Commentary

Columns of news analysis and opinion about the immigration news of the day.

Marine is sworn in as a US Citizen

De Leon: The ARMS Act Does Not Make Sense

The Adjusted Residency for Military Service Act – the ARMS Act – is a pruned version of the DREAM Act. It gives undocumented youth a chance to legalize their status if they join the military, but there are no benefits for pursuing higher education.

GOP candidate Mitt Romney

De Leon: Romney is Out of Touch With Voters on Immigration

According to the latest Gallup poll, only three percent of Americans say immigration is the most important problem facing the country today, but candidate Mitt Romney insists on making his stance ultra-conservative. Is that the direction he should be taking the GOP?

E-Verify

2012 Ushers in New Laws Impacting Immigrants

As of January 1, 2012, five more states require the use of E-Verify to check work authorization status of new hires, while California took the opposite stance and made it illegal for municipalities to mandate that companies use the program unless required by federal law.