The Obama administration has proposed letting certain relatives of U.S. citizens apply for an "unlawful presence" waiver while in the United States. If the proposed rule becomes law, thousands of undocumented immigrants here will find an easier path to permanent residence. Continue »
Campaign on calls on Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release Charbel Chehoud, a Lebanese immigrant with pending asylum case who served as undercover New Jersey police informant and now faces imminent deportation. Continue »
On Saturday, the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ACIJ) hosted a community blood drive "to celebrate the contributions of immigrants to our communities with caring and dignity." Continue »
GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has taken harsh, anti-immigrant positions over the past few months. He even vowed to veto the DREAM Act. Last night, NBC's Rock Center on Romney's ties to Mexico. His father was born there. He's got lots of relatives still living there. And, they don't... Continue »
Kelly Alfaro, who lives in Washington state, almost lost her husband, Guillermo, to a bacterial infection in 2011 after he went to Juarez, Mexico, to obtain a green card to return to the United States. Continue »
Some 72 people trickled into Prince of Peace Catholic Parish by late afternoon today to give blood and learn about state and federal immigration laws and procedures as a sign of solidarity. Continue »
By 2013, states will have little choice but to comply with the Obama administration's controversial Secure Communities immigration program, which collects and shares information about a person's immigration status when they're fingerprinted in a local jail, according to a newly released memo from Immigration and Customs Enforcement . Continue »
"When you take the basic dynamic of population migration out of the 'immigration' context," writes Matt Yglesias, "suddenly people understand it more clearly. When people hear about a town that's attracting many new residents, they say it's 'booming' not that the newcomers are poaching a fixed supply of jobs." Continue »
It's encouraging that the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice is hitting the ground running in 2012 where opposition to Alabama's horrible immigration law is concerned. AJIC will hold a series of workshops Saturday at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 4600 Preserve Parkway, in Hoover. Continue »
Four years after electing its first black president, the U.S. could soon have its first presidential nominee whose father was born in Mexico. It's already been published: Mitt Romney's father is Mexican. George Romney was born in 1907 in an American colony in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Continue »