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Tag Results for "Comprehensive Immigration Reform"

Immigration Enforcement Put American Citizens In Immigrant Detention, Lawsuit Alleges

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) improperly apprehended and detained an American citizen, Gerardo Gonzalez Jr., according to a class-action lawsuit filed on Wednesday by the ACLU of Southern California (ACLU/SC). continue reading »

NELSON BALIDO:  Border Exit System a Worthy Goal, but Steep Challenges Exist

As the full U.S. Senate prepares to debate the byproduct of the Judiciary Committee’s bipartisan attempt to overhaul our country’s immigration system, one maxim should guide its work: do no harm. continue reading »

Immigration Bill Passes Senate with 82-15 Vote, Moves to Formal Debate

Passage of comprehensive immigration reform, that includes a 13-year path to citizenship, has passed a big hurdle today in the U.S. Senate. continue reading »

Sen. Chuck Schumer: ‘Visa Pork’ for Irish Nationals

Irish nationals seeking to enter the United States would get special treatment under an earmarked immigration amendment by Sen. Chuck Schumer. continue reading »

Arizona Seeing More Undocumented Central Americans Illegally Crossing Border

Undocumented Central American immigrants, especially Guatemalans, crossing the Arizona border during fiscal year 2013 increased considerably, according to Border Patrol records. continue reading »

GOP’S Newest Hispanic Outreach Idea: Deport Them

This week to a chorus of boos House Republicans voted 224-201 to approve an amendment, authored by Rep. Steve King (R-IA), that defunds the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The amendment undermines Homeland Security’s ability to defer deporting undocumented immigrant youth. continue reading »

Sen. Rubio Tells Fox News:  Not Enough Votes to Pass Immigration Reform

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Tuesday that the immigration reform bill doesn't have the necessary votes to avoid a filibuster in the Senate. continue reading »

What Is He Thinking? Sen. Rubio Endangering Immigration Reform Passage - Proposing Key Change

No one is sure where Senator Marco Rubio obtained his negotiation skills but someone should of told him it is not wise to change the rules of the game when the game has started and when you wrote the first set of rules in the first place. continue reading »

IMMIGRATION: Is Border Security Improved Enough?

Border security is a crucial part of the immigration overhaul creeping forward on Capitol Hill—as it was during Washington’s last, doomed attempt to tackle the issue. But in the seven years since, the security situation along the U.S.-Mexico border has been transformed. continue reading »

OPINION:  The Missing Link in Immigration Reform

The big question, is what happens after immigration reform passes, particularly with regard to educational opportunities for more than 11 million residents? continue reading »

Immigration News:  Speaker Boehner Gives Support to Bipartisan Immigration Reform Plan

House Speaker John Boehner gave his support Tuesday for a provisional plan for U.S. immigration reform, to be worked on by a bipartisan group of eight House members. continue reading »

Immigration News: Number of Illegal Border Crossing Deaths Rose by 27% in 2012

In immigration news, the number of border crosser deaths has dramatically risen by 27 percent from 2011 to 2012 according to a new study. continue reading »

REPORT:  Immigrant Temporary Workers Systematically Exploited and Abused, Most from Mexico

Unions and human rights defense organizations on Tuesday denounced before a panel of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights what they describe as the "systematic exploitation" of immigrant temporary workers in the United States. continue reading »

In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrant Students Closer to a Reality in Colorado

A law that would allow Colorado’s undocumented students in-state tuition rates is closer to becoming a reality after the Colorado House gave its initial approval in a voice vote. continue reading »

Immigration News:  ACLU Keeps Miindful Eye on Arizona’s Application of SB 1070

In immigration news, the American Civil Liberties Union is keeping a mindful eye on how the state is applying its strict immigration law known as SB 1070. They are monitoring some 2,000 complaints to see if the law is unfairly targeting Latinos and other potential victims of racial profiling. continue reading »

National Mobilization Demanding Immigration Reform Launches out of Chicago

Families affected by deportations and pro-immigrant advocates are launching a national mobilization demand immigration reform pass in Congres. The organizers will launch out of Chicago. continue reading »

Immigrant Women Advocates Disappointed Additional U-Visas Will Not be Issued

The National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) commends the Senate’s passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), but expresses concern over the exclusion of critical provisions for immigrant survivors of domestic and sexual violence. continue reading »

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Urges House of Rep to Move on Immigration Reform

Julian Castro, the popular Democratic mayor of San Antonio, Texas, on Tuesday urged the House of Representatives to approve comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

President Seeks Support from Unions on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama asked Tuesday for support from unions and activists to pressure Congress into approving comprehensive immigration reform this year. continue reading »

Archbishop Jose Gomez Speaks Out on Immigration

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration, welcomed principles set forth by a group of eight U.S. Senators as a blueprint for reform the country’s immigration system. continue reading »