The bills, inspired in part by Colorlines.com’s Shattered Families investigation, take steps to stop U.S. citizen children from getting stuck in foster care if their parents are detained and deported.
by Julianne Hing on September 28 2012, 1:31PM
The governor has until September 30 to sign or veto the bill, which supporters call an anti-Arizona bill.
The protracted case over Felipe Montes’s parental rights will continue another day.
by Jorge Rivas on September 25 2012, 5:15PM
What do Mitt’s Mexican cousins think about his strict immigration policies?
by Jorge Rivas on September 21 2012, 1:51PM
Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas cited a Colorlines.com investigation that found there is an estimated 5,100 children in foster care who face barriers to family reunification because their mother or father is in detention or has been deported.
by Jorge Rivas on September 19 2012, 12:51PM
On Tuesday, a federal judge cleared the way for Section 2B of Senate Bill 1070 that requires Arizona law enforcement officials check the immigration status of anyone they encounter and believe is undocumented.
The government has a plan to expand private prisons for immigrants, despite those facilities’ deadly track record.
by Jorge Rivas on September 12 2012, 10:09AM
The Obama administration has received an estimated 72,000 Deferred Action applications from young undocumented immigrants seeking to avoid deportation and get a work permit since the program started Aug. 15.
by Jorge Rivas on September 7 2012, 3:24PM
On Thursday evening about 20 Undocubus riders who traveled from Arizona to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte met at a local church to watch President Obama deliver his acceptance speech.
by Jorge Rivas on September 6 2012, 2:33PM
On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton virtually cleared the way for Arizona to start questioning suspected undocumented immigrants they come in contact with.
by Jorge Rivas on September 6 2012, 11:05AM
Benita Veliz made history Wednesday night when she took the stage at the Democratic National Convention.
by Jorge Rivas on September 5 2012, 3:05PM
On Tuesday, actress Rosario Dawson, who had been at a nearby forum on immigration, walked over and showed her support for Undocubus demonstrators who traveled from Arizona to Charlotte to urge the Obama administration to stop criminalizing immigrant communities.
by Jorge Rivas on August 28 2012, 2:57PM
In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans saw a surge of new undocumented immigrants in the city that were drawn by the high paying construction jobs.
by Jorge Rivas on August 23 2012, 4:44PM
LA County is spending $26 million a year to hold undocumented immigrants under the Secure Communities program.
by Jorge Rivas on August 23 2012, 1:03PM
The lawsuit challenges the Obama administration’s deferred action program and argues it prevents ICE officers from “fulfilling their sworn oath to uphold the law and defend the U.S. Constitution.”
by Jorge Rivas on August 22 2012, 1:05PM
Actress Mary Steenburgen does such a good job at impersonating Jan Brewer that you won’t know whether to laugh or cry after watching this video.
by Jorge Rivas on August 22 2012, 11:59AM
Will Deferred Action applicants between 16-and-30-years old who are granted “temporary legal residents” status be eligible for driver’s license?