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.
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.
Felipe Montes’s story drew national attention and rare federal intervention not because it is unique, but because it is increasingly common.
by Julianne Hing on November 27 2012, 1:01PM
Welcome to the world of domestic work.
by Jorge Rivas on November 21 2012, 11:00AM
Illinois may become the most populous state in the nation to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.
by Rinku Sen on November 21 2012, 9:44AM
Rinku Sen’s holiday homework: Join a letter writing campaign to interrupt the president’s record-setting pace of deportation.
Juan Lopez-Fuentes became the first inmate to be sentenced for a riot that rattled a Mississippi federal prison in May.
by Julianne Hing on November 16 2012, 10:26AM
But the ruling leaves the door open for future legal challenges to the provision.
Democratic and Republican leaders want to return to their 2010 blueprint. But immigration reformers say first, stop the deportations.
by Jorge Rivas on November 7 2012, 1:45PM
During President Barack Obama’s victory speech Tuesday night he briefly spoke about the “dreams of an immigrant’s daughter.”
by Julianne Hing on November 2 2012, 5:43PM
If immigration officials followed their own guidelines, Wasington Coelho Ribero should never have been deported, advocates say.
by Jorge Rivas on November 1 2012, 11:35AM
This might be a stretch but the pause before Romo said “drrrream” may mean something.
by Jorge Rivas on November 1 2012, 11:13AM
Wednesday’s big story from the San Francisco Giants’ victory parade was relief pitcher Sergio Romo’s and the message in front of his T-shirt: “I just look illegal.”
by Jorge Rivas on October 30 2012, 2:41PM
A Texas trooper says he was unaware the truck was carrying passengers. But the Guatemalan Consul doesn’t believe any of it.
by Jorge Rivas on October 26 2012, 3:28PM
A DREAMactivist.org petition is urging ICE to immediately release and end deportation proceedings for a 27-year-old HIV-positive DREAMer that was held in a Florida detention center without medical care.
by Aura Bogado on October 25 2012, 9:25AM
Long locked out of the front door to electoral process, undocumented immigrants are creating a window of opportunity.
by Jorge Rivas on October 24 2012, 1:42PM
The Obama administration set a new record for deportations in 2011, removing nearly 400,000 undocumented immigrants.
by Rinku Sen on October 24 2012, 9:00AM
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who’s become one of the nation’s most high profile immigration reform advocates talks to Rinku Sen about his journey.
by Nia King on October 22 2012, 9:03AM
Colorlines readers respond to the second presidential debate’s heated exchanges on immigrants, women, and diversity vs. fairness.