CA AG Harris: Law Enforcement Doesn’t Have to Comply With Secure Communities

By: Wednesday December 5, 2012 9:15 am

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has told law enforcement officials in the nation’s largest state that the Secure Communities program of the Department of Homeland Security is optional. It was Harris’ first public assessment of Secure Communities. Under the program launched in 2008, all arrestees’ fingerprints are sent to immigration officials, who may ask police [...]

Debate Odds and Ends

By: Wednesday October 17, 2012 3:18 pm

A few more comments on last night’s debate: • I don’t think the college student worried about his job prospects was looking for the answer Obama gave about the budding rise of manufacturing. He’s not looking for a factory job. I think high-skill manufacturing should absolutely be part of the mix of the 21st-century job [...]

Romney: I Won’t Cancel Deferred Action Status for DREAM-Eligible Immigrants

By: Tuesday October 2, 2012 7:15 am

In a move that could increase participation in the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Mitt Romney said in an interview with the Denver Post that he would not deport those young immigrants approved for the program. “The people who have received the special visa that the president has put in place, [...]

DHS Issues Written Guidance for Immigration Officials that Same-Sex Couples Are in “Family Relationships”

By: Friday September 28, 2012 11:26 am

The Department of Homeland Security today announced a change to immigration rules, saying that they would consider same-sex couples as “family relationships” for the purposes of immigration policy. Specifically, the written guidance reads, “In an effort to make clear the definition of the phrase ‘family relationships,’ I have directed ICE to disseminate written guidance to [...]

So Far, Obama Administration’s Deferred Action Program Approves Just 29 Applicants

By: Friday September 28, 2012 8:19 am

The Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been operative since August 15. The conflicting but mostly positive reports show tens of thousands of applicants for the two-year reprieve for undocumented immigrants who meet the requirements of having come to this country as children, and completed some level of college or served [...]

Judge Stops Indefinite Detention of Undocumented Immigrants, Asylum Seekers

By: Friday September 14, 2012 10:17 am

Scott Lemieux has a good piece in The American Prospect about the federal court ruling blocking the indefinite detention provisions of last year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). While Lemieux expressed a lack of confidence that the injunction would be upheld by the appeals courts, he praised the action because of the potential for abuse: [...]

DREAMer Deferred Action Suffering From Low Application Submissions

By: Monday September 10, 2012 8:15 am

The first day of the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program saw thousands of DREAM-eligible youth line up for the chance to apply for two years of temporary legal status. This policy shift was touted heavily at the Democratic National Convention. After the initial flush, however, applications have slowed amidst a variety [...]

Rep. Lamar Smith Tries to Downplay Deportations, Citing Technicalities

By: Monday September 3, 2012 10:47 am

This is pretty funny. Republicans are so desperate to paint President Obama as a soft-border friend to the undocumented, they’re trying to redefine the word “deportation.” Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is accusing Obama and his administration of having “fabricated” and “falsified their record to achieve their so-called historic deportation numbers…illegitimately adding over 100,000 removals to [...]

1.76 Million DREAM-Eligible Immigrants Potentially Eligible for Deferred Action Status

By: Thursday August 9, 2012 12:19 pm

A new study from the Migration Policy Institute suggests that 1.76 million unauthorized immigrants could be eligible for deferred action status, under the Obama Administration’s new policy, which kicks off August 15. The DREAM-eligible immigrants who can be helped by this policy are those who were brought to America before the age of 16, have [...]

Application for Deferred Action for DREAM-Eligible Immigrants Will Cost $465

By: Saturday August 4, 2012 11:24 am

Despite all the fanfare over the Obama Administration’s announcement of deferred action status for DREAM-eligible youth, it hasn’t actually begun. Eligible applicants must fill out a form to get the deferred action status for themselves, and that process will commence on August 15. And US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced yesterday that the immigrants will [...]

DREAM Activists Infiltrate Deportation Center, Find Detainees Inconsistent With Administration Policy

By: Wednesday August 1, 2012 9:35 am

Yesterday I noted that the vaunted deportation reviews promised by the Department of Homeland Security haven’t actually taken place. Some incredible youth activists in Florida set out to prove this. They intentionally got themselves placed in immigrant detention centers to uncover the others held in the facilities. “Our organizers inside of the detention center have [...]

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