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Georgia Lawmaker Proposes Driving Cards That Identify 'Illegal Aliens'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics

If a Republican state senator in Georgia gets his way, recipients of temporary reprieve from deportation would be more easily identified as undocument...

Texas Begs The Supreme Court Not To Touch Obama's Immigration Appeal

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While as many as 5.2 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. continue to await a final decision on deportation relief, Te...

Supreme Court Hands Obama Small But Important Win In Immigration Fight

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It looks like President Barack Obama may get a chance to defend his immigration policies in court before he leaves office. The U.S. Sup...

Obama Administration Takes Deportation Relief For Millions To Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

The fate of millions of undocumented immigrants may be decided by the Supreme Court. Exactly one year after President Barack Obama announced sweeping...

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 Act...

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 perman...

DOJ Says It Will Take Deportation Relief To Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

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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 ...

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...

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, ...

Elise Foley

Undocumented Immigrants Rally In New Orleans, Waiting For Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Dayana Morales Gomez

Obama's Immigration Deferred Action Spurs Huge Boost To Dreamers' Wages

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Dayana Morales Gomez

Undocumented Immigrants Urge Others To 'Come Out' In Push For Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progress toward immigration reform in the past several years has been attributed in no small part to the many undocumented immigrants, p...

Elise Foley

Mark Zuckerberg Makes Big Donation To Help Dreamers

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced Wednesday that they donated $5 million to give scholarships to ...

Determined to Achieve the American Dream: Yazmin Abreu

National Council of La Raza | Posted 05.29.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

For much of her early life, Yazmin was not aware of her immigration status. She struggled some in school, though not with her academics. Rather, Yazmin had difficulty socially. In middle school, Yazmin discovered that she was an undocumented immigrant. That revelation would affect how guarded she was about many details of her private life.

DAPA, GOP & Immigration Politics

Ryan Campbell | Posted 05.28.2015 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA), much like Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), is a patchwork program created as a Band Aid to help alleviate some of the problems of our broken immigration system.

Elise Foley

Another Immigration Storm Is Brewing In The House

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives will soon get another chance to add to its record of voting against measures friendly to Dreamers, the youn...

Arizona Dreamers Score Another Win

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

Two days after a judge ruled that young undocumented immigrants granted authorization to remain in the U.S. should be eligible for in-state tuition in...

Give People a Chance -- It's the American Way

National Council of La Raza | Posted 05.07.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

At the age of four, Nadia Rivera and her parents embarked on a journey familiar to most American immigrants: the search for a better life. As many have done before us, Nadia's parents arrived in the United States full of dreams for their daughter.

Elise Foley

Immigration Hawks Promise Fight On Defense Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration hard-liners in the House made it clear Tuesday that they're willing to put up a fight over even the smallest measures friend...

One (Economic) Argument for ONE California

Manuel Pastor | Posted 05.05.2015 | Latino Voices
Manuel Pastor

There are economic arguments for why ONE California matters for the state: Documentation and citizenship can each result in income gains for immigrants, better conditions for their citizen kids and an expanded economy for everyone.

Elise Foley

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Continues Fight Against Obama On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The lawyer representing Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio told judges on Monday that the courts needed to step up and block President Barack Ob...

Living the American DREAM: Joel Sati

National Council of La Raza | Posted 06.23.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

If there is something more impressive than Joel's academic résumé, it's his story. Rewind a few years and we'd be meeting a different Joel: a high-school student reeling from the discovery of his undocumented status just a few weeks shy of graduation. Facing a new set of financial roadblocks, he would no longer be a college-bound senior but one facing a life of uncertainty.

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...

President Obama, Don't Give Up!

National Council of La Raza | Posted 06.09.2015 | 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.