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United We DREAM Steps Up Pressure For Relief, Launches "Right to DREAM" Campaign

Record high deportations, Secure Communities and 287g enforcement programs, and millions of people still living in the shadows — This is the Obama Administration’s mark on immigration policy. Undocumented youth and their allies aren’t having it any longer. They’re speaking truth to power through a new campaign called the Right to DREAM. “Enough is enough…through … Continue reading »

Casa De Maryland Protests DHS Immigration and Deportation Practices

Casa De Maryland took to the streets yesterday to protest the Obama Administration’s failure to implement immigration policy that would keep undocumented immigrants who fit certain criteria safe from deportation. And, those activists took to the streets right outside of  the DC headquarters of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (a.k.a. ICE.) Famously known in our advocacy world … Continue reading »

Lingering Question: What's Really Up With Marco Rubio and the DREAM Act

What’s up with Marco Rubio? The senator from Florida has a newfound interest in protecting immigrant youth, and it has raised both some eyebrows and many questions. Famously among immigrant rights activists, Marco Rubio has been known as the Hispanic politician who is way out of touch with the Hispanic community. He’s catered to his tea … Continue reading »

Round Up: Supreme Court Hearing Tomorrow on the Constitutionality of Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Law, SB 1070

On Wednesday (tomorrow), the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in United States v. Arizona, a debate that is focused on SB 1070’s constitutionality. In case you need a reminder, SB 1070 was an anti-immigrant law that set the precedent for others, such as Alabama’s notorious HB 56 and Georgia’s HB 87. Jeanne Butterfield, Eliseo … Continue reading »

Colbert Report on Republicans and the Latino Vote

A “Colbert Report” segment this week wonders how Republicans are going to capture the Latino vote “instead of their current strategy of capturing Latinos.” Colbert cites the recent Fox News Latino poll which found that no more than 14% of Latino voters would swing for the Republican Party if the general election were held today.

Ala’s tough immigration could undergo changes

Changes could be coming to Alabama’s tough immigration law that has been challenged by the courts, churches and businesses. Its author, Republican Rep. Micky Hammon, on Thursday offered revisions that he said would make the law more workable for local governments, more enforceable for police, and less burdensome for law-abiding citizens and businesses.

Alabama Immigration Law Authors File Bill To Amend It

Alabama lawmakers took the first step Thursday toward amending — but not repealing — the state’s contested immigration law. Republican House Speaker Mike Hammon filed a bill that would make changes to H.B. 56, a partially blocked law that allows police and other government officials to inquire about citizenship status in a number of situations.