President Steps Back from Deportation Review Giving Congress Time to Act on Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C. - Immigration reform has been on life-support for over a year but President Obama is giving Congress time to act on reform by stepping back from a review of deportation policies. After months of protests by pro-immigration…

Pentagon Considering Green Cards of Undocumented Military Members

Washington D.C.- As immigration reform falls to the wayside, the Obama Administration has been looking for ways to give deportation relief The most recent effort by the Pentagon, if adopted, would allow immigrants who serve in the military the…

Overview of Applying for Asylum

Louisville, KY- Asylum is specific immigration status available to certain immigrants who have left or plan to leave their native countries because they fear they will be physically harmed or face persecution if they remain or return. Each year…

Poll Shows Support for Immigration Reform Could Impact November Elections

Louisville, KY- Candidates who don’t back immigration reform may be hurting themselves when voters head to the voting booth in November a new poll shows. The poll conducted by Politico  found that 71 percent of the likely voters surveyed…

Tea Party Pushes For Immigration Reform Which Includes Pathway to Citizenship

Washington, D.C. – In a shocking move, leaders in the Tea Party their support for immigration reform and even back a pathway to citizenship as long as it is accompanied by stepped up enforcement of the country’s immigration laws. Saul Russo…

Overhaul of Secure Communities in the Works

Louisville, KY- Immigration advocates have long criticized Secure Communities, one of President Obama’s immigration enforcement policies, charging that the program causes unnecessary deportations. That could soon change as Secure Communities…

California Lawmaker Introduces Legislation to Allow Professional Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Sacramento, CA- Earlier this year, an undocumented immigrant and law school graduate from California, Sergio Garcia, was allowed to obtain his law license. Garcia was able to do so because lawmakers in the state passed legislation which allowed…

Republican Lawmaker Proposes Change to 3- and 10-yr Bars for Undocumented Immigrants

Louisville, KY- There are approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S., immigration reform is supposed to address this issue but  is currently at an impasse. In hopes of giving immigration reform traction, Republican…

Federal Agencies Remind K-12 Schools They Must Register Undocumented Students

Washington, D.C.-Together, the Department of Justice and the Department of Education issued a reminder to K-12 school districts across the county that they must accept all students regardless of their or their parent’s actual or perceived…

White House Proposes New Rules for Highly-skilled Immigrants

Washington, D.C.- With immigration reform at standstill, the White House proposed changes to immigration rules governing HB-1 visas which they believe will attract highly-skilled workers to the U.S. and give them the impetus to stay which is…

Florida Legislators Approve In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants

Tallahassee, FL- After a fierce debate, the Florida Senate passed legislation that will allow young undocumented immigrants to get in-state tuition when they attend public colleges or universities. The legislation now heads to Governor Rick…

Congressional Asian Caucus Makes Pushes for Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C. - In the years-long debate about immigration reform, Latinos have been the most vocal about the changes they would like to see. Now the Asian Pacific American Caucus has weighed in on the debate, releasing their ideas on how…