As we wrote last month, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has been grilling Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about her Department’s deportation practices. Grassley seems particularly agitated about the “threat” of Napolitano using prosecutorial discretion and allowing some individuals with compelling cases to delay their deportations through “deferred action.”
One of the most offensive post-9/11 anti-immigrant policies dreamed up by our federal government is finally gone. Yesterday, DHS announced the end of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS), a state-sanctioned racial profiling program that wasted serious amounts of government resources while damaging our country’s reputation, and treating whole groups of people as “other” because of where they came from, not what they did.
A new report from the Pew Hispanic Center shows that while a record number of Latino voters participated in the 2010 election compared to past midterms, their representation among the electorate is much lower than their representation in the general population. That’s a gap Democrats will need to close as they seek to make further inroads with Latinos, who offered Democrats strong support in the last election.
Mexican children illegally crossing the border alone remain vulnerable to drug cartels, gangs and other dangers because a 2-year-old law designed to protect them is not being executed well, advocates from the U.S. and Mexico said in a report released Wednesday.
Law enforcement leaders from border states are warning states like Indiana not to take on illegal immigration laws like Arizona. Members of the Law Enforcement Engagement Initiative say such laws will do more harm than good. Austin, Texas Police Chief Art Acevedo says now is not a time for law enforcement to take on additional responsibilities when resources are becoming scarce.
Minnesota lawmakers are in the midst of a debate over the role local law enforcement should play in upholding federal immigration laws. Currently, Minneapolis and St. Paul have “separation ordinances,” meaning police in those two cities do not ask residents they interact with about their immigration status, unless it pertains to a crime.
Lost in all the talk about the so-called Utah Solution to illegal immigration is a proposed partnership with the state of Nuevo Leon in Mexico. And when HB466 has come up, a Utah entrepreneur who worked behind the scenes to lay the groundwork for it says the legislation has been largely misunderstood.
Varios medios de prensa reportaron que el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) suspendió la deportación del joven estudiante indocumentado, Mariano Cardoso, tras una lucha de dos años. Cardoso, de 23 años de edad, 22 de los cuales ha vivido en Estados Unidos, recibió una acción diferida de su deportación, una de las herramientas que la administración está…
After six hours of testimony, Republicans in the Colorado House Education Committee voted down the Colorado ASSET bill on Monday. If passed, the legislation would have granted unsubsidized in-state tuition to undocumented youth. While the vote results weren’t surprising, the biggest disappointment came from Colorado’s lone Republican Robert Ramirez.
Olga Zanella, a Mexican-born college student in Texas, should have started months ago trying to figure out how she could make a life in Mexico, since American immigration authorities were working resolutely to deport her there. But Ms. Zanella, 20, could not bring herself to make plans.