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Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Democratic House Leaders Introduce the American Hope Act for Dreamers

Today, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) introduced the American Hope Act of 2017, a bill that would protect Dreamers from deportation by putting them on the path to permanent legal status and eventually citizenship. The bill has 117 co-sponsors, which was said to be the greatest number of Congressional supporters on an immigration measure, ever. At … Continue reading »

CNN: MS-13 Members Say Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Helps Gangs

Donald Trump spoke about MS-13 today in Long Island, following in the footsteps of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has also recently used the specter of gang violence in New York to bolster his hardline agenda. Trump’s speech today promoted police brutality, claimed that immigration has led to “drugs, gangs, and violence”, and applauded “rough … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News July 28, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice Frank Sharry Reacts To John Kelly Selection For Chief of Staff Going for Broke: After a Week of Dismal Failures, Trump Administration and Cohorts Try to Change Subject By Lashing Out At Immigrants Former Acting ICE Director John Sandweg & Immigration Experts Provide Insight Into Immigration Policy and Practice Under The Trump Administration … Continue reading »

Sessions, Homan Are Threatening Sanctuary Cities — But Law So Far Has Been on Immigrants’ Side

Attorney General Jeff Sessions hates immigrants, so it’s been no surprise that he also hates so-called “sanctuary cities” — places that allow immigrants to live in peace as long as they don’t commit any crimes. Sessions and the Trump Administration have tried to implement an executive order against sanctuary cities, threatened local officials with federal … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News July 26, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice “This is Not Normal”: Frank Sharry Reacts to President Trump’s Disturbing Speech in Youngstown, OH One Week After Jesus Lara Deportation, Trump Heads to Youngstown & Calls Immigrants “Animals” Who “Slice and Dice” Americans “Esto no es normal”: Frank Sharry reacciona al alarmante discurso de Trump en Youngstown, OH Top News Share Blue Trump … Continue reading »

Editorials Commend Sen. Graham for Action, Condemn Sec. Kelly for Inaction for Dreamers

Last week, Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced the Dream Act 2017, legislation that is intended to be a roadmap to legal permanent status and citizenship fro Dreamers. Advocates and immigrants hailed the legislation — but one person who expressed opposition was DHS Secretary John Kelly, who said he supported Donald Trump’s … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: Why Can’t Immigrants Just “Get Legal”, “Get in Line” and Get Their Papers?

Here’s a basic question we often come across: why can’t undocumented immigrants just “get in line”, “get legal”, “get right with the law” — i.e. obtain the legalization and citizenship that would allow them to become full-fledged Americans and protect them from deportation? The short answer is: they can’t. One misconception about undocumented immigration is … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News July 25, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice ICE Director Homan and TX Lt. Gov. Patrick Shamelessly Exploit Deaths of Migrants AVEF Responds to Sneak Attempt to Enact $1.6 Billion Funding for Costly and Unnecessary Border Wall Arizona Republic Editorial Board: “Pastor’s Deportation Shows Who We Are Now” AZ, CT, and IL Immigrant Youth Stories Make Powerful Case for DACA New Report … Continue reading »

Massachusetts Supreme Court: “No Authority” For State officials to Honor ICE Detainers

The Massachusetts Supreme Court has ruled that the police practice of keeping immigrants locked up for the sole purpose of complying with ICE detainers is in violation of state law. The decision is yet another rebuke to the Trump Administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who have been pushing for greater police cooperation with ICE … Continue reading »