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Monthly Archives: November 2012
The Immigration Policy Center on Thursday published a study confirming faults with the 287(g) immigration program at a time when the government is subjecting it to review. Since its creation in 1996, Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act … Continue reading
Immigrant rights advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday that seeks to overturn Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s order denying driver’s licenses for young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under a new Obama administration policy. The lawsuit alleges the … Continue reading
Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-California) has been elected as Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, and will be the only Latino among the Democratic party’s Congressional leadership.
Even as Republicans in the House and Senate begin efforts to pass narrow immigration bills in the lame-duck session, closed-door negotiations have begun over how to accomplish a much broader package of immigration reforms next year. Three Republican senators introduced … Continue reading
Dreamers are rejecting an alternate version of the DREAM Act, dubbed the Achieve Act, that was introduced Tuesday by Republican senators and would give a legal status to undocumented youth who entered the United States as children. Retiring senators Jon … Continue reading
On Election Day, President Obama got 71 percent of the Latino vote nationally because, in the end, Latinos preferred his message over Mitt Romney’s. But how Latinos got that message — the relentless call to register, to vote, to participate … Continue reading
Last week, the Economist published an article on “The Rise of Mexico” in anticipation of Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto’s visit to DC. Below is the full text of the article, which examines the need to re-examine the U.S.-Mexico relationship … Continue reading
On Tuesday, Mexico’s president-elect, Enrique Peña Nieto, met with President Obama on Tuesday in an attempt to shift relations with the United States toward improving the economy and loosening up trade. Mr. Peña Nieto, who takes office on Saturday, discussed … Continue reading
A group of Senate Republicans on Tuesday formally rolled out DREAM Act-style legislation that would allow certain undocumented youth to eventually gain legal status. The bill, introduced by Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and dubbed the … Continue reading
Michigan’s Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s recent decision to deny driver’s licenses to those with deferred deportation status will greatly detriment the state, according to immigration experts. Jose Franco, founder of advocacy group One Michigan, states that “Michigan is losing … Continue reading