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Celcilia Munoz - The Four Things President Obama Wants to Do to Fix Immigration

Right now, there are 11 million people living in a shadow economy. There are Americans waiting in long lines to reunite with their families. There are employers who are exploiting the system by hiring undocumented workers, and that threatens the wages and working conditions of American workers. None of this is good for the economy, and it isn’t fair for the middle class. continue reading »

MALDEF Responds to President’s Speech on Immigration

MALDEF President and General Counsel, Thomas A. Saenz, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s speech on immigration today: continue reading »

President Obama Urges Congress to Act Quickly on Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that if the U.S. Congress does not act quickly on immigration reform, he will send his own proposal that guarantees "a fair process" for undocumented immigrants "to earn their way" toward legalization and citizenship. continue reading »

Hispanic National Bar Commends Bipartisan Proposal for Immigration Reform

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) commends the announcement by the Senate group of eight proposing a bipartisan framework for immigration reform. continue reading »

REPORT:  Border Protection Agency Reveals Struggles with Corruption

The Center for Investigative Reporting is reporting that since Oct. 1, 2004, 147 Customs and Border Protection officers and agents have been charged with or convicted of corruption-related offenses, ranging from taking bribes to stealing government money continue reading »

NALEO Applauds Bipartisan Push in Senate for Immigration Reform

Organization calls for legislation that will make the naturalization process more accessible to immigrants and fully integrate new Americans into the fabric of society - The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials continue reading »

Women Advocacy Organizations Urge for Humane Immigration Reform

Today, the National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights(NCIWR) and organizations concerned with women’s rights across the country released Statement of Principles on Women and Immigration Reform. continue reading »

Immigrant Friends and Foes Debate the Definition of “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”

Nearly everyone agrees that an immigration reform bill of some sort will be introduced in Congress in the near future given the pivotal role that Latinos and immigrants played in getting President Obama reelected. continue reading »

Univision’s Jordan Fabain on “Why The GOP Should Deal With Immigration”

Over the past week, there’s been an avalanche of punditry and discussion about the new, post-election politics of immigration reform. Much of the focus has been on the Republican Party’s serious problems on the issue, continue reading »

Hundreds come to protest Alabama Immigration Law

This past Tuesday, hundreds of people gathered in the courtyard of the Alabama Statehouse to protest against the state's immigration law, which is among the toughest in the nation. continue reading »

National Hispanic GOP Group Calls on Herman Cain to Leave Presidential Race

Somos Republicans is a national watchdog group and the largest Hispanic Republican grassroots organization that is pro-immigration reform. This organization’s Republican members are calling on Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain to withdraw from the presidential race. The call for withdrawal are a result of his approach to immigration and off-the-cuff comments on a border fence that consist of a “moat and alligators”. continue reading »

Alabama Must Now Defend Tough New Immigration Law in Federal Court Against Class Action Lawsuit

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and a coalition of civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit today challenging Alabama’s extreme anti-immigrant law, HB 56, passed last month. The draconian law is even more restrictive than the Arizona law it was inspired by—Arizona’s SB 1070. continue reading »

Conservative Commentator George Will: ‘Deporting All Illegal Immigrants is Never Going to Happen’

Renowned conservative commentator and thought leader George Will was doing the Sunday talk show circuit when the subject of immigration and illegal immigrants came up. continue reading »

Georgia’s New Immigration Law Brings Thousands of Protesters to Street

Yesterday, Georgia saw thousands of people protesting against the newly enacted immigration laws, in spite of some of those laws are being challenged in court. continue reading »

Michigan Dairy Farmer Fined $2.7 Million for Hiring 78 Illegal Aliens Representing 75% of Workforce

A Michigan dairy farm and its two owners pleaded guilty this week to charges of employing illegal aliens, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). continue reading »

“I’ll Do Anything Short of Shooting Them” Says AL Republican About Illegal Aliens

Can you feel the love? The progressive thinking (depending on your side of the political aisle) of Republican Mo Brooks from Alabama was in full display when asked about the issue of illegal immigration. continue reading »

Chicago Talks Immigration Reform

In the evening of June 2, The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) hosted more than 300 people at its 25th anniversary celebration. ICIRR is a state-wide coalition of 138 organizations dedicated continue reading »

Majority of Americans Willing to See Businesses that Repeatedly Hire Undocumented Shut Down

The U.S. Supreme Court late last week upheld the legality of an Arizona law cracking down on employers who hire illegal immigrants, and most voters support having a similar law in their own state. continue reading »

‘There’s a Benedict Arnold Feeling’ Latinos Say of Senator Rubio’s No Vote for the Dream Act

Many in the Latino community and its leadership are still reeling from Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio’s stance on the DREAM Act – which is a no vote. The Cuban-American senator, is only one of two Hispanics in the senate and the son of Cuban immigrant-exiles. continue reading »

513 Migrants Rescued Inside ‘Inhumane’ Cramped Trailers Making Way to U.S. (VIDEO)

Mexican authorities are reporting that they have rescued 513 migrants of different nationalities inside two cramped tractor trailers making their way into the U.S. illegally. continue reading »