Issue Analyses

It is estimated that 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school in the United States every year. These graduates face various financial barriers to pursuing a college education, including the fact that a social security number is required to qualify for federal financial aid.

Supreme Court Leaves Lower Court Decisions on Anti-Immigrant Housing Regulations Intact

     Driver’s licenses play a critical role in American society and enable us to participate more fully and productively in our communities. Most of us rely on cars to get ourselves and our families to work, school, the hospital, the grocery store, and church.  In addition to facilitating transportation, driver’s licenses enhance public safety by ensuring that all drivers are trained, tested, and qualify for automobile insurance.

On January 2, 2014, the California Supreme Court ruled that undocumented lawyer Sergio Garcia, who was brought to the U.S. as an infant, should be licensed to practice law in California.

The Obama Administration has removed a record number of individuals - 1.5 million during the first term alone. Many deportable 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).

Under the 1996 Welfare Reform Act, undocumented pregnant women are ineligible for federally-funded prenatal care.