A commentary on what scares Americans and what should scare Americans.
The Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security are expected to send final recommendations in the next two weeks. Activists are worried and angry about what they’re hearing.
With the campaign not interested in causing a scene, two activists walked right up on stage and stood next to North Carolina Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan with a sign that read, “Friends don’t deport friends.”
“No estan solos.” “You are not alone,” read one of the signs addressed to the detained immigrants in Los Angeles.
Two key House Republicans tell BuzzFeed News it could happen. Democrats and activists say they’ve heard this all before.
UPDATED (4:18 p.m.): A White House official told BuzzFeed News that the president’s remarks do not include a reference to waiting “40 days.”
Immigrant X, the loose collective of artists that uses social media to tell fictional stories about undocumented immigrants and their underground supporters, just started working on a graphic novel. Illustrator Ana Patankar did the drawings and they kick ass.
The Pew Research Center spells out the numbers for how many could benefit from potential administrative action by the Obama administration.
The activists say they are being penalized for asserting their rights and speaking out against misconduct.
“Did you know the first person who died in Iraq was undocumented?” “He lied to get into the military. Will you admit that? Will you admit that they he lied to get into the military?”
The livetweets were part of a showing of Vargas film Documented, which tells the story of his journey as an undocumented immigrant in America.
He says he doesn’t want to talk about it, but 2016 is coming. Prominent Latinos and immigration advocates see a record they like.
New York legislators are proposing something bold: using states’ rights to change immigration law.
The Republican-controlled state extends tuition help to undocumented immigrants.
Denying “innocent children” access to a public education, the court explained, “imposes a lifetime hardship on a discrete class of children not accountable for their disabling status.”
Nova Bajamonti, 19, came out for the first time as undocumented in a question to Hillary Clinton, and the Clinton Foundation said it will try to help her. “Truthfully, there’s nothing to hide. That’s my status, it’s not who I am.”
The CHC drafted a resolution opposing deportations — but after it leaked and got criticized as too soft, the caucus has toughened it.
Travis County, which shares a jail with Austin, averaged 19 deportations a week from 2009 to 2013, of people it sent to ICE. Activists are pushing back on the sheriff saying he doesn’t have to comply with immigration detainers as other cities have done.
The CHC plans to vote on a draft of a resolution to ask the president to slow deportations and expand use of prosecutorial discretion, sources tell BuzzFeed. Activists say it falls short. “We need the CHC to be leaders, not followers.”
Emilio Vicente, a top student whose grades earned him a scholarship, sought to change the narrative around undocumented immigrants with his election but fell short.
No special path to citizenship, but the draft principles state that the undocumented should eventually be able live here “legally and without fear.” Support for the DREAMers.
The band La Santa Cecilia, which has been called “the voice of immigrants,” won a Grammy award Sunday for Best Latin Alternative Album. Band member Jose “Pepe” Carlos, an undocumented immigrant, tells BuzzFeed what the win means to him.
When it comes to immigration reform, we need to hear from American citizen allies who support undocumented immigrants like me.
ICE confirmed the number to BuzzFeed, and said the women were an enforcement priority, having recently crossed the border or been issued orders of final removal.
Undocumented youth say the artwork is a way to tell their story and bring comfort to many others like them.
“I will choke that illegal Mex cleaning in the library. Stop banging fucking chairs around and turn off your Walkman.”
Lorenzo Garcia, chairman of the Young Conservatives of Texas, announced the game will involve students tracking down other students tagged as “illegal immigrants” in exchange for $25 gift cards.
When you’re undocumented, a driver’s license is not only a driver’s license — it’s proof that you exist. And while immigrants and allies wait for Congress to act, some local leaders are stepping up.
The video, done in conjunction with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, says it’s inspired by the 11 million true stories of undocumented immigrants.
On the one-year anniversary of the Obama administration’s policy to provide relief from deportation, a look at how things changed for several young immigrants.