Texas Federal Judge Blocks Executive Order on Immigration: A Setback for American Immigrants

All necessary naturalization forms have been posted through the Department of Homeland Security. Tens of thousands of illegal residents in the United States wait eagerly to apply. And a federal judge in Texas, just hours before the President’s executive order… Continue Reading

Immigrants Need Legislation, Not Litigation

John Boehner has once again decided to attack President Obama’s alleged executive overreach in the most American of ways: with a lawsuit. To protest his November 2014 executive action that addressed immigration, 26 states have joined a Texas-led lawsuit against the… Continue Reading

What does Immigration Reform look like under a Republican Congress?

 Earlier this year, the terms “amnesty”, “comprehensive”, “executive action”, and “reform” filled the media as President Obama and the Democrats vocalized their plans for the undocumented population. Over the last few weeks, the roles have reversed. Since Obama’s decision to… Continue Reading

What Does It Mean to “Stand In Solidarity”?

Last week, Hoyas for Immigrant Rights (HFIR), along with other immigration advocacy groups in D.C., hosted a vigil for the unaccompanied child immigrants from Central America.  In their welcome speeches, Chris Wager and Jenna Clark, co-chairs of HFIR, articulated the… Continue Reading