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September 22, 2010

The DREAM Act Deferred

The U.S. Senate fell short of the 60 votes needed yesterday to proceed with a defense authorization bill and attach the DREAM Act to it.

September 21, 2010

Arne Duncan Urges Passage of 'DREAM Act'

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has sent a letter to Sens. Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell expressing "full support" for passage of the DREAM Act, he said this afternoon in a conference call.

September 20, 2010

Scholar Calls Plyler v. Doe Ruling 'Resilient'

The 1982 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that students are entitled to a free K-12 education regardless of their immigration status has been "resilient," in part because of strong backing from educators over the years, a law scholar says in an analysis of the ruling.

September 20, 2010

Good Read: The Impact of Deportation on One Family

A journalist and photojournalist for the San Jose Mercury News provide insight into issues about illegal immigration by following a family for a year after the father is deported and as the mother fights an order to be deported as well.

August 11, 2010

The Likelihood of the Undocumented to Have Kids is High

Undocumented immigrants are more likely than either legal immigrants or adults born in the United States to live in a household with a spouse and a child or children, the Pew Hispanic Center says in a report today.

July 28, 2010

Federal Judge Puts Parts of Ariz. Immigration Law on Hold

A federal judge has blocked parts of Arizona's controversial immigration-enforcement law.

July 21, 2010

Undocumented Students Risk Deportation for DREAM Act

Undocumented students are risking deportation by staging actions of civil disobedience this week in Washington to push for passage of the DREAM Act.

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.

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