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Overview of 2014 State Legislation (Nov 2014)

To: Catholic Conference Directors and Other State Advocates From: Jen Riddle - Advocacy Attorney, State and Local Immigration Project Subject: Overview of State and Local Immigration Legislation in 2014  Date: November 20, 2014  

Recent State & Local Immigration Developments (Oct 2014)

Alabama Agrees Not to Publish “Scarlet Letter” Immigrant List  

State Immigration Enforcement: An Analysis of Oklahoma House Bill 1436 (2014)

    House Bill 1436 was passed by the House Judiciary Committee on February 19, 2014 and is currently on the House floor.  Sponsored by Rep. Mike Turner, this omnibus immigration bill would go into effect on January 1, 2015 and would do the following:  

Recent State & Local Immigration Developments (Sept 2014)

California Allocates $3 Million for Legal Services for Unaccompanied Children  

Recent State & Local Immigration Developments (June 2014)

New York City Council Approves Municipal Identification Card Program

Recent State & Local Immigration Developments (May 2014)

Back to State and Local Immigration Project Page   Florida Becomes 20th State to Offer In-State Tuition to Undocumented Students

Webinar: Immigration Advocacy: From Capitol Hill to Your Neighborhood

This webinar is for current and aspiring immigrant advocates on a grassroots level. This webinar provides an overview of the role each level of government plays in regulating the lives and livelihoods of immigrants.

Recent State & Local Immigration Developments (Apr 2013)

Philadelphia, Baltimore, and the Majority of Counties in Oregon Limit Local Police Involvement in Enforcing Immigration Laws

Laws Extending In-State Tuition to ALL Residents

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. Since the Obama administration announced its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012, over 520,000 youth have been granted permission to work and, as a result, the right to obtain a social security number.

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