immigrant Moms?

Reshma Shamasunder | Posted 03.31.2015 | Los Angeles
Reshma Shamasunder

As women's history month comes to an end, I'd like to honor a courageous immigrant mother who leads by example.

Elise Foley

Labor Leader: 'We Will Not Stop' Fighting For Immigration Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Help from the government for undocumented immigrants isn't coming as quickly as they wanted, but union leaders and immigration activists...

Elise Foley

Immigration Reform Advocates To Lose Champion With Harry Reid Retirement

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Friday morning was strange for Astrid Silva, a 27-year-old undocumented immigrant in Las Vegas. Just before 5 a.m. PST, her longtime pen...

Living the American Dream: Karina Velasco

National Council of La Raza | Posted 03.26.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The most recent snow storm to hit the Washington, DC, area could not stop Karina Velasco, a 25-year-old DACA recipient, from meeting with her congressional representatives and advocating for administrative relief.

Cutting Vital Tax Credits for Working Families Will Put Our Nation's Children at Risk

Janet Murguía | Posted 03.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

The Latino community will remember that the interests of more than 4 million of its children were sacrificed so a few politicians could pander to extremists. We hope candidates remember this episode in 2016, when they experience a record turnout of Hispanic voters.

Elise Foley

Chris Christie Finally Shows Hand On Immigration Programs

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After months of staying out of the legal battle over the president's executive actions on immigration, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R...

What TedCruz.com and @ImmigrationGOP Say About Republicans

Juan Escalante | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Juan Escalante

The race to the White House officially begins today, with Ted Cruz being the first candidate to announce his candidacy for what many expect to be a crowded Republican primary. But already the Ted Cruz camp is playing defense. Behold! www.TedCruz.com.

A New Strategy for Immigration Reform: What Can an Incremental Agenda Look Like?

Isabel Anadon | Posted 03.19.2015 | Latino Voices
Isabel Anadon

Two policies, if adopted can impact a large group of immigrants currently living in limbo. These policies have either existed in the past, or have enough political and public support to make them a strong possibility in the near future.

Living the American DREAM: Maria Garcia

National Council of La Raza | Posted 03.20.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Though Maria Garcia has lived in the United States for 20 years, it is only during the past couple that the pursuit of the American dream seemed within reach.

Elise Foley

Republicans Ask Court To Keep Obama Immigration Programs Stalled

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Republican lawmakers are urging an appeals court not to let the Obama administration expand deportation relief and work autho...

Immigration Should Not Hold Back Loretta Lynch

Juan Escalante | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Juan Escalante

A new fight is brewing where Republicans are, yet again, injecting immigration rhetoric. If Loretta Lynch is not confirmed, are they expecting President Obama to nominate somebody who will not agree with his immigration policies? This refusal to meet halfway or engage in meaningful negotiations is just politically infantile.

Elise Foley

Democrats Come To Obama's Defense On Immigration Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As a lawsuit from 26 states continues to stall President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, officials from other states ar...

Why Does Georgia Force Young Immigrants to Look Elsewhere When Chasing the American Dream?

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Diana Umana was hoping to stay in Georgia to be close to her family and to be able to contribute to her community. But she is doubtful that she can afford the out-of-state tuition rate that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals grantees must pay to attend Georgia colleges. She will be looking for more affordable places elsewhere in the country to attend school.

Elise Foley

Judge Keeps Obama Immigration Policies On Hold

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's policies to allow some undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. hit another snag on Monday. Judge Andrew...

No Room for Gray Areas in Obama's Deportation Guidelines

Juan Escalante | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Juan Escalante

Yes, President Obama highlighted that his administration would appeal the judge's ruling during a nationally televised immigration town hall last week, but what exactly does that mean for the beneficiaries of the DACA+ and DAPA program in the meantime?

Elise Foley

GOP Rep Says Obama Accountable For Murders 'Every Day' By Undocumented Immigrants

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) accused President Barack Obama and Democrats Thursday evening of continually releasing undocumented immigra...

Elise Foley

Obama Tells Advocates He's Still Committed To Immigration Actions

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama's immigration policies face threats from Congress and the courts, he met Wednesday with advocates to assure th...

Living the American DREAM: Emilio Vicente

National Council of La Raza | Posted 03.02.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The expansion of DACA and DAPA has brought hope to millions of immigrants and families, including those who were initially unable to apply for DACA because they were over the age of 31.

Elise Foley

Obama To Meet With Immigration Advocates To Plot Path Forward

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will meet Wednesday with immigration advocates to discuss plans for his executive actions, which are coming under...