Debate over in-state tuition for students in US illegally

By Collin Binkley Twenty states already offer cheaper in-state college tuition to students who are in the United States illegally. Legislation making its way through the Tennessee Legislature would make that state the 21st. Supporters in states where the tuition benefit is...

DHS names local jails that won’t hold illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON –  The Trump administration is naming some names in its efforts to shame local jails that don’t cooperate with immigration authorities. It’s putting the spotlight on Travis County, Texas, home of liberal Austin. The administration released a list of 206...

How Immigration Changes Could Affect California Agriculture

By Drew Bollea SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Major changes may be on the way to immigration policy now that Donald Trump is in the White House and the Republicans have control of both chambers of Congress. On the campaign trail and on his website, President-elect Donald Trump has promised...

Report: Immigrants inject over $116 billion into Houston’s GDP

Anatomy of foreign-born residents spending and taxes in Greater Houston With $31.9 billion in spending power and a contribution to the GDP of over $116 billion, the foreign-born population of Houston is a driver in the local economy that is shaping the city’s future,...

More US schools accused of denying education to immigrants

By Maryclaire Dale PHILADELPHIA — Civil rights lawyers have sued a third U.S. school district over what they call a practice of denying older refugee and immigrant students a meaningful education by steering them to alternative high schools. The plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit...

New study lauds benefits of immigration in Akron

By Rick Armon and Katie Byard The foreign-born population in Akron — everyone from refugees to international students — is an economic powerhouse, a new study says. That group held nearly $137 million in spending power in 2013 and helped boost the total housing value in Summit...

Scholarship Program Aids Immigrants Facing Restrictions

WINDHAM, Conn. — Ivonne Barcenas grew up in the hometown of the University of Georgia and had hopes of studying there — until she found out that immigrants without permanent legal status are prohibited from attending the state’s top public universities. Instead Barcenas,...

Louisiana man pleads guilty to defrauding illegal immigrants

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN – Associated Press – Thursday, May 26, 2016 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to a charge that he preyed on dozens of illegal immigrants in federal detention facilities by promising them legal assistance but taking...

Advocates to immigration agents: Stay away from students

By Soni Sangha Students waiting for the school bus or walking to school are at risk of being targeted by immigration enforcement agents, advocates say, stirring fear and distress that is impacting on fellow students, school enrollment and school reform efforts on diversity. The...

Push To Provide Lawyers for Immigrant Children Loses Steam

by Julián Aguilar When thousands of Central American children began flooding across the Texas border in 2014, the state’s legal community said it was ready to pitch in and help minors seeking asylum in the United States navigate a system that doesn’t guarantee a right to counsel....
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