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America With Jorge Ramos: Meet the Undocumented Student Program Ramos and Fusion published this video last week on the Undocumented Student Program at the University of California-Berkeley, the first program of its kind in the US: The undocumented college students participating in the program receive academic counseling, legal aid, and mental health services. As student Bianca Rodriguez Plancarte said, “It’s one thing getting into college, … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News June 27, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

Top News Associated Press Q&A: Murkiness follows Supreme Court’s action on travel ban By Gene Johnson June 26, 2017 New York Times (Editorial) The Travel Ban at the Supreme Court June 26, 2017 Washington Post (Editorial) The Supreme Court splits the baby on Trump’s travel ban — for now June 26, 2017 Associated Press No immediate ruling on fate … Continue reading »

Advocates Rally in San Antonio as Court Hears Motion to Block SB 4

Today, advocates from all over Texas gathered for an all-day rally in San Antonio while a federal court considered a motion to block the state’s SB 4 anti-immigrant law from taking effect. Outside, advocates showed off signs, spoke out against the damage SB 4 would do to immigrant communities, marched, and chanted. Children with the Workers … Continue reading »

Advocates Respond to SCOTUS Decision on Trump’s Muslim Ban

Today, the US Supreme Court agreed to review two major legal challenges to Trump’s Muslim ban, Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) and Trump v. Hawaii. The cases will be consolidated for oral argument and heard during the October 2017 term. In addition, the Court upheld one part of the ban, while allowing another provision of it … Continue reading »

PRESS CALL: Immigrant Advocates and Legal Experts to Discuss SB 4 Hearing in San Antonio

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TUESDAY, June 27 10am CT / 11am ET DIAL IN: 888-632-3381; PASSCODE: Texas SB4 San Antonio – On a press call on Tuesday, June 27 at 11 am EST, immigrant advocates and legal experts will analyze Monday’s upcoming court hearing on Texas’ “show me your papers” law, SB 4 in San Antonio’s John H. Wood Jr. United States Courthouse. … Continue reading »

This Week in Texas, Houston Joins Lawsuits Against SB 4, and Advocates Tell Federal Government to Stay Out

Houston joins lawsuit, advocates prepare for Monday hearing This week in Texas, the Houston City Council voted 10-6 to file suit against Texas and its SB 4 anti-immigrant law. The vote came after advocates testified for over six hours in front of the City Council about SB 4’s potential to tear apart families and discriminate … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News June 23, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

Top News Associated Press Supreme Court limits ability to strip citizenship By Mark Sherman June 22, 2017 CNN Trump’s proposed 5-year welfare ban for immigrants is already law By Jeremy Diamond June 22, 2017 CNN Federal judge temporarily blocks deportation of Iraqi Christians By Ellen Kaufman June 22, 2017 Associated Press Supreme Court could reveal action … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News June 22, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice ICYMI: Lynn Tramonte: “Eric Lara is an American kid with a loving dad who wants to stay in his life” Senators Harris, Menendez, and Hirono, Immigrants, and Advocates Demand Reduced Funding for President Trump’s Mass Deportation Force Heartbreaking Deportation Cases Explain Why 19 Senators Are Calling for Decreased Funding for Trump’s Deportation Force … Continue reading »

Columbus State Program Helps Immigrant and Refugee Kids

At the Columbus Dispatch this week is a story about one of Columbus State Community College’s ESL Afterschool Communities — its English as a Second Language program for elementary- and middle-school children which includes a six-week summer session. Since 2004, Columbus State has worked with 2,326 immigrant and refugee children acquire the academic, social, and personal … Continue reading »