Education and immigration reform dominated Tuesday's meeting of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness on ways to boost the nation's struggling economy. The council met at cloud-services provider VM Ware's headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., to solicit ideas on how to jump-start the economy and create more jobs. Continue »
For months, civil and immigrant rights groups have urged the Obama administration to join their court fight against Georgia's tough new law targeting illegal immigration. A group of Atlanta-area immigration attorneys went so far as to sue the White House in federal court here, seeking to compel it to... Continue »
Calling it a "whitewash," local Latinos and advocates slammed Monday an internal investigation by a federal immigration agency that dismissed allegations of abuse and profiling. And they called for the community to start videotaping federal agents whenever they target minorities. Continue »
Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed a measure into law creating a privately funded scholarship program for documented and undocumented immigrants, a move supporters hailed as a civil rights victory as other states have recently moved in the other direction on immigration. Continue »
When Maryland's legislature passed a law called the Dream Act allowing undocumented immigrant students to pay in-state college tuitions, opponents vowed to repeal the bill. Now Dream Act advocates want to challenge the challenge. Continue »
Arguing that the federal government sets immigration policy, the Justice Department has filed a lawsuit to stop Alabama's toughest-in-the-nation law before it takes effect on Sept. 1. The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court in Birmingham, is the third major legal challenge to the Alabama law. Continue »
The Justice Department and major church groups today went to court to block Alabama's pending illegal-immigration law from taking effect next month. The law, signed June 9 by Republican Gov. Robert Bentley and set to take effect Sept. 1, mimics a similar law in Arizona but goes further. Continue »
The president of a national religious organization and five others went on trial Friday in Phoenix a year after they were arrested while protesting Arizona's tough immigration law and a crackdown on illegal immigrants. Continue »
Erick Velazquillo, a 22-year-old Central Piedmont Community College student living in the country illegally, was working on translating all his school transcripts. He thought he was going to be deported back to Mexico. Now immigration officials have dropped deportation efforts, his attorney confirmed Friday. Continue »
Farmers across the country are rallying to fight a Republican-sponsored bill that would force them and all other employers to verify the legal immigration status of their workers, a move some say could imperil not only future harvests but also the agricultural community's traditional support for conservative candidates.... Continue »