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Skilled Immigrants Filling U.S. Health Care Needs

As the debate around immigration reform continues one of the cornerstones of ongoing discussions is what kinds of skilled immigrants the U.S. needs. There is no doubt that high-skilled immigrants play an important role in America’s innovation economy, and particularly in those industries agglomerated in the Silicon Valleys and Research Triangles of the United States. continue reading »

PEW STUDY: Obama’s Approval Rating Among Hispanics Rebounds

63% of Hispanics Approve of Obama's Handling of Immigration. According to a new survey by the Pew Research Center and USA TODAY, Obama's job rating is up markedly over the past year among Hispanics continue reading »

Latino “Babies Can Join a Gang, Latino Babies Grow Up.” - CAPS (VIDEO)

Don’t let anti-immigrant rhetoric drive the immigration debate. Nativist, racist and fear-mongering hate groups are working hard to drive their narrative on immigration. For years now, anti-immigrant groups have successfully infused continue reading »

Leaked White House Immigration Bill is “A Tempest in a Teapot”

Last weekend, USA Today published details of a White House draft immigration bill, setting off a furious round of Washington hand-wringing, analysis, and recriminations. In light of the leaked plan and related speculation, America’s Voice Education Fund adds the following: continue reading »

Shoddy Court Process Behind the Record Number of Deportations

The Obama Administration is on record for pursuing the toughest immigration enforcement policies in U.S. history, mostly evidenced by its record numbers of deportations. These numbers speak volumes: last year, nearly 400,000 people were deported from the United States. continue reading »

Rethinking Border Security

On Tuesday, the Immigration Policy Center hosted a briefing on rethinking border security. The Senate immigration proposal from the “Gang of 8”conditions legalization on meeting a series of border benchmarks. And while the President’s outline does continue reading »

Five Reasons Why the U.S. Economy Needs Immigrants

Last night’s State of the Union, as well as the rebuttal, spoke to a bilateral desire to achieve immigration reform. As legislation moves forward, facts and figures continue to be presented about immigrants and their contributions to the U.S. economy. continue reading »

Statement on Immigration ReformChristian Churches Together in the U.S.A.

Christian Churches Together in the U.S.A., representing the breadth of Christian churches and denominations in the U.S., gathered in Austin, Texas, for its annual meeting to focus on the challenge of immigration reform. We heard from “dreamers,” a variety of immigrants and experts on immigration issues continue reading »

New Report Shows That Border Benchmarks Already Have Been Met

As the components of what should be included in an immigration reform bill take shape, border security, along with enforcement, is proving to be a key part of the framework. Eight senators released a bipartisan proposal earlier this week that included a path to citizenship for the 11 million unauthorized immigrants currently living in the United States. continue reading »

Editorial Pages Agree: Citizenship Provision Must Be Viable & Straightforward for Reform to Work

It’s been a busy week on immigration, with President Obama delivering an immigration speech yesterday, following the unveiling of bipartisan Senate principles on Monday. The nation’s leading editorial pages have been following this issue for years, and are weighing in with optimism that the stalemate in Washington may finally clear this year. They are also near unanimous in insisting that the citizenship provision of any reform bill be viable and straightforward for reform to work. Among the key editorials today: continue reading »

US Immigration Proposal Divides Reform Advocates- Undocumented are Over 60% Hispanic

A legislative proposal out of Washington may soon give hope to millions of illegal immigrants living in the United States, while at the same time sparking renewed fears of a system run amok and warnings that years of inaction have made the problem only more complex. continue reading »

Tell Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk: Support Real Immigration Reform, Including Citizenship

Our current immigration laws are a disaster. Today, over 11 million immigrants live in the United States without the full protection of our legal system or a framework that would provide them with a path to participate in our democracy. The time is now for real immigration reform that keeps families together, protects immigrants from violence and discrimination, and provides immigrants who are living in America and contributing to our society a pathway to citizenship. continue reading »

Dream Action Coalition Denounces the Obama Admin for Defending Detainment of Andiola’s Mother

The Dream Action Coalition denounces the Obama adminstration, and in particular, Secretary Napolitano for making statements in which she is defending the detainment of the mother of prominent immigration activist Erika Andiola. Napolitano told Phoenix NBC affiliate KPNX that Maria Arreola was a priority case because of a previous deportation and traffic ticket. This all cuts directly against the priorities outlines by the ICE.gov website. continue reading »

HELP - 11-Year-Old American Kid Explains What ICE Has Done to His Dad

Meet Edi's American born son, who has two American siblings. I really don't like watching him cry. You can't meet Edi, as immigration agents ripped him from his house as he was on his way out to take his kids to school. Obama recently changed policy to reconsider and lower priorities around undocumented immigrants who aren't breaking any laws, trying to find them a path to citizenship continue reading »

Why Immigrants Should Have Access to Legal Counsel

U. S. immigration laws are incredibly complex, yet they provide only minimal due process protections for even the most vulnerable noncitizens. In criminal courts, defendants who cannot afford an attorney are provided one for free, but in immigration court, noncitizens do not receive the same protections continue reading »

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Catch Aggravated Felon Previously Deported by US

Swanton Sector Border Patrol agents stopped the smuggling attempt of an aggravated felon Wednesday. At approximately 1:30 a.m., agents from the Champlain Border Patrol station encountered a suspicious black SUV with four occupants traveling east on State Route 276 near Rouses Point, N.Y. When agents stopped the vehicle they discovered a male driver and three male passengers all claiming to be nationals of El Salvador. continue reading »

Immigrants Gather in DC to Call for End to Deportations

Thirteen immigrants including a number of farm workers, who had traveled 1,600 kilometers (995 miles) in a caravan from Florida, called Tuesday in the U.S. capital for President Barack Obama to stop deportations and for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez Hires “Deferred Action” Recipient for Chicago Office

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) announced the hiring of José M. Quintero as an employee in his District Office on North Avenue in Chicago. Quintero was the first young immigrant in Illinois to receive work authorization via Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the deportation-relief offered by President Obama to immigrants eligible for the DREAM Act continue reading »

North Carolina Haults Issuance of Driver’s Licenses for DREAMers

The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles temporarily suspended issuing driver's licenses to the undocumented young people who have received a reprieve from deportation under the federal Deferred Action program. continue reading »

Countdown of the Top Five Immigration Stories of 2012

In the beginning of 2012, the landscape of the immigration world looked much different. Pro-immigrant groups were coming off of a rough few years that saw the failure of the DREAM Act, a spike in deportations under President Obama, and the continue reading »