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Top 5 Reasons Why Immigrants Play a Key Role in the Agriculture Sector

With Congress returning from August recess, immigration reform will be among the top issues for members of the House of Representatives. continue reading »

Quarter of Mexican Migrant Workers in New Mexico Suffer Wage Theft

One in every four Mexican immigrant workers in New Mexico has been the victim of wage theft, but just 12 percent of those people filed a complaint or recovered their pay, according to a report presented Thursday. continue reading »

Immigration Reform will Lead to Job Creation, Says Conservative Group

The conservative American Action Network issued a communique saying that the immigration reform bill passed by the Senate in June would create and average of 14,000 new jobs in each of the 435 U.S. congressional districts. continue reading »

Sheriff Arpaio’s Stunt is Criticized by Activist Group

Arizona activists described as a "publicity stunt" Friday the announcement by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio that his deputies are going to place crosses in the desert as a warning to the undocumented and to save them from the dangers of crossing that parched land. continue reading »

GOP RESOLUTION:  NO Citizenship, YES 2-Year Work Permits and Militarizing the Border

The Grand Old Party of Republicans had their annual summer planning meeting and passed several policy resolutions including one on immigration reform yesterday. continue reading »

ICE Halts Deportation of Immigrant Activist in Colorado

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have released Jeanette Vizguerra, a Mexican activist living in Colorado, supporters of her 4-year-long battle against deportation said Friday. continue reading »

DREAM 9 Activists Qualify for Political Asylum Says Immigration Authorities

U.S. immigration authorities have determined that seven of the DREAM 9 activists detained in Arizona have grounds to fear persecution if they are returned to Mexico, representatives of the detainees said Tuesday. continue reading »

64 Percent of Americans Favor Legalizing Undocumented Immigrants

Sixty-four percent of U.S. voters say they are in favor of resolving the legal status of the country's estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants and providing them with a path to citizenship, according to a survey released Friday. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez Says Votes Are There for Immigration Reform

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said Wednesday that comprehensive immigration reform has the support of dozens of members of the Republican majority in the House of Representatives. continue reading »

Daughter of Undocumented Immigrants Calls Legal Triumph Over Arpaio “Bittersweet”

Katherine Figueroa, who obtained a moral victory over Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio when immigration authorities suspended legal proceedings against her undocumented parents, called the win "bittersweet," since her family's future in the United States remains uncertain. continue reading »

NCLR Meets in New Orleans as Immigration Reform Winds Through Congress

Hundreds of U.S. political and community leaders are meeting in New Orleans for the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza, or NCLR, to analyze the course of immigration reform and other matters affecting the Hispanic community. continue reading »

Joe Biden Urges House to Vote on Immigration Reform

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Friday urged the House of Representatives to vote quickly for a comprehensive immigration reform like the one passed by the Democratic-majority Senate last month. continue reading »

Activist Arrested for Protesting Avoids Deportation

An undocumented immigrant arrested for mounting a protest at a state legislative hearing in North Carolina has managed to avoid deportation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday. continue reading »

Boehner: Helping Migrants Brought as Kids a Matter of “Fairness”

The country's top Republican elected official, House Speaker John Boehner, said Wednesday that legalizing young people who were illegally brought to the United States by their parents is a question of "basic fairness." continue reading »

Anthropology Professor Says New “Type” of Immigrant Trying to Enter U.S.

The ongoing deportation program is resulting a "new type of immigrant" trying to cross the border into the United States, namely undocumented foreigners who have lived illegally for many years in this country and "the only way of life they know is that of the United States," Jason De Leon, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan, said. continue reading »

STUDY:  Immigration Reform Could Bring States $2 Billion a Year

States and localities could collect an extra $2 billion a year in taxes from immigrants—on top of $10.6 billion they get already—if Congress overhauls the country’s immigration laws, according to a new report. continue reading »

Activists Take Stand Against Grandmother’s Deportation in Colorado

Leaders of pro-immigrant organizations in Colorado, accompanied by religious groups and members of the community, protested Tuesday in Denver to prevent the deportation of a Hispanic immigrant who needs medical care. continue reading »

Roybal-Allard Bill Would Help Families Stay Together

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) introduced the Help Separated Families Act, legislation to improve the likelihood that children taken into state custody following immigration enforcement actions against their parents can ultimately reunify with their parents. continue reading »

Court Rules Nebraska Town Can Deny Housing to Undocumented

A federal appellate panel on Friday overturned a district court ruling that had blocked parts of a Fremont, Nebraska, municipal ordinance aimed at limiting the presence of undocumented immigrants in the town. continue reading »

Mexico Hails Progress of Immigration Reform in Senate

The Mexican government hailed Friday "the important progress" signified by the U.S. Senate's passing of the immigration reform bill and repeated the need for "a shared vision" on the subject. continue reading »