Despite efforts to have New York drop out of the federal fingerprint sharing program aimed at identifying undocumented immigrants with criminal records, two New York counties have joined the program.
Despite early hopes for reform, the year was marked by the enactment of Arizona’s tough new immigration law and the defeat of the DREAM Act.
The first round of data from the 2010 Census has been released, and it shows that immigrants, particularly Hispanics, were responsible for much of the population growth over the last decade.
Immigrant activists joined President Obama in expressing “incredible disappointment” at the failure of the bill that would have provided a path to legal status for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has cleared the way for what’s likely to be the DREAM Act’s last chance in the lame duck session of Congress.
To celebrate the feast day of Mexico’s patron saint, the Virgin of Guadalupe, and spiritually unite families, a torch was carried on a 72-day journey from Mexico City to New York City.
After passing in the House, Senate Democrats made a strategic decision to postpone a vote on the measure that would offer a path to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants.
The Latino Society of New York wants Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo to appoint Latinos to key positions in his new administration. The announcement of the proposed “Latino Agenda” cost one long-time Assembly aide his job.
The latest version of the DREAM Act incorporates changes Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hopes will win over a few GOP senators. But the move could be derailed by the standoff over extending Bush-era tax cuts.
The Migration Policy Institute has just released a remarkably useful set of graphs and data sets for visualizing U.S. immigration trends.