Only the federal government can grant amnesty. But cities and counties can effectively opt to stop deportations—and increasingly, they are.
Counties in Washington state have joined a growing number of local jurisdictions in Colorado and Oregon that will no longer detain immigrants who are eligible for release on behalf of federal immigration authorities.
I started my career over twenty years ago as a young immigration attorney in an under-funded community legal organization in Washington, D.C. representing refugees, mostly Central Americans, fleeing brutal conditions in their home countries wrecked by civil war.
Francisco Díaz crossed the Mexican border into the United States near Brownsville., Texas, 14 years ago and since then has been living in Homestead without immigration papers and in constant fear of deportation.
Immigration reform advocates, who saw their hopes dashed in 2013 for major legislation, are encouraged by stirrings in the Republican-led House of Representatives for taking up the issue.
House Republicans are working on an immigration plan that would give potentially millions of undocumented immigrants a chance to permanently live and work in the United States.
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