As U.S. lawmakers appear to be closer to presenting legislation addressing the broken system that currently exists for immigrants, many are hoping that it will provide a path to citizenship. For many immigrants who live within the U.S. without any legal documentation, becoming a citizen has been an unattainable dream unless they are willing to return to their home country and apply for a legal entry. However, millions of immigrants have lived most of their adult lives here and have family to care for and jobs to work.
Two prominent immigration rights groups in Miami have banded together in order to more effectively serve our region's immigrant population, it was announced on Tuesday.
A legally married lesbian couple recently filed a federal lawsuit hoping to stop the deportation of one of the spouses, a green card holder originally from the Philippines. The original basis for the Phillipina spouse's green card has been challenged, and she is now slated for deportation.
Regardless of whether it was done an election-year tactic to gain the Hispanic vote or a genuine policy priority, the Obama administration's recent decision to temporarily halt deportation for many young immigrants was generally met with approval among immigration advocates.