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Immigration Reform- Bill to Bar Undocumented From College Dies in Georgia Legislature

Activists hailed Friday the death of SB 458, a state Senate bill that sought to bar undocumented immigrants from Georgia's public universities. The bill also aimed to invalidate foreign passports as ID for obtaining public services. continue reading »

ICE Reports Deporting Nearly 47,000 Parents of U.S. Citizen Children

Troubling New Report Revealing Deportations Data for First Half of 2011. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the first half of 2011 deported 46,686 parents who had at least one U.S. citizen child, says an ICE report made public on Monday. continue reading »

Menendez Introduces Resolution to Honor César Estrada Chavez on the 85th Anniv of His Birthday

With Saturday, March 31st marking the 85th anniversary of Cesar Estrada Chavez’s birthday, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today introduced a resolution to commemorate his life and legacy, a recognition that has become an annual tradition. For the sixth year in a row, Republicans in the Senate prevented an official honor of the civil rights leader, objecting to Unanimous Consent passage of the resolution. continue reading »

Activists Prepare for Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona’s SB 1070 Immigration Law

Defenders of immigrants' rights on the national level are preparing to respond immediately to the Supreme Court ruling on the future of Arizona's harsh immigration law. continue reading »

House Hearing Mocks Humane Immigration Detention Standards

Cynically entitled “Holiday on ICE,” the hearing reflects Chairman Lamar Smith’s allegation that the new standards—which set minimum requirements for medical care, access to counsel, and other living conditions—are a “hospitality guideline” for detained immigrants. continue reading »

Uninsured Immigrant Women Go Underground for Birth Control Pills

Most undocumented immigrants in Arizona either can’t afford private health insurance or don’t qualify for state insurance programs for low-income families. As a result, many seek alternative ways of meeting their health care needs by tapping into an underground market for medications, including birth control pills. continue reading »

Salvadorans Push to Transform TPS into Permanent Residence Status

Activists here on Friday urged the U.S. government to convert the Temporary Protected Status extended to migrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua into legal permanent residence. continue reading »

Unintended Consequences of U.S. Immigration Policy: the Post 1965 Surge from Latin America

The post-1965 surge in Mexican, Central American, and to a lesser extent South American immigration was not a direct result of policy reforms enacted in the mid-1960s but rather the unintended consequences that unfolded afterward. continue reading »

DREAM Advocates Begin a 3,000-mile March from California to Washington

Jose Gonzalez was born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1987, but he has called California home for almost all of his 25 years. A community college graduate, as well as a youth minister in his church, Jose wants to attend continue reading »

24% of US Child Have at least One immigrant Parent and More Immigration Facts

The Migration Policy Institute's online journal, the Migration Information Source, today published its annual compilation of some of the most up-to-date and frequently sought-after facts and statistics on U.S. immigration, including current and historical population shares, illegal migration flows, continue reading »

Protest Planned for in Opposition to Immigration Detention Center

In protest of a proposal to put an Immigration Detention Center in Crete, Illinois, opponents have organized a three-day March from Chicago to Crete. The protest will begin at Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, 344 continue reading »

Immigration Isn’t Everything: The Latino Vote Will Not Be Blindly Cast

As Latinos are projected to make up nearly nine percent of the electorate in November--a 26 percent increase over the 2008 figure, according to NALEO--the buzz around the power of the Latino vote is warranted. continue reading »

Put the Brakes on Hate- Sign Petition Here against Anti-Immigrant Law

Hyundai and Honda have the power to change history when it comes to Alabama’s anti-immigrant law, HB 56. Auto manufacturing is one of the most important industries in Alabama; lawmakers would scramble to repeal the law if car companies were to really put their foot down about it. continue reading »

Georgia Passes New Immigration Law Concerning Dreamers

Last Monday, March 6th, the Georgia Senate, passed a new immigration law called the SB458. Represented by the Republican Party, this law addresses the current issues related to the Dream Act and recent state legislature that pertains to undocumented immigrants and their children. continue reading »

Undocumented Migrants Will Change U.S., Mexican Priest Activists Says

Undocumented immigrants will remake U.S. society and politics in the coming years, a Mexican priest who advocates on behalf of Central American migrants said. continue reading »

9500 Liberty - Watch Award Winning Immigrant Documentary Now on Snagfilms.com

9500 Liberty documents the first time in United States’ history that an Arizona-style immigration law was actually implemented. For eight weeks, Prince William County, Virginia adopted a law requiring the police to question continue reading »

“I’m Getting Arrested” App Aims to Help the Undocumented

A group of pro-immigrant rights activists in Arizona aim to develop a smartphone application that would help immigrants notify friends, family and their attorney if they are detained and arrested during a traffic stop. continue reading »

Latino Group Joins Re-Enactment of Selma to Montgomery March

Thousands of people gather in Alabama each year to re-enact the Selma to Montgomery March that took place 47 years ago. This year protesters will have not just a memory but a new cause as they march across the Edmund Pettis Bridge. continue reading »

70% Californians say Undocumented Should be Able to Keep their Jobs

Seventy percent of Californians feel that undocumented immigrants who have lived and worked in the country for at least two years should have the opportunity to keep their jobs, a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California shows. continue reading »

Undocumented California Woman Deported After Protesting Foreclosure On Her Home

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials last week deported an undocumented California woman to Mexico following a citizen’s arrest that occurred as she protested a potentially illegal foreclosure on her home. continue reading »