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Tag Results for "Immigration Debate"

House Will Not Vote on Immigration Without GOP Support, Says Boehner

House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he will not bring to a vote an immigration reform bill that does not have the support of a majority of his fellow Republican lawmakers. continue reading »

Immigration UnReform

One of the funniest and saddest things I have observed in my carrier as a political commentator is the multi-ring circus currently performing in Washington DC in the halls of Congress. continue reading »

Senate Halts GOP Immigration Amendment

The U.S. Senate on Thursday rejected a Republican amendment demanding "effective control" of the southern border before allowing the immigration status of the undocumented population to be legalized. continue reading »

Obama “Doesn’t Fear” Immigration Debate in Congress

The Obama administration "doesn't fear" a tough debate on immigration reform in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council said Thursday. continue reading »

As Immigration Reform Looms, What Comes Next?

If there was ever a doubt about what the majority of Americans are thinking regarding immigrants and immigration, a just-published Pew Research Center for People & the Press study has put an emphatic period at the end of it. continue reading »

64% of Immigration Reform Supporters Put Border Security First

Most voters like finding a way for illegal immigrants to stay in this country but not until the border is secured. However, they remain skeptical about the federal government’s interest in securing the border. continue reading »

Mexicans Are Largest Group Eligible for Citizenship

Here’s something to put into your bag of facts as we move into a full throttle debate on immigration reform. According to a study compiled by The Wilson Center Mexico Institute, Mexicans are “by far the largest national-origin group eligible to become U.S. citizens.” continue reading »

Before We Bicker on Immigration, Let’s Agree on Definitions

If we’re going to get anywhere in this looming immigration debate, we’ve got to start in the same room, using words we all understand. I don’t mean this in a figurative sense, I mean it literally. continue reading »

NILC to Honor Actor Demián Bichir For His Contribution to Immigration Debate

Demián Bichir, an award-winning actor who redefined the immigration debate through his groundbreaking role in "A Better Life", will be among this year's recipients of the National Immigration Law Center's Courageous Luminaries award. The organization will recognize Bichir and other luminaries at an awards dinner at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, December 6, 2012. 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 »

Anti-immigration Measures Have Negatively Impacted Arizona’s Economy

The state of Arizona is hurting its own economy by approving harsh measures targeting undocumented immigrants, according to a report by a libertarian think-tank. continue reading »

Report: Undocumented Immigrants Are Punished, Held in Solitary at Detention Centers

Undocumented immigrants in detention are often submitted to punishment and solitary confinement, according to a new report from two human rights organizations. continue reading »

2014 Diversity Visa Program Registration Period Begins In Early October

The 2014 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2014) will open at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Tuesday, October 2, 2012, and will close at noon, EDT, Saturday, November 3, 2012. Applicants must submit entries electronically during this registration period using the electronic DV entry form (E-DV) at www.dvlottery.state.gov. Paper entries will not be accepted. We strongly encourage applicants not to wait until the last week of the registration period to enter. Heavy demand may result in website delays. No entries will be accepted after noon, EDT, on November 3, 2012. continue reading »

Undocumented Student, Daniela Pelaez, Continues Fight for DREAM Act from Dartmouth College

Colombian-born Daniela Pelaez, who was on the point of being deported two months ago, is now studying at an Ivy League university and is the image of a foundation the helps other undocumented immigrants who, like her, are crying out for laws be passed that legalize their status in the United States. continue reading »

Arizona Immigration Agent Arrested for Harboring Undocumented Migrants

An employee of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was arrested on charges she allowed her Arizona home to be used as a hideout for undocumented immigrants smuggled across the border from Mexico, authorities said. continue reading »

Tequila Party Responds to Recent Supreme Court Decision to Arizona SB 1070

The National Tequila Party Movement responded to the Supreme Court’s June 2012 decision with regard to SB 1070 when they wrote: continue reading »

DREAMer Benita Veliz Addresses 2012 Democratic Convention

Benita Veliz made history by becoming the first undocumented immigrant to appear before a party convention, offering the Democratic delegates in Charlotte a strong defense of the long-stalled DREAM Act, which would help hundreds of thousands of people in her situation. continue reading »

Immigration Reform Remains a Hot Topic At Both Parties’ Conventions

Democrats gathered in Charlotte for their party convention will vote Tuesday for a platform that, in contrast to the one approved by the Republicans last week, renews their promise to push for comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrants Can Obtain Driver’s License in California

California officials have approved a bill which will allow some undocumented immigrants to get a driver’s license. According to MSNBC, the bill specifies those immigrants who arrived in the U.S. before they turned 16 and have not been convicted of a felony. It passed Thursday in a 55-15 vote before it went to Gov. Jerry Brown. continue reading »

Advocacy Group Fights Deportation of Hispanics in North Carolina

Hispanics in North Carolina have formed a support group for families whose members are facing deportation. continue reading »