Alfonso Martinez Sanchez, a 39 year-old father of five, died while trying to cross the Arizona desert last month. He was attempting to reunite with his family after Border Patrol arrested and deported him to Mexico. As the North Carolina Times reports, the tragic story began when Martinez signed... Continue »
Tomorrow, United We Dream (UWD) is hosting rallies, marches and protests as part of its “Right to DREAM” campaign’s National Day of Action. Frustrated with the Obama Administration, undocumented youth around the country are calling on President Obama to keep families together and use his executive powers to protect... Continue »
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... Continue »
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.)... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
Yesterday, the backers of Alabama's "show me your papers" anti-immigrant law introduced new legislation to tweak, but not repeal HB56. The following is a reaction to the new bill from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America's Voice. Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »