Update: the DOMA ruling has already had an effect.  From Think Progress: A New York City immigration judge immediately stopped the deportation proceedings of a gay Colombian man who is legally married to an American citizen soon after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) for being unconstitutional, as was first reported… Continue »

With the release of the Senate immigration bill last week and multiple hearings since then, it’s been a busy time in the world of immigration reform.  Here are some of the stories we wanted to make sure you haven’t missed. Nearly the entire Colorado Senate today passed a bipartisan resolution urging Congress to pass immigration… Continue »

The Illinois General Assembly passed a bill yesterday that will grant temporary drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants, moving the bill to the desk of Gov. Pat Quinn (D-IL) who plans to sign it into law.  The legislation passed due to the tireless work of advocates like the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), the support… Continue »

On a press call today national and state leaders discussed the path to victory for the recently passed DREAM Act in Maryland, which ensures that all Maryland kids whose families pay Maryland taxes are able to pay in-state tuition. Fred Yang, Partner, Garin Hart Yang Research Group, who has been monitoring support for MD DREAM… Continue »

California positioned itself as the “anti-Arizona” on immigration enforcement, with the TRUST Act passing the California Senate with a 21-13 vote. The bill now moves to the State Assembly, where it’s also expected to pass.

Alberto Yanez’s deportation has been delayed for another year. This is undoubtedly a small victory in his much larger battle to stay in the only country he’s ever known since he first arrived in California as a toddler, but his fight is long from over.

We won! Activists from America’s Voice sent over 20,000 faxes to DHS and helped stop Mandeep and her mother’s deportation. Thanks to everyone who took action for Mandeep and her family. Without your support, Mandeep would not be here today.

The battle to stop Alberto Yanez’s deportation is far from over, but at least it has been delayed for another year. Alberto Yanez — father of three American citizens, brother of two American citizens, and a passionate DREAMer — saw major breakthrough when he was granted a one year stay of deportation through January of next year.

Organizers worked around the clock in Texas to stop Mario’s deportation. They sent thousands of message to DHS in support of young DREAMers who only wish to give back to the country they know as home.