Earlier today in Iowa, DAPA-eligible Maria, along with her U.S. citizen son Andrew, were finally able to confront their Governor, Ohio’s John Kasich, on where he stands on the lawsuit blocking DAPA and expanded DACA. Ohio is one of the 26 states blocking deportation relief for Maria and 25,000 other Ohioans. For weeks, Maria and… Continue »

Today, at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Iowa, Ohio leaders and impacted families confronted their own Governor, John Kasich, over his position on the President’s Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) programs. Traveling all the way from Ohio, 11 year-old U.S. citizen Andrew and his… Continue »

Please note the following column was translated from Spanish to English and is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper credit. This column is available online in Spanish here. I wonder if Republicans, especially Hispanic Republicans, who say they support immigration reform believe they can avoid the enormous responsibility of their party… Continue »

English (en español al final de la página): Washington Post: Bobby Jindal to announce presidential plans Wednesday By David A. Fahrenthold and James Hohmann AP: Where They Stand: Bobby Jindal on issues of 2016 campaign [EXCERPT] By Melind Deslatte Politico Magazine (Opinion): The Stupid Party’s Candidate By Alan Greenblatt NBC News: Latino Victory Fund Raises… Continue »

Fears of Deportation Seen in Classrooms and Research, Children’s Advocates Say Millions of U.S. citizen children of immigrant parents are paying the heaviest price for the failures of our immigration policies, most recently the lawsuit now blocking immigration relief programs announced last November by President Obama, children’s advocates and immigration scholars said today. The court… Continue »

Yesterday, eight House Democrats spent several hours meeting with detained mothers and their children at the Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes, Texas. Rep. Joaquin Castro, who led the Congressional delegation, called it “a very emotional visit,” with one mother saying she and her child have been detained at the facility for nearly a year.… Continue »

“Esta visita es muy importante, pero no tiene ninguna relevancia si (los congresistas) no hablan con las mujeres que están allí detenidas, que vean cómo están los cuartos y cómo son tratadas”, dijo a Efe el presidente de la Asociación Americana de Abogados de Inmigración (AILA), Víctor Nieblas.

Alfredo Juárez-Caferino se libró de milagro de ser deportado de Estados Unidos. El joven, de 15 años, fue detenido el sábado por la policía de Bellingham, Washington, por una violación simple de tránsito.

Ron Brownstein on Republican Voters in Three Early 2016 Primary States: Support for Legal Status for Undocumented Immigrants Not Much of a Deal-Breaker The narrative runs something like this: GOP presidential candidates are moving right on immigration reform because the GOP base has moved right; sure, there may be some support among Republican voters for… Continue »

Yesterday, Fredy Mencia and his family recorded an urgent video appeal asking President Barack Obama to stop his deportation and keep their family together. Fredy, a Michigan husband and father of three young U.S. citizens, is facing imminent deportation to Honduras this Friday. “We know you have the power to help us,” Fredy, surrounded by… Continue »