Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its long-awaited response to last year’s report from the Secure Communities Task Force. Secure Communities, the Obama Administration’s signature immigration enforcement program, has been fiercely criticized by law enforcement experts, state governors and legislatures, community leaders and members of Congress as a deportation dragnet that has systematically… Continue »

Today’s DHS Announcement Reveals the Answer: Not Much Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its long-awaited response to last year’s report from the Secure Communities Task Force. Secure Communities, the Obama Administration’s signature immigration enforcement program, has been fiercely criticized by law enforcement experts, state governors and legislatures, community leaders and members of… Continue »

It’s certainly been an intense week for immigration advocates and activists. There’s been an enormous amount of attention to the issue in the traditional media. On Wednesday night, Rachel Maddow took an in-depth look at the politics of immigration reform, SB 1070, Mitt Romney, and the hard-core anti-immigrant work of Kris Kobach and Michael Hethmon.… Continue »

Analyses of the SB 1070 Supreme Court case, Mitt Romney’s attempts to flip-flop on immigration, and what Marco Rubio is up to with his upcoming DREAM-less Act.

Today, Dream Activist brings us news of a ninth grader who is scheduled to be deported this coming Sunday. According to their petition: Victoria was brought to the US when she was only 3 years old. Carina, Victoria’s mother wanted to give her little girl a better future, something she couldn’t do in Argentina. She… Continue »

This has been a historic week on immigration policy in an election year.  Below is the America’s Voice take on some of the major political storylines surrounding immigration. If upheld, the Supreme Court ruling on the Arizona “show me your papers” provision would have a huge mobilizing effect on Latino voters.  At the Supreme Court’s… Continue »

This has been a historic week on immigration policy in an election year.  Below is the America’s Voice take on some of the major political storylines surrounding immigration. If upheld, the Supreme Court ruling on the Arizona “show me your papers” provision would have a huge mobilizing effect on Latino voters.  At the Supreme Court’s… Continue »

One of our takeaways from yesterday’s Supreme Court hearing on Arizona v. United States is the serious disconnect between the discussion in the court room and how the law would actually play out on the ground. Incredibly, at the start of the federal government’s case, Chief Justice Roberts told Solicitor General Donald Verrilli that he… Continue »

Las estimaciones electorales coinciden, en que para ganar la Casa Blanca, cualquiera de los candidatos necesitará, al menos, un 40% del voto latino. Un grupo que parece altamente dividido en torno a la Ley de Arizona.