Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling to uphold Arizona’s law requiring state businesses use the E-Verify system strikes a crushing blow to the Arizona agriculture industry. If other states follow Arizona’s lead, or if Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) gets his wish and rams through a mandatory E-Verify law this summer, it will be the beginning of the end for American farms, domestic food sources, and related jobs held by Americans in production, processing, transportation, and marketing.

Members of the state Assembly will vote Friday on a bill that could fling open the doors to higher education for undocumented students by offering them public money for college. For students, the bill is the most critical component of the California Dream Act.

The California Assembly approved a bill Thursday to allow counties to opt out of a federal program to combat illegal immigration that opponents say rips families apart, leads to racial profiling and erodes trust between law enforcement and immigrants.

The Center for Immigration Studies, an anti-immigration “think tank” founded by FAIR, just published a new post titled “The Hispanic Vote in 2010: No Discernible Trend.”

Yes, that’s right. The same group that used its vast expertise on issues like climate change and public health to conclude that immigrants cause global warming and teenage obesity is now remaking itself into an “expert” on the Latino vote.

The Center for Immigration Studies, an anti-immigration “think tank” founded by FAIR, just published a new post titled “The Hispanic Vote in 2010: No Discernible Trend.” Yes, that’s right, the same group that used its vast expertise on issues like climate change and public health to conclude that immigrants cause global warming and teenage obesity is now remaking itself into an “expert” on the Latino vote.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez will discuss immigration and the power of the Latino vote in a panel called “Immigration and the Power of the Latino Vote: Why Harry Reid Came Back and Alex Sink Sunk.”

Earlier today, Senators Menendez (D-NJ), Reid (D-NV), Durbin (D-IL), Schumer (F-NY), Akaka (D-HI), Leahy (D-VT), Bennet (D-CO), and Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the Military Families Act. This legislation aims to provide stability and peace of mind for men and women in the military who have close family members who are undocumented. The bill would allow parents, spouses, and children of active duty military servicemen and women to become legal permanent residents.

Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) will join Markos Moulitsas, founder of Daily Kos; Eliseo Medina, Secretary-Treasurer of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU); Maribel Hastings, Spanish Language Reporter/Blogger; and Adam Luna, Political Director at America’s Voice, to discuss immigration and the power of the Latino vote, in a panel called “Immigration and the Power of the Latino Vote: Why Harry Reid Came Back and Alex Sink Sunk.”

Yesterday, law enforcement leaders and elected officials held a telephonic press conference to share their concerns about the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Secure Communities Program.

Gaby Pacheco is the author of “The Girl Who Could”, the second children’s book that this young undocumented woman has written. She has become the face of the national movement advocating for the DREAM Act and, just like the girl in the book, she has (and continues to) overcome obstacles to achieve her goals.