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Obama Deferred Action

Is Obama's New Immigration Policy a Law Enforcement Bonanza?

Laura Murray-Tjan | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Laura Murray-Tjan

The criminal bars for parents applying for deferred action are very strict. Even if there is no absolute bar to a parent's application, immigration officers can still deny it for "discretionary" reasons -- in other words, if something about the applicant raises concerns about her continued presence in the US.

The Executive Acts

Michael LaRosa | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Michael LaRosa

We are a long ways from fixing our broken immigration system if our only cause for celebration is relief from deportation in the interior of the nation, while we feed the deportation machine at the border.

Sam Stein

Legal Panel At Federalist Society Begrudgingly Accepts Obama's Immigration Powers | Sam Stein | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last Thursday evening, word spread on Capitol Hill that House Speaker John Boehner was considering suing President Barack Obama over his...

Elise Foley

Top Senate Democrats Stand Behind Obama On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Republicans threaten to do whatever they can to block President Barack Obama from reforming the immigration system without Congress, ...

Undocumented & Unafraid: How I Embraced My Status to Empower Today's DREAMers

Global Kids | Posted 09.04.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

Alejandra Ruiz, photo courtesy of Julie Hassett-Sutton/Frantic Studio via Global Kids Once I started high school I knew that I was undocumented. My ...

Elise Foley

Republicans Make Another Attempt To End Key Immigration Policy | Elise Foley | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans addressed immigration on Wednesday -- sort of -- by passing a bill that would take aim at President Barack Obama's pol...

Elise Foley

Obama Doesn't Rule Out Executive Action On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama didn't rule out taking some sort of executive action on deportations, saying Friday he is still "modestly optimis...

Elise Foley

HUGE Number Of Dreamers Win Reprieve | Elise Foley | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One year ago on Thursday, undocumented young people turned out by the thousands across the country to apply for a new government program...

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Obama Immigration Policy

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's policy of stopping the deportation of some young immig...

State Scraps Pink Immigrant License Plan After Criticism

Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

By MARTHA WAGGONER, The ASSOCIATED PRESS RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina is abandoning a plan to give pink-striped driver's licenses to certain und...

Elise Foley

Undocumented Immigrants: Let Us Enlist | Elise Foley | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of young undocumented immigrants ramped up a push this week for the ability to join the military, with about 20 visiting recrui...

Elise Foley

Obama's Immigration Reform Push To Begin This Month | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite a bruising fiscal cliff battle that managed to set the stage for an even more heated showdown that will likely take place in a m...

Lawsuit Challenges Arizona Driver's License Ban For DACA Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.29.2012 | Latino Voices

Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday against Arizona to overturn the state’s policy of refusing to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented...

Republican Backs Driver's Licenses For DREAMers

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

Nevada is the latest state to confirm it will allow undocumented young people granted deferred deportation by the federal government to get driver's l...

Sam Stein

Marco Rubio Not Upset Deferred Action Would End Under Romney | Sam Stein | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Tuesday he was comfortable with Mitt Romney's decision to end President Obama's deferred action program upo...

Elise Foley

4,600 Undocumented Immigrants Granted Deferred Action | Elise Foley | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 4,600 young undocumented immigrants have been granted deferred action under the Obama administration, lifting their fears of bein...

Elise Foley

Mississippi Joins Lawsuit Against Obama Immigration Policy | Elise Foley | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The state of Mississippi joined a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration over its decision to stop deporting some undocument...

Elise Foley

Barack Obama Speaks Spanish, Touts Support For 'Dreamers' In New Ad | Elise Foley | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign is upping its use of the Dream Act to rally Latino voters in a new ad out Tuesday, featuring Obama speaking straight ...

Elise Foley

Republicans Mum On Romney's Deferred Action 'Amnesty' | Elise Foley | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

DENVER, Colo. -- Republican immigration hawks were quiet on Tuesday after GOP nominee Mitt Romney said he would honor deferred action granted by the ...

Sam Stein

Romney Makes Big Announcement On Immigration Plan | Sam Stein | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics

After months of dodging the question, Mitt Romney said on Monday night that he would respect the executive action President Barack Obama put into plac...

Florida Deferred Action Recipients Deserve In-State College Tuition

Ediberto Roman | Posted 11.18.2012 | Miami
Ediberto Roman

Until recently, Florida has denied some parents the ability to pay in-state tuition for state colleges. However, two weeks ago, Ruiz v. Robinson found that a the Equal Protection Clause forbids this kind of discrimination.

Obama Administration Approves First Round Of Deferred Action Applicants

AP | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

BY ALICIA A. CALDWEL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Just three weeks after the Obama administration started accepting applications from young...

No Health Care Benefits For Immigrants Granted Deferred Action

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

Some undocumented young people will be granted work authorization and deferred action under President Barack Obama's June directive, but they won't be...

Jan Brewer: Obama Is 'Race-Baiting'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, an immigration-hardliner who signed the state's controversial SB 1070, said Monday that President Barack Obama is attacking R...

In Their Own Words: Undocumented Youth On Deferred Action

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.16.2012 | Latino Voices

NAME: Itzel Guillen AGE: 18 BIRTHPLACE: Mexico City CURRENT RESIDENCE: San Diego BACKGROUND: Arrived in San Diego when she was 4 years old with an...