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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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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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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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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President Barack Obama
New Immigration Scams Target Undocumented Youths
By Samantha Leal | 08/06/2012 - 14:00

Undocumented youths are being targeted by scams, claiming to put them on a priority list for application approval of deportation reprieve, reports the Huffington Post. The reprieve, announced by President Obama in June, will be awarded through application. Application materials will not be released until August 15.


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Sanctuary Cities
Sanctuary Cities Provide Safe Haven for Undocumented Immigrants
By Huffington Post Latino Voices | 10/26/2011 - 14:00

In the eyes of the federal government, Carlos is still an undocumented immigrant.

But four years ago, the city of New Haven, Conn., issued Carlos -- his real name has been changed at his request due to privacy concerns -- its own form of documentation: a municipal ID. The ID allowed him, for the first time, to open a bank account, apply for hospital services, check out library books, access city beaches and parks and even take a cross-country flight.

"We feel like we've been given an identity in the United States," Carlos said.


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Alabama
Key Parts of Alabama Immigration Law Stand
By Fox News Latino | 09/29/2011 - 16:00

A federal judge refused to block key parts of Alabama's immigration law on Wednesday, which some call the nation's toughest, including a measure that requires immigration status checks of public school students.

U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn, appointed by Republican President George H.W. Bush, wrote in her 115-page opinion that some parts of the law are in conflict with federal statutes, but others aren't.


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Farmers Oppose Bill That Force Them to E-Verify Workers
Farmers Oppose Bill That Forces E-Verification of Migrant Workers
By Amaris Castillo | 08/01/2011 - 12:45

Farmers are strongly opposed to a new bill that would require them to verify the immigration status of their workers.  According to The New York Times, the bill proposed by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) would demand farmers to use E-Verify (a federal database backed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security) to check new hires. 


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