Adalinda De Leon Valdez

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Not in my backyard: Communities protest surge of immigrant kids

In places such as Murrieta, California, and Oracle, Arizona, the message is clear: Thousands of immigrant children fleeing Central America are unwelcome in Small Town U.S.A.<p>The children, many of them arriving unaccompanied from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, have traveled up to 3,000 miles …

Journalist explains how he was detained at airport

L.A. officials urge feds to do more to help immigrant children

Several<p>Los Angeles City Councilmembers are calling on federal lawmakers to do more to help the thousands of immigrant children who have crossed the Mexican border alone in recent months.<p>L.A. officials plan to introduce a council motion Friday asking the government to provide more aid to help …

Education requirements deter many would-be 'Dreamers,' activists say

Naira Zapata might seem a typical candidate for the Obama administration's deferred deportation program. Her family smuggled her across the U.S.-Mexican border when she was 12.<p>But Zapata, now 20, dropped out of high school three years ago after giving birth to her first child. She never received …

Immigration

Obama to shield 5 million from deportation

White House reveals details of new immigration plan after weeks of silence.<p>The White House is in full-out sales pitch mode for President Barack Obama’s announcement Thursday that he will shield about 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, circumventing Congress to provide the most …

Obama: 'We are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once too'

Barack Obama used a heartfelt televised address to the nation on Thursday to explain his decision to enact sweeping immigration reforms that will shield from deportation almost five million people currently living in the country illegally.<p>In an emotional broadcast from the White House, the …

With immigration action, Obama charts a new path forward

With a border crisis swirling and a fight with Congress brewing, a group of leading immigration activists expected that a last-minute huddle with top officials at the White House in June would bring more bad news.<p>But instead of a confrontation, they got a surprise guest bearing an unexpected …

Immigration

How Mayors Are Supporting Obama’s Immigration Actions

Shares 1K<p>Mayors around the country are voicing their support for executive action on immigration and are exploring how their cities can better align …

Number of immigrants deported from U.S. dropped sharply in last year

The number of immigrants deported from the U.S. fell sharply in the last year, a decline driven by the Obama administration's struggle to handle the surge of Central American migrants and its continuing shift in deciding whom to deport.<p>The decrease was recorded even as the number of people caught …

"Jane The Virgin" Made A Statement About Immigration Reform In Its MLK Day Episode

Jane the Virgin showrunner Jennie Urman told BuzzFeed News that it was important for the show to deal with a possible deportation. "The hope is by personalizing this issue, and playing it out through beloved characters, we can make the political, personal... and hopefully raise consciousness, and …

The Zombie Immigration Fight

Immigration reform is dead. So why are politicians still arguing about it?<p>With the debate over immigration in America locked in a stalemate, it would seem neither side has much to fight for. And yet both sides are fighting furiously—in Congress, in the courts, and in the political arena.<p>The slow …

Immigration

Immigration action will boost California's economy, White House says

The White House said Monday that President Obama's executive actions on immigration could boost California's economy by as much as $27.5 billion.<p>In a public relations blitz in advance of the rollout of Obama's expanded deferred action program, White House adviser Cecilia Muñoz said the president's …

Immigration

In immigration news: CA driver's licenses, anti-executive action lawsuit, half of federal arrests tied to immigration, more

<i>The new AB 60 driver's licenses are marked with the words "Federal Limits Apply." More than 25,000 immigrants without legal status in the U.S. have</i> …

Congress Is Anti-Immigrant -- Again

It's possible that nothing is ever new in the U.S. immigration debate. In 1977, his first year in office, President Jimmy Carter proposed "an …

Immigration

Immigration Offenses Made Up Half Of All Federal Arrests In 2012

Immigration offenses made up half of all federal arrests in 2012, the latest Department of Justice analysis revealed. Out of a total 172,248 suspects …

Garcetti, other mayors join lawsuit in defense of Obama immigration plan

<i>Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at KPCC's Crawford Family Forum in October. Garcetti and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio are leading a coalition of</i> …