Departments of Justice and Education
The Departments of Justice and Education wrote a co-signed letter to the country’s schools, reminding them of their obligations to educate all students, regardless of immigration status. The letter specified which documents schools are and are not allowed to request from students.
Gov. Martin O’Malley signs immigrant tuition bill into law in Maryland
Maryland state senators signed off on legislation that would make undocumented immigrants eligible for in-state tuition benefits at the state’s public colleges. Students must have attended a Maryland high school for three years before graduating, must provide proof that their parents are state taxpayers and must express their intent to become a citizen.
In-state college tuition for ‘undocumented’ children should be passed by state Senate
The Connecticut state House passed a bill that would allow undocumented students to be charged in-state tuition rates at the state’s public colleges. This bill provides affordable, and fair, education for students who want to continue learning.
22 US Senators Urge Obama to Grant Deferred Action to Qualified Dreamers
22 Senators sent a letter to President Obama asking him to grant deferred action to qualified DREAMers.
Colorado House Committee Rejects College In-State Tuition Bill for Undocumented Immigrants
A Colorado House committee has rejected the in-state tuition bill. Undocumented students are faced to pay out-of-state tuition, which could be three times more expensive than the in-state tuition rate.
Georgia immigration law worries Vidalia onion country
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a law targeting illegal workers and requiring private employers with more than 10 workers to use a federal database called E-Verify to check the immigration status of new hires required to comply by July 2013.
Texas politico defends immigration rules
While E-Verify is currently voluntary, Smith (R-Texas, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee) is considering making it mandatory. E-Verify allows employers to electronically verify that newly-hired employees are legally authorized to work in the U.S. The program quickly confirms the Social Security numbers of 99.5 percent of work-eligible employees.
Exposing the Immigrants for Sale Scheme
Private prison corporations like CCA (Corrections Corporation of America) and The GEO group, along with state legislators like Russell Pearce in Arizona, have been deliberately promoting and designing laws aimed at incarcerating immigrants and turning the prison system into an incredibly lucrative business.