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How to Renew Your Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Status

Good news for the 560,000 undocumented immigrants (88,000 in Texas) who enrolled in Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in 2012: the program was renewed for two more years. If you are eligible for DACA but have never applied, you may also apply for DACA status this year. While we are disappointed that comprehensive and …

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Immigration Reform: When Will It Pass? Who Benefits?

As you know, immigration reform has been a hot topic for several years in political and activist circles in the U.S. On Capitol Hill, proposals have been hammered out, dissected, decried, and after a great deal of work, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013” was approved by a majority in …

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Love Across Borders: A World-Changing Collaboration

All too often, our conversations regarding immigration to the U.S. center on effects rather than causes. We talk about deportation, a consequence of undocumented immigration. We talk about the impacts of immigration on our economy, job market and social programs. We talk about the security of our borders. But we don’t spend enough time addressing …

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Marc Veasey and Margaret Donnelly speak about protecting Venezuelans

A Message to Congress: Venezuelans in the U.S. Need Temporary Protected Status

Original Story by Jenny Anchondo, Fox 4 DFW reporter Adapted for the web by Sarah Crandall Venezuela is dealing with the worst civil unrest in a decade, and at least 20 people have died in protests against the country’s president. As that struggle rages on, an effort is being made in North Texas to get …

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A United States Tragedy: When Deported Parents Leave Children Behind

“How can my country not allow a mother to be with her children, especially when they are so young and they need her, and especially when they are Americans?” Rony Molina asks in an AP article by Helen O’Neill in which he details his wife’s deportation. Have you ever considered what happens to the children …

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Why We Need to Stand Up For Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

When it comes to immigration, one issue we don’t talk enough about is the fate of children. The number of unaccompanied minors (mostly boys ages 15-17) crossing into the United States illegally nearly doubled in 2012 to about 14,000, according to the Texas Observer (some reported figures are higher). A 2013 article in the Journal …

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