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Deferred action recipients can get a two-year reprieve from deportation proceedings and a work permit. Undocumented immigrants who have lived in the country for at least five straight years, are in school or have graduated from high school or have obtained a GED, or are honorably discharged from the military, may apply.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Thursday released official instructions on how to renew the two-year deferred action status for the estimated 560,000 undocumented immigrants enrolled in the program. Read more»

Every county in the state saw its Hispanic population grow, and it grew at a faster rate than the overall population in all but two counties. Click on the counties in the map above for detailed numbers.

Joe Garcia looks at the latest Hispanic population estimates for Arizona and comes to a simple conclusion. “It’s safe to say the face of Arizona is changing,” said Garcia, the director of the Latino Public Policy Center at Arizona State University. Read more»

Toddler Alana communicates with father, Issac Hernandez, who has been barred from the U.S. for life. Her mother, Amanda Seyer, has since moved the family from Missouri to Mexico to be with her husband.

The Department of Homeland Security has announced new rules designed to make it easier for thousands of U.S. citizens to legalize undocumented spouses without risking years of separation first. Read more»

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley during a May 10 press conference. Bentley put his pen to H.B. 56, Alabama’s harsh anti-immigration law, on June 9.

Alabama's H.B. 56 has made the state deeply inhospitable to all immigrants. As U.W. Clemon, Alabama’s first black federal judge, recently put it: In Alabama, “the Hispanic man is the new Negro. … It’s a sad thing to say.” Read more» 5