Immigration

November, 2014

  • 20 November

    Everything You Need To Know About Obama’s Executive Action

    Because of the limits of Obama’s executive power, the action is not nearly as broad as proposed bills for comprehensive immigration reform. But Obama’s action will provide the first opportunity for millions of undocumented immigrants to live and work openly.

  • 20 November

    Infographic: Steps to Fix Immigration System

  • 20 November

    9 Things You Can Do to Prepare for Administrative Relief

    President Obama will announce his administrative relief plan for the undocumented immigrants. Here is how those looking for relief should prepare.

  • 18 November

    Enforcement Overdrive Has Overloaded the Immigration Courts

    Over the past two decades, the United States has put immigration and border enforcement into overdrive, while not allocating adequate resources to the immigration court system. This mismatch leads to long backlogs and delays.

  • 11 November

    Australia Pushes on With Asylum Seeker Deterrence

    Australia is introducing tough new laws which will give its agencies freer hand to dismiss future asylum claims. It is also implementing a plan to resettle some refugees in Cambodia.

October, 2014

  • 27 October

    Germany Struggles to House Asylum Seekers

    Seven of Germany's 16 states have no minimum standards for refugee housing. As the political debate continues about how to fund and manage adequate refugee housing, Germany is one of 25 EU countries participating in Mos Maiorum, a campaign to round-up undocumented migrants launched on 13 October and expected to last for two weeks. 

  • 23 October

    Central America’s Other Refugees

    Refugees come from as far away as East Africa to try their luck at crossing the Rio Grande.

  • 12 October

    Beyond Republicans’ Anti-immigration Agenda

    Though Congress can enact permanent immigration legislation, House Speaker John Boehner and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte have repeatedly pushed forward an anti-immigration agenda in the House to stop the expansion of the President’s 2012 executive action known as DACA program. The atmosphere is equally toxic in the Senate where every Republican senator voted in support of a failed effort to prevent new DACA applicants.

  • 6 October

    Obama Doubles Down on Immigration Commitment, But…

    Nationwide, immigration advocates have been unrelenting in making the President aware of the human cost of his decision to delay executive action, even launching a campaign to collect stories, photos, videos, graphics, and other artifacts to use in a “Deporter-in-Chief” exhibit that they are petitioning to add to the Obama Presidential Library and Museum.

September, 2014

  • 27 September

    Faith Groups Challenge Federal Deportation Policy

    A “New Sanctuary Movement” to pressure President Obama to reevaluate his administration’s deportation policies and for him to act on promised executive action on immigration relief will start next week when more than a dozen places of worship in at least a dozen cities nationwide will begin providing sanctuary to undocumented immigrants with deportation orders.