DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that undocumented children and youth eligible for the federal DREAM Act, as well as others not deemed to be serious criminal threats, will not be deported. Once their outstanding deportation cases are closed, these individuals will be able to apply for work authorization.
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.
The HALT Act, a bill introduced by Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas takes aim at the Obama administration’s executive powers to grant waivers allowing undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S.
Filipino reporters Cristina DC Pastor and Erwin De Leon give their take on the voluntary “outing” of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas as an undocumented immigrant.
It’s a query I thought was crude and in your face. But if you’re an undocumented immigrant journalist looking for work, there really is no better way to ask – “do you sponsor?”
A trend is emerging: states pass controversial immigration measures, then brakes are applied in the federal court system.
Filipino reaction to the admission by journalist Jose Antonio Vargas – a Filipino immigrant – that he is undocumented.
Gov. Dan Malloy said he would sign a bill allowing undocumented youth attending Connecticut’s public colleges and universities to pay in-state tuition rates.
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.
Using the genre of Latin soap operas as a starting point, artist Viva Ruiz conceived a biting pastiche and performance art piece called “Immigrantula” about the struggles of undocumented immigrant workers in New York.