Caption:DES MOINES, IA - FEBRUARY 01: Supporters watch as results are announced during the caucus night event of Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Olmsted Center at Drake University on February 1, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Martin O'Malley are competing in the Iowa Democratic caucus. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Immigrant-rights advocates have long criticized the terms "illegal" and “alien” immigrant, and one congressman is taking the lead, on a federal level, against the "offensive and inflammatory" language toward immigrants.
The U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, one of three federal-immigration agencies within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), released approximately 200 immigrant detainees from its family detention centers, and lawmakers and civil rights advocates have commended the decision.
The U.S. Supreme Court decision ruling against the plaintiffs in the King vs. Burwell case provided security for many of the 4.2 million Latinos who have benefitted from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also commonly referred to as Obamacare.
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.