Several groups recently joined an amicus brief supporting a lawsuit challenging Alabama's anti-immigrant law, HB-56.
In Chicago, a rare victory was celebrated by immigrant rights supporters when a Polish woman was finally reunited with her family after the U.S. deported her four years ago.
The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit to stop Alabama's new anti-immigrant law, which officials argue conflicts with federal immigration policy.
Even though officers in tinted-glass SUVs surrounded the Hope of Detroit Academy elementary school, playground and adjacent church, ICE's investigation found no wrongdoing.
In a packed auditorium at the Benito Juarez high school, hundreds of elected officials, students, community leaders and immigrant rights supporters watched as Gov. Pat Quinn signed the Illinois DREAM Act into law.
"It will take all of us to change things in corporate America," APALA President Luisa Blue said.
At Monday's "Immigration and Michigan's Economic Future" conference, CEOs, foundation leaders, New York's mayor and Michigan's Republican governor all discussed the benefits of immigration.
"How does a documented person look? Can a Border Patrol agent tell by physical appearance, or name, if someone is documented or not, a criminal or not?"
South Carolina has become the fifth and latest state poised to enact a draconian anti-immigration law, after Republican Gov. Nikki Haley signed SB 20 last week.
"But I am still an undocumented immigrant. And that means living in a different kind of reality."