Texas has received more attention during the immigration reform debate. The Lone Star State encountered an influx of undocumented immigrant minors last summer, and its current governor and attorney general has been leading the efforts to halt the implementation of President Barack Obama’s deferred action programs. U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, during an address on the House of Representatives floor on June 3, made Texas his focus.
Despite the legal setback in President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions, immigrant rights advocates have remained confident that millions of undocumented immigrants will soon apply for deferred action.
President Barack Obama and the U.S. Department of Justice encountered a setback in lifting the temporary injunction on his immigration executive actions, and Latino congressional lawmakers are disappointed with the "huge blow" delivered to the Latino community.
Six months after President Barack Obama announced his latest immigration executive action, the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program's future remains unknown. To commemorate what would have been DAPA’s implementation date, Latino and immigrant rights are hosting events and rallies for the deferred action program that could result in a GDP increase of $164 billion by 2025.
The 11.4 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. provide billions of dollars for local, state and federal taxes, based on a new study. According to a non-profit organization, tax contributions by undocumented immigrants would increase if immigration reform policies were approved.
The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is set to hold a hearing on President Barack Obama's Nov. 20, 2014, immigration executive actions, and pro-immigration groups are set to make their voices heard.