Border Region

Is Long-Term Immigration Detention Illegal?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider whether detained immigrants facing deportation must be allowed a bail hearing if they are held for at least six months, a decision...

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Immigration Reform

Immigrant Heritage Month

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016

June is Immigrant Heritage Month, and today the #IAmAnImmigrant campaign launches to encourage all of us to explore our individual heritage & recognize our distinct and shared...

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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

LA Times Op-Ed: Take the immigration fight to the states

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016

By Karthick Ramakrishnan and Pratheepan Gulasekaram Undocumented immigrants were dealt a major setback last week. After a coalition of conservative states sued the Obama...

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Is Long-Term Immigration Detention Illegal?

Karnes County Civil Detention Center.

Karnes County Civil Detention Center.

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider whether detained immigrants facing deportation must be allowed a bail hearing if they are held for at least six months, a decision that could have significant implications for immigrant-rights groups.

Immigration Raids Are Targeting People with Valid Asylum Claims, According to a New Report

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By Ted Hesson, VICE News

Since 2014, roughly 125,000 families and 115,000 unaccompanied children from Central America have been apprehended at the Southwest border of the United States, many seeking asylum. But Central American families and children arrested in immigration raids over the past month may have been denied a fair chance at claiming asylum, according to a report released on Wednesday by a coalition of immigration lawyers and nonprofit organizations.

The legal coalition, known as the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project, reported 40 cases of women and children arrested by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since the series of immigration raids began in May. The majority of those arrests took place in workplaces, homes, and schools, and the CARA project alleges that federal immigration officials engaged in “aggressive and inappropriate conduct.”

2 Valedictorians in Texas Declare Undocumented Status, and Outrage Ensues

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By Katie Rogers

When Mayte Lara Ibarra, the valedictorian of her high school’s graduating class, revealed her plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin on a scholarship, she did what any graduate would do: She shared her excitement on social media.

Ms. Lara also declared, proudly, that she is undocumented.