The Texas Senate adjourned this week without a final vote on the “Sanctuary Cities” legislation that was one of Gov. Rick Perry’s “emergency” items at the start of the year. The bill, which became an umbrella for a package of harsh immigration measures, crumbled during a 30-day special session of the legislature as top business leaders urged Texas not to become another Arizona.

Immigrant rights advocates will serve the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department with a summons to get information about the department’s participation in immigration enforcement programs and data about deportations.

Last week, Houston homebuilder Bob Perry and San Antonio grocery store magnate Charles Butt stuck their noses into the Legislature’s misguided effort to solve a “sanctuary cities” problem that doesn’t exist.

“Necesitamos un mecanismo más balanceado que sólo un sistema de verificación de identidad”, afirmó el presidente WASHINGTON – Aunque en su rueda de prensa el presidente Barack Obama no respondió si vetaría un proyecto de nacionalización y obligatoriedad del E-Verify si llega a su escritorio, sí afirmó que el sistema de verificación está lleno de… Continue »

“Si el presidente nos da la espalda, también le daremos la espalda” WASHINGTON –  Otro año, otra graduación simulada y su sueño sigue sin concretarse. Más de 200 jóvenes indocumentados abarrotaron un salón del Senado para recordarle a la administración Obama que necesitan que los ampare de la deportación mediante una orden ejecutiva en tanto… Continue »

One day after the Senate held its first-ever hearing on the DREAM Act, DREAMers, activists, and allies descended on the Capitol again to stage a special graduation ceremony for the “Deportation Class of 2011.” Hundreds of DREAMers from all over the country, born in all different parts of the world, roamed around the historic Kennedy Caucus Room wearing all different colors and styles of gowns.

Today, we heard an important pronouncement from President Obama at a White House press conference. The President made it clear that mandatory E-Verify without comprehensive immigration reform is unacceptable. On E-Verify, the President gets it.

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In an important pronouncement at a White House press conference today, President Obama made it clear that mandatory E-Verify without comprehensive immigration reform is unacceptable, saying “We need to have a more balanced approach than just a verification system.”

In an important pronouncement at a White House press conference today, President Obama made it clear that mandatory E-Verify without comprehensive immigration reform is unacceptable, saying “We need to have a more balanced approach than just a verification system.”