Border Region

County changes ‘illegal’ immigrant to ‘undocumented’

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015

By Joshua Stewart SAN DIEGO — One word in an innocuous piece of routine legislation has caused a rare rift on the Board of Supervisors. But when that word is related to immigration...

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Immigration Reform

KPBS: California’s Attorney General Issues Guidance On Law Helping Immigrant Crime Victims

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015

By Jean Guerrero California’s Attorney General released guidance this week on a coming law that requires state prosecutors and police to help some immigrant crime victims obtain...

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AP: Texas May Deny Birth Certificates to Immigrants’ Children, Judge Rules

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015

By Seth Robbins (SAN ANTONIO) — A federal judge has chosen for now not to force Texas health officials to change their stance in denying birth certificates to immigrant families...

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Deferred Action

Despite Delay on New Deferred Action Programs, Immigrant Communities Move Forward

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015

New Collaborative Prepares Immigrants for Deferred Action and Other Programs San Diego, CA: Today marks one year since President Obama announced new deferred action programs that...

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Recent Posts

Latin Post: DACA Immigration Program: DACA Recipients’ Wages Increase, Continue Education


By Michael Oleaga

President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has helped increase the pay wages for immigrants.

Based on a nationwide survey of DACA recipients, from beneficiaries utilizing the 2012 guidelines, their average hourly wage increased by 45 percent. A majority of DACA recipients, with 69 percent, have also said they obtained a job with better pay.

Huffington Post: Judges Call for Curb on Immigration Detention, Administration Should Listen — and Act


By Andrew Wachtenheim

The federal court decision blocking the president’s executive actions on immigration wasn’t the only significant judicial intervention in immigration policy in recent days. In late October, another court found against the administration, ruling that its practice of prolonged detention of certain immigrants without judicial oversight violates the Constitution.

In Lora v. Shanahan, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City ruled that federal immigration authorities may not hold immigrants with certain criminal convictions for longer than six months without showing, at a bond hearing, that he or she poses a risk of flight or a danger to the community. In so deciding, the Second Circuit became the latest judicial authority to admonish the federal immigration agency for its harsh and frequently unconstitutional treatment of immigrants in the United States, and to reaffirm the rights of noncitizens to basic due process.

Buzzfeed: Border Patrol Puts Off Decision On Body Cameras For Agents

(Photo credit should read Luis SOTO/AFP/GettyImages)

(Photo credit should read Luis SOTO/AFP/GettyImages)

By Adolfo Flores

U.S. border patrol officials will continue their yearlong study into possibly outfitting agents with body cameras, the agency’s commissioner announced Thursday.

Kerlikowske said costs, camera durability in extreme temperatures, and lack of regulations regarding the technology were all factors in the decision, said U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske. Disputes on the issue with unions representing the agency’s 60,000 employees, and the camera’s potential to distract agents in the field, were also cited.