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Deported Father Fights for Custody of 3 US Born Children

A North Carolina court postponed a decision in the case of an immigrant deported to Mexico who is fighting for the custody of his three U.S.-born children. District Court Judge Michael Duncan heard for eight hours the arguments as to whether Felipe Montes, who lived in Sparta for nine years, is capable of bringing up his children in Mexico or whether it would be better to put them up for adoption. continue reading »

U.S. Woman Moves with 4 Children to Join Deported Husband in Mexico

Wisconsin native Jennifer Martinez is preparing to move her four U.S.-born children to Mexico, where their father, an undocumented immigrant, was deported last month despite a campaign that included a direct appeal to President Barack Obama. continue reading »

Where is Senator Marco Rubio’s Complete Legal Immigration Plan?

After meeting in person with valedictorian Daniela Pelaez from Florida who was facing deportation, Senator Rubio restated his opposition to the DREAM ACT by saying: “it is the wrong way to do the right thing.” continue reading »

Bipartisan Former State & Defense Dept Officials Warn Justices That SB 1070 Harms Foreign Policy

For decades, the Supreme Court has understood that our Constitution does not allow the fifty different states to set their own immigration policy, and for good continue reading »

Immigration Reform- Bill to Bar Undocumented From College Dies in Georgia Legislature

Activists hailed Friday the death of SB 458, a state Senate bill that sought to bar undocumented immigrants from Georgia's public universities. The bill also aimed to invalidate foreign passports as ID for obtaining public services. continue reading »

Menendez Introduces Resolution to Honor César Estrada Chavez on the 85th Anniv of His Birthday

With Saturday, March 31st marking the 85th anniversary of Cesar Estrada Chavez’s birthday, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today introduced a resolution to commemorate his life and legacy, a recognition that has become an annual tradition. For the sixth year in a row, Republicans in the Senate prevented an official honor of the civil rights leader, objecting to Unanimous Consent passage of the resolution. continue reading »

Activists Prepare for Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona’s SB 1070 Immigration Law

Defenders of immigrants' rights on the national level are preparing to respond immediately to the Supreme Court ruling on the future of Arizona's harsh immigration law. continue reading »

Uninsured Immigrant Women Go Underground for Birth Control Pills

Most undocumented immigrants in Arizona either can’t afford private health insurance or don’t qualify for state insurance programs for low-income families. As a result, many seek alternative ways of meeting their health care needs by tapping into an underground market for medications, including birth control pills. continue reading »

Unintended Consequences of U.S. Immigration Policy: the Post 1965 Surge from Latin America

The post-1965 surge in Mexican, Central American, and to a lesser extent South American immigration was not a direct result of policy reforms enacted in the mid-1960s but rather the unintended consequences that unfolded afterward. continue reading »

DREAM Advocates Begin a 3,000-mile March from California to Washington

Jose Gonzalez was born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1987, but he has called California home for almost all of his 25 years. A community college graduate, as well as a youth minister in his church, Jose wants to attend continue reading »

Mississippi House Passes HB 56-Style Anti-Immigrant Bill

Alabama has just had two more provisions of its anti-immigrant law HB 56 blocked by a federal appeals court, but the state of Mississippi is apparently determined to make a similar mistake of its own. continue reading »