This Week in Immigration
THIS WEEK IN IMMIGRATION:
The House and Senate delivered yet another signal that the political tide for immigration reform is getting stronger with their introduction of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act [Senate] and the American Dream Act [House]. The bill is a strong bipartisan effort and a sign that the muscle for comprehensive immigration reform is getting stronger on both sides of the aisle as momentum builds.
President Obama appeared on "Premio Lo Nuestro," a popular Latin music awards show which aired on the Spanish-language channel, Univision. Obama thanked the mostly Latino audience for voting in November and encouraged them to stay involved and "make your voices heard."
Dorsey & Whitney law firm, in conjunction with The Urban Institute, graphically details the devastating impact of immigration enforcement on US citizen children and their families in a new report, "Severing a Lifeline: The Neglect of Citizen Children in America's Immigration Enforcement Policy."