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December 2012

2012: Recap of an Amazing Year in Immigration

As 2012 comes to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to reflect on what a remarkable year it has been for immigration reform.  While 2012 started out with a vow to veto the DREAM Act and talk of self-deportation, it ended with a triumphant election season that underscored the power of the … Continue reading »

ICE Announces New Record Number of Deportations—and a Better Detainer Policy

Late last Friday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that they had deported another record number of immigrants in the last fiscal year, but that they were enacting reforms that could lead to fewer unnecessary deportations in the future.  As a New York Times Christmas editorial noted, the policy change “if it works — should … Continue reading »

AFP: EEUU deporta a un récord de casi 410.000 indocumentados en el último año

El presidente ha sido criticado tanto por organizaciones de defensa de los inmigrantes, alarmados por los récords de deportaciones bajo su gobierno, como por la oposición republicana, que afirma que adelanta una “amnistía encubierta” por no expulsar deliberadamente a personas sin papeles. “Estos números reflejan la urgencia que tiene el gobierno de crear un mejor proceso … Continue reading » 2012 fue pésimo para los indocumentados

Complejo. Así lo definen analistas y activistas por los derechos de los inmigrantes. Las organizaciones que apoyan y defienden la reforma migratoria están convencidas que, por fin, ambos partidos se dieron cuenta que para ganar una elección presidencial necesitan el voto latino, y que el voto latino pasa por la reforma migratoria y la solución … Continue reading »

GOP's 'Demographic Cliff' and the New Politics of Immigration

Cross-posted at the Hill: The results of the 2012 elections showed that Republicans are teetering at the edge of a “demographic cliff.” They have alienated Latino voters so thoroughly that they risk becoming a regional party unless something big changes, and changes soon. It’s obvious how they got here: the anti-immigration wedge strategy employed by … Continue reading »

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