Elizabeth, an Ohio mom of two young children, bravely served her country for ten years in the U.S. Military and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps. But in 2010, her country thanked her by deporting her husband, Marcos. A heart-wrenching new video about Elizabeth’s story highlights the impact of deportations, which have not… Continue »

Cross-posted from Huffington Post: While in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants continues to be a hot issue, particularly in states like Texas, state legislatures across the country are now dealing with a new immigration related issue — driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants. Proposals that allow undocumented immigrants to gain access to driving privileges are not new.… Continue »

Yesterday on the Republican 2016 campaign trail, both former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) gave widely-covered addresses before Latino audiences. This led to a round of coverage asking the same question: “Will Hispanics Reject the GOP Once Again?” (as Jill Lawrence asked in a detailed Politico article exploring the topic). Also yesterday, the… Continue »

Cross-posted from Huffington Post: “Is this Juan Escalante?” the woman asked via a private Twitter message. “Yes, how can I help you?” I replied, “My DACA is about to expire, and my boss is going to fire me. I don’t know what to do…” This is one of two individual stories, both coming out Chicago,… Continue »

English (en español al final de la página): Latin Post: Democrats Blast Republican On Calling For Birthright Citizenship Removal By Michael Oleaga AP: Jeb Bush: Give 11 Million Immigrants Chance to Stay Washington Post: Jeb Bush leans in to immigration reform in speech to Hispanic Christian organization By Jose DelReal Wall Street Journal: Jeb Bush… Continue »

As Steve King Gets a Hearing on Redefining Constitution, Issue  Today at 1 PM Eastern, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on one of the anti-immigrant movement’s longtime pet issues – messing with the U.S. Constitution and changing the fundamental interpretation of birthright citizenship, the bedrock of the 14th Amendment.  The hearing and underlying legislation, pushed… Continue »

There they go again. This afternoon, House Republicans will yet hold another anti-immigrant hearing, this time focused on ending Birthright Citizenship, a bedrock American principle. As the Alliance For Citizenship notes, “such a move would radically reinterpret the Constitution to end a fundamental American right and bring the Department of Homeland Security into delivery rooms… Continue »

English (en español al final de la página): AP: Bilingual Bush talks immigration in Puerto Rico By Danica Coto New York Times: In Puerto Rico, Jeb Bush Says He Lives ‘the Immigrant Experience’ By Jeremy Peters AP: Look Who’s Speaking Spanish: It’s the 2016 Republicans Washington Post: How Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz are making… Continue »

Facing Contempt Charges, Arpaio’s Latest Legal Battle Might Just Do Him In  The controversial reign of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County in Arizona may be nearing an end. In 2011, Arpaio was ordered to halt his department’s immigration sweeps by U.S. District Judge Murray Snow because the raids were based on racial profiling. Now it’s clear that… Continue »

Marco Rubio may be feeding Iowa’s GOP primary voters exactly what they want to hear when it comes to immigration, but in an editorial printed yesterday, Iowa’s most influential newspaper isn’t falling for it one bit. From the Des Moines Register: We wanted to know where he stands on immigration after distancing himself from the… Continue »