Report: Number of Immigrants in U.S Without Legal Status Continues to Drop

WASHINGTON — The number of immigrants in the U.S. without legal status has declined to its lowest level in more than a decade, according to a new report released Tuesday. The nonpartisan Pew Research Center said 10.7 million immigrants lacked legal status in 2016, down from 11...

During Tax Season Undocumented Texans Were Filing, Too

By Elizabeth Trovall, Houston Public Media In Texas alone, the undocumented population paid an estimated $1.9 billion to the IRS. That’s according to 2016 research by the New American Economy Research Fund. They estimate that, in Texas, undocumented immigrants paid another $1.3...

What Is Our Responsibility for the Undocumented Population?

By Jason Lee Steorts, National Review I am not an orthodox Christian, nor have I any wish to be one, but I did attend a Christmas service a few weeks ago, and what I liked most was the singing of well-known, omnidenominational Christmas carols. What I most liked about that was...

Undocumented students hope for university’s protection under Trump

Denea Joseph has struggled to get out of bed each morning since Donald Trump won the White House. The 22-year-old college senior had hoped to get a job in communications or political consulting after graduation, but now she doesn’t know whether she’ll be able to legally work in...

California Moves to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Buy Insurance

By Jennifer Medina LOS ANGELES — In a move that is sure to draw the ire of Republicans, California officials are asking the Obama administration this week to approve a plan that would allow undocumented immigrants to buy health insurance on the state’s public exchange. Officials...

2 Valedictorians in Texas Declare Undocumented Status, and Outrage Ensues

By KATIE ROGERS When Mayte Lara Ibarra, the valedictorian of her high school’s graduating class, revealed her plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin on a scholarship, she did what any graduate would do: She shared her excitement on social media. Ms. Lara also declared,...

Yale-Bound Valedictorian Comes Out As Undocumented in Emotional Speech

by Brian Latimer A high school valedictorian in Texas gave an emotional graduation speech in which she revealed to her school and to those assembled her immigration status: “I am one of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the shadows of the United...

The Spillover Effect of State Immigration Policies

U.S. federal immigration law has not kept pace with the swiftly changing needs of the country and its immigrants. Since 2000, several attempts at comprehensive reform have fizzled out, leaving the door open for states to legislate—particularly on the issue of illegal immigration....

California’s undocumented paid $3.2 billion in state, local taxes

LOS ANGELES — An updated study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) found that undocumented immigrants who reside in California collectively paid almost $3.2 billion in state and local taxes in 2013. “Regardless of the politically contentious nature of...

School system reassures immigrant families fearful of being deported

The superintendent of Arlington Public Schools is seeking to reassure immigrant families who are afraid to send their children to school amid threats of deportation. “Teachers, administrators and Board members have heard reports that some families in our community are fearful to...
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