Tag Archives: DACA

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.

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The Other Immigrant Youth Crisis

Some Republicans want to end an Obama directive that lets undocumented teens and young adults temporarily work, study, and live legally in the United States.

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A Promising but Precarious New Normal for the Undocumented

A two-year-old executive order has helped thousands of undocumented young people plan for their future, but their plans could be erased with the stroke of a pen.

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Unstoppable Tide of Child Migrants to the US

In the first five months of 2014 more than 47,000 unaccompanied minors were detained whilst trying to enter the US illegally. The influx has posed a political as well as humanitarian problem for Obama administration. Eager to score political points, Republicans claim that the current crisis is the result of the Obama administration’s lax policy migration, and particularly the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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Immigration Reforms: What Obama Can Do If Congress Fails?

While Congress has repeatedly tried and failed to reform our immigration laws over the past 10 years, Congress—along with successive presidential administrations—has nonetheless succeeded in escalating the enforcement of the existing broken laws. President Obama can still do much more administratively to make immigration enforcement more rational and humane while Congress delays.

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House Bill to Give Immigrants Access to Health Care

About half of recent immigrants to the United States are unaware that they have diabetes, and among Mexican immigrants only about 34 percent had a glucose test taken in the past year. Immigrant women are more likely to die from cervical cancer than U.S.-born women.   Many of these issues could be curtailed by regular monitoring and doctor visits. But an existing welfare reform law in about 22 states, …

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