The Center For American Progress released a report today on the need for further access to affordable, higher education for undocumented students. In January, President Obama announced his “America’s College Promise” plan to assist youth and adults in accessing a community college education. But when it comes to a four-year and post-secondary education, a combination… Continue »

An important new story from Dara Lind at Vox captures the disconnect between written directives from DHS and the implementation of said directives by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Looking at the case of Pastor Max Villatoro and its implications, Lind explores the issue of “prosecutorial discretion” and the implementation of DHS new deportation priorities memo by ICE.  It’s a must-read, because it explains exactly… Continue »

AP: U.S. Appeals Judge’s Hold On President Obama’s Immigration Executive Action NBC News: U.S. Files Appeal of Texas Judge’s Hold on Immigration Action Vox: The government can’t enforce every law. Who gets to decide which ones it does? By Dara Lind Washington Times: ‘Dreamers’ despair as Obama, Democrats abandon immigration activists By Stephen Dinan Buzzfeed… Continue »

Washington, DC – El más reciente intento del gobernador Scott Walker de aclarar su confusa y contradictoria posición en el tema migratorio, en realidad lo perjudica, no lo ayuda, tanto en los terrenos político como normativo. En caso de no haberse enterado de los vertiginosos cambios de postura de Walker en inmigración, vea aquí: tras… Continue »

Can simply being Latino be enough to help Ted Cruz win over Latino voters in 2016? According to La Opinion — the most-read Spanish-language daily in the nation — probably not: Cruz’s chances to win the Republican nomination are slim, as the list of aspiring nominees to the 2016 election will be long. This despite… Continue »

Gov. Scott Walker’s latest attempt to clarify his muddled and contradictory immigration stance actually hurts, not helps, him – on both policy and political grounds. In case you’ve missed Walker’s dizzying reversals on immigration: after voicing support for a pathway to citizenship on numerous occasions, Walker said in early March that his views had changed and that he… Continue »

Con la elección presidencial de 2016 como quien dice a la vuelta de la esquina, queda claro que el tema migratorio será central en el proceso primarista republicano y luego en los comicios generales. Y una vez más, al haber figuras de origen hispano o al menos con apellidos en español en la ecuación, se… Continue »

UPDATED: March 31, 2015 Naturally, Orly was unhappy about Judge Hilda Tagle denying her petition to be transferred to Judge Hanen. So she’s just gone directly to Hanen himself. Her latest request here. ———– Action in the lawsuit brought by 26 Republican Governors against Obama’s immigration executive action has moved to the Fifth Circuit, but the… Continue »

Huffington Post: Immigration Reform Advocates To Lose Champion With Harry Reid Retirement By Elise Foley AP: Wiggly Words on immigration policy from 2016 GOP contenders By Nicholas Riccardi VOXXI: Could a Latino boycott doom Hillary Clinton’s presidential dreams in 2016? By Tony Castro Houston Chronicle (Texas): Wisconsin governor reiterates immigration stance at Houston stop By… Continue »

From Mediaite comes a report that an immigration action town hall hosted by Rep. Luis Gutierrez earlier this week was interrupted by anti-immigrant activists infamous for also having protested the transfer of child refugees in Murrieta last summer. This particular event, billed “Keeping Families Together” and hosted by the University of Southern California and Rep.… Continue »