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Pres. George W. Bush Hoping for “Positive Resolution” on Immigration Reform but Won’t Get Involved

Former President George W. Bush said Wednesday that he hopes a "positive resolution" will be found as Congress considers reforms to the "broken" U.S. immigration system. continue reading »

Former President George W. Bush Touting the Benefits of Immigration Reform

Former President George W. Bush is making his own push in support of comprehensive immigration reform saying the system is broken and it must be fixed while making sure people are treated with respect. continue reading »

Michigan to Issue Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Students

Michigan will begin issuing driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants who qualify for delayed deportation under federal law. continue reading »

IACHR Commends Cuba’s Immigration Reform

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) welcomes the reforms to Cuba's Immigration Law that eliminate some restrictions for Cuban nationals seeking permission to travel outside the country. continue reading »

States Pick Side in Arizona Immigration Debate before Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court case over Arizona’s latest anti-immigration law, scheduled for a hearing next week, hinges largely on the question of where states’ power over immigration ends and federal power begins. But in a sign of how contentious the case is, many states are supporting the federal government instead of Arizona. continue reading »

Immigration Judge Delays Deportation of Gay Mexican Man Married to U.S. Citizen

An immigration judge in California decided to delay the deportation of an undocumented Mexican immigrant who wed his U.S. citizen partner in New York, where same-sex unions are recognized. continue reading »

Gay Couple Married in 2011 Fights to Stay Together as One Faces Deportation

Undocumented Mexican immigrant Alfonso Garcia, who married a U.S. man - Brian Willingham - in New York in 2011, this week will attend a hearing to try and halt his deportation while he pursues a petition for legal residence based on his matrimonial union. continue reading »

Legal Fund for Arizona’s SB 1070 Sees Donations from Across U.S., but Not Much From Arizona

When Arizona’s controversial immigration law SB 1070 caught the public’s attention, the state had to defend itself against the law’s passing in a court of law against those who claimed it was racist and unfair. continue reading »

Supreme Court to Hear Case of Man on the Verge of Deportation

In the years following Joel Judulang’s parents’ arrival in the U.S., they became naturalized citizens. However, they failed to filed the proper paperwork to qualify their then 8-year-old son for citizenship. continue reading »

Pennsylvania Court Ordered to Take Another Look at Hazleton Immigration Law

Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered a federal appeals court to a look at the Hazleton, Pennsylvania law that calls for a local authorities to enforce immigration laws that are generally left to the federal government to enforce. continue reading »

Carlos Santana Tells Georgia and Arizona ‘Stop Shucking and Jiving’ about Immigration

Guitar virtuoso Carlos Santana had a few things to say at the Atlanta Braves "Civil Rights" Game in Georgia, held only two days after the state passed a bill, allowing law enforcement to demand continue reading »

Arizona Files Suit Against Government Regarding Hot Topic of Immigration

Arizona is at it again. Republicans Gov. Jan Brewer and Attorney General Tom Horne have filed a counter suit against the federal government claiming that, in part, it has failed to gain “operational control” of the border. continue reading »

Judge Challenges VA. Supreme Court Decision on Immigration Issue

A Loudoun County Judge decided last week that he would not comply with the Virginia Supreme Court’s decision last month that judges in the state may not use an obscure aspect of the law in order to reopen the case of immigrants who were not aware of the fact that a criminal conviction could cause them to be deported. continue reading »

Fernanda Romero Pleads Guilty on Immigration Charges related to “Sham” Marriage

The Mexican Actress Fernanda Romero has said she will plead guilty to charges that she lied to immigration who say she was in a sham marriage. continue reading »

Consulate General of Mexico Warns About “Safe Communities” Program Implementaton in Wisconsin

Safe Comunities has as its main objective to locate, detain and deport those individuals with serious criminal records, or those with deportation orders pending, who could represent a threat to the public. continue reading »

American CEO’s say Immigration is Key to Business Innovation

On Friday, during a panel discussion at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, executives from some of the top American corporations stated that if the U.S. is looking to be more innovative and wants to “compete on a global stage,” then they recommend allowing talent to enter by adjusting current immigration policies. continue reading »

Immigrant Rights Advocates Push for Rescinding of Day Laborer Law

Immigrant rights and social justice advocates are asking a Virginia town council to rescind an ordinance that prohibits the solicitation of work by day laborers. In Herndon, Virginia, residents and advocate groups say the specific prohibition of allowing people to tell passers-by that they are looking for work but not outlawing all communication violates the workers’ First Amendment rights. continue reading »

TN Jailers Now Have to Ask Inmates, “Are You Here Illegally?” (VIDEO)

January 1st enacted a new policy for Tennessee jails. Every inmate’s residency status is now going to be checked to make sure they are all in the country legally. continue reading »

Anne Arundel County, Maryland to Use ICE Biometrics to Identify, Remove Aliens

On Tuesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began using a federal information sharing capability in Anne Arundel County that helps federal immigration officials use biometrics to identify aliens continue reading »

Attorney General Holder Announces New Immigration Review Director

Attorney General Eric Holder today announced the appointment of Juan Osuna as Acting Director for the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). continue reading »