Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for our partner The New York Times, explores the scope of a recent influx in women and children immigrating across the U.S.-Mexico border. Arturo Garino, mayor of Nogales, Arizona, where hundreds of child migrants are, being held weighs in.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Aviva Chomsky, author of "Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal," says even comprehensive reform can't fix all of our immigration problems. She argues that our immigration issues stem from the way we classify who comes into this country, and who is barred from entry.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
By Mirela Iverac : Reporter, WNYC News
The Martinez family spent this Sunday, as they usually do, in a park on Knickerbocker Avenue.
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
In February, 18-year-old Daniela Pelaez, the valedictorian of her graduating class, was almost deported. Her family moved to the United States from Colombia when she was four years old, and they stayed in the country after their visas expired. Now Dartmouth-bound, Pelaez is advocating for a bill to keep students in similar situations to hers in the country. The bill is called the Studying Towards Adjusted Residency Status Act, or STARS.
Monday, April 02, 2012
By Mirela Iverac : Reporter, WNYC News
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested over 3,100 convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and immigration violators, including 127 in the New York area, during a six-day national operation.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Immigration reform has been a hot button topic in this campaign cycle — but for all the talk, there hasn’t been much real action. As the government stalls on immigration reform, many private citizens are taking actions into their own hands. It’s a 21st century “Underground Railroad” of sorts — a network of Americans who are quietly finding ways to assist their undocumented neighbors and friends, particularly the young people whose parents brought them here illegally as children. About 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools each year.
Friday, January 13, 2012
The outcome of November’s elections will not only affect the lives of native-born Americans but immigrants as well. For that reason, some foreign-born individuals are doing what they can to get the candidate they believe has their best interest in mind elected.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Some 300,000 deportation cases will be reviewed by the Department of Homeland Security starting Thursday in an effort to expedite the deportations of convicted criminals and stop non-criminal illegal immigrants from being removed from the country. The New York Times reports that in addition to the review of the court docket, Homeland Security will issue new guidelines instructing immigration enforcement agents to halt deportations of foreigners who have not committed serious crimes. The White House seeks to remove fewer immigrants who are students, parents of U.S. citizens, elderly, or members of the military. Over 400,000 illegal immigrants have been deported under the Obama administration.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
It's one of the most controversial topics for this year's Republican presidential hopefuls: How should America be handling illegal immigration? Bachmann, Romney, Perry, and Cain have all weighed in on the issue. In the meantime, the Obama administration set new records last year for detaining and deporting illegal immigrants. And this year, the government plans to top their record by removing 400,000 more. A new episode of "Frontline," called "Lost in Detention," investigates what detaining and deporting involves, for individuals, law enforcement, and communities. The episode airs on PBS stations tonight.
Monday, October 17, 2011
New York’s Board of Regents begins its two-day monthly meeting on Monday, and they are scheduled to take up two topics that have been in the news of late. The board will vote on whether to bar teachers from grading their own students’ standardized tests, which has been a longstanding practice. They will also take up whether to lobby Congress to pass the Dream Act that would provide a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants who go to college.
Friday, May 27, 2011
— Les Leopold, executive director of the Labor Institute, on The Brian Lehrer Show