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Bernie Sanders Immigration Policy Platform, Progressive but Imprecise

Written by on November 12, 2015 in Elections, Reform with 0 Comments
Bernie Sanders Immigration Policy Platform, Progressive but Imprecise

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) immigration policy platform was recently released and it showcases his thinking around immigration reform, enforcement and his ideas for protecting workers. Entitled, A Fair and Humane Immigration Policy, the progressive, but clunky and imprecise platform, begins by setting him apart from those candidates calling for mass deportation. “We […]

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Perry Advocates for Enforcement-First Immigration Strategy in Presidential Launch

Written by on June 8, 2015 in Elections with 0 Comments
Perry Advocates for Enforcement-First Immigration Strategy in Presidential Launch

Former Texas governor Rick Perry announced his bid for the Republican presidential candidacy last week. His immigration rhetoric in the past several years has been one that focuses more on border enforcement than providing legal status to the currently undocumented population in the U.S.—a solution an overwhelming majority of Americans now support. However, Perry also […]

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Early Legislative Action in States Shows Mixed Bag of Immigration Proposals

Written by on February 2, 2015 in State and Local with 0 Comments
Early Legislative Action in States Shows Mixed Bag of Immigration Proposals

While some state attorneys general are suing to stop President Obama’s immigration executive actions, many state lawmakers are working to address immigration issues within their own states. New York, for example, is trying to pass new reforms to help young immigrants afford college while Colorado legislators try to limit additional funding to the state agency […]

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What Potential GOP Candidates Said on Immigration at Steve King’s Rally

Written by on January 26, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
What Potential GOP Candidates Said on Immigration at Steve King’s Rally

Although the 2016 presidential elections are two years away, early entrants into the Republican presidential field have apparently decided that immigration is a topic that can safely be exploited. Similarly, congressional Republicans, particularly newly appointed Senate Immigration Subcommittee chair, Jeff Sessions, is offering up a game plan that seems designed to pit immigrants against American […]

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Immigrant Mothers Fast at White House to Remind Obama of His Promise to Act

Written by on November 4, 2014 in Enforcement with 2 Comments
Immigrant Mothers Fast at White House to Remind Obama of His Promise to Act

President Obama back in September pushed off taking administrative action on immigration until after the midterm elections were over. “The president believes it would be harmful to the policy itself and to the long-term prospects for comprehensive immigration reform to announce administrative action before the elections,” a White House official said at the time. Now […]

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Plan That Allows DREAMers to Serve in Military Limited

Written by on October 1, 2014 in DACA/DAPA with 0 Comments
Plan That Allows DREAMers to Serve in Military Limited

Only a small number of undocumented immigrants could serve in the military after the Obama administration last week announced that young immigrants who qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) can apply through the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program. The military has used MAVNI since 2008 to recruit immigrants on non-citizen […]

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USCIS Anuncia Procedimiento para Renovación de DACA

Written by on June 6, 2014 in DACA/DAPA, En Español, Reform with 0 Comments
USCIS Anuncia Procedimiento para Renovación de DACA

En el día de ayer el Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS) anunció los términos del proceso para la renovación de la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA). Mediante la renovación de DACA, aquellos individuos que actualmente ya cuentan con el beneficio de la Acción Diferida seguirán disfrutando del […]

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The DACA Renewal Process: Everything You Need to Know

Written by on June 5, 2014 in DACA/DAPA, News Flash, Reform with 5 Comments
The DACA Renewal Process: Everything You Need to Know

Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the renewal process for hundreds of thousands of young noncitizens who received a grant of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Renewal of DACA ensures current DACA holders will continue to be safe from deportation for another two year period.  In addition, they will continue to have […]

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Politics is Personal for Young Undocumented Immigrants

Written by on May 20, 2014 in Elections with 0 Comments
Politics is Personal for Young Undocumented Immigrants

Young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children—often referred to as DREAMers—have grown up here, gone to school here, and formed deep roots in local communities. And while their immigration status prevents them from voting or even accessing affordable higher education in some states, DREAMers are civically active in pushing for reforms […]

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All the Action on Immigration is (Still) in the States

Written by on May 8, 2014 in Integration, State and Local with 0 Comments
All the Action on Immigration is (Still) in the States

Although their fate ultimately likes in federal immigration reform, unauthorized immigrants are getting much help from state and local officials who are taking pragmatic steps to allow  undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition and to limit local law enforcement from honoring immigration detainers issued by federal immigration authorities. On the tuition equity front, the Republican-controlled […]

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