A day after President Obama’s immigration speech, 33 members of the U.S. Senate re-introduced the bill that would provide a path to legal status for young, undocumented immigrants.
The President addressed both supporters and opponents of comprehensive immigration reform (CIR), as well as business owners and immigrants. In his speech, Mr. Obama asserted that CIR is a bipartisan issue.
In an unusual turn of events, Ricardo Muñiz was released after 20 months of detention at Rikers Island Prison following his acquittal, despite being placed in the Criminal Alien Program which reports undocumented immigrants to federal authorities.
The signing of SB 1070 by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on April 23, 2010 struck fear in many undocumented immigrants. But the law also had the unintended consequence of emboldening some immigrants to get involved in politics and community organizing.
Newly released data from United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement reaffirms that the majority of deportees since 2008 have been people with no criminal background or those guilty of minor offenses.
Texas excludes low income Latinos from census. Undocumented youth arrested for protesting a new rule that will ban undocumented students from attending Georgia public colleges.
Aswini Anburajan believes if the estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. obtained legal status their taxes would help ease the budget crisis.
Immigration reform – Texas-style. A proposed bill would punish employers for hiring undocumented immigrants, except if they are domestic workers.
A new report shows wide differences across the country in a program allowing local authorities to enforce federal immigration laws. In some places 287(g) is leading to the deportation of undocumented immigrants accused of serious crimes, but in other areas immigrants arrested for traffic violations are being deported.
A lack of federal action on immigration reform has created a vacuum which state legislators are rushing to fill. If the first two weeks are any indication, 2011 is going to be a headline-grabbing year for immigration.