Continued frustration with the choices in this year’s presidential election.
DHS says existing agreements with states to operate the immigration enforcement program are no longer needed. States have no choice but to share their fingerprint databases with the federal authorities.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the federal program intended to deport serious criminals is not meeting its goal, and is undermining law enforcement in the state.
Lawmakers and immigrant advocates want New York to follow Illinois in opting out of the federal information-sharing program. Critics say S-Comm, designed to identify undocumented immigrants convicted of serious crimes, is being used mainly to target those convicted of minor offenses.
A heated exchange between the Bloomberg administration and its critics over federal access to immigrant inmates at the city’s Rikers Island prison.
At a commemoration for the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, immigrant workers said even though a hundred years have passed, they still suffer from unsafe work conditions and abuse.
Allegations of the mishandling of hate crime investigations within the Suffolk County Police Department are raising new concerns among immigration advocates who met with officials of the U.S. Department of Justice.
In the twilight of David Paterson’s term as New York governor, Hispanic leaders reflect on his legacy with immigrants and Latinos.
Young advocates for the DREAM Act say the postponement of a Senate vote gives them more time to convince senators of their cause.
Illinois Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez wants to focus on passage of the DREAM Act as a stand-alone bill during the lame duck session. In New York over the weekend, the leader in the fight for immigration reform signaled a shift in tactics.