Illegal Immigrants

FILE - A flag flies from a building at New York University. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

NYU To Begin Offering Financial Aid To Undocumented Students

New York University is jumping into the immigration debate by announcing that it will begin offering student aid to illegal immigrants.

11/21/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (left) and journalist Jose Antonio Vargas. (Credit: CBS 2; Anna Webber/Getty Images for Define American)

De Blasio Defends Journalist Detained By U.S. Border Patrol In Texas

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday released a statement in support of Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was detained by U.S. Border Patrol Agents after living and working in the country illegally for years.

07/15/2014

De Blasio Budget Proposal May 8 (CBS 2)

Mayor de Blasio Signs Plan For Municipal ID Card Into Law

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed into law a plan to offer a municipal identification card to residents regardless of their immigration status.

07/10/2014

New Jersey Driver's License (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Sponsor Pulls N.J. Legislation On Illegal Immigrant Driver’s Licenses

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora pulled the proposal from Thursday’s Assembly’s Transportation Committee agenda, saying the bill needs more work.

06/12/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio

De Blasio, Mark-Viverito Back N.Y. State Dream Act

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have told a conference of state lawmakers they are backing a bill to open state financial aid to students in the country illegally.

03/22/2014

Sample Connecticut Driver's License (credit: CT DOT)

Connecticut State Senate Approves Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

The state Senate approved legislation early Thursday that would allow immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses regardless of their legal statuses.

05/30/2013

Sample Connecticut Driver's License (credit: CT DOT)

Connecticut Legislators Back Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

A proposal in Connecticut to expand access to driver’s licenses to immigrants regardless of their legal status has received the support of the governor, legislative leaders and mayors from across the state.

04/30/2013

Jail cells (file/credit: clipart.com)

5 Years In Prison For Attorney Who Ran Immigration Fraud Mill

An attorney was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday, for orchestrating a massive scheme allowing tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to gain citizenship through fraud.

04/10/2013

The sequester budget cuts have triggered the release of hundreds of illegal immigrants from prisons, setting off a firestorm of controversy among lawmakers. (Photo: CBS 2)

Sequester Budget Cuts Lead To Controversial Release Of Jailed Illegal Immigrants

The feds are keeping a tight lid on the details of the inmate release, saying only that there are “hundreds” nationwide, and that they are “non-criminals and other low risk offenders.”

02/27/2013

North lawn of the White House (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Controversy Erupting After Leak Of White House Immigration Plan

President Barack Obama’s chief of staff said Sunday that the White House is working with a bipartisan group of Senators on immigration with no proposal yet.

02/17/2013

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn - Dec. 13, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

Quinn Wants NYC Not To Give Feds Info On Certain Illegal Immigrants

New York City leaders are drafting legislation to limit the city’s participation in the federal Secure Communities program.

12/13/2012

FILE - A child whose parents are undocumented immigrants participates in a protest on immigration reform in Washington, DC in 2010. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Makes Dramatic Shift In Illegal Immigrant Deportation Policy

There will be no more arrests and no more fear of deportation for as many as 800,000 immigrants who came to the United States as children and have since had no criminal records.

06/15/2012

New Haven Mayor John DeStefano (credit: @MayorDeStefano / Twitter)

New Haven Mayor Wants Illegals To Vote In Local Elections

One Connecticut mayor is asking the legislature to allow illegal immigrants to vote in local elections.

12/14/2011

Immigration (credit: AP)

Deported Immigrants Who Returned To U.S. Arrested

Officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the 54 arrests in the NYC area came as part of a four-day sweep conducted in recent days.

11/20/2010

Can money buy happiness?

NY Ex-Cop Accused Of Selling Fake Licenses

Former Brewster mayor John Degnan said the grand larceny charges filed against Robert Serino, if true, shake “everything I believe about human nature and doing the right thing.”

10/02/2010

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