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Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, October 9, 2015

English (en español al final de la página): Washington Post: The imaginary Trump piñata at the Hispanic Caucus banquet By David Montgomery October 9, 2015 AP: Obama Touts Immigration Reform in Speech to Hispanic Leaders October 8, 2015 Huffington Post: Obama: Backing Away From Immigration Reform Is ‘Not Leadership’ By Elise Foley October 8, 2015 … Continue reading »

A Snapshot of North Carolina’s New Anti-Immigrant Proposal

The North Carolina General Assembly has passed an anti-immigrant proposal known as HB 318, which would have some devastating effects if signed into law. As it stands, HB 318 promises to restrict the types of identification that would be recognized by law enforcement or other state officials, it would mandate state institutions to enact mandatory … Continue reading »

Meet the Brains and Bigotry Behind NC’s New Anti-Immigrant Bill

Most years, a crazy unworkable immigration bill like North Carolina’s HB 318, would never pass the NC legislature, but this isn’t most years. This is the year of the #TrumpEffect. So while Trump and his “Trumpettes” are taking the country by storm, lawmakers once thought to be too extreme for the main stream are getting … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, October 8, 2015

Wall Street Journal (Editorial): Those Assimilating Immigrants October 7, 2015 La Opinion (Editorial): Delayed Justice is Not Justice October 7, 2015 Washington Post (Opinion): Why stop at deporting Mexicans? Go after the Irish, too. By Harold Meyerson October 7, 2015 Washington Post (The Fix): What most people don’t understand about immigrants — but should By … Continue reading »

Immigrant Community Scores Victory As Deportation Rates Drop But More Work Needs to Be Done

Deportations of undocumented immigrants have decreased for the first time since 2006, a notable victory for the immigrant community that continues to live in fear thanks to a broken immigration system and congressional inaction. Thousands of petition signatures, direct actions, and rallies have helped pave the way to secure programs like Deferred Action for Childhood … Continue reading »

Senate Republicans Plan to Vote on Trump Anti-Immigrant Bill

Because Republicans just can’t seem to get enough of immigrant bashing, GOP Senate leaders are bringing yet another anti-immigrant bill to the Senate floor later this month. Seung Min Kim and Burgess Everett have the details: Senate Republicans are planning a vote on a controversial immigration bill later this month punishing so-called sanctuary cities that … Continue reading »

DREAMer Astrid Silva Discussing Deportation Policy and the Politics of Immigration

Astrid Silva of DREAM Big Vegas appeared on MSNBC with Jose Diaz-Balart today to discuss the Obama administration’s deportation policy, in light of Hillary Clinton’s vow to change it. She also talked about the politics of the immigration issue in the 2016 campaign, noting we still don’t know the current position of one-time advocate Marco … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, October 7, 2015

FSU News: Fighting for change By Joseph Zeballos October 6, 2015 New York Times: Hillary Clinton Plans a More Humane Approach on Immigration By Alan Rappeport October 6, 2015 Huffington Post: Hillary Clinton: Obama’s Deportation Strategy Didn’t Work By Elise Foley October 6, 2015 Fusion: Colin Powell: ‘Let’s tell all the immigrants working in Trump … Continue reading »

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 »