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Broken Immigration System Is Leaving Thousands Of Children Fatherless

On Father’s Day, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) reminded Americans that the immigration bill making its way through Congress is paramount to millions of mixed-status families. “I want to say it’s Father’s Day. continue reading »

CHICAGO:  Loyola Medical School Set to Admit Undocumented Students

Loyola University of Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine is making history today by becoming the first big city medical school to admit undocumented students. The school announced they will be waiving the legal residency requirement that deters undocumented, qualified applicants from seeking admission. continue reading »

Immigration Bill Amendment Would Carve Out Benefits For Some Same-Sex Couples

When the Gang of Eight’s immigration reform plan was considered before the Senate Judiciary Committee in May, LGBT advocates were heartbroken to watch as Sen. Patrick Leahy continue reading »

Procedural Path Of The Senate Immigration Bill

The Senate immigration reform debate has officially begun. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed cloture on the motion to proceed Thursday on S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act continue reading »

Majority Leader Harry Reid Meets With Dreamer Eric Balderas (VIDEO)

Now that the Senate Judiciary Committee has passed the Gang of 8 immigration bill out of markup, it is now in Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)’s hands, and Reid has said that he will bring the bill to a vote in June. continue reading »

Open Letter From Dreamers to “Gang of 8”- Don’t Reinvent the Wheel & Pass Senate Bill

In the Senate, the bipartisan “Gang of 8” - group of Senators leading immigration legislation - has negotiated a delicate compromise that is a first step to meet our country’s economic, family, and security needs. The Senate Judiciary committee has also held more than 6 days of extensive hearings and heard testimony from over 40 witnesses. continue reading »

NHCLC Applauds Proposed Senate Immigration Reform Bill

We Are Inches Away from Crossing the 'Jordan' of Reform - The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the nation's largest Christian Hispanic organization, the Hispanic Evangelical Association, continue reading »

DREAMers Release Statement on Immigration Bill

The Dream Action Coalition commends the progress of the “Gang of 8” and will launch a grassroots and online effort to take on Senators John Cornyn (R-Tex) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) so they don't stand in the way of debate. continue reading »

Activists Urge Rubio to Support Path to Citizenship for Undocumented

Cuban-American Sen. Marco Rubio needs to endorse a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants when he offers the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, activists said Tuesday. continue reading »

Congressman Luis Gutierrez to Speak on Immigration at Inauguration Event

Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez will speak at an event on Saturday, January 19 at the Organization of American States in Washington as part of the Latino Inaugural 2013 activities. The Congressman will deliver an address about the prospects for immigration reform in 2013 continue reading »

United We DREAM Unveils Immigration Reform Platform

Following the success of the DREAMer conference in Kansas City this weekend—the biggest gathering of DREAMers to date—United We DREAM unveiled their new platform for change this morning, their statement of principles describing the type of immigration reform they have vowed to pursue next year. continue reading »

Deferred Action Immigrants Denied Driver’s Licenses in Arizona

A coalition of organizations on Thursday filed suit against the state of Arizona for denying driver's licenses to undocumented young people who have been given a reprieve from deportation under the federal Deferred Action program. continue reading »

Massachusetts Will Offer In-State Tuition To DREAMers With Work Permits

The state of Massachusetts will soon allow undocumented immigrants protected under the President’s deferred action program to pay in-state tuition at public universities. continue reading »

Chasing Romney: How Mitt Romney is Losing the Latino Vote

Arizona Universities May Open In-State Tuition to Deferred Action Beneficiaries

Undocumented immigrants who obtain work permits under the federal Deferred Action program may qualify for in-state tuition at public universities in Arizona. continue reading »

Will He or Won’t He? Romney Keeps Ducking Questions About Obama Deferred Action Policy

The Romney presidential campaign continues to duck answering basic questions regarding a potential President Romney’s immigration policy. Yesterday, Radio Bilingüe featured both Obama and Romney campaign spokespeople on host Samuel Orozco’s Spanish language show. During the interview, Romney spokesperson Sharon Castillo refused to say whether Romney would keep or rescind the deferred action program for DREAMers–yet still tried to maintain that a President Romney would not deport DREAMers (see translated transcript below). continue reading »

DREAMers Finding New Confidence Since Obama’s Deferred Action Announcement

More and more DREAMers - young undocumented immigrants who grew up in the United States - are publicly acknowledging their irregular status without fear of being deported and with the aim of bringing pressure to bear on politicians. continue reading »

Hispanic Federation to Award 100 DREAMers With Scholarships

Continuing its long and successful track record as a national advocate for the Hispanic community on vital issues including education, immigration, health and economic empowerment, the Hispanic Federation proudly announced today it would raise $50,000 to aid eligible immigrant youth applying for the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Immigration Program. continue reading »

Deferred Action Request Forms Now Available Online

Earlier this afternoon, the Department of Homeland Security officially released the forms to request deferred action that may be filed by undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children and meet various other requirements. continue reading »

USCIS Guidelines For Dreamers Eligible To Request Relief From Deportation

On Friday, the Obama Administration released guidelines for the President’s decision to provide qualifying DREAMers with a two year work permit and temporary relief from deportation. This relief is without a doubt the most significant victory our movement has seen in decades. Now, with less than two weeks to go until August 15th – the day DREAMers can begin the application process continue reading »