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Must-Read From NYT’s Lawrence Downes: “Remembering A Milestone For Immigrants And America”

A new piece from the NYT’s Lawrence Downes marks the 50th anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, a landmark bill that ignited a resounding demographic shift that America still sees to this day. Signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson at the foot of the Statue of Liberty, the act “ended the era of … Continue reading »

WaPo: Texas’s Refusal To Issue Birth Certificates To Kids Of Immigrants “An Act Of Stunning Official Arrogance”

The Washington Post called Texas’s refusal to issue birth certificates to the US-born children of undocumented immigrants “an act of stunning official arrogance” in a must-read editorial published today. The state has already led the charge in the Republican lawsuit stalling President Obama’s 2014 immigration actions, which, if implemented, would grant millions of undocumented immigrants … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, October 6, 2015

English (en español al final de la página): Buzzfeed News: Hillary Clinton: We Need To Be “Less Harsh And Aggressive” On Deportations Than Obama Administration By Adrian Carrasquillo Wall Street Journal: Hillary Clinton Calls Obama’s Deportation Policies Too Harsh By Laura Meckler National Journal: The Return of the Middle American Radical By John Judis AP: … Continue reading »

DAPA-Eligible Father Risks It All To Reunite With His Family

As a long time Florida resident, Rafael Gaytan has made every effort to become a productive member of his community. A business owner, loving father, and caring husband, Rafael has been able to overcome many of the obstacles that his immigration status presented to him – all with the intention of providing for his family … Continue reading »

Cartoon Monday: An Oldie-But-Goodie From Lalo Alcaraz

This 2012 oldie-but-goodie from one of our favorites, Lalo Alcaraz. You’d think Republicans would have learned some lessons from the defeat of Mitt Romney in 2012. But with Donald “Mass Deportation” Trump leading the race for the GOP Presidential nomination, the national Republican Party could be headed the way of the wooly mammoth too. Starting … Continue reading »

Profiting From Immigrants: Bail Bond Company Charges $420 A Month For A GPS Ankle Bracelet

Libre By Nexus, a Virginia-based bail bond company, has discovered a new way to profit off the misery of immigrants detained by ICE. A string of Spanish-language pieces from La Opinion and Univision highlight the disturbing trend. As a condition for paying their bond for their release from detention, the company is contractually forcing immigrants … Continue reading »

Donald Trump Now Rewriting The Truth After Chickening Out of Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Q&A

Donald Trump is in scrambling revisionist mode after canceling his Q&A with the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which was scheduled for later this week. “This is the first time I’m hearing about this,” Trump blabbed to CNN, claiming he never really agreed to make the USHCC appearance in the first place. “I mean, I never … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, October 5, 2015

English (en español al final de la página): The Hill: Trump pulls out of session with Hispanic chamber By Ben Kamisar Politico: Hispanic Chamber steamed over a ‘Trump tantrum’ By Eliza Collins NBC News: Donald Trump Cancels Q&A, Says Hispanic Chamber of Commerce By Suzanne Gamboa Politico: Bernie Sanders names Latino outreach director By Daniel … Continue reading »

Where Does The Next Speaker Of The House Stand On Immigration?

Speaker John Boehner’s departure from Congress left me wondering what, if anything, his successor would do to fix our broken immigration system. In no particular order, here is what you can expect from candidates seeking the top jobs in the House when it comes to immigration. CANDIDATES FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s … Continue reading »

New United We Dream Survey Shows Huge Positive Impacts In Daily Lives Of DACA Recipients

A new United We Dream survey of more than 1,750 DACA recipients showcases how the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals Program has led to drastic improvements in the daily lives of undocumented youth. The United We Dream survey — one of the largest of its kind to date — shows “that DACA recipients have made … Continue reading »