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August 06, 2014

Obama's Deferred Action Program: A Statistical Look at Youths' Participation

More than half of the 1.2 million undocumented immigrant youth who had met the requirements to seek relief from deportation have applied for the reprieve, according to a new Migration Policy Institute analysis.

August 01, 2014

In Fight Over Border Funding, House GOP Targets Reprieve for DREAMers

Conservative Republicans in the House want to scale back the Obama administration's deferred action program in exchange for their votes on a spending measure to address the border crisis.

July 29, 2014

House, Senate Far Apart on Emergency Aid for Border Crisis

Congress appears unlikely to reach an agreement on emergency funds to address the surge of unaccompanied minors flowing across the Southwest border from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

July 28, 2014

For Schools With Child Immigrants, What Resources Are Available?

School districts that absorb large numbers of recently-arrived immigrants can use a key stream of federal funding for support.

July 23, 2014

Border Crisis Draws Conflicting Emergency-Spending Bills in Congress

The House and Senate have drafted vastly different emergency spending measures aimed at addressing the surge of unaccompanied minors streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border.

July 22, 2014

Fastest Growing Group of Migrants Arriving at Border: Children Under 12

The number of unaccompanied minors from Central America under the age of 12 has increased by 117 percent from last year, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.

July 18, 2014

New York Communities Prepare for Influx of Unaccompanied Minors

City officials in Syracuse and New York City are mobilizing resources and support for the influx of unaccompanied child migrants from Central America.

July 15, 2014

Two High Schools for English-Learners to Open in Prince George's County, Md.

The 125,000-student district outside of Washington is partnering with CASA de Maryland and the Internationals Network for Public Schools to open two high schools to serve ELLs and recently arrived immigrants.

July 11, 2014

Ala. Puts Stop to Enrollment Policies That Discriminate Against Immigrants

State Superintendent of Education Thomas Bice is requiring all school districts to use a common enrollment form and follow the same set of practices that will not discourage students to enroll because of their immigration status or that of their parents.

July 10, 2014

Louisiana District Agrees to Improve Services for English-Language Learners

Federal civil rights officials had been investigating complaints about inadequate services for English-learners and their families in the 46,000-student Jefferson Parish district.

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