illegal immigration

The United States has a history of deporting undocumented persons, but the Obama Administration is taking a new stance. Instead of removing these individuals, President Obama will grant “young illegal immigrants” permits to work. This legislation will impact more than 800,000 illegal immigrants. The work permits are one, among many recent stances that the Obama […]

Despite threats of court challenges and economic boycotts, Georgia governor Nathan Deal has signed into law one of the nation’s most toughest and controversial immigration enforcement measures. Georgia’s House Bill 87 is partly modeled on a controversial immigration law passed by Arizona last year. The AJC reports that House Bill 87 empowers police to investigate […]

From CNN: Washington — President Barack Obama plans to meet Thursday with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer — their first face-to-face since the governor signed the state’s controversial immigration reform law. The president has called the Arizona law misguided. For her part, Brewer made clear Tuesday she’s not worried about a potential legal challenge from the […]

From The Root.com: At last week’s immigration march on Washington, tens of thousands of immigrants and activists rallied around the Capitol Building, calling for legislation that would afford legal status to the millions of illegal immigrants living and working within the United States. While official crowd estimates for such events are notoriously unreliable, the New […]

From the AJC.com: Hours after being released from jail, a Kennesaw State University student who has become the focus of a heated immigration debate told supporters and reporters “I never thought I was going to be caught up in this messed-up system.” Jessica Colotl, flanked by her immigration and criminal defense attorneys, said Friday that […]

From the AJC.com: Cobb County authorities are looking to re-arrest Jessica Colotl, the Kennesaw State University senior and illegal immigrant at the center of a growing controversy. Colotl — who was caught driving without a license, sent to an immigration detention center and released last week — was 10 years old when her parents brought […]