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CLINIC Launches State and Local Immigration Policy Map

"The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) today launches a new, interactive web feature highlighting state and local immigration initiatives across the country. This feature is publically available for free, thanks to a grant from the Ford Foundation. In 2007, CLINIC created...

Debating The Impact Of An Immigration Crackdown

"Next year Congress is expected to again take up immigration reform, something it tried, but failed, to pass in 2006 and 2007. The collapse of those efforts prompted a number of cities and states to adopt their own regulations aimed at driving out [unauthorized] immigrants. But years later, it can...

States Are Divided by the Lines They Draw on Immigration

"Washington has long allowed immigrants without legal status to get driver’s licenses. So Ofelia Rosas Ramos, a Mexican living illegally in Seattle, has had her license since 2008. “That is one of the big advantages of this state,” said Ms. Rosas, 31, whose 4-year-old daughter...

Roberto Suro: Let States Participate in Immigration Reform

Roberto Suro, Sept. 16, 2015 - "The decrepitude of the federal immigration system makes it necessary for states to go their own way. Across the West, crops rotted for the second summer in a row this year because of a weekslong shutdown of visa processing for seasonal farm workers caused by State...