Border Region

New York Times: Texas Grants Child Care License to Migrant Detention Center

Posted by on May 3, 2016

The authorities in Texas have granted a child care license to a federal immigration detention center where thousands of mothers with their children have been confined, often for...

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Immigration Reform

SCPR: Divided by deportation: Immigration and Generation Y

Posted by on May 4, 2016

Here in Southern California, thousands of millennials are experiencing the “American Dream” through the lens of immigration. One of them is Carol Romo. Her life changed...

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Citizenship

Union-Tribune: Military service leads to U.S. citizenship

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016

By Tatiana Sanchez Daniel Torres, an unauthorized immigrant who enlisted in the Marine Corps using a false birth certificate, became an American citizen on Thursday. He is likely...

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Deferred Action

NBC News: California Takes A Step Further Toward Immigrant Integration

Posted by on May 3, 2016

The Supreme Court seems divided over President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), giving a temporary reprieve to young undocumented immigrants,...

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SCPR: Divided by deportation: Immigration and Generation Y

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Here in Southern California, thousands of millennials are experiencing the “American Dream” through the lens of immigration.

One of them is Carol Romo. Her life changed when officers from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement knocked on the door early one morning in 2006, just as Carol was getting ready for water polo practice. 

NBC News: California Takes A Step Further Toward Immigrant Integration

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The Supreme Court seems divided over President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), giving a temporary reprieve to young undocumented immigrants, and Congress has made little progress in ending the gridlock over immigration reform.

New York Times: Texas Grants Child Care License to Migrant Detention Center

Karnes County Civil Detention Center.

Karnes County Civil Detention Center.

The authorities in Texas have granted a child care license to a federal immigration detention center where thousands of mothers with their children have been confined, often for weeks and sometimes months.

The decision to recognize the center, in Karnes City, as a care provider for children drew outrage from immigrant advocates, who said it was little more than a prison. It was a victory for the Department of Homeland Security, which considers the center a holding station where families pass initial health and security checks and the first phases of their asylum screenings.