Undocumented Parents
New Obama Proposal Aims to Stop Detention of Undocumented Parents With Minor Children
By Samantha Leal | 08/27/2013 - 09:58

A new policy by the Obama administration is aimed at fixing the problem of minor children going into the system when their primary caregivers are detained and deported, reports Fox News Latino.


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Scott DesJarlais
Crowd Cheers as Representative Tells 11-Year-Old Girl Her Dad Would Have to Be Deported
By Samantha Leal | 08/20/2013 - 10:37

Well, this is interesting. A crowd attending a town hall in Tennessee clapped when an 11-year-old girl was told that her father would need to be deported, reports MSNBC.

Josie Molina Macareg approached the mic to ask Republican congressman Scott DesJarlais one question: "I have a dad who's undocumented. What can I do so he can stay with me?"


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Teen Girl Protesting Parents' Deportation Gets Happy News
By Amaris Castillo | 07/18/2013 - 11:25

After several years of protests and marches, a Latina teen’s efforts to bring her parents’ deportation to the nation’s consciousness is paying off.


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Sean Brooks and husband Steven
After DOMA Struck Down, Judge Stops Deportation of Married Gay Colombian Man
By Samantha Leal | 06/26/2013 - 15:27

Thank goodness!


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Mother Facing Deportation
More Than 200,000 Deported Parents Say They Have a U.S. Citizen Child
By Amaris Castillo | 12/18/2012 - 13:18

It’s a heavy number we’re talking about.

According to The Huffington Post, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has removed more than 200,000 immigrants from the country since 2010 – immigrants who say they’re also parents of a child who is a U.S. citizen.


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Undocumented immigrants wait with Deferred Action Childhood Arrival applications
First Round of Deferred Deportation Candidates Are Approved
By Samantha Leal | 09/12/2012 - 09:41

The first round of approved applications for the delayed deportation program enacted by President Obama was announced, reports Fox News Latino. The move comes less than two months before the presidential election. 


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School children entering school
Court Ruling: Alabama Public Schools Not Allowed to Check Immigration Status of Students
By Samantha Leal | 08/21/2012 - 09:32

A section of Alabama's immigration law that ordered public schools to check citizenship status of all new students was ruled unconstitutional by a federal court on Monday, according to Fox News Latino. But while the court ruled that schools checking citizenship status was unconstitutional, the controversial "show me your papers" provision was upheld.


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Protesters in Jan Brewer's Arizona office on August 16, 2012
Governor Jan Brewer's Executive Order Met with Backlash
By Samantha Leal | 08/17/2012 - 09:59

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer issued an executive order this week which denies benefits to young undocumented immigrants, including ID cards. This order, which goes against President Obama's deferred action program, has sparked outrage and even protests, reports the Huffington Post


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Young Latina
Obama Immigration Changes & Deferred Action Applications Released
By Samantha Leal | 08/15/2012 - 09:41

Homeland Security recently announced what documents applicants would need to prove eligibility in the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The program allows undocumented individuals (who were brought to the U.S. as children) to avoid deportation and obtain work permits if they meet the requirements of the program.


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GOP Bill to Deport Victims of Domestic Abuse
Fear of Deportation Stops Many Women from Reporting Domestic Abuse
By Samantha Leal | 08/10/2012 - 10:05

Fear of deportation or having their children taken away from them ranks high on the list of reasons why women won't report domestic abuse or sexual assault, according to the El Paso Police Department.

Although city-specific, this speaks to a larger issue at hand: How can women seek help if they feel they themselves will be punished?


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