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July 16, 2010

Study: DREAM Act Isn't Likely to Benefit Many

Not many of the 2.1 million undocumented immigrants in this country who meet the age, duration of U.S. residency, and arrival age that would make them eligible for conditional legalization under a bill pending in Congress are likely to get legal status if the bill is enacted, a study says.

July 07, 2010

What's the Cost of Educating Children of the Undocumented?

An organization that seeks to halt illegal immigration to this country has put out a report saying that educating the children of undocumented immigrants costs $52 billion and is the largest public expense for providing services to families with undocumented parents.

July 06, 2010

Justice Department Files Suit Against Ariz. Immigration Law

News outlets have reported that the U.S. Department of Justice has filed a legal challenge in federal court today challenging Arizona's controversial immigration-enforcement law.

June 17, 2010

No Executive Order for 'DREAM Act' Students

The Obama administration has rejected a request by four undocumented college students for an executive order halting deportations of such youths who have come to the United States illegally as children.

June 15, 2010

What's a School Police Officer to Do in Arizona?

USA Today has published a story about the lack of clarity regarding how police working in schools in Arizona should carry out the state's new immigration-enforcement law, which goes into effect July 28.

June 14, 2010

Ariz. Republicans Target 'Anchor Babies'

An Arizona lawmaker is poised to introduce a bill that would deny U.S. citizenship to children of illegal immigrants born in Arizona.

May 20, 2010

'Immigrant Integration' Awards

The Migration Policy Institute gave out awards this week to honor organizations that are successfully helping immigrants to adapt to and thrive in the United States.

May 20, 2010

2nd Grader Asks First Lady About Immigration

A 2nd grader blurts out to first lady Michelle Obama that her mom doesn't have "papers" to live legally in this country.

May 19, 2010

District Bars Basketball Team From Visiting Arizona

Officials of a suburban school district in Illinois have created a stir by barring a girl's high school basketball team from participating in a tournament in Arizona in reaction to Arizona's new immigration-enforcement law.

May 03, 2010

The AERA Boycotts Arizona Over Immigration Law

The governing council of the American Educational Research Association has passed a resolution saying it won't hold meetings in Arizona until its new controversial immigration law is rescinded or the organization reexamines the issue.

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