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.
Recently in Immigration Category
September 21, 2010
September 20, 2010
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
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
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
A federal judge has blocked parts of Arizona's controversial immigration-enforcement law.
July 21, 2010
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
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
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
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
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.