Pressure on President Obama to address his record rate of deportations is intensifying, from all corners of the pro-immigration reform world. According to Greg Sargent at the Washington Post, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus is releasing a memo that calls upon the President to stop deporting those who would qualify... Continue »
President Obama recently ordered a review of deportations, looking for ways to make the US immigration system more humane.  But as we and others have pointed out, we already know a lot of what needs to be fixed.  Case in point, in an op-ed at the Los Angeles Times today, former Acting... Continue »
Earlier this week, we wrote about an act of civil disobedience in Gadsden, Alabama, where advocates chained themselves to the front doors of the Etowah County Detention Center.  About 100 demonstrators carried banners and chanted slogans, and seven were arrested. But as the Huffington Post lifts up today, the... Continue »
The following is a press release from the #Not1More campaign: Seven undocumented Alabama residents and supporters locked themselves together to block the entrance of the Etowah County Detention Center as part of the national #Not1more campaign demanding that the President use his executive authority to stop deportations. The blockade is currently... Continue »
Since late last year, we’ve been trying to tell the story of Maria Perez and her deported husband, Brigido Acosta-Luis.  Last fall, Brigido was deported and forcibly separated from his family after more than a decade of living and working in the country.  In the last few months, Maria... Continue »
The Washington Post editorialized about immigration reform this weekend: IN BLOCKING immigration reform in the House of Representatives, Republicans have frozen in place a system that much of the nation, and many in the GOP, regard as an exemplar of American dysfunction. Hence the irony that so many Republicans... Continue »
The following is a press release distributed after Alfredo’s release.  View pictures and videos from today here. US Attorney David J. Hickton Continues to Use Limited Dept. Resources to Prosecute 24-Year Ohio Resident and Father of Two U.S. Citizens After a hard fought public campaign to reunite him with... Continue »
Today, Alfredo Ramos’ case reached a happy development when he was released and allowed to go home with his family.  Next, Alfredo, his advocates, and his lawyers will try to clear his indictment — handed down last week for nothing more than the fact that he once re-crossed the border... Continue »
Earlier this week we wrote about a Las Vegas town hall meeting held by Reps. Steven Horsford (D-NV), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), and Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX) in which Rep. Horsford called on Obama to stop the deportations of those who qualify for legislative immigration reform. For one family, that town... Continue »
For the last few weeks, we’ve been writing about the case of Alfredo Ramos — the Ohio father of two US citizen children who was indicted by a Grand Jury last week just for trying to reunite with his family.  After 24 years in the US, Alfredo was facing deportation... Continue »