Immigration reformers see Obama win, Hispanic turnout as ‘game-changer’

November 9th, 2012 (No Comments)

By Mike Lillis – 11/07/12 05:04 PM ET   Entire Article An outpouring of support from Hispanic voters helped to usher President Obama to a resounding reelection win Tuesday, and immigration reformers say those dynamics have set the stage for a bipartisan reform deal next year. Conservatives in Congress have successfully killed efforts to pass immigration reforms […]

Obama Promises Immigration Reform if Re-Elected, According to Iowa Paper

October 25th, 2012 (No Comments)

October 24, 2012 Washington –  In an interview with the Des Moines Register, U.S. President Barack Obama said that if he wins the election in two weeks it will largely be thanks to his strong lead among Latino voters. Read more:

Napolitano says 200K illegal immigrants have applied for deferred deportation

October 24th, 2012 (No Comments)

By Jordy Yager – 10/24/12 05:15 PM ET Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Wednesday that more than 3,000 young illegal immigrants are applying for deferred deportation every day under the administration’s new immigration policy. About 200,000 young people in the country illegally have applied to defer their deportation for at least two years and […]

Romney adviser leading immigration lawsuit

August 28th, 2012 (No Comments)

An informal adviser to Republican Mitt Romney is representing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees suing the Obama administration over its plan to stop deporting many young illegal immigrants and grant them work permits. By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press WASHINGTON — An informal adviser to Republican Mitt Romney is representing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement […]

Out of the shadows A first step to make young illegal immigrants welcome

August 28th, 2012 (No Comments)

Aug 25th 2012 | ATLANTA AND CHICAGO | from the print edition Economist LISA OHMAN was brought up in Macon, Georgia, and speaks with a gentle southern accent. She graduated from Wesleyan College, a women’s university in Macon, with majors in biology and chemistry, and has just taken her medical-school entrance exams. Teresa Lee was brought up […]

Paperwork hitch landed this immigrant in ‘hell on Earth’

August 22nd, 2012 (No Comments)

By Lisa Riordan Seville and Hannah Rappleye, NBC News When Floyd Herbert Abdul, a native of Zimbabwe living legally in the United States, was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Nov. 24, 2006, he was plunged into a bureaucratic system that he describes as “hell on Earth.” “They do so much to literally […]

Undocumented immigrants confront author of strict immigration laws

August 19th, 2012 (No Comments)

Bob Miller/for NBC News Isela Meraz and Fernando Lopez lead a group of undocumented Hispanics in protest against anti-immigration laws during a briefing on the civil rights effects of state immigration law held by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in Birmingham, Ala. By Miranda Leitsinger, NBC News August 18, 2012 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Protesters opposed to […]

Benefits of Deferred Action – Thoughts from the week of August 15, 2012

August 19th, 2012 (No Comments)

On the afternoon of June 15, 2012, we had heard a very exciting announcement. On June 16, 2012, I had my 31st birthday which is great because that is the age cut off for deferred action so I can remember that date/age easily.  We then tried to get ready for USCIS’s program, 60 days later. […]

Early filing for Obama’s deferred action program smart, but filing correctly is smarter Read more:

August 15th, 2012 (No Comments)

PUBLISHED: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012, 4:00 AM UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012, 4:00 AM Read more: The Obama deferred action program for undocumented youth is on. Some Dreamers want to submit their applications as soon as possible. Filing early makes sense, but it’s better to do it right than to file it early. Friday, I’ll […]

Chasing a ‘dream’: Immigrant youth seek legal status

August 14th, 2012 (No Comments)

Article  By Miranda Leitsinger, NBC News Yelky Perez knows exactly where she will be at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday: On the government’s immigration services website, scouring for the application that could let her pursue her dream career as a surgeon and stay in the U.S. legally. Follow @mimileitsinger Perez, who said she illegally entered the […]