The Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff’s Office—headed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio—learned the hard way May 24 that targeting immigration raids at areas where Latino day laborers congregate does not comport with the U.S. Constitution. A federal judge in Arizona ruled that deputies’ decisions of whether to stop a car for a traffic violation and&nbsDetails
Families, Congresspeople, 500+ Organizations Call on President to Suspend Deportations « Contacto Latino News
As Senate started debating immigration reform this week activists all over the country kept on pushing their request to keep families together and suspend deportations. Congressman Gutierrez as well as Reps. Jackson-Lee, try Schakowsky, Titus, Clarke, Cardenas and others joined fathers facing deportation and representatives of more than 500 immigrant…Details
As the Senate debates a comprehensive immigration reform bill, the House of Representatives is fighting a partisan battle over President Barack Obama’s stopgap measure, treat a program to defer deportations for young undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as children. Last week, a group of House Republicans voted to defund the deferred a…Details
Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District joined Congressman Gutierrez (IL-04), Chairman of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, House colleagues, fathers facing deportation, and representatives from reform advocacy groups today to call on President Obama to suspend deportations for those who would be eligible…Details
Best Way to Move Bill Forward is to Keep Families Together Who Are Working Toward Reform
Congressman Gutierrez as well as Reps. Jackson-Lee, Schakowsky, Titus, Clarke, Cardenas and others join fathers facing deportation and representatives of more than 500 immigrant rights organizations to deliver a letter asking President Obama to suspend deportations for those who would be entitled to eventual citizenship in the immigration bill being currently debated.
The press conference with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, Gamaliel, Casa in Action, United We Dream, MALDEF, and the AFL-CIO comes the day after the President brought together immigration reform advocates at the White House to discuss the way forward.
”We call on the President to relieve the suffering of families by ceasing deportations as Congress debates reform,” said Oscar Alfaro. Oscar, who had previously received a stay of deportation, was recently denied a renewal. Oscar and his family have battled tirelessly in support of the President’s vision for immigration reform yet may be deported in these next few weeks if the President doesn’t take action to protect him and the 1,100 others who are deported on a daily basis from the United States
Some groups took issue with Obama’s contention in his news conference that enforcement efforts are now focused on criminals, instead of others who do not pose a threat to public safety. Immigration advocacy groups have long criticized the president for the record number of deportations that have occurred under his administration. Many of those who…Details