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Why 2013 Was the Year of Positive State Immigration Measures

Why 2013 Was the Year of Positive State Immigration Measures

States took the lead on immigration reform in 2013, and compared to previous years, the majority  were positive measures to help integrate and improve the day-to-day lives of immigrants in their respective states. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) 2013 Immigration Report, 45 states passed 184 immigration-related laws in 2013 and adopted […]

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States Move Forward To Allow Undocumented Immigrants To Drive Legally

States Move Forward To Allow Undocumented Immigrants To Drive Legally

In a stark change from the harmful measures that swept across states in previous years, 2013 has started out as a good year for immigration reform at the state level. Lawmakers continue to push for pro-immigrant policies to help immigrants already living in the U.S., while the Georgia legislature’s passage of an anti-immigrant bill stands […]

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Immigration Policy in the States: A Roundup

Immigration Policy in the States: A Roundup

As Congress begins to debate how to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws on the federal level, state governors who previously staked out anti-immigrant positions are quieter. And in a change from previous years, few measures that mimic provisions of Arizona’s SB-1070 have been proposed in state legislatures. That’s not to say there isn’t still some […]

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Reaching the Six-Month Mark on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Reaching the Six-Month Mark on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

The Department of Homeland Security has issued its latest data on the Obama Administration’s initiative that offers deferment from deportation and temporary work permits to young undocumented immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. In the first six months of the program (August 15–February 14), 423,634 out of the roughly 936,933 immigrants […]

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Arizona Faces Lawsuit over DACA Driver’s License Policy

Arizona Faces Lawsuit over DACA Driver’s License Policy

Less than six months after it received a stinging rebuke from the Supreme Court, Arizona today was hit with another major lawsuit over its punitive immigration policies—this time challenging its practice of denying driver’s licenses to beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Filed in federal court in Phoenix, the class-action suit […]

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