Posts tagged "deportation"

Defacto DREAM Act, a political ploy?

Defacto DREAM Act, a political ploy?
The Obama Administration announced today that it plans to halt the deportation of undocumented youth who were brought here before the age of 16. It also will grant them work permits. This is essentially the DREAM Act, which Congress has not been able to pass for the last 10 years. It comes just in time... Read more »

Arizona may deny U.S. citizenship to babies, Harvard University student faces deportation and Chicago activists hold immigration protests

In Arizona, seems some politicians haven’t tired yet of going after immigrants, teachers with accents or ethnic studies programs. So they have a new group of people they want to corral – babies born to undocumented immigrants. Arizona Republicans are expected to introduce state legislation that would deny U.S. citizenship to children born to undocumented... Read more »

Rigo Padilla granted stay of deportation

Rigo Padilla was granted a one-year deferment of deportation. More details to come after ICIRR press conference.

Rigo Padilla's lawyer meeting with immigration officials today

There may be some new developments today in the case of Rigo Padilla. Padilla’s lawyer is meeting this morning at the downtown Chicago offices of ICE, Immigration Customs and Enforcement. “We hope that what we end up with is a celebration,” Joshua Hoyt, executive director of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, said... Read more »

Stop the deportation of Rigo Padilla

In a little over a month Rigo Padilla faces deportation. He is a college student who made a mistake – drinking and driving. I wrote a blog post and interviewed Padilla in August. This morning a group of immigrant rights activists including Ald. George Cardenas and Ricardo Estrada, executive director of the Erie Neighborhood House,... Read more »

A few beers and now this student faces deportation

The Obama Administration is blindly enforcing immigration laws that would end in the deportation of  promising college students and recent graduates whose parents brought them to the United States as children.   Rigo Padilla moved from Mexico to Chicago when he was 6 years old. He is now 21, a student at the University of... Read more »