INDIANAPOLIS — A federal judge permanently blocked enforcement Friday of two key provisions of a controversial 2011 Indiana immigration bill: one barring the use of consular identification cards and another allowing the arrests of people whose immigration status is questionable. … Continue reading
WASHINGTON — A Republican Party in desperate search for relevance to Latino voters. An expanded Democratic advantage in the Senate. A second-term President with his legacy on the line.
(Reuters) – U.S. labor unions said on Thursday they were closer to resolving problems with wages for future unskilled immigrant workers like janitors and housekeepers – an issue that has stalled progress on a U.S. Senate proposal to overhaul the … Continue reading
Immigration equality is coming. When the U.S. Supreme Court finds that the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, as I believe it will, U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be able to petition for their same-sex spouses. While the case the … Continue reading
As home to a quarter of the nation’s immigrants, California has the most to gain – or lose – in immigration reform. Undocumented immigrants aren’t “unseen” in Los Angeles, Bakersfield, or Eureka: they’re a vital component of every community in … Continue reading
Re “Immigrants Held in Solitary Cells, Often for Weeks (front page, March 24):
COLUMBIA, SC — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham called South Carolina ground zero in the fight for immigration reform as evangelicals join Republicans in pushing for change.
Georgia’s Legislature late Thursday night approved an expansion of the state’s 2011 crackdown on illegal immigration.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arrests and deportation from the United States largely isn’t effective in keeping Mexican nationals from wanting to re-enter the country, particularly those who consider the United States their home, a study released Thursday by the University … Continue reading
As government leaders nationwide gear up for potential immigration reform, officials in Oregon are preparing to combat unlicensed “notarios:” people who pose as tax preparers or lawyers and prey on immigrants.