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U.S. Spends More On Immigration Enforcement Than FBI, DEA, Secret Service Combined

by Jorge Rivas on January 7 2013, 2:53PM

Nearly $187 Billion Spent on Federal Immigration Enforcement over Past 26 Years

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

What to Expect From Immigration Reform, and When to Expect It

What to Expect From Immigration Reform, and When to Expect It

by on January 7 2013, 9:01AM

The fiscal fight isn’t nearly done, but Senate insiders say immigration reform is moving ahead all the same. Here’s a primer for the who, what, when—and why.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

Arizona Woman Deported After Winning Casino Jackpot

Arizona Woman Deported After Winning Casino Jackpot

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2013, 7:15PM

Mirna Valenzuela went to an Arizona casino, hit a $1200 jackpot and then got deported.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

New White House Rule Will Cut Extended Separations of Immigrant Families

New White House Rule Will Cut Extended Separations of Immigrant Families

by Julianne Hing on January 3 2013, 9:05AM

The updated rule goes into effect March 4.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Rep. Gutierrez: Stop Deporting Parents as Reform Debate Unfolds

Rep. Gutierrez: Stop Deporting Parents as Reform Debate Unfolds

by on December 18 2012, 9:55AM

After new data reveals rapid pace of parental deportation, key congressional leader and advocates pressure President Obama to broaden his DREAM Act order.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, Felipe Montes

Nearly 205K Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizens in Just Over Two Years

Nearly 205K Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizens in Just Over Two Years

by on December 17 2012, 9:45AM

New data obtained by Colorlines.com shows the disturbing pace of parental deportation has not changed, despite ICE vow to use greater “discretion.”

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, Felipe Montes

Primary Data: Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizen Kids

by on December 17 2012, 9:30AM

The full data set on parental deportations, obtained from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Topics: Immigration

DREAMer On Washington Post Cover Tells Editors to Not Call Her 'Illegal'

DREAMer On Washington Post Cover Tells Editors to Not Call Her ‘Illegal’

by Jorge Rivas on December 14 2012, 11:21AM

She wants the editor to know how the the i-word affected her growing up.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

L.A. May Send Hundreds of Foreign Teachers Back to Their Home Countries

L.A. May Send Hundreds of Foreign Teachers Back to Their Home Countries

by Jorge Rivas on December 12 2012, 12:26PM

Foreign teachers who have been teaching in L.A. schools for more than six years are being forced home.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Judge Clears Way for Georgia’s ‘Show Me Your Papers’ Provision

by Jorge Rivas on December 11 2012, 4:30PM

A Judge has cleared the way for the show me your papers provision to take effect in Georgia.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Undocumented Youth Tell Their Own Stories in New Book Play

Undocumented Youth Tell Their Own Stories in New Book

by Jorge Rivas on December 11 2012, 9:55AM

“Papers: Stories By Undocumented Youth” includes 30 stories by undocumented youth who range in age from 10-32.

Topics: Immigration

Undocumented Youth Take Over the National Mall With Kites [Photos]

Undocumented Youth Take Over the National Mall With Kites [Photos]

by Jorge Rivas on December 7 2012, 3:45PM

Puerto Rican-born artist Miguel Luciano helps undocumented youth take flight over the National Mall.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Prison GEO Group Exec Threatened to Deport Daughter-in-Law

Prison GEO Group Exec Threatened to Deport Daughter-in-Law

by Jorge Rivas on December 6 2012, 4:00PM

Thomas M. Wierdsma, a Senior Vice President for Project Development at GEO is seen confirming he said he would use his position to deport his son’s Hungarian wife.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Los Angeles Sheriff Will No Longer Turn Over Low-Level Offenders to Immigration

Los Angeles Sheriff Will No Longer Turn Over Low-Level Offenders to Immigration

by Jorge Rivas on December 5 2012, 5:04PM

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said Wednesday he will no longer honor federal requests to hold some undocumented immigrants.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

California A.G.'s New Position on Deportation is a Win for Immigrant Rights

California A.G.’s New Position on Deportation is a Win for Immigrant Rights

by Jorge Rivas on December 5 2012, 2:15PM

Harris’ announcement is seen as a win for immigration reform because she is the chief law officer of the state that boasts the largest number of Secure Communities deportations.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Next Dream for Immigrant Youth: Legalization for All 11 Million Undocumented Migrants

by Julianne Hing on December 3 2012, 4:25PM

One thing is certain: 2013 will be a very long year.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

'Undocumented Immigrants' Could Jump to #3 Spot on TIME's Poll, Thanks to 4Chan

‘Undocumented Immigrants’ Could Jump to #3 Spot on TIME’s Poll, Thanks to 4Chan

by Jorge Rivas on December 3 2012, 1:33PM

The group has quickly moved to the #4 spot on their own but they could soon move up to the #3 spot and stay there thanks to 4chan users.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

House Says Science PhD's Yes, Everyday Immigrants No

House Says Science PhD’s Yes, Everyday Immigrants No

by Julianne Hing on November 30 2012, 1:15PM

The STEM Jobs Act sailed through the House on a 245-139 vote.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Arizona Sued for Denying Driver's Licenses to Immigrant Youth

Arizona Sued for Denying Driver’s Licenses to Immigrant Youth

by on November 29 2012, 12:06PM

A coalition of civil rights groups filed a class action suit in federal court today, challenging Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s executive order denying drivers licenses to young undocumented immigrants granted work permits through President Obama’s deferred action program.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration, /NOW

GOP's Alternative to DREAM Act Has No Path to Citizenship

GOP’s Alternative to DREAM Act Has No Path to Citizenship

by Jorge Rivas on November 28 2012, 12:16PM

Republicans unveiled their answer to the DREAM Act, with the Achieve Act, to help undocumented immigrants.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW