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Unrepresented Minors in Immigration Court


The news since last year has been inundated with stories about children crossing the US/Mexico border unaccompanied.  This surge, as it has been called, created a need for places to house the children and lawyers to defend them.  So how many of those children have actually been allowed to stay in America? And what factors […]

Benefited Not Burdened: Immigrants’ Impact on the DC-VA-MD Area

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Immigrants, both authorized and unauthorized, contribute greatly to the economies of the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. With close to 1.8 million immigrants in the DC-VA-MD[1] area, immigrants are helping to revitalize the economy through entrepreneurship, consumer spending, and by contributing to the tax base. Economic activity, consumer spending, and job creation are extremely […]

Controversial fingerprints program set for New York meets resistance


Published May 12, 2012 The Wall Street Journal Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/12/controversial-fingerprints-program-set-for-new-york-meets-resistance/#ixzz1vc1hsENQ A program that gives federal immigration officials access to the fingerprints of undocumented immigrants booked into local jails will start Tuesday across New York state despite staunch opposition from advocates and lawmakers, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo. A law-enforcement official familiar with the program, called […]

Amid pushback, Patrick to uphold law on ‘Secure Communities’


By Andy Metzger / State House News Service Saturday, May 12, 2012   While Gov. Deval Patrick is resigned to participating in the federal government’s Secure Communities program, immigrant rights advocates said it will force undocumented immigrants into hiding from local law enforcement. Secure Communities uses FBI fingerprint data, submitted by local police to determine the identities […]

TX State Rep: I Was an Undocumented Immigrant


“[A]fter it was all said and done and HB 12 was passed, Houston Rep. Ana Hernandez Luna gave one of the most poignant personal privilege speeches in the history of the Texas House. Hernandez Luna told the chamber that she had grown up undocumented in Texas. The amnesty granted by President Ronald Reagan in the […]

Fact Sheet – Information on the Rights of All Children to Enroll in School


All children in the United States are entitled to a basic public elementary and secondary education regardless of their race, color, national origin, citizenship, or immigration status or the status of their parents/guardians. School districts that either prohibit or discourage children from enrolling in schools because they or their parents/guardians are not U.S. citizens or […]

Senate Dems To Obama: Stop Deporting DREAM Act Students


Posted April 14, 2011 from Huffington Post WASHINGTON — Leading Senate Democrats, including Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.), called on the president on Wednesday to stop deporting undocumented young people who grew up in the United States. A letter signed by 22 Senate Democrats asks President Barack Obama to use his executive authority to prevent […]

Utah Government Employees Release Private Information of 1,300 Immigrants


by Bryan Catalano and Andres Gonzalez, Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates PC [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vkCVdPMkxg] CNN reported on July 22 that “The Utah attorney general’s office has announced a criminal investigation into the leak of immigrants’ personal information.” In a shocking display of disregard for people’s basic right to privacy, it has been reported by the Washington Post […]