Tag: <span>Immigration Reform</span>

Undocumented Immigrants to Meet Pope Francis in New York

NEW YORK — On a small soccer field in the shadows of Yankee Stadium, Cristian Contreras practices in the goal. It is where he has spent most of his Saturdays […] Read More >

Sidestepping Congress, Obama Unveils Plan To Protect 5 Million From Deportation

Top Story — U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday unveiled a three-part executive order on immigration that would protect up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation, sidestepping a year […] Read More >

Officials Make Plans to Address Migrant Crisis, Despite Tensions

Top Story – Officials from the U.S., Mexico and Central America are moving to address the unaccompanied minor crisis, but friction over the issue persists. U.S. justice officials met on […] Read More >

Immigration Reform Advocates Announce DREAM Act Scholarships In New York

NEW YORK – The New York Immigration Coalition and the Fund for Public Advocacy launched a scholarship program Monday night aimed at undocumented students that would be eligible for the […] Read More >

Immigration Reform Activists And ICE Reach Impasse Over Secure Communities

NEW YORK – When the governors of Illinois, New York and Massachusetts announced in quick succession that they would pull away from Secure Communities, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director […] Read More >

Obama Pushes For Comprehensive Immigration Reform During Visit To El Paso

Today in Latin America Top Story — U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday called for comprehensive immigration reform during a visit to the border city of El Paso, Texas. Standing within […] Read More >

Undocumented Immigrant Youth Support DREAM Act By Coming Out Of The Shadows

NEW YORK — Melissa Garcia Velez didn’t look nervous when she took up the microphone in the center of New York’s Union Square, although what she was about to say […] Read More >

Deported Student Saad Nabeel Fights For Family’s Return From Bangladesh

NEW YORK — Saad Nabeel was 18 when he was handcuffed next to his mother and escorted to a separate detention center. This move – separating mother from minor – […] Read More >

DREAM Act Stalled In Senate; Republicans Unanimously Vote Against Amendment Wedged Into Defense Bill

WASHINGTON — An amendment to provide undocumented youth a chance to attain legal residency, inserted into a $726 billion military defense bill, deadlocked today. The DREAM Act amendment, introduced by […] Read More >

Number of Undocumented Immigrants Reaches Net Decline

For the first time in two decades, the undocumented population in the U.S. is sharply decreasing, according to a recent report. The Pew Hispanic Center reported an 8 percent decline […] Read More >