November 20, 2013
The Los Angeles Times, 11/20/2013
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is bringing young undocumented immigrants with engineering chops to Silicon Valley to “hack” immigration reform.
Twenty young immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children are taking part in a “DREAMer Hackathon” on Wednesday at LinkedIn’s Mountain View, Calif., headquarters.
November 18, 2013
The Washington Post, 11/14/2013
It’s now looking extremely unlikely that Congress will enact immigration reform this year. And that raises a question: Could President Obama use his executive powers to effectively legalize some of the 11 million undocumented immigrants already in the United States?
This possibility has actually been raised several times before. Back in August, Sen. Marco Rubio warned House Republicans that if they don’t pass a bill, Obama will act on his own: “I believe that this president will be tempted, if nothing happens in Congress,” Rubio said, “to issue an executive order as he did for the Dream Act kids a year ago, where he basically legalizes 11 million people by the sign of a pen.”
December 28, 2012
Fox News Latino, 12/27/2012
Opponents of Arizona’s controversial SB1070 law have a new ally: Mexico. The Mexican government is urging a U.S. court to block a part of the law that prohibits the harboring of undocumented immigrants. Lawyers representing Mexico asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a filing Wednesday to uphold a lower-court ruling that blocked police from enforcing the ban. Mexico argued the ban harms diplomatic relations between the United States, undermines the U.S.’s ability to speak to a foreign country with one voice and encourages the marginalization of Mexicans and people who appear to be from Latin America.
December 12, 2012
Dallas Morning News, 12/07/2012
Latino leaders in Dallas say they hope the arrival of a new Mexican consul means legal assistance to immigrants remains high, especially if Congress approves legalization for some of those here unlawfully.
Juan Carlos Cue Vega left before Thanksgiving, two weeks before last Saturday’s inauguration of Mexico’s new president, Enrique Peña Nieto. The Dallas successor for one of the largest consulates for Mexico is expected to be named several weeks after an inauguration that returns Mexico’s old often-authoritarian party to government rule after a 12-year absence.
December 6, 2012
The Washington Post, 12/5/2012
The U.S. and Mexican governments have completed a two-month program to fly deportees deep into Mexico, and the U.S. is looking to the new administration of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on whether to continue the effort aimed at relieving overwhelmed Mexican border cities.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said 2,364 Mexican nationals flew on 18 flights during the trial period, all but three of them men. Nearly 2,000 had criminal convictions in the U.S.
November 20, 2012
The Christian Science Monitor, 11/20/2012
About one-quarter of the young undocumented immigrants eligible for the two-year deportation deferral established by President Obama have applied since the program started Aug. 15.
Statistics released last week by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) gave the fullest portrait yet of who is applying, and they suggested that enthusiasm for the program was not dampened by the uncertainty caused by presidential election.
Republican nominee Mitt Romney had waffled on how he would handle the program, leading some immigration advocates to wonder if applicants might be wary of starting the process until the election was decided. But the data show the election had little effect on the process.
November 12, 2012
The Washington Post, 11/09/2012
A growing number of conservatives are softening their views on immigration in the wake of President Obama’s dominating performance among Hispanic voters, giving new momentum to a years-long push by advocates to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants.
Yet even as officials in both parties pledged to make overhauling immigration a top goal in the coming months, it became clear Friday that the issue remains thorny for each side.
September 21, 2012
Fox News Latino, 9/21/2012
Mexico government officials are looking into whether Alabama’s anti-illegal immigration law – considered the toughest such state-level measure in the nation – violates the North American Free Trade Agreement.
An official with Mexico’s labor department confirms the review in a letter released Thursday by the group that filed the complaint, the Service Employees International Union. The Mexican government says it has asked the United States to begin talks about the matter that are allowed under NAFTA.