immigration

Jefferson Exchange | October 15, 2013
10:37 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Still Awaiting Congressional Attention: Immigration Reform

Credit GeographBot/Wikimedia

Immigration reform proponents discuss their strategies.

The continuing deadlock in Congress leaves plenty of work unfinished. 

Federal government shutdown and debt ceiling aside, there are still important pieces of legislation languishing--immigration reform among them. 

Read more
Jefferson Exchange | October 7, 2013
10:28 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Tuition Equity Law Now In Use At Oregon State Universities

Oregon State University
Credit oregonstate.edu

A lively discussion of the merits of in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants.

The terminology has changed a bit, and so have some of the approaches. 

The people once called "illegal aliens" are now generally called "undocumented immigrants," and laws are being written to accommodate the ones who came to the United States as children. 

Read more
Governor Signs TRUST Act
7:26 am
Mon October 7, 2013

California Immigrants Get New Protections

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that immigration advocates have long considered a top priority.

The measure, known as the "TRUST Act" is one of a number of bills backed by immigration advocates that the governor signed over the weekend. It's intended to protect undocumented immigrants arrested for minor crimes from being turned over to the federal government for possible deportation.

Brown vetoed the "TRUST Act" last year, citing concerns from law enforcement groups. This year, he worked with both sides to craft a compromise.