Will there be alternative forms of detention in the near future? Over the last five years, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has jailed a record number of immigrants. Some say these immigrants with no status have been jailed because of a little known mandate established by conservative lawmakers.
Last week, Democrats in the House proposed an immigration reform bill which will hopefully reignite the discussion on immigration reform. On another note, the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Vladimir Perez Santana. Mr. Perez Santana had been a lawful permanent residence since the age of nine.
The Interfaith Immigration Coalition is a partnership of faith-based organizations. Their goal is fair and humane immigration reform. They are sending a message to Congress by fasting from now until October 18.
President Obama has instructed federal immigration agents to give more leniency to parents of minors present in the United States. Although Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) already have authority to not pursue low priority immigrants..
In early 2012, President Obama issued an executive order, commonly referred to as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which allowed certain undocumented young immigrants to temporarily remain in the United States. While criticized by some, this executive order...
Immigration Reform in Congress is not moving as fast as hoped for by many immigration reform activists. So, reform advocates are asking President Obama to use his executive authority to suspend deportation, grant administrative relief and expand the Deferred Action program. While the debate in congress continues, the executive branch continues to deport roughly 1,000 people per day.
On August 1, 2013, over forty immigration activist were arrested in Capitol Hill after blocking traffic. At the time, Congress was preparing to take a five week summer recess. Immigration Reform has not passed in the House. The activist included the United Farm Workers and AFL-CIO, among other immigration groups and unions.
Rep. Steve King''s statements prompted an appropriate response...Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said recently about Hispanic Immigrants "for everyone who's a valedictorian, there's another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds - and they've got calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert....