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Undocumented Immigrants

My Immigration Reform Prediction: Late and Light

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

The sparse result of months of partisan wrestling over the fiscal cliff portends a reduced likelihood that any of President Obama's second-term priorities, including immigration reform, will be addressed in the manner he outlines in his upcoming inaugural address.

Elise Foley

The Road Forward: A New Way Forward On Immigration Reform? | Elise Foley | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two categories of numbers define President Barack Obama's handling of immigration policy -- and the challenge he faces on this incendiar...

What's With the Latest Immigration Reprieve?

Erwin de Leon | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

Some unauthorized immigrants who are in the process of obtaining visas for permanent residency can now expect shorter separation from American family members.

Elise Foley

Undocumented Immigrant Activist's Mother, Brother Detained | Elise Foley | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The mother and brother of a prominent undocumented immigrant activist were detained late Thursday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforc...

Undocumented Mexican Woman Dies, Parents Denied Entry

Fox News Latino | Posted 01.08.2013 | Latino Voices

A Mexican man lamented that U.S. immigration officials didn’t allow the parents of his dying wife to travel from Mexico to Houston to see her one la...

A Higher Ed Opportunity for All Undocumented Immigrants

Shai Reshef | Posted 03.09.2013 | Latino Voices
Shai Reshef

After President Obama signed into law DACA, or "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals," this past August, over 300,000 eligible undocumented students...

Another State Says It Will Issue Driver's Licenses To DACA Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.07.2013 | Latino Voices

Connecticut has become the latest state to grant driver’s licenses to immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children and qualify for...

Where Immigrants With No Criminal History Get Lengthy Stays In Jail

Sun Sentinel | Megan O'Matz | Posted 03.07.2013 | Miami

DEERFIELD BEACH -- Hundreds of men and women who have committed minor offenses, such as driving without a license, or no apparent crime at all, are lo...

Elise Foley

Steve King Seeks To Block 'Anchor Babies' | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's the first week of the 113th Congress, and one House member is already trying to stop children born in the United States to undocume...

Let's Reframe the Immigration Debate: Put the Focus on People

Jeffrey Kaye | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey Kaye

Beyond the psycho-social costs of current immigrant policies are the tremendous financial ones. By working off the books, millions of unauthorized immigrants are part of a vast underground cash economy that keeps billions of dollars a year out of the U.S. Treasury.

A Christmas Present for Only One of Millions

Erwin de Leon | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

Sopuruchi "Victor" Chukwueke got a gift which he describes as the "best Christmas present ever." He is a step closer to fulfilling his dream of attending medical school, thanks to a private-relief bill introduced on his behalf by Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) last year which passed both Houses of Congress earlier this week.

Why We Need a New Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Pierre R. Berastaín

It seems that an act aimed to protect victims of domestic and sexual violence would bring little controversy among Congress members, from either chambers. But no.

Brian Kilmeade: Undocumented Students Need 'Night Vision Videos'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.12.2012 | Latino Voices

Undocumented immigrants must present night vision videos of themselves to win a new class of scholarships offered by the University of California at B...

Two Young Immigrants Discover What It Means To Be Undocumented

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 12.11.2012 | New York

n a cloudy Friday afternoon last March, as thousands of pedestrians passed by and rows of police officers watched intensely, the eclectic crossroads t...

656 Weeks on the Killing Fields of Arizona

Gabriel Schivone | Posted 02.10.2013 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Schivone

On any given Thursday evening a dozen to 30 people crowd together in a somber circle at the historical El Tiradito ("Castaway") shrine in the Barrio Viejo neighborhood of Tucson.

Licenses for Undocumented Drivers Will Make Illinois Safer for All

Brian Levin | Posted 02.09.2013 | Chicago
Brian Levin

Assuming the State House of Representatives and Governor Quinn sign off, Illinois will be the beneficiary of a great public policy that will improve public safety for all: issuing driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.

Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the 'I-word'

Adam Goodman | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Adam Goodman

What will it take for the Times and AP to stop using a disparaging, value-laden term like "illegal"? The answer may depend on what happens with comprehensive immigration reform.

Ann Coulter's Outrageous Insult To Latinos

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 06.20.2013 | Latino Voices

Republicans looking to reach out to Latinos may want to avoid the advice of Ann Coulter. The conservative pundit penned a column Wednesday in whic...

Brewer 'Not Surprised' She's Being Sued

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) responded on Friday to a lawsuit challenging her decision to deny driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants who have re...

Republicans Stepping In Own Way On Key Issue

Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- After Mitt Romney's loss in the presidential election, Republicans quickly identified one of ...

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...

WATCH: Undocumented Immigrants' Daring Escape Attempt

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.28.2012 | Latino Voices

What at first seemed like a driver being pulled over for speeding on Interstate 40 in Oklahoma City, quickly revealed itself to be a more serious infr...

Time Magazine 2012 Person Of The Year Leaves Out Latinos

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.27.2012 | Latino Voices

This year Latinos helped swing a presidential election, spoke at prime time spots during both party conventions, and emerged as one of the most covete...

Good News For 'Undocuqueers'

Ryan Campbell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ryan Campbell

This election, three things in particular were very good for "undocuqueers": Latinos came out to vote in huge numbers, marriage equality won big at the ballot box and many gays were elected to office.

Immigrants Struggle After Sandy

AP | CLAUDIA TORRENS | Posted 01.24.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Superstorm Sandy plunged some immigrants living illegally in the U.S. into darkness and even deeper into the shadows. Some of those who n...