President Barack Obama speaks about immigration reform in Las Vegas
President Obama Says Immigration Reform is Likely in 6 Months, Speaks Spanish
By Kamren Curiel | 01/31/2013 - 13:27

On the heels of his highly anticipated immigration speech at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, President Obama spoke to two of the country's leading Spanish-language television networks about his immediate plan for immigration reform.

In interview with Telemundo's Jose Diaz-Balart, Obama said he's hopeful an immigration overhaul is something that can get done "certainly this year, and I’d like to see if we can get it done sooner, in the first half of the year if possible."


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Undocumented Immigrants Protest Outside the Democratic National Convention
Undocumented Immigrants Arrested at DNC Released
By Samantha Leal | 09/06/2012 - 09:56

The ten undocumented immigrants arrested outside of the Democratic National Convention were released from custody hours later by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), reports USA Today.


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Rosario Dawson during a protest outside the Democratic National Convention
Rosario Dawson Shows Support For Arrested Undocumented Activists
By Samantha Leal | 09/05/2012 - 09:41

Ten riders on the "UndocuBus", a month-long immigrant rights campaign that shuttled undocumented immigrants to areas of protest, were arrested by police near the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to Univision. The stop was the final stop for the UndocuBus, as it made its way from Arizona through eleven states.


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University of Tennessee Hill
Republican Party: No In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants
By Samantha Leal | 08/28/2012 - 09:37

The "public benefits" war continues with the adoption of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: the national Republican party committee has endorsed the denial of federal funds to colleges and universities that allow undocumented immigrants to enroll at in-state tuition rates.


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Woman Filling Out Forms
Some Undocumented Immigrants Waiting to Apply for Deferred Deportation Program
By Samantha Leal | 08/27/2012 - 18:00

While some are working on applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, enacted by President Obama, others are waiting until after this year's election to start on their applications, according to newamericanmedia.org. They believe the program won't continue unless Obama is reelected, and are waiting to see the results of this year's election. 


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Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant
Mississippi Joins Other States in Denying Benefits to Undocumented Immigrants
By Samantha Leal | 08/24/2012 - 16:00

Mississippi is joining other states that will deny benefits to undocumented immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program enacted by President Obama, according to Fox News Latino.


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Woman Filling Out Forms
Deferred Action Applicant: "After the Two Years, What’s Going to Happen to Me?"
By Lourdes Medrano | 08/21/2012 - 14:00

Since President Obama’s new "deferred action" program went into effect last week, thousands of young, undocumented Latinos have lined up to apply for it, even as uncertainty builds over the controversial measure.

Immigrant advocacy groups, which are offering workshops and other assistance to people who may be eligible for the program that allows those who entered the country illegally as minors to stay for at least two years, say interest is high despite concerns that disclosing people’s status to the federal government could be risky.


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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman
Nebraska Joins Arizona - Will Not Issue Drivers Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants
By Samantha Leal | 08/20/2012 - 10:07

It seems Arizona isn't the only state where President Obama's new deferred action ruling is being contested: Nebrasksa is the newest state to deny public benefits -- including drivers licenses -- to undocumented immigrants who will be legally allowed to stay under Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to the Associated Press.


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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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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Bars IDs & Public Benefits for DREAMers
By Samantha Leal | 08/16/2012 - 09:46

As young immigrants begin the application process for President Obama's new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, others will have even more hurdles to jump, thanks to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer


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