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HB 675, Covering Immigration in Fla., Passes in State House

HB 675, Covering Immigration in Fla., Passes in State House

A controversial bill in Florida requiring local police and governments to enforce federal immigration law passed the state House of Representatives on Feb. 3, prompting criticism from grassroots advocates who say it will create racial profiling. Lawmakers approved House Bill 675 by a vote of 80 to 38, according to the Florida Immigrant Coalition, which […]

‘Driving Cards’ for Immigrants in N.M. Come Under Fire

‘Driving Cards’ for Immigrants in N.M. Come Under Fire

The New Mexico state House passed legislation on Jan. 27 that would require undocumented immigrants to apply for one-year driving cards, instead of drivers’ licenses, a move that critics charge as discriminatory.  In New Mexico, undocumented immigrants can apply for a state driver’s license. Under the legislation, however, more than 90,000 immigrants instead would have […]

Senators Join Call for End to Recent Immigration Raids

Senators Join Call for End to Recent Immigration Raids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-two Democratic senators asked President Barack Obama on Friday to halt the recent round of federal deportation raids, highlighting anew the schism within the party over the administration’s handling of Central American immigrants. In a letter, the senators wrote that the raids were sweeping up mothers and children who face threats of […]

Poll: New Mexico Voters Back Driver’s Licenses for Immigrants

Poll: New Mexico Voters Back Driver’s Licenses for Immigrants

A majority of New Mexico voters support a bipartisan state bill approved in 2015 that backers say meets a federal requirement for state-issued identification, such as a driver’s license, but does not discriminate against a person’s immigration status, according to a poll released on Monday.  The poll, conducted by Latino Decisions, also found that more […]

Estado de la Unión en medio de la vergüenza migratoria

Estado de la Unión en medio de la vergüenza migratoria

Esta semana el presidente Barack Obama pronuncia su último discurso sobre el Estado de la Unión en medio de dos grandes contradicciones. De una parte, la Corte Suprema de la nación podría decidir si considera o no el caso que tiene el potencial de destrabar las acciones ejecutivas migratorias que ampararían de la deportación a […]

Deporting Families to Violent Places Is Not the Answer

Deporting Families to Violent Places Is Not the Answer

It’s official. The Obama administration has begun home raids aimed at arresting, detaining and deporting young mothers and their children back to Central America and the violence they fled in the first place. Raids that terrorize communities, trample civil rights and separate families are something we would expect from a President Trump. The very tactic – with […]

U.S. Agents Start Immigration Raids Aimed at Central Americans

U.S. Agents Start Immigration Raids Aimed at Central Americans

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Immigration agents over the weekend conducted the first raids targeting the deportation of families who flocked across the United States’ southern border over the past two years, a senior government official said Monday.  Jeh Johnson, the head of the Department of Homeland Security, said in a statement that the 121 people […]

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