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10 Immigration Questions for 2016 Democratic Candidates Ahead of Next Week’s Debate

Washington, DC – In sharp contrast to the Republican field, the 2016 Democratic candidates are united in support of a path to citizenship for aspiring Americans, and interim measures like DACA and DAPA.  It’s important to remember that this wasn’t always the case, and this is a huge victory for the immigration movement.       In fact, Pew Research … 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 »

What the New Deportation Numbers Mean: Finally, We Are Headed in the Right Direction

But Implementation of New Enforcement Priorities is Incomplete, As Cases in Iowa, California Show Washington, DC – This week, the Associated Press reported on new deportation numbers for the past year.  A total of 231,000 people were deported, a drop of 42% from 2012.  As AP notes, the “overall total of 231,000 deportations generally does not … Continue reading »

ICYMI: On The 5th Circuit Appeals Court Decision On Immigration, “Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied”

David Leopold Weighs In On 5th Circuit Delay and What It Means for 5.5 Million Immigrants and Their Families  As the ttupreme Court begins a new term today, a 5th Circuit Appeals Court decision on the President’s executive actions on deportation has yet to be announced after nearly 3 months. The longer the appeals court ruling languishes, … 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 »

La humanidad de migrantes y refugiados

El pasado fin de semana otra frágil embarcación preñada de migrantes naufragó en las costas de Grecia. Mohammed Reza, de 18 años de edad, fue uno de los sobrevivientes. Huyó de Afganistán y dejó al resto de su familia en Irán. Aseguró que mientras estuvieron varados por horas en el mar, ni la Guardia Costera … Continue reading »

The Republican Party Is Out Of Touch – With The American Public And With The Facts On Immigration

As the Republican field continues to double-down on positions defined by anti-immigrant hostility, two new pieces out today explain how this lurch to the right is not just out of sync with the American public, it’s out of sync with the facts, too. In a new National Journal piece, Ron Brownstein captures how the cultural views of Republican … 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 »

“Como nación, somos mucho mejor que un país que envía gente de regreso a una zona de guerra”

Frank Sharry reacciona al llamado de Trump a expulsar a todos los refugiados sirios Ayer, mientras hablaba en New Hampshire, el favorito republicano Donald Trump reiteró su apoyo a la inhumana deportación masiva de la década de 1950 conocida como “Operación Espaldas Mojadas”. También encontró nuevos objetivos vulnerables para atacarlos. Trump prometió que, como presidente, buscaría … Continue reading »

Eva Longoria, Latino Victory Project Call On Latinos To Combat Ugly Rhetoric By Sharing Their Family Stories

Actor and activist Eva Longoria is the latest in a string of high-profile Latinos to fight back against the toxic, anti-immigrant and anti-Latino rhetoric from Republican Presidential candidates — and she bringing some back-up, too. The Latino Victory Project co-founder is calling on Latinos and immigrants to submit their personal, family stories for the “Firsts Campaign,” … Continue reading »