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Immigration Returns to State Lawmakers Agenda

Immigration climbed back onto state legislative agendas this year, following a year in which it attracted relatively little attention from lawmakers, according to a new report. continue reading »

California to Provide Drivers Licenses to Undocumented, Bill Awaits Gov Signature

California legislators have approved a measure that will grant special driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. The measure that passed on Thursday night now needs the signature of Governor Jerry Brown, he is expected to sign. continue reading »

U.S. and Mexico Border Bishops Urge Lawmakers to Pass Immigration Reform

The Catholic bishops of U.S. and Mexico border dioceses have just concluded their bi-annual meeting and issued a statement of concern around the issue of deportation and how its affects families. continue reading »

REPORT:  Immigration Detention Program Strains Local Budgets

A new study shows the Federal “Secure Communities Program,” which aims to extend prison stays and the deportation of people perceived as threats, is straining local budgets costing taxpayers about $12.5 million a year. continue reading »

Will Congress Be Ready To Play Ball on Immigration Reform?

In the classic baseball movie Bull Durham, Kevin Costner’s eyes go misty as he talks about how great it was to be “in the show” (the major league) for 21 days before being kicked back down to minor league ball. Immigration reform was in the show this spring for 60 days or so, ending in June with the passage of S. 744. continue reading »

41 Undocumented Immigrants Captured In Puerto Rico Near Mona Island

U.S. Immigration authorities are reporting the capture of 41 undocumented immigrants near Mona Island, Puerto Rico. Three of the undocumented were from the Dominican Republic and the rest from Haiti. There were eight females amongst the group. continue reading »

93 Migrants Rescued by Spanish Ship Near Lampedusa Island

The Spanish-flagged merchant ship Bouga rescued Saturday 93 migrants who were in trouble at sea near the southwestern Italian island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean, at the petition of the Italian coast guard. continue reading »

What You Will Hear in Your Sunday Sermon:  Pass Immigration Reform NOW

Today’s Sunday sermon across pulpits in the United States will focus on the issue of comprehensive immigration reform. The Catholic Church through it’s U.S. Conference on Catholic Bishops is making its support for immigration reform known through its thousands of U.S. churches. continue reading »

REPORT: Stepping Up: The Impact of the Newest Immigrant, Asian and Latino Voters

This new congressional level data shows that over the next four election cycles, the electoral composition will change as younger Asian and Latino adults, as well as naturalized immigrants (both sympathetic to immigration issues) enter the voting booth. This transformation of the electorate is happening because younger Americans are much more diverse than older Americans. continue reading »

Authorities Detain 57 Undocumented Immigrants in Puerto Rico

Federal and local autoridades detained Tuesday 56 Haitians and a Cuban who were trying to enter Puerto Rico illegally, police in the U.S. commonwealth said Tuesday. continue reading »

80 Undocumented Migrants Arrested in Mexico

Mexican authorities detained 80 undocumented migrants, most of them from Central America, in three separate operations, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said. continue reading »

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 »

Transgender Woman Lives In Constant Danger After Being Deported To Mexico

Deborah Alvarez first arrived to the U.S. when she was 13, where she lived for 17 years. Deported for a low-level crime — prostitution solicitation — in 2005, she was forced to return to a country that she feels threatened in because she is transgender. Since her deportation in 2005, 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 »

Tea Partier Explains Why Some Republicans Get Immigration All Wrong (VIDEO)

Charles Matejic, a long-time Tea Partier, is fed up. Yes, he thinks taxes are too high in the United States and we need to slash the federal budget. But what’s irking him at the moment is how Republicans are abandoning their principles when it comes to immigration reform. 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 »

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 »

400,000 Mexicans Repatriated from U.S. in 2012

Roughly 400,000 Mexican undocumented migrants were repatriated from the United States last year, according to the National Migration Institute, or INM. 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 »

Feliz Cumpleaños: Deferred Action “DACA” Turns One-Year Old

The community of undocumented youth that have benefitted from the Deferred Action for Childhood program (DACA) are celebrating the one -year anniversary of programs implementation. continue reading »