With the ongoing excitement over the Deferred Action program for DREAMer students, it’s hard to remember (outside Arizona) that there are some states still trying to enforce their own versions of immigration law.
As more states put in place strict voter ID rules, an AP review of temporary ballots from Indiana and Georgia, found that more than 1,200 such votes were tossed during the 2008 general election.
ICE runs the world’s largest immigration detention system, relying heavily on local jails and private facilities in far-flung communities, rather than operating them itself, the agency leases beds from local jails or contracts with private corporations.
Georgia legislators are considering a proposal that would bar undocumented immigrants from receiving marriage licenses or access to water and sewage.
On Thursday, three judges in a federal court in Florida considered the constitutionality of Alabama’s HB56 and Georgia’s HB87 immigration laws, but they won’t be issuing rulings yet.
Illegal immigrants would be barred from attending all Georgia public colleges under a bill a Senate committee passed Wednesday.
It's unclear whether farmers in Georgia and Alabama will face a shortage of workers due to tough new laws targeting illegal immigration, but some producers said they have begun changing their plans for planting and harvesting this year's crops.
The year 2011 was very tough for Latinos, especially for undocumented immigrants, according to an editorial in this weeks La Opinión.
In agreeing to decide on Arizona's tough law on illegal immigrants, the justices join an intense election-year political debate.
In an undisclosed location in the college town of Athens, Georgia, a group of students quietly gather in secret. They are aspiring professors, diplomats and engineers who have been banned from Georgia's top five public universities. The students are undocumented.
According to advocates in Georgia, the Mendez family are the victims of a biased child welfare system that denies undocumented and non-English speaking mothers and fathers their parental rights.
Shifting the emphasis in deportations to criminals is the right move. But it’s not enough. The United States still sorely needs comprehensive immigration reform.
Miriam Hernandez, 16, was born in Georgia. Working two jobs to help support her mother and siblings, she is the main breadwinner since her stepfather, an illegal immigrant, returned to El Salvador.
Immigration has been one of the hottest social and political topics forever—or at least it feels like it. So, in honor of the fact that we are exactly one year out from the 2012 Presidential elections we decided to decifer exactly where the candidates stand on the issue.