With President Obama’s announcement yesterday that he is delaying the results of his deportation review comes the fact that 97,000 more immigrants will be deported between now and the time that executive relief might be announced.  Among those deported and separated from their families could be Jaime Rubio-Sulficio, whose story was profiled in a Seattle Times piece today.… Continue »

Cantor Boasts of Blocking Reform, President Delays Administrative Relief Two major developments yesterday serve to clarify the state of play on legislative and administrative immigration reform: 1) chances that House Republicans will move on immigration reform legislation were dealt a huge blow by Eric Cantor; and 2) the President’s announcement that the results of the… Continue »

At Politico today is a great profile of journalist Jorge Ramos, who has been called everything from the “Walter Cronkite of Hispanic news” to the “Mexican Anderson Cooper.”  The profile detailed Ramos’ passionate advocacy for issues like immigration reform, and his willingness to confront those in power — the way he did last week, when he charged Speaker… Continue »

NBC News: Advocates Call for Review of DOJ Immigration Prosecutions By Suzanne Gamboa Times-Picayune (Louisiana): Louisiana’s GOP Senate candidates taking tough stance against path to citizenship for illegal immigrants By Bruce Alpert Right Side News: Immigration Reform News and Impact on US Homeland Security Reuters: Immigrant advocates urge Obama to wait for Congress before enacting… Continue »

“Qué Pasa” is our weekly roundup of  news, opinion, and links from Spanish-Language online news publications: Hola Cuidad: Protests against a deportation Ricardo Lugardo, who was detained for driving over the speed limit and refusing to take a sobriety test, is scheduled to be deported. He was found guilty and put on probation for a year, but… Continue »

Will Coffman Follow Romney Down the Path to 23 Percent of the Latino Vote in Colorado? As former Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney visits Colorado today to endorse and raise money for Rep. Mike Coffman (R, CO-6), the obvious question arises: Will Mike Coffman continue his path following Romney down the “self-deportation” rabbit hole? It… Continue »

Legal Experts, Advocates and Affected Individuals Discuss DOJ Strategy of Prosecuting Immigrants for Reuniting with their Families As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) completes its review of deportation policies and practices, there’s been little focus on another major player in the immigration enforcement machinery: the Department of Justice (DOJ). On a press call today,… Continue »

WASHINGTON, DC – Con el calendario en contra, la lucha por la reforma migratoria es la manzana de la discordia no sólo entre demócratas y republicanos, sino entre facciones internas de los dos partidos y entre grupos de presión y esos partidos políticos. Las partes se disparan amenazas y fechas límite sin que se vislumbre… Continue »

Cross-posted from Latino Decisions: As the Obama administration looks to revamp the Secure Communities program that has allowed local law enforcement to help the federal government identify undocumented immigrants for deportation, we focus our attention on the Latino Decisions blog to the relationship deportation has on Latino political behavior through multiple blog posts this week. The first blog… Continue »