President Obama’s long-awaited announcement on immigration was delivered to the nation Thursday night. The plan will provide “administrative relief” from deportation for certain undocumented parents of U.S. citizens or permanent residents, allowing up to 4 million people to legally stay with their families.
President Obama announced recently that he would not take any executive action on deportation relief for undocumented immigrants until after the midterm elections. As with many other issues where the federal government has failed to act, states and cities are taking the lead in providing relief for immigrant families and helping secure their civil rights.
As we wait for Congress to enact federal immigration reform, it is important to remember that states, and even counties, have been stepping in.
This week’s actions signal a shift in strategy by immigrant rights groups–from pushing for legislative action to calling for White House action.
Our new webinar series explains–in Spanish–the advocacy rules and strategies nonprofits should know.
This year’s legislative session produced a raft of new laws that set a new standard for humane, just treatment of undocumented immigrants.
The campaign for immigration reform returned to D.C. this week.
The nation is on the brink of a major step forward — if enough citizens and nonprofits clamor for it.
A peek into the “Keeping Families Together” campaign, putting a human face on the 1,100 deportations that occur every day.
Gara LaMarche’s recent call to action on immigration offers philanthropy lessons for all major social justice movements.