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PEW STUDY: News Media Using Term ‘Illegal Alien’ Less

Even with several major news organizations deciding to reduce or ban its use, the term “illegal immigrant” is still the phrase newspapers most often use to describe foreigners living in the United States without proper documentation. continue reading »

U.S. Assesses Success of Border Security in Arizona

The Arizona border is one of the main immigration corridors and the place where the success of measures taken by the U.S. government to halt the flow of migrants and enhance security is assessed. continue reading »

POLL:  Florida Voters Not Thrilled with Rubio’s Work on Immigration

Florida voters give Sen. Marco Rubio negative ratings for his work on immigration reform and strongly disagree with his vote in the U.S. Senate against requiring background checks for those buying gun continue reading »

House Will Not Vote on Immigration Without GOP Support, Says Boehner

House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he will not bring to a vote an immigration reform bill that does not have the support of a majority of his fellow Republican lawmakers. continue reading »

Head of Immigration - ICE - Resigns

The director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, John Morton, said Monday that he will leave his post next month to work in the private sector after four years at the head of the agency. continue reading »

Immigration UnReform

One of the funniest and saddest things I have observed in my carrier as a political commentator is the multi-ring circus currently performing in Washington DC in the halls of Congress. continue reading »

NELSON BALIDO:  Border Exit System a Worthy Goal, but Steep Challenges Exist

As the full U.S. Senate prepares to debate the byproduct of the Judiciary Committee’s bipartisan attempt to overhaul our country’s immigration system, one maxim should guide its work: do no harm. continue reading »

Senate Halts GOP Immigration Amendment

The U.S. Senate on Thursday rejected a Republican amendment demanding "effective control" of the southern border before allowing the immigration status of the undocumented population to be legalized. continue reading »

Young Immigrants Celebrate a Year of Deferred Action

This week marks a year since the presidential administrative decree that has permitted thousands of undocumented youths to obtain a reprieve from deportation and a work permit. continue reading »

Virginia Senator Shows Support for Immigration by Speaking to Congress in Spanish

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) showed his support Tuesday for the bipartisan immigration reform bill that the Senate is beginning to debate by doing something rather unusual for the chamber: he gave a speech entirely in Spanish. 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. Chuck Schumer: ‘Visa Pork’ for Irish Nationals

Irish nationals seeking to enter the United States would get special treatment under an earmarked immigration amendment by Sen. Chuck Schumer. continue reading »

Arizona Seeing More Undocumented Central Americans Illegally Crossing Border

Undocumented Central American immigrants, especially Guatemalans, crossing the Arizona border during fiscal year 2013 increased considerably, according to Border Patrol records. continue reading »

Immigration Activist to be Deported after Returning from Mother’s Funeral in Mexico

An undocumented Colorado activist will be deported to Mexico after attending her mother's funeral there and then attempting to return to the United States, according to the community organization Rights for All People. continue reading »

29 Guatemalan Migrants Detained in Mexico

Mexico's federal police said it detained 29 Guatemalan migrants who were traveling undocumented in the northern state of Nuevo Leon. In a communique, that force said the incident took place along the Matehuala-Saltillo highway, continue reading »

Obama “Doesn’t Fear” Immigration Debate in Congress

The Obama administration "doesn't fear" a tough debate on immigration reform in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council said Thursday. continue reading »

Florida Gov. Vetoes Bill Allowing Undocumented to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have allowed the issuance of driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants accepted into the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. continue reading »

New Report Reveals Scale of Deaths Along U.S.-Mexico Border

Nothing illustrates the high stakes of the immigration reform debate now taking place in the Senate quite as powerfully as the growing body count along the U.S.-Mexico border. Despite the U.S. government’s decades-long effort to stop unauthorized immigration through an “enforcement first continue reading »

58 Haitian Immigrants Try to Enter U.S. Illegally via Puerto Rico

The U.S. Coast Guard and Puerto Rican police detained 58 undocumented Haitians on Tuesday as they tried to enter U.S. territory illegally on the west coast of Puerto Rico. 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 »