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.
The case can only be understood in the context of politics, not law. It is part of a strategy of obstruction against Obama on one of the right's signal issues. That Texas is the lead litigant is unsurprising.
It's worth asking: Do Kasich's actions as governor of Ohio match his kinder gentler tone on the presidential campaign trail? Unfortunately, not so much.
Every day, this country, forged by immigrants and stamped as the land of opportunity, menaces its youngest citizens like Cesar and Jonathan.
In November, an appeals court stopped the Obama Administration from implementing its executive actions on immigration. This is a volatile issue, to be sure, but it's hard to see the court's reasoning as anything but disingenuous.
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 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.
Today marks the last post in our series. To mark the occasion, we have developed a compilation of all the stories that have been featured in this space.
Mayra Melendez graduated from Maryland's Salisbury University last month with a degree in international studies. On campus, Mayra has been a leader of immigrant student activism. While there, she helped organize the Undocumented Students Forum with the hope of increasing undocumented student resources at the university
Because of their inability to let this issue go, and their willingness to continue to demonstrate that immigration will be the defining issue of 2016, Republicans have resorted -- once again -- to stall the inevitable.
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.
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.
Before June 15, 2012 I knew what it's like to live in the shadow of a constant paralyzing fear. The fear that I could lose my home, my friends, and my life as I knew it at any moment.
When Jose Aguiluz was 15, he was involved in a severe car accident in his native Honduras. Desperate for help, his aunt contacted doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
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.
The following advice should not be taken as replacement for that of a seasoned attorney. However, from one undocumented immigrant to another, here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding DACA.