It’s no secret that President Obama could heal the pain of immigrant families facing separation today with the stroke of a pen. Using his indisputable executive authority, he could halt deportations, provide temporary relief to millions, and put powerful pressure … Continue reading
Only the federal government can grant amnesty. But cities and counties can effectively opt to stop deportations—and increasingly, they are.
Far fewer immigrants arrested by California law enforcement are being turned over to federal authorities for deportation since a new state law went into effect in January.
People across the U.S. are rallying to support immigration reform and the the fair treatment of immigrants detained for misdemeanors. Major hotbeds of advocacy group activity in recent weeks are located throughout the state of California and around government offices … Continue reading
The “Trust Act” law approved in California in 2012 finally went into effect on Jan. 1, 2014 in what many have described as one of the most significant victories for the Latino community in the U.S.
The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously voted to bar the sheriff’s office from handing over immigrants arrested for certain non-violent crimes to federal officials for possible deportation.
Is the president’s pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security anti-immigrant? The truth is that nobody knows. Nobody has bothered to ask.
Orange County probation officials say they will launch a review of their juvenile detention policies after the release this week of a report that faults the county for referring hundreds of immigrant youths to federal immigration authorities.
To be an undocumented immigrant — to live and work as one of New York City’s half-million undocumented immigrants — is to obsess over documents. That’s why the top two points of “Safe, Open City,” Bill de Blasio’s five-point, 3,000-word … Continue reading
LOS ANGELES — A row of seven pay-phone booths lines the corner of Bauchet and Vignes streets downtown here, just outside the walls of the L.A. County Men’s Central Jail. From that corner, newly released inmates and visiting families can … Continue reading