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

Report: California Received $3.2 Billion In Taxes From Those In The Country Illegally

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016

By KPBS Staff, Nancy Montoya / Arizona Public Media A recent report says that in 2012, California received more than $3.2 billion in taxes from people who were in the U.S....

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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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Recent Posts

DACA Opens Door to Health Care


OAKLAND, Calif. — Jesus Pina Sanchez remembers all too vividly that morning two years ago when he was crossing the street near his home and got hit by a car in the crosswalk.

The then15-year-old was rushed by ambulance to Children’s Hospital in Oakland, X-rayed and treated for the bruises he suffered. He was discharged later that day and his parents were slapped with a $10,000 bill, which weeks later went to collections.

Here’s Where We’re At On US vs. Texas


Last Friday, the eight justices of the Supreme Court held a private conference, where they each cast their respective votes on United States vs. Texas.

While we will very likely not hear a decision on the case until the end of June, we could hear from the Court much sooner, perhaps within weeks, under one possibility — a 4-4 ruling.

Latest battle over comprehensive immigration reform lands in Supreme Court

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By Kevin R Johnson

Although some have called United States v. Texas the immigration case of the century, the case heard last week by the U.S. Supreme Court is simply the latest skirmish in the long debate over immigration reform.