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Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Attorney General Appeals In-State Tuition For DREAMers

*Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says he’s preotecting the will of the voters, who decided against spending public money for services for undocumented people. A lower court said the students are here legally under DACA. VL By Jude Joffe-Block, Fronteras Arizona’s Attorney General is appealing a court decision that allows young immigrants who qualify for

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Who is gaining the most from Obama’s deferred action program for undocumented adults?

*Contrary to what critics have been saying, it’s not as if opening the doors to legalization through DACA was going to let in a flood of immigrants. The choice to go through the deferred action process has...

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Immigration Fight Could Return to House This Month

*This one’s for all you policy wonks. Just when you thought the GOP-led congress would be quiet on immigration through May, defense spending pop’s up and so does Rep. Jeff Dunham and his ENLIST Act. VL By...

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Task Force on New Americans Highlights Importance of Immigrant Media

*President Obama’s executive action on immigration was not only about deferred action, it was also about immigrant integration and the establishment of a Task Force on New Americans. And while DACA and DAPA have gotten the most...

Friday, April 10th, 2015

What’s Happening to Obama’s Immigration Order?

*Came across this cheat sheet on Obama’s executive action on immigration. It’s good, concise background and brings you up to date. In case you were wondering where all the political posturing and legal knots were headed …...

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Harry Reid’s Big, Complicated Latino Legacy Won’t End When His Career Does

*Carrasquillo does a good job of pulling the curtain in this piece, telling us how Sen. Harry Reid had his hands on the legislative gears that failed to pass immigration reform, but also put together the idea...

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Here’s the Republican strategy for stopping Obama on immigration

*For those of you looking for cover from the hype and seeking answers to basic functional questions regarding the new congress and immigration, this is a piece you should read. It cuts through the mess about what...

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Applying for Immigration Action Could Begin in Mid-February

*While the political bickering continues, the plan moves forward. VL By Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News Shortly after House Speaker John Boehner promised on Thursday to challenge President Barack Obama’s immigration executive action, White House officials detailed how...

Friday, August 15th, 2014

DACA Day: Eligible Undocumented Youth Stay for College and Work

*Good information for any DACA eligible students you may know. DREAMer Day! VL By John Michaelson, Public News Service AUSTIN, Texas – The tens of thousands of young people without documentation across Texas who are eligible for Deferred...

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

The Rough Road For Cecilia Muñoz, Defender Of Obama’s Immigration Policy

*One of the most influential Latinas in Washington is stuck between the proverbial rock and hard place. An advocate who must now defend the White House. Sellout? Gladiator? You decide. VL By Evan McMorris-Santoro and Kate Nocera,...

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Florida Gov. vetoes immigrant driver license bill

By Steve Bousquet, Tampa Bay Times Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have allowed children of immigrants who are not U.S. citizens to get Florida driver licenses. Scott said he vetoed HB 235...

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Spanish Literacy Obstacle for Some Seeking Deferred Action

By Valeria Fernandez, New America Media PHOENIX, Ariz. – Arisbeth Meza came to Phoenix from Mexico City, following the path of her older sister. She was 13 and has been working ever since cleaning the homes of...

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

DREAMers Sue To Stop Michigan From Denying Driver’s Licenses

By Elise Foley, Huffington Post Latino Voices WASHINGTON — Civil rights groups sued Michigan Secretary Of State Ruth Johnson (R) on Wednesday for blocking driver’s licenses for undocumented young people given deportation relief by the president. Denying...

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Deferred Action Applications Increase after Election

By Latinovations With President Obama re-elected into office and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) secure, there has been an increase of interest and applications from undocumented students. “I’ve seen an increase in three ways,” says Jose Peñalosa, an immigration...