This week, immigration reform advocates face some of their biggest hurdles ever.
Six years ago, Evelyn Rivera saw her mother hauled away to jail and deported before her very eyes. This week, she marched on Washington to get her mother back.
"The sky didn't fall when I won my legal status during the last immigration reform of 1986 and the sky will not fall when we pass this immigration reform."
Fisher v. the University of Texas was a challenge to that school's affirmative action policy by Abigail Fisher, whose application for admission was turned down.
The SAFE Act has harsh features including criminalizing, at the misdemeanor level, the mere act of being in the country without authorization.
President Obama insisted the "moment is now" to give 11 million immigrants in the U.S. without documents a chance at citizenship.
The ruling comes following a three-week trial in July and August over a pattern of unlawful practices by Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office on immigration sweeps and traffic stops.
San Antonians might say, for certain, that Texas is "turning blue."
In spite of efforts to play African-Americans and Latino immigrants against each other, support for immigration reform is solid within the African-American community.
Cesar Chavez was the founder and leader of the United Farm Workers union. The UFW achieved the nation's first industry-wide farm labor contracts.