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The Cost of a Ban on Muslim Immigration Moral & Money

Ali Imdad's impression of what a Muslim ID would look like.

As some Americans are discussing a ban on Muslims entering the United States, it is important to look at how this would be implemented and how much it would cost.

Four Myths About the Supreme Court Decision on Executive Action for Immigrants

After the Supreme Court’s decision Thursday in United States v. Texas, there were some confusing messages put out in the media about the result. You probably heard everything from claims that executive action is "dead" to warnings that roundups of undocumented immigrants are about to begin. Let’s clear up some of the myths about the decision.

Supreme Court Ruling Blocks DACA+ and DAPA Programs

The Supreme Court issued a ruling today that keeps in place an injunction blocking President Obama’s executive action for undocumented immigrants. More than three million immigrants who would have been eligible to apply for the expanded DACA+ and DAPA programs will have their hopes placed on hold by the Court.

World Refugee Day Must Be Observed With More Than Words

Today is World Refugee Day and the State of the World’s Refugees has rarely been as precarious in our lifetimes. 

Supreme Court Set to Decide DACA/DAPA Future Here's How to Follow It

The Supreme Court will decide the crucial case of United States v. Texas within the next thirteen days. That decision will determine whether President Obama’s two large executive action programs for undocumented immigrants will go forward.

Where We Are With DAPA/DACA Supreme Court Case

 

Why the Wall and Mass Deportations Are a Racist Fantasy

The last year has seen several politicians demand that all undocumented immigrants be deported and a wall be built between the United States and Mexico to halt further immigration. Today’s New York Times does a good job of describing the tremendous costs of trying to carry out those two programs.

Come to Patchogue to Oppose Anti-Immigrant Hatred

Eight years ago, during the same week that Barack Obama became the first non-white president, a group of young men murdered an immigrant in Patchogue on Long Island. The killing came after a years-long campaign by local politicians vilifying Latinos. The rhetoric of hatred helped create a generation of young white supremacists in Suffolk County. 

New Poll Shows Broad Support for Immigrants

Listening to the presidential candidates, you might think that Americans have turned sharply anti-immigrant in the last year. In fact, according to newly released data from the Public Religion Research Institute, Americans are in sharp disagreement with extremists who are calling for mass deportations.

Rumors of ICE Raids Against Central American Families in NY & LI Not True

Photo of ICE raid in Georgia.

written by Patrick Young, Program Director, Central American Legal Assistance

The New York Immigration Coalition held a briefing Wednesday afternoon on the reported raids that have caused so much panic this first week of 2016. The raids have not taken place. The rumors of mass raids are not true.

Immigration Act Turns 50 Time to Reform It

 

The 1965 Immigration Act increased both the number and the diversity of immigrants

Constitution Gives Birthright Citizenship to Kids of Immigrants

When the Constitution was drafted in Philadelphia in 1787, its protections were not extended to African Americans and other non-white peoples living here, nor were immigrants and the children of immigrants fully protected by it. That inclusion of the broader populace only came in 1868 with the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment.

All Immigrants Need to Be Civically Engaged for Citizenship Day

September 17 is Citizenship Day. This is a day to remind us of the importance of immigrants to our communities. It is not just a day for those immigrants who have become citizens, It is also a reminder to all immigrants, citizens, residents, and undocumented immigrants, of the importance of their participation in our political system.

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