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Florida Universities Make the Case for Immigration Reform

Leadership from eighteen Florida universities are urging Congress to take up immigration reform, where legislation has basically stalled out. The group sent a letter to their state legislation in Congress urging action. An estimated 825,000 undocumented immigrants call Florida home. continue reading »

Immigration Enforcement is Focused On Employers Says Govt.

After the operation last weekend that saw 223 people questioned at 16 Phoenix-area car washes, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement say that they will focus their efforts on investigating and punishing companies that hire undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Mexican and Central American Consulates See Surge in Immigration Document Requests

Mexican and Central American consulates in the United States are registering an increase in requests for official documents and, according to the Central American Resource Center, they must increase their available resources to be prepared if immigration reform is passed. continue reading »

STUDY: Border Militarization Leads to an Increase in Illegal Immigration

The pending 2013 immigration reform bill aims to establish a pathway to citizenship for more than 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. The bill also calls for the completion of 700 miles of border fencing between the United States and Mexico and doubles the number of Border Patrol agents. continue reading »

First Immigration Green Card Issued to Gay Married Immigrant

The federal government has issued its first green card to a gay marriage immigrant from Bulgaria. The Bulgarian immigrant is in a same-sex marriage to an American citizen and is benefiting from the historic Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). continue reading »

POLL:  Americans Have Mixed Feelings on Proposed Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation

A new poll by USA Today/Pew Research shows Americans are conflicted about the proposed comprehensive immigration reform legislation that is being voted on by the Senate today. continue reading »

Immigration Bill Passes Senate with 82-15 Vote, Moves to Formal Debate

Passage of comprehensive immigration reform, that includes a 13-year path to citizenship, has passed a big hurdle today in the U.S. Senate. continue reading »

Sen. Rubio Tells Fox News:  Not Enough Votes to Pass Immigration Reform

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Tuesday that the immigration reform bill doesn't have the necessary votes to avoid a filibuster in the Senate. continue reading »

Immigration Amendment to Provide Work Permits for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Abuse

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday approved a measure authorizing work permits for undocumented victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse at the beginning of the fourth day of debate on the amendments to the immigration reform bill. continue reading »

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Funding Effort to Get Conservative Support for Immigration Reform

Mark Zuckerberg’s new organization, FWD.us, has just launched its first ad to promote immigration reform amongst conservatives. continue reading »

Border Patrol Pursuit Leaves 5 Dead Amongst 22 Individuals in Vehicle

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reporting that at least five individuals were killed when the SUV they were traveling in over turned after being pursued by Border Patrol agents. continue reading »

Mexican Grandfather and Youth Coach Wins Deportation Reprieve

U.S. immigration authorities lifted a deportation order against Eduardo Mireles, an undocumented Mexican immigrant who coaches youth soccer teams in North Carolina. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Senate Judiciary Committee Delays Hearing Immigration Bill, Need More Time

A U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing scheduled for Wednesday and the soon-to-be-introduced immigration reform bill has been delayed. continue reading »

‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ Joe Arpaio Receives Bomb in Mail

Arizona Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio received a bomb in the mail that was detonated without incident at the Flagstaff post office yesterday. continue reading »

REPORT:  New Immigration Bill Will Deny Citizenship to Those Who Arrived after 2011

Proposed immigration reform bill will deny citizenship for any undocumented individual that illegally entered the U.S. after December 31, 2011 and others must show financial stabilty. continue reading »

NBC/WSJ POLL:  64% of Americans Support Some Kind of Path to Citizenship

A poll released today by NBC/Wall Street shows the growing acceptance to grant a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented in the country. continue reading »

‘Gang of Eight’ Set to Unveil Immigration Bill as Early as Thursday

The bi-partisan Senate committee working on comprehensive immigration reform, dubbed the ‘Gang of Eight’ appear ready to present a bill as early as Thursday. continue reading »

Arizona’s Own Border Fence Facing Obstacles

After nearly two years of preparation, an Arizona state senator says a plan will be unveiled in a few weeks to build a fence along the border with Mexico to keep out illegal immigrants. continue reading »

Obama Making the Rounds on Spanish-Language TV Pushing for Immigration Reform

President Obama will be making the rounds on Spanish-language TV today to assure Latinos of his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

Immigration News:  Speaker Boehner Gives Support to Bipartisan Immigration Reform Plan

House Speaker John Boehner gave his support Tuesday for a provisional plan for U.S. immigration reform, to be worked on by a bipartisan group of eight House members. continue reading »