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What Is He Thinking? Sen. Rubio Endangering Immigration Reform Passage - Proposing Key Change

No one is sure where Senator Marco Rubio obtained his negotiation skills but someone should of told him it is not wise to change the rules of the game when the game has started and when you wrote the first set of rules in the first place. continue reading »

U.S. Extends Temporary Protected Status for 208,000 Salvadorans

The United States on Thursday extended Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for the ninth time, a move that will allow more than 208,000 Salvadorans to live and work in this country for another 18 months, the Department of Homeland Security announced. continue reading »

Connecticut Set to Allow Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

The Connecticut Senate on Thursday approved granting driver's licenses to immigrants without regard for their legal status in the United States. continue reading »

ALLEGED:  Latino Students Discriminated Against in Louisiana Head Start Programs

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLU) and other civil rights organizations are alleging head start centers in the Jefferson Parish in Louisiana are discriminating against Latino families. continue reading »

Immigration Protesters Greet President Obama on Visit Home Today

President Obama’s visit back home to Chicago today was greeted by immigration protesters that chained themselves together in front of the hotel where the President is speaking. continue reading »

Georgia Sex Ring with Ties to Mexico Busted - Involved Undocumented Immigrant Females

Four Mexican nationals have been charged in Atlanta, Georgia with operating a sex ring that involved the sexual trafficking of undocumented female immigrants from Tlaxcala, Mexico. continue reading »

Arizona Hispanics Demand Sheriff Joe Arpaio Resign After Racial Profiling

Activists and members of the Arizona Hispanic community on Tuesday came to the offices of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to call for his resignation after a federal judge determined he discriminated against Hispanics. continue reading »

Problem:  Not Enough Yes Votes in Senate for Immigration Reform to Pass

One of immigration reforms leading voices and U.S. Senator, Robert Menendez, says there are not enough yes votes for the immigration bill to pass the Senate right now. continue reading »

How Immigration Reform Will Let Families Reunite Without Becoming Criminals

A Human Rights Watch (HRW) study released this week found that 85,000 immigrants were prosecuted for illegal entry or re-entry in 2013. The three main reasons that HRW found for illegal entry or re-entry were “to seek work, to reunite with family… continue reading »

IMMIGRATION: Is Border Security Improved Enough?

Border security is a crucial part of the immigration overhaul creeping forward on Capitol Hill—as it was during Washington’s last, doomed attempt to tackle the issue. But in the seven years since, the security situation along the U.S.-Mexico border has been transformed. 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 »

Arizona Immigrants Not Giving Up After Court Setback on Licenses

Young undocumented immigrants in Arizona said Friday that they will fight on in the courts despite a federal judge throwing out their plea to be given the immediate possibility of obtaining driver's licenses. continue reading »

At California Detention Center, Immigrants Must Pay $20 For A Five-Minute Phone Call

Long known for exploiting inmate needs, immigration detention centers that generally contract out services like their phone systems, are generously paid by the federal government to hold ICE detainees. continue reading »

Immigrants Dying on Arizona Border Down 36 Percent Says Border Patrol

Deaths of undocumented immigrants in the Arizona desert are down 36 percent in the 2013 fiscal year, the U.S. Border Patrol said. From Oct. 1 through May 1, 64 migrants died while trying to sneak across the border into the United States, down from 101 during the same period of fiscal 2012, according to official figures. continue reading »

Urgent: Call Your Senator Now on Amendments to the Immigration Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee is currently debating amendments to the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013” (S. 744). As the committee considers the section of the bill that addresses interior immigration enforcement, we have gotten news that certain harmful amendments could be voted on as soon as today! continue reading »

Corporations Make Millions by Detaining Undocumented Immigrants

The detention of undocumented immigrants has become a multimillion dollar business for corporations devoted to the administration of prisons and detention centers in states like Arizona, activists say. continue reading »

Border Patrol Agent Charged with Sexually Assaulting Undocumented Immigrant

Texas Border Patrol Agent Philip Westerman has been arrested on charges he sexually assaulted an undocumented immigrant while she was hospitalized. continue reading »

NYC Considering Allowing Non-Citizens to Vote

NYC city council is considering allowing non-citizens to vote in local elections if the proposed “Voting by Non-Citizen Residents” legislation passes. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez Says Only Immigration Reform Can Stop Deportations

President Barack Obama will not put a halt to deportations of undocumented immigrants until and unless Congress passes immigration reform, Rep. Luis Gutierrez told Efe. Obama could not keep his 2008 promise for immigration reform and made it one of the pillars of his second term, but, according to Gutierrez, the immigrant community "is suffering intensely" due to the deportations. continue reading »

REPORT: Number of Undocumented Children Crossing U.S. Border on Rise

Every day, 80 to 120 children cross the Texas border illegally — and alone. continue reading »