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Obama Approves 'Small Group' of 72k Deferred Action Applications

Obama Approves ‘Small Group’ of 72k Deferred Action Applications

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Photos: 'Undocumented and Unfraid' UndocuBus Riders Watching Obama's DNC Speech

Photos: ‘Undocumented and Unfraid’ UndocuBus Riders Watching Obama’s DNC Speech

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Arizona's SB1070 'Show Me Your Papers' Provision Likely to Go Into Effect

Arizona’s SB1070 ‘Show Me Your Papers’ Provision Likely to Go Into Effect

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Benita Veliz Becomes First Undocumented Immigrant to Address a Political Convention

Benita Veliz Becomes First Undocumented Immigrant to Address a Political Convention

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Rosario Dawson Calls DNC Immigration Demonstrators 'Soldiers of the Battle' [Video]

Rosario Dawson Calls DNC Immigration Demonstrators ‘Soldiers of the Battle’ [Video]

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

DREAMer Benita Veliz to Address DNC Wednesday

by Jorge Rivas on September 5 2012, 11:50AM

Veliz is scheduled to talk after Attorney General of California Kamala D. Harris and before Spanish language talk show host Cristina Saralegui.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Undocumented Immigrants in New Orleans Fear Isaac and Deportation

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Jan Brewer Says Obama is Race-Baiting Latinos

Jan Brewer Says Obama is Race-Baiting Latinos

by Jorge Rivas on August 28 2012, 11:42AM

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer tells Politico.com President Barack Obama is race-baiting and pandering for the Latino vote.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Report: Deportation Program Costs L.A. County More Than $26 Million

Report: Deportation Program Costs L.A. County More Than $26 Million

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

ICE Agents--With Anti-Immigrant Group's Help--Sue DHS

ICE Agents—With Anti-Immigrant Group’s Help—Sue DHS

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.”

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Funny or Die Brings You Jan Brewer's 'Self-Deportation Station'

Funny or Die Brings You Jan Brewer’s ‘Self-Deportation Station’

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Driver's Licenses for DREAMers? California Says It's Not Out of the Question

Driver’s Licenses for DREAMers? California Says It’s Not Out of the Question

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?

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Immigrants Make Up Same Share of U.S. Population Today as They Did a Century Ago [Infographic]

by Jorge Rivas on August 21 2012, 3:29PM

Immigrants make up roughly the same share of the U.S. population today as they did a century ago.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Federal Court Blocks School Reporting Provisions in Alabama’s HB 56 Immigration Law

by Jorge Rivas on August 20 2012, 6:02PM

On Monday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta issued a ruling on Alabama’s immigration law, commonly referred to as HB56.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Jan Brewer Orders Arizona DREAMers Barred From Public Benefits

Jan Brewer Orders Arizona DREAMers Barred From Public Benefits

by Julianne Hing on August 16 2012, 8:48AM

The Arizona governor is at it again.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Advocates Launch Fund to Help DREAMers Pay $465 'Deferred Action' Fee

Advocates Launch Fund to Help DREAMers Pay $465 ‘Deferred Action’ Fee

by Jorge Rivas on August 15 2012, 10:57AM

This represents the first step for more than a million DREAMers to pursue higher education, meaningful employment, and a chance to contribute to this country’s future.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

NYC Holds Rally to Honor Gurdwara Shooting Victims [VIDEO]

NYC Holds Rally to Honor Gurdwara Shooting Victims [VIDEO]

by Jamilah King on August 9 2012, 1:12PM

The city’s Sikh community took a stand against hate.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Sikh Murders

How the 'Best Interest' Bias of Family Court Threatens Immigrant Parents

How the ‘Best Interest’ Bias of Family Court Threatens Immigrant Parents

by on August 8 2012, 9:27AM

As recent news shows, determining what’s in a kid’s best interest is far from an objective standard. It’s easily swayed by biases about poor people, about undocumented people, about people of color.

Topics: Immigration, Felipe Montes

Undocumented Immigrants Ride Through South, Headed For a DNC Coming Out

Undocumented Immigrants Ride Through South, Headed For a DNC Coming Out

by Aura Bogado on August 7 2012, 11:49AM

Why would a group of people who are ineligible to vote engage in electoral politics? We talk to a rider on the “UndocuBus” to find out.

Topics: Voting Rights, Immigration, Politics

State Legislatures Passed 20% Fewer Immigration Laws in 2012

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2012, 1:51PM

Is the anti-immigrant state lawmaking spree on the wane?

Topics: Immigration, /NOW