Obama and DHS to address deportation changes

Two weeks ago President Obama issued a statement calling for changes to the deportation practices of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In that statement, that was acknowledged by DHS, Obama sought to make the deportation practices more “humane” by ensuring that those without criminal records and family ties […]

Obama Orders Review of Deportation Practices

According to the White House and yesterday’s article in the Huffington Post, President Barack Obama is directing the government to find more humane ways to handle deportation for undocumented immigrants. The directive to consider changing how the U.S. government enforces deportations comes as immigration groups grow increasingly impatient with Obama, despite his efforts to secure legislation that […]

United We Dream urges Obama to Curtail Deportations

Following announcements that House Republicans would not move on immigration this year, more than 500 leaders of a national network of young immigrants, known as “United We Dream” protested in Phoenix, Arizona last week  in an effort to pressure President Obama to act to stop deportations. After months of lobbying, rallies and sit-in demonstrations ended with no […]

GOP Reveals its Principles on Immigration Reform

House Republican leaders laid out their long-awaited immigration reform principles yesterday, January 30th,  to the GOP conference, suggesting a broad step-by-step plan that would include more border security and enforcement, major changes to the legal immigration system and what will likely be the most contentious issue: legal status for some people who are in the […]

State of the Union and the GOP’s principles

President Obama’s State of the Union was brief last night on the issue of impending immigration reforms but most critics believe this is because both parties want to make sure immigration reform gets done this year; they just have different ideas of what the reforms will be. This is an except of what President Obama […]

Immigration Reforms in 2014

As the President prepares his State of the Union Address it is expected that he will mention ideas for changes to the current immigration restrictions. In addition, House Republicans seem to be prepared to offer some compromises to the Senate Bill which passed last June but met strong opposition from the Speaker of the House. For more information on how […]