Immigration News Stories – March 26

The following list of news stories was compiled by Mike Poulin, Pastoral Minister at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic 

Church in Omaha, NE on behalf OTOC’s Immigration Action Committee and is for informational purposes only. This is not an endorsement of the authors, organizations, or views expressed in any of the articles mentioned below.


There has been a lot to post in the past few weeks. If there are items you are encountering that you think others would like to see your submissions are welcome. You can send them to me at

Item #1
End Child Detention has launched a new campaign. Included as resources for this campaign are short video interviews with children who have been detained in the U.S and other countries.

Item #2
Detention Watch Network put out this press release in regards to immigrant detention funds in the president’s fiscal year 2013 budget.

Item #3
What are the pros and cons of a new type of detention facility in Texas?

Item #4
Another ordinance that prevents undocumented immigrants from renting housing is struck down.

Item #5
Here is an update on nativist extremist groups from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Item #6
The Catholic Bishops have sent a new request for comprehensive immigration reform to Speaker of the House John Boehner.

Item #7
Even though more states are initiating anti-immigrant legislation, other states continue to propose tuition assistance for undocumented students.

Item #8
The Campaign for the American Dream – 6 young people walking across the country in support of the Dream Act.