The Obama Administration has removed a record number of individuals - 1.5 million during the first term alone. Many deported immigrants come to the attention of ICE through its various partnerships with local law enforcement agencies, including Secure Communities, the Criminal Alien Program, and 287(g). Through these programs, ICE targets individuals who have come into contact with local and state law enforcement.
Under the 1996 Welfare Reform Act, undocumented pregnant women are ineligible for federally-funded prenatal care. The Act also denies them access to care funded by state and local governments, unless the state passes a law affirmatively extending eligibility to unauthorized immigrants. In 2002, the U.S.
This webinar reviews some of the anti-immigrant and pro-immigrant laws passed by states in 2013 on topics including state-issued identification and driver's licenses, refugee resettlement, immigration enforcement, and access to higher education. Panelists also provide proactive and defensive advocacy strategies. Finally, they address the state-level immigration policy outlook for 2014.
Held on: 11/22/13
This webinar will address immigration detention, including the federal mandate requiring the detention of certain immigrants, the recent rise of immigration detention, and alternatives to detention. Additionally, the panel will include local perspectives on the effects of detention facilities on communities and how local stakeholders can help combat this national phenomenon.
What was arguably the most reprehensible state anti-immigrant law in the country - Alabama’s HB 56 - has finally been defeated! Last month, a settlement was reached in two lawsuits challenging Alabama’s infamous law which sought to make life so difficult for the undocumented that they would leave the state of their own volition. The terms agreed to by the State of Alabama put an end to the two lawsuits (Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama v.
Welcoming the Stranger through Immigrant Integration discusses five state-level legislative initiatives that promote the integration of immigrants into our states and communities. The integration measures discussed include legislation that creates tuition equity for all; strengthens human trafficking laws; invests in English language instruction; uses the budget process to integrate immigrants; and enhances access to financial aid and protection against immigration consultant fraud.