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Undocumented Immigrants

A Dream Deferred?

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Michelle Chen

The Obama administration made a careful political calculation when it offered Deferred Action. Now it's time for DREAMers to cautiously weigh their fears against their dreams. Temporary relief from deportation could open the door to more exploitation of young immigrants.

Artist's 'Illegal Superheroes' Address Undocumented Immigration Issue

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.20.2012 | Latino Voices

Have you seen Superman -- the superhero, not the movie? If so, you should probably report him to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). After...

A HUGE Win For Undocumented Immigrants In California

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.20.2012 | Los Angeles

President Barack Obama's new immigration program will mean some undocumented immigrants will be granted driver's licenses -- and some will not, depend...

New Tuition For Undocumented Begins

Posted 08.20.2012 | Denver

A new tuition rate goes into effect for undocumented students at the Metropolitan State College of Denver today. In June, the college's board of t...

Winning Gold in the "Anti-Immigration Olympics"

Amy Novick | Posted 10.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Amy Novick

These champions return to our country and see games of a different sort going on - elected officials stooping to the worst kind of politics, spreading fear and misinformation about immigrants, and enacting harmful anti-immigration policies.

Janell Ross

The Deferred Action Immigration Program: How Did We Get Here? | Janell Ross | Posted 08.19.2012 | Latino Voices

When President Obama addressed the National Council of La Raza at its annual convention last summer, he laid out his efforts to enforce the nation's "...

Battle Far From Over For Immigrants Who Get Deferrals

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2012 | Miami

* Not eligible for driver's licenses in Arizona, Nebraska * In-state tuition eligibility not granted with new status * I...

Young Undocumented Immigrants May Find College Elusive

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 10.17.2012 | Latino Voices

MIAMI -- Araceli Cortes had made up her mind: After being brought to the U.S. as a child, graduating from high school and attending some college in Ca...

Houston Nonprofit Pays For DREAMers' Application Fees

Huffington Post | Laura Rothkopf | Posted 08.16.2012 | Impact

The federal government sowed seeds of hope yesterday as it began collecting applications for two-year work permits from tens of thousands of undocumen...

Thousands Line Up For Obama's Deportation Deferral Program

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 08.16.2012 | Los Angeles

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Nathaly Uribe has all the papers she needs to get a work permit – something the 17-year-old daughter of a construction work...

'Now I Have A Future'

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2012 | Miami

* 1.7 million people may be eligible for temporary program * Critics call it 'backdoor amnesty' * Long lines form as rul...

Brewer Defies Obama On DREAM-Like Program

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer, in yet another clash with the White House, issue...

Elise Foley

Thousands Apply For Deferred Action Immigration Waiver On First Day | Elise Foley | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Nayeli Manzano, a 16-year-old undocumented immigrant, woke at midnight Wednesday after about an hour of sleep. A friend had called, saying ...

Ten Reasons Young People Should Come Forward For Deferred Action

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 08.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Almost all of the young people I have talked to are eager to come forward. They fought hard for deportation relief and want to be able to work, drive, go to school, and fight on for broader, permanent immigration reform, including the DREAM Act.

Coming Out: A Confession From a Harvard Student

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 10.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Pierre R. Berastaín

It is important for people to know I am a contributing member in the United States, and that while my personal profile demonstrates a commitment to the communities in which I have lived, my communities have not always welcomed me.

President Obama's Deferred Action: A Fair Compromise on Immigration Enforcement

Kristian Ramos | Posted 10.13.2012 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

President Barack Obama's move to prioritize the deportation of criminal immigrants, while giving exemplary undocumented immigrants the ability to remain in the country through deferred action, is smart and fair enforcement policy.

Undocumented Immigrants Concerned They'll Be Exposed By Health Care Law

Reuters | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business

By Salimah Ebrahim WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - As she was ushered into surgery eight years ago, Paula was confident that doctors at ...

Janell Ross

Undocumented Youth Targeted By New Immigration Scams | Janell Ross | Posted 08.04.2012 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- Days after President Barack Obama in June said his administration would grant relief to certain young, undocumented immigrants, a Southern...

Elise Foley

Luis Gutierrez: Marco Rubio 'Questions' Rights For Immigrants | Elise Foley | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said Thursday that politicians who oppose the president's order protecting young undocumented immigrants fr...

Arpaio's Outrageous Maneuvers May Come Back To Haunt Him

New York Times | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

In nearly 20 years as sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio has honed his publicity skills, using headline-grabbing, often outrageous maneuvers to bu...

A College Just For Undocumented Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 08.08.2012 | College

With help from professors in California, undocumented immigrants are closer to accessing an affordable college education. University of California...

From Someone Who Can't Vote: "Democracy Doesn't Stop at the Polls"

Erika Andiola | Posted 10.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Erika Andiola

As an undocumented American, and someone who cannot vote, it was very hard to understand why people who have the ability to vote, the simplest and most honorable political action you could take, had no motivation or intention of casting their ballot at the polls.

Tearful Revelations, Offensive Letters May Not Be Enough In Case Against Arpaio

AP | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics

BY JACQUES BILLEAUD, ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX -- Offensive letters, tearful personal stories and reams of statistics have been shared as plaintiffs...

The Peach-Picker Shortage

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business

There seems to be a shortage of peach-pickers in Marysville, California. Or maybe not. Peach farms in the Marysville region -- in particular, the p...

Woody Guthrie's Musical Empathy With Latino Migrants Resonates 64 Years Later

Gabriel Schivone | Posted 09.29.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Schivone

From the Dustbowl Troubadour's own hard travelling through Tucson, AZ looking for work and food, Woody Guthrie was a friend to migrants and the oppressed.