| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:47 PM
PHOENIX — Young immigrants known as the “Dream 9” will get the chance to argue their case for asylum before an immigration judge, potentially setting a precedent that would inspire other Mexican nationals to make similar claims for...
| Aug 7, 2013
Nine young men and women whose parents brought them to the United States as children without proper documentation were arrested last month after staging a bold protest. By traveling to Mexico and then trying to legally reenter the U.S., they hoped to...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:28 PM
TUCSON — Young immigrants known as the “Dream 9” were released Wednesday from federal custody in Arizona, a small step in their bid to win asylum in the United States.
The immigration activists were released on parole, which allows...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
TUCSON -- Stifled by a variety of obstacles — from fees to fear — fewer than half of those eligible for immigration relief have taken advantage of an Obama administration program launched a year ago, according to a new study.
About 49% of...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:40 PM
Credited with reenergizing and modernizing the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, NAACP president Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday he will step down from his position at the end of the year.
In a statement, Jealous said he wanted to...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 1:07 PM
When Benjamin Jealous, at 35, became the youngest person ever to lead the NAACP in 2008, he took over an institution with a venerable name but whose greatest triumphs appeared to lie in the past. Mr. Jealous, who announced last week that he will step down...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 1:38 PM
President Obama told a heckler who interrupted a speech on immigration Monday that he will not circumvent Congress and try to halt deportations by executive order because the U.S. is “a nation of laws.”
“Please use your executive...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:29 PM
President Obama told a heckler who interrupted a speech on immigration Monday that he would not circumvent Congress and try to halt deportations by executive order because the U.S. is "a nation of laws."
"Please use your executive order!" shouted the...
| Apr 27, 2013
On April 17, I got a call around 3 a.m. My friend Melissa said, "It's here! It's here!"
I was half asleep, but I knew exactly what she was talking about. I started up my computer before I even turned on the light in my dorm room.
I had been waiting...
| May 2, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Maryland's House Republicans decided this week to jettison Del. Anthony J. O'Donnell from the leadership of their caucus on the grounds that a new messenger is needed to revitalize the party's prospects and pick up seats in the 2014 election. We wish...
| May 8, 2013
When President Obama told students in Mexico that without the support of U.S. Latinos he would not be president, he wasn't talking about the GOP's Ruben Barrales. But Barrales gets the message. He is the son of immigrants, and San Mateo County's first...