Marcha del 1ro de may // May 1 march for Immigration Reform

Dear Friends: We are days away from May 1! We super excited about this day! We will have lots of folks coming from all over the state to march with us for family unity!

In order to be prepared, we will have a volunteer meeting on Tuesday April 30th at 6pm at the ICAN office, which is located on 3450 West Hill Road, Boise. Please come to learn about logistics and ways that you can help make May 1 a success! We need between 50 to 75 volunteers to help us with peacekeeping, action tables, and the cleaning team!

If you have any questions, you can contact Fernando at fernando@idahocan.org or 208-830-0313 or Nancy at 208-365-8676.

Marcha del 1ro de mayo

SCOTUS IMMIGRATION DECISION: A MIXED BAG FOR IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES

On Monday, June 25, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Arizona v. United States, a challenge to the constitutionality of Arizona’s controversial racial profiling law, SB 1070. This was a strong decision that, for the most part, rejected Arizona’s overreach in legislating state laws on immigration. By a 5-3 margin, the Supreme Court ruled that much of Arizona’s attempt to take federal law into its own hands is unconstitutional. The ruling largely affirms that this law not only violated our constitution, but our national values and interests as well.
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Protection for DREAM Youths

On June 15, 2012, the Obama Administration announced that it would offer many DREAM Act-eligible youths protection from deportation. These youths, whether or not they are currently in deportation proceedings, will be able to apply for “deferred action,” which would temporarily shield them from deportation and enable to live and work legally in the US.


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