The Senate Immigration bill includes a broad DREAM Act provisions with no upper age limit.
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The bill takes some important steps to reunite families and stop children of deportees from entering foster care, a problem uncovered in a Colorlines investigation.
Post #1 on the bill’s 844 pages. We’ll comb through the details for answers to the big questions: Who gets citizenship, how and what new enforcement powers come in return.
Deportees who are the parents or spouses of U.S. citizens or permanent residents could apply to return. The same is true for some deported DREAMers.
American lawmakers have generally responded to acts of mass violence, whether by U.S. citizens or foreigners, with anti-immigration laws and a retreat from reform.
In a huge, unexpected victory, sources familiar with the soon-to-be-released Senate immigration reform bill say it may allow some deportees to return to their families in the U.S.
Sen. Marco Rubio performed a seven stop, bi-lingual TV blitz on Sunday to trumpet the Gang of Eight immigration reform bill. He described a highly restrictive piece of legislation that he hopes fellow Republicans will support.
The immigration reform bill from the Senate Gang of Eight appears unlikely to include language that would allow gay and lesbian citizens to petition for green cards for their non-citizen partners.
Conservatives are fighting over the fiscal costs of immigration reform. But what will the GOP influence on a bill mean for low income immigrants?
New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says that the city has changed nothing about it’s controversial program to spy in Muslims communities.
We’ve long known a bill will be released in the Senate next week, so why does Marco Rubio suddenly want to look like a spoiler?
Everyone knows the current immigration system is broken. For brothers and sisters waiting for family visas, the way some lawmakers hope to fix it could make things even worse.
Topics: Immigration Reform
by , Jay Smooth on March 25 2013, 6:00AM
Hours before he left the country for medical school, Colorlines.com caught up with David Floyd, the man who put his name on the biggest stop and frisk suit around. Here’s why he put himself on the line for this federal case.
After two years of separation, a deported father took his children to Mexico today.
Felipe Montes, who lost his kids to foster care when he was deported, is now asking ICE for permission to stay in the U.S.
Alabama Republican Rep. Spencer Bachus said that the Obama administration is detaining too many people in immigration detention.
Fifty years ago today, “Gideon v. Wainwright” locked in poor peoples’ right to court-appointed counsel. Too bad the public defense system it wrought has failed to keep pace with drug-war policies that have led to the mass incarceration of black and brown people.
Topics: Criminal Justice
Despite the alleged wall between African Americans and black immigrants, the CBC has made immigration reform a priority this year. The caucus has joined grassroots advocates in their demand for a new migration system and an end to the prison-to-deportation pipeline
Topics: Immigration Reform