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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Latino College Students
Nearly 1.8 Million Undocumented Immigrants Could Avoid Deportation, According to Group Estimate
By Samantha Leal | 08/08/2012 - 10:35

The Migration Policy Institute now states that 350,000 more undocumented immigrants could qualify for deferred deportation when President Barack Obama's new policy takes effect August 15. This estimate raises the number of possible undocumented immigrants able to avoid deportation to just under 1.8 million, according to the Associated Press.


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Undocumented Immigrants Await Deportation in Arizona
Immigrants Generate Big Profits for Prison Companies
By Samantha Leal | 08/03/2012 - 09:35

The U.S. is locking up more undocumented immigrants than ever, and prison companies are reaping the benefits, says a new Associated Press review. The review shows that the businesses have spent tens of millions of dollars lobbying lawmakers and contirbuting to compaigns.


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