Immigration

Newark City Hall (credit: Alexisrael/Wikimedia Commons)

Newark Approves Municipal ID Program

Proponents say the program will benefit immigrants, people with disabilities, the young and elderly, formerly incarcerated people, the homeless, and transgender individuals.

05/21/2015

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Christie Talks Immigration At Sparta Town Hall Meeting

Christie said he’s not in favor of putting up a wall along the southwest border “because I think it’s too expensive and too inefficient.”

05/14/2015

Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Takes First Steps Onto Bigger Stages

Mark-Viverito, whose political positions are largely to the left of the famously liberal Mayor Bill de Blasio, has becoming a prominent voice — and Twitter pundit — on such issues as immigration and criminal justice reform.

04/05/2015

Immigration activists participate in a protest announcing their intent to go on a hunger strike on March 25, 2015 in New York City. Approximately 50 people who would be effected by the proposed DREAM Act have pledged to participate in the hunger strike until the DREAM Act is included in the New York State budget, which is expected to be completed by Friday of this week. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Immigrant Students Begin Hunger Strike For NY Dream Act

About 50 immigrant students who live illegally in New York state have started a hunger strike after a proposal that would allow them to apply for state financial aid for college was not included in the state’s budget, some of the students said Wednesday.

03/25/2015

House Speaker John Boehner walks to the House floor March 3, 2015, to vote on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. (credit: Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images)

Congress Sends Homeland Security Bill To Obama Without Conditions

The House on Tuesday voted 257-167 for the measure that Obama is expected to sign. Without action, funding for the department would have expired Friday at midnight.

03/03/2015

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Congress Passes Temporary Homeland Security Funding Bill To Avoid Shutdown

The battle surrounding long term funding is actually over immigration reform.

02/28/2015

The U.S. Capitol is seen at dusk as the U.S. Congress struggles to find a solution to fund the Department of Homeland Security on February 27, 2015 in Washington, DC. The DHS budget is set to expire at midnight this evening after the House of Representatives failed to pass a short term funding bill earlier today. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

U.S. House Passes 1-Week DHS Funding Bill Ahead Of Midnight Deadline

The U.S. House of Representatives late Friday passed a bill extending funding for the Department of Homeland Security by one week — just two hours before a midnight deadline.

02/27/2015

Long Island City Immigration Office (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Inclusive Immigration Policy A Hot Topic At Hofstra Summit

Inclusive immigration policy was the topic of a summit at Long Island’s Hofstra University Friday.

02/27/2015

Hempstead Public Schools (credit: CBS 2)

NY Attorney General Orders Hempstead Schools To Open Their Doors To Immigrant Students

Immigrant students must be enrolled in the Hempstead School District, according to an order by the attorney general.

02/19/2015

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Top Ten Stories Of 2014

The disappearance of a plane carrying hundreds, the fall of an iconic comedian, and the rise of a brutal terror group are just some of the biggest news stories of the year. Here are CBS Local’s top ten news stories of 2014.

12/20/2014

John Boehner Delivers A Statement On Obama Immigration Action At US Capitol

House Speaker John Boehner: ‘We Will Not Stand Idle’ On Immigration

House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama is “damaging the presidency itself” with his unilateral action on immigration and says the House will not stand idle and let it happen.

11/21/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama Lays Out Expansive Immigration Reform Plan

President Barack Obama told the American people Thursday night that the time to change the nation’s immigration system is now, and he’s taking action to make that happen.

11/20/2014

FILE -- A view of the entrance to the Rikers Island prison complex (credit: Getty Images)

City Council Votes For Bills To Protect Jailed Immigrants From Feds

The measure, supported by Mayor Bill de Blasio, would prohibit correction officials and police from handing over detainees to immigration officials.

10/22/2014

The new transitional school in Hempstead will be housed on the second floor of this former bus terminal. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Hempstead Opening Transitional School For Immigrant Students

About 1,200 new students enrolled in the system this year, and nearly three dozen others were allegedly turned away.

10/21/2014

Claire Thomas, staff attorney for the Safe Passage Project (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Group Training Pro-Bono Lawyers To Help With Surge Of Immigrant Kid Cases

Claire Thomas, the staff attorney for the Safe Passage Project, said many of the children don’t have legal representation, and that’s why her group is training volunteer lawyers as fast as it can.

10/06/2014

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