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Activistas inmigrantes son arrestados por esposarse a verja de la Casa Blanca | La Conexión, Hispanic Newspaper NC

Siete activistas de la comunidad inmigrante fueron arrestados hoy tras esposarse a la verja de la Casa Blanca como parte de una protesta para exigir al presidente Barack Obama que ponga freno a las deportaciones de indocumentados. Al inicio de la protesta, los activistas portaron una enorme manta con la imagen de Obama en la que pidieron un alto a…


Editorial: Driver’s licenses for immigrants will make California’s roads safer – Editorials – The Sacramento Bee

A good number of law enforcement officials are also rightly backing another bill, which would shield some people in the country illegally but without serious criminal records from immigration holds and deportations. Brown vetoed a bill on the same issue last year, story expressing fears it would block federal immigration authorities from removing dangerous criminals. This version, Assembly Bill 4, has been narrowed to address those concerns and deserves Brown’s support. Known as the Trust Act, it would allow police to hold illegal immigrants convicted of serious crimes, including some misdemeanors; those charged with a serious or violent felony when probable cause has been found; and registered sex offenders or arsonists. But it would prohibit police from holding those arrested for minor crimes – illegal street vending or traffic violations, for instance – solely for immigration purposes.


President Obama is Wrong. He Has the Authority and Responsibility to Stop Deportations


Administration Policy of Criminalizing Immigrants Poses Largest Barrier to Reform
09.17.2013 – Los Angeles, CA.  In response to the President’s comments in an interview with Telemundo where he says that he cannot further expand deferred action to suspend deportations, Pablo Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement:
“The President’s statement is factually inaccurate. He has the power to reduce deportations, the legal authority to expand deferred action, and the political obligation to lead the national debate through bold action. In fact, courageous leadership will only galvanize momentum for reform and focus Congress’s attention on their constitutional duty to modernize immigration law.