The HALT Act, a bill introduced by Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas takes aim at the Obama administration’s executive powers to grant waivers allowing undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S.
A recent conference at The New School focused on immigration issues in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community.
A dozen young people publicly announced themselves to be undocumented Americans at a rally in New York’s Union Square on Friday.
Republican lawmakers are pushing for laws that would allow police to arrest undocumented migrants for “trespassing” in the state or for standing on a sidewalk to look for work.
With a lightning round of conference calls and press releases, pro-reform activists tried to tamp down gloomy predictions about the future of immigration reform in Congress after Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts. They argued that unlike the health care overhaul, this is an initiative that enjoys bipartisan support.
Republican Scott Brown’s victory in the Massachusetts senate race is widely seen as a major blow to President Barack Obama’s hope of passing health care reform. Does this mean immigration reform –which has taken a back seat to health care since Obama took office a year ago— is dead?
Arab community groups in Detroit that stepped up to help thousands of Iraqi refugees settle in the area now say they are overwhelmed by the task of assisting them. They also say they get little to no support from the local, state or federal governments.
Ethnic media outlets are providing a vital link to news and information about the situation in Haiti as Haitians in the U.S. scramble to learn the fate of friends and family members following Tuesday’s devastating earthquake and relief efforts are organized in communities across the U.S.
Pro-immigrant and civil rights groups from across the country will march in Phoenix this Saturday to denounce what they call the criminalization of undocumented immigrants in the area.
Can people change? This question is at the heart of the fight between Homeland Security and detained immigration activist Jean Montrevil. The answer has major implications for the reforms that lawmakers propose when they take up immigration reform after health care.