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DREAMer Activist Challenges Joaquin Castro Over Obama's Immigration Delay

At a Voto Latino event with Rosario Dawson, Joaquin Castro, and Eliseo Medina, a DREAMer repeatedly challenged them over Obama's immigration delay and plans for a new Texas detention center.<p>SAN ANTONIO — A routine panel discussion Saturday with Rep. Joaquin Castro and other activists turned …

Immigration

Advocates Question Hillary Clinton's 'Courage' After She Dodged Immigration Questions In Iowa

In video released Sunday night by the pro-reform group DREAMers Action Coalition, an activist confronts Clinton as the expected presidential front-runner signs autographs at the Harkin Steak Fry, a prominent Democratic event in the state.<p>"My name is Monica Reyes. I am an Iowa Dreamer. I was …

Immigration Activists Don't Buy Hillary Clinton's "Political" Answer

An Iowa DREAMer confronted Hillary Clinton a day after a similar moment with Joaquin Castro. Disgust at her answer — and a sign that "no Democrat is safe."<p>Three young, undocumented people confronted Hillary Clinton in Iowa Sunday as she signed items and greeted supporters, the latest sign that …

Government

Getting Latinos To the Polls Made Tougher by Immigration Delay

Those working to turn out the Latino vote for the midterms have an added challenge over coming weeks: Get Latinos registered and to the polls amid anger over President Barack Obama’s delay of executive action on immigration until after the Nov. 4 elections, which comes after bitter disappointment …

Immigration

Immigration Activists Just Crashed Hillary Clinton's Speech In New York

After Clinton's speech, the group of at least six young activists began chanting, "Undocumented! Unafraid!" Several of them wore t-shirts that said: "Will You Deport My Family."<p>The group was escorted from the room by security. One of the activists, who said his name was Mateo Tabares, claimed he …

DREAMer Activists Plan To Keep Confronting Hillary Clinton On Immigration

Another disturbance is planned Friday at the DNC Women’s Leadership Forum where Clinton will speak, making it the third time in a week that DREAMers will make their presence felt at one of her events.<p>On the rope line at an event in Iowa last Sunday, three undocumented activists waited to ask …

Government

Immigration Advocates: ICE Is 'Out Of Control'

WASHINGTON -- Advocates are alleging that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is "more out of control than ever," going after immigrants aggressively ahead of potential executive action from President Barack Obama that could shield some of the immigrants from deportation.<p>A report released Wednesday …

Illegal immigrant kids exposed federal agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis and chicken pox, report says

Unaccompanied illegal immigrant children with communicable diseases have given or exposed federal agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis and chicken pox, according to a report issued Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General.<p>In two cases, the children of a border …

Amid border crisis debate, many new immigrants land in D.C. area

Virginia is more than 1,500 miles from the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas, epicenter of the border crisis.<p>And it is the home state of Rep.<p>Eric Cantor, who was defeated by a tea party novice who attacked the former House majority leader for being open to "amnesty" for at least some immigrants in …

Immigration

Immigrant shelters on bases in 3 states, including California, to shut

Three massive temporary shelters that have housed 7,700 unaccompanied immigrant youths at military bases in California, Oklahoma and Texas will close in the next eight weeks, government officials announced Monday.<p>The<p>U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and …

Immigration

Government Declares Undocumented Immigrant Child, Mother A "National Security Threat"

Homeland Security attorneys are using a Bush-era Department of Justice ruling in opposing bond requests by undocumented immigrants at a New Mexico facility.<p>WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is using a Bush-era decision by former Attorney General John Ashcroft to classify the flood of …

Immigration

Related story: Immigrant youths captured at border now at 63,000 in last nine months

The number of children apprehended at the Southwest border illegally entering the United States and traveling alone reached nearly 63,000 in the last nine months, according to new<p>Department of Homeland Securitystatistics released Thursday.<p>But officials say they have seen a significant decrease in …

Immigration

Will illegal immigrant kids stay or be sent home? Depends if they have a lawyer

What a difference a lawyer makes.<p>As the immigration crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border deepens, a review of deportation hearings for minors caught crossing reveals stark disparities depending on their legal representation. If they've got an attorney, they stand a fairly good chance of staying in …

A Top Immigration Judge Calls For Shift On 'Fast-Tracking'

As the Obama administration says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the Southwest border is declining, the White House is being urged to stop fast-tracking their deportation hearings. That call is coming from an unusual source: one of the nation's top immigration judges.<p>"We know of the …

Top issue: Gov't over immigration

The efficacy of the federal government is the most important problem facing the U.S., a new poll says.<p>According to a Gallup poll released Wednesday, a plurality of Americans — 18 percent — say dissatisfaction with the government is the top issue in the U.S., up 2 percentage points from last month. …

Obama: GOP immigration stance is political suicide

Republicans are committing political suicide and putting the support of an entire generation on the line by opposing an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws, President Barack Obama said Thursday night.<p>"It's anybody's guess how Republicans are thinking about this," Obama said during a town hall event …

How Immigrants Are Inspected - Ellis Island - 1903 | GG Archives

How Immigrants Are Inspected at Ellis Island circa 1903<p>By Dr. Allan McLaughlin, U. S. Public Health and Marine Hospital Service.<p>Inspection of our …

What Ellis Island Looked Like To Millions Of Immigrants In Its Heyday

Approximately 40% of U.S. citizens have at least one ancestor who passed through Ellis Island for inspection on their way toward building a better life for themselves and future generations, according to The History Channel.<p>Nearly 12 million immigrants were processed at Ellis Island's immigration …

After Becoming Part Of A Family In The U.S., Honduran Immigrant Teen Has To Leave

WASHINGTON -- In 2011, a then-14-year-old orphan fled Honduras for the U.S., fearful that gang members would come after him after he had refused to join them. He'd grown up in an orphanage and on the streets, and thought that if he stayed in Honduras, he would be killed. He'd seen it happen …