UPDATE: Heydi Mejia learned late yesterday that her deportation was deferred: Mejia’s reprieve came unannounced in a fax that arrived at her attorney’s office in the late afternoon. It represented the first step in what could be a long legal process, Malik said. “The Deferred Action will expire June 11, 2013,” the memo read. Here’s… Continue »

After a growing outcry by immigrants, allies, and Members of Congress, outraged at the record number of deportations carried out by the Obama Administration, the Department of Homeland Security announced a new policy in June 2011 that was supposed to focus immigration enforcement on the “worst of the worst” and spare individuals who have been in the… Continue »

Representative Luis Gutierrez is one of our fiercest champions on immigration reform, and isn’t afraid to speak truth to power. Quite admirably, he never backs down — even when the person he’s challenging is one of the most powerful people in the world: President Barack Obama. “Today’s New York Times editorial, ‘A Start on the Dream,’ eloquently… Continue »

Since the DREAM Act was narrowly defeated in Congress in December 2010, DREAMers around the country have been calling on President Obama to provide executive relief to immigrant youth and their families.  However, the Obama Administration has repeatedly stalled, saying that they lack the legal authority to grant this type of relief. Legal experts disagree. … Continue »

Even Republican admit the obvious: it is a good idea to protect young undocumented immigrants who have grown up in America.  But while talk of a legislative breakthrough this year sounds nice, what Latino voters really want to see is action. A New York Times piece reports today, DREAM Act students have launched a campaign a campaign calling… Continue »

A consensus seems to be emerging across party lines that it is a good idea to protect young undocumented immigrants who have grown up in America.  But while talk of a legislative breakthrough this year sounds nice, what Latino voters really want to see is action. As Julia Preston of the New York Times reports… Continue »

Detroit: Home to Kid Rock, Eminem, and one of America’s most rogue ICE agencies. Detroit ICE agents are known as some of the most aggressive immigration agents in the country.  Just last year, they were targeting parents they suspected of being undocumented by stalking children at an elementary school. Other victims have spoken up about… Continue »

Norma Galindo Gonzalez is a Colorado mom of two U.S. citizen children – and she desperately needs help to stay in this country with her family. Norma came to the United States in 1991 to escape extreme poverty in her hometown in Mexico. Since then, she has learned English, paid taxes, and raised two sons… Continue »