Monday, April 08, 2013
When Sandy hit, it exposed an underclass living marginal lives in basements and other rundown homes, many inhabited by people who entered the country illegally. And because many don’t qualify for federal aid, they’re at a greater disadvantage.
Monday, January 14, 2013
As the White House crafts its proposals to overhaul the immigration system, a bipartisan group of senators has also been meeting to draft up its own comprehensive reform bill.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Angy Rivera came to the U.S. when she was three years old as an undocumented immigrant. Angy’s 21 now and writes the first and only undocumented immigrant advice column, "Ask Angy," where she responds to questions about “coming out” as undocumented.
Monday, July 23, 2012
By Mirela Iverac : Reporter, WNYC News
Most New Yorkers detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency were deported, according to a new report released on Monday.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Today the Supreme Court will consider whether Arizona’s approach to illegal immigration clashes with federal law. If they decide it does, what else will states be able do to address their concerns over illegal immigration?
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Each year, more than 25,000 undocumented immigrants are apprehended as they attempt to cross the border from Mexico to the United States. In most cases, we hear very few details about these apprehensions. But in one case, the details — which are especially gruesome — have become widely circulated.
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.
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.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Less than 24 hours after the House passed the DREAM Act on Wednesday by a margin of 216-198, the Senate voted to table its version of the bill until next week, after a vote on extending the Bush era tax-cuts. Republicans had threatened to filibuster if the DREAM Act came up before the vote on taxes.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez has announced that he will introduce a Council resolution calling on Governor Paterson to remove New York from the controversial immigration enforcement program known as Secure Communities.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Following on the heels of Arizona's harsh new law on undocumented immigrants, some residents of Fremont, Nebraska, want to essentially make it impossible for paperless immigrants to live or work within city-limits.