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Posted: January 15, 2010

Last Updated: May 8, 2015

Immigration Reform

Our ongoing coverage of this important topic addresses both state and national legislative efforts, as well as local concerns related to immigration and the status of undocumented immigrants.


 

January 17, 2018
Immigrants, advocates rally in Washington for ‘clean’ DREAM Act
Immigrants, advocates rally in Washington for ‘clean’ DREAM Act

Photo courtesy of Carly Fox

Irving Rodríguez, a 14-year-old a high-school student in Livingston County, did not have a chance to apply for legal protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program before President Donald Trump announced a phase out of the program Sept. 5.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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January 17, 2018
Diocese of Rochester asks parishioners to urge DREAM Act passage
During the Diocese of Rochester’s Public Policy Weekend Feb. 10 and 11, parishioners will be asked to sign petitions urging congressional leaders to pass the federal DREAM Act to protect young immigrants.
 
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December 12, 2017
DACA students, immigrants, advocates unite
DACA students, immigrants, advocates unite

Kemberly Gil wants undocumented immigrants to not only step out of the shadows but also support other causes in the communities in which they live.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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December 12, 2017
U.S.-Mexico border trip eye-opening for Mercy associate
U.S.-Mexico border trip eye-opening for Mercy associate

A trip to the U.S.-Mexico border this fall opened the eyes of Mercy Associate Barbara Quinlan Giehl to the reality of immigration issues she had previously only read about.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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October 18, 2017
‘Dreamers’ in Rochester demand action on DACA
‘Dreamers’ in Rochester demand action on DACA

Young immigrants are waiting to see what will happen over the next six months as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security phases out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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October 18, 2017
Brockport church, community welcome local farmworkers
Brockport church, community welcome local farmworkers

When Salvador Vaca-Vaca first arrived to work at Heberle Farms in Hamlin four years ago, the community at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish did not offer a welcoming celebration for farmworkers.

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June 14, 2017
Advocates urge better conditions for dairy farmworkers
Advocates urge better conditions for dairy farmworkers

Immigrant advocates have released a report on the dairy industry that calls for creating safer work and housing conditions and providing labor protections that workers in other industries receive, especially the right to organize. 

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March 20, 2017
Local immigrants receive support
Local immigrants receive support

José Coyote says undocumented immigrants like himself need to learn more about their rights in this country, even though having such knowledge did not benefit him in a recent situation with law enforcement.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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March 17, 2017
Workshops help guide undocumented immigrants

In light of ramped up federal immigration enforcement, a series of workshops to guide undocumented immigrants is being offered by the Workers Center of Central New York and the Worker Justice Center of New York.

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January 17, 2017
Campaign seeks driver's licenses for undocumented workers
Campaign seeks driver's licenses for undocumented workers

A group of undocumented immigrants is helping spread the word and garner support for a campaign to allow workers like them to obtain New York state driver's licenses.

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