New data show the illegal immigrant population in the US plunged between 2008 and 2009. The report has sparked a debate about the reasons behind the decline and what it means for reform.
Obama has signaled he’ll take up immigration reform soon. As a result, both sides are mobilizing their forces.
Federal agents arrested almost 300 people in California Thursday, as part of a new focus on targeting illegal immigrants with criminal records. Most of those arrested had been convicted of serious or violent crimes, officials said.
The Obama administration announced new reforms Tuesday aimed at improving the standards of detention facilities for illegal immigrants.
In recent years, states have barred undocumented students from getting the lower tuition fees.
In California, some counties consider screening them out from nonemergency services.