On the February 7, 2013 edition of the Fallon Forum, Sandra Sanchez, AFSC Iowa Immigrants Voice Program Director, discusses the prospects for comprehensive immigration reform. (Sandra's portion of the program runs from the 11:20 to the 25:10 minute mark.)
There has been a LOT of discussion lately about possible changes to immigration law. We have been receiving many phone calls and wanted to remind everybody -- there is NO NEW IMMIGRATON BILL. Nothing has been submitted to Congress. There is a lot of talk out there but nothing has changed.
67Sueños, organizing young people's voices for immigration rights, arose from the realization that a majority of undocumented youth would not benefit from "Dream Act" reforms previously debated.
Coordinator Pablo Paredes of the Pacific Mountain Region's San Francisco office currently mentors a group of seven migrant youth from "mixed status" families. Participants interview undocumented youth from their schools, communities, and day laborer centers. They run Encuentros or Gatherings of migrant youth.
Immigration authorities in New Jersey and nationwide have stepped up deportations of illegal immigrants who have been convicted of crimes.
Activists on opposing sides of the immigration issue criticized immigration officials' characterization of the statistics as evidence that they are tackling immigration successfully. The AFSC's Amy Gottlieb weighs in.
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