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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 »

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 »

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 »

CA Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Why Undocumented Should Be Admitted to State Bar

On Wednesday the California Supreme Court will begin to hear oral arguments as to why the undocumented should be admitted to the state bar when it reviews the case of Sergio Garcia. 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 »

Opposition to Oregon Immigrant Driver’s License Law is Getting Creative

Faced with collecting 58,000 signatures by Oct. 4, opponents of a new Oregon law that gives driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants and others who cannot prove they are living here legally are sharpening their tactics. 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 »

Hispanics Join Civil Rights March on Washington

Hispanics joined forces with African-Americans on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington during which, among other issues, they again pressured Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

University of Notre Dame to Accept Undocumented Students and Provide Financial Aid

University of Notre Dame this week announced changes to its admission policies that will allow academically qualified undocumented students to apply for admission. continue reading »

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The RNC on Immigration Reform

The Republican National Committee took two steps forward last week when they passed a resolution calling on Congress to get immigration reform done by year’s end, but took one step back by suggesting Congress offer legal status, but no path to citizenship for the currently undocumented population 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 »

11-year-old Josie Molina Bravely Stood Up at a Republican Town Hall Meeting to Ask About her Dad

11-year-old Josie Molina bravely stood up at a Republican town hall meeting to ask her Congressman to prevent her father's deportation. You won't believe his response. continue reading »

One Year Out Of The Shadows: How Legal Status Changed The Lives Of Seven Immigrants

August 15 marks the one-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a presidential initiative that grants temporary legal presence to non-criminal undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country as youths by their parents continue reading »

Fear Mongering via Mexican Asylum Cases

Here’s how an immigration rumor gets started. Take one local Fox news station, mix in a bunch of undisclosed sources complaining about asylum seekers at the Otay border crossing, add in some inflammatory comments from 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 »

Rep. Steve King Says Latino Immigrants Are A ‘Violent Civilization,’ Will Bring More Violence

During a sparsely attended, Tea Party-sponsored, “Stop Amnesty” rally against immigration reform on Monday, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) launched into a vicious tirade against individuals from Latin America, claiming that the population gets more violent as one moves further south in Latin America. continue reading »

Deported Veterans: Banished for Committing Crimes After Serving in the U.S. Military

Washington Post Senior Correspondent Kevin Sullivan looks at deported veterans, a group that has almost no attention in the Washington debate over immigration reform. They are part of a little-known cadre of warriors who served in the U.S. military as green-card holders — permanent legal residents continue reading »

Congressman Says Giving DREAMers A Path To Citizenship But Deporting Parents Is ‘Compassionate”

Undocumented youths brought to the country by their parents, or so-called DREAMers, should be given a pathway to citizenship while their parents should be deported, according to statements by Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) at two Texas town hall events in Bastrop and Luling on Saturday. continue reading »