Category Archives: Immigration

Romney’s DACA Comments Creates Confusion for Undocumented Immigrants

A recent New York Times article by Julia Preston describes how Mitt Romney’s recent comments on his plans for the Obama Administration’s DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), if he’s elected president, has created confusion and anxiety amongst many undocumented … Continue reading

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Romney and DACA

 As the race to White House reaches it’s final lap, the fate of immigration, in particular, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), continues to play a key role. This week the Romney camp clarified earlier statements he made in The … Continue reading

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Violence Against Women Act Celebrates 18th Anniversary

This year marks the 18th anniversary of former President Clinton signing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into law. This law, which was authored by then-Senator Joe Biden, is currently up for reauthorization by Congress. Since its implementation, VAWA has … Continue reading

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Citizenship Day 2012: Realizing the Potential of the Immigrant Vote

For many aspiring immigrants, achieving citizenship means full participation in civic life—and that means the right to vote. Every year, thousands of immigrants become naturalized U.S. citizens and exercise their new right. In the 2010 national elections, naturalized citizens comprised … Continue reading

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Undocumented Immigrant Speaks at National Convention

At last week’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Benita Veliz, an undocumented immigrant, spoke on how DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has changed her life. She is the first undocumented immigrant to speak before a party convention. … Continue reading

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