Illegal Immigrants

NYU To Begin Offering Financial Aid To Undocumented StudentsNew York University is jumping into the immigration debate by announcing that it will begin offering student aid to illegal immigrants.
De Blasio Defends Journalist Detained By U.S. Border Patrol In TexasMayor 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.
Mayor de Blasio Signs Plan For Municipal ID Card Into LawMayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed into law a plan to offer a municipal identification card to residents regardless of their immigration status.
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.
De Blasio, Mark-Viverito Back N.Y. State Dream ActMayor 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.
Connecticut State Senate Approves Driver's Licenses For Illegal ImmigrantsThe state Senate approved legislation early Thursday that would allow immigrants to obtain driver's licenses regardless of their legal statuses.
Connecticut Legislators Back Driver's Licenses For Illegal ImmigrantsA 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.
5 Years In Prison For Attorney Who Ran Immigration Fraud MillAn 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.
Sequester Budget Cuts Lead To Controversial Release Of Jailed Illegal ImmigrantsThe 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."
Controversy Erupting After Leak Of White House Immigration PlanPresident 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.
Quinn Wants NYC Not To Give Feds Info On Certain Illegal ImmigrantsNew York City leaders are drafting legislation to limit the city's participation in the federal Secure Communities program.
Obama Administration Makes Dramatic Shift In Illegal Immigrant Deportation PolicyThere 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.
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