Yesterday, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) claimed that his mandatory E-Verify legislation “is not an immigration bill, it’s a jobs bill.” Judged through this lens, mandatory E-Verify is as much of a failure on economic measures and job creation terms as it is on immigration policy, as it would kill American jobs while burdening businesses with new red tape and costs.

Yesterday, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) claimed that his mandatory E-Verify legislation “is not an immigration bill, it’s a jobs bill.” Judged through this lens, mandatory E-Verify is as much of a failure on economic measures and job creation terms as it is on immigration policy, as it would kill American jobs while burdening businesses with new red tape and costs.

Last week, just hours before Mandeep and her mother were scheduled to be deported to India, we learned that immigration officials changed their minds and canceled the deportation. At the last minute, she was given a one year stay of deportation. This was no doubt thank to the thousands of supporters who took action to keep her at home in California.

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Detroit ICE agents are known as some of the most aggressive immigration agents in the country. They have engaged in abusive—and often illegal—enforcement tactics before. But last week the Michigan Field Office run by Rebecca Adducci reached a new low.

Organizers worked around the clock in Texas to stop Mario’s deportation. They sent thousands of message to DHS in support of young DREAMers who only wish to give back to the country they know as home.

It’s official—the thousands of faxes we all sent to ICE will allow Manolo and his family to stay in the country for another year!

College students and graduates campaigning for passage of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, heard yesterday in a Senate subcommittee, staged a mock graduation ceremony this morning in Washington, D.C.

Undocumented journalist Jose Antonio Vargas and other young people without legal status called on Wednesday for the president to stop deporting students who entered the United States as children as part of administrative relief for a limited number of undocumented immigrants.

Alabama is the latest state to see a mass exodus of Hispanics after passing a strict illegal immigration law, leaving construction firms without employees to rebuild the state after its April killer tornado, Bloomberg News reported.