Tag: dream act

An Unnecessary Pre-Emptive Strike Against Young Undocumented Immigrants

An Unnecessary Pre-Emptive Strike Against Young Undocumented Immigrants

This week, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) issued a criticism of the Kids Act, a bill not yet released by House leadership. The thrust of their argument is that any legalization program the bill could propose would be an “amnesty,” no matter what the requirements, and that even young, educated immigrants who came to [...]

Continue Reading

What Does the Anti-Immigrant Movement Have Planned for the States in 2014?

What Does the Anti-Immigrant Movement Have Planned for the States in 2014?

As Congress continues their protracted debate on immigration reform, state governments are taking the lead on moving positive measures forward. Thus, anti-immigrant groups like the Federation for American Immigration Reform and Numbers USA  will be on the defensive in 2014, devoting time and resources towards preventing pro-immigrant state policies from taking root. They are certain [...]

Continue Reading

International Youth Day Highlights Children Impacted by Immigration

Written by on August 12, 2013 in Children, Deferred Action, DREAM Act, Family, Students with 0 Comments
International Youth Day Highlights Children Impacted by Immigration

In 1999, the United Nations designated August 12 as International Youth Day in order to highlight children’s opportunities, challenges and contributions on the world stage.  This year, the focus is on the migration of young people, in order to raise awareness of the positive contributions made by young immigrants as well as the many risks [...]

Continue Reading

DREAMers Push For A Path To Citizenship

DREAMers Push For A Path To Citizenship

Ahead of a Wednesday meeting of House Republicans to discuss various options on immigration reform, hundreds of DREAMers—young immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children—held their own version of a citizenship ceremony and rally yesterday to push for legislation that will provide a roadmap to citizenship for not only themselves but for millions of other [...]

Continue Reading

Senate Hearing Reinforces Why Congress Needs To Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Senate Hearing Reinforces Why Congress Needs To Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform

For more than seven hours on Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee listened to testimony from almost two dozen people about the immigration reform bill a bipartisan group of senators introduced last week. From visas for farm workers and other foreign workers to the mandatory E-Verify system included in the bill, senators debated and questioned the [...]

Continue Reading

This Week’s Immigration Proposals: Old News, Old Ideas

This Week’s Immigration Proposals: Old News, Old Ideas

If you follow immigration, but are returning from a month-long, news-free vacation, there’s only one conclusion you would draw from the legislation Republicans offered up this week in Congress:  Mitt Romney must have won the presidential election.  After all, the ACHIEVE Act, introduced yesterday by retiring Senators Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), [...]

Continue Reading

Kris Kobach Continues Digging Immigration Hole

Kris Kobach Continues Digging Immigration Hole

Despite a general consensus that adopting “self-deportation” as immigration policy helped sink Mitt Romney’s White House aspirations, the architect of this philosophy, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, isn’t ready to give in. Kobach doesn’t seem to care that most in his party have awakened to the fact that they are in a “death spiral” [...]

Continue Reading

Understanding the Important Symbolism of the Maryland DREAM Act Victory

Understanding the Important Symbolism of the Maryland DREAM Act Victory

While much of last week’s energy was focused on Latino voter turnout in the Presidential race— and the subsequent recognition that immigration reform was all but inevitable—there was another major victory for immigration policy that came out of Maryland. Voters in the state supported through referendum their legislature’s decision to provide in-state tuition to undocumented [...]

Continue Reading

Author of Torture Memos Challenges Legality of DACA

Author of Torture Memos Challenges Legality of DACA

As a high-ranking Justice Department attorney after 9/11, John Yoo authored an infamous legal memo arguing that the President, as commander-in-chief of the armed forces, possessed irrevocable authority to order the torture of alleged “enemy combatants.” Although the memos were subsequently revoked, Yoo has remained an ardent defender of presidential power—except, it appears, when it [...]

Continue Reading

What the Show Me State Shows Us About Immigration

What the Show Me State Shows Us About Immigration

According to data released by the Immigration Policy Center, there are approximately 6,500 young people in Missouri who may benefit from President Obama’s plan to grant deferred action to DREAM eligible youth.   This isn’t a huge amount in the grand scheme of things, as Missouri ranks 31st in the country with respect to the number [...]

Continue Reading

Top