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Tag Results for "Immigration Reform"

Latina Health Advocates Urge Congress to Improve Immigrants’ Rights

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) joined other leaders in immigrants’ rights and health equity to send a letter to President Obama and members of Congress urging that programs and public services that meet basic human needs be included in immigration reform, including programs that improve access to affordable health care. continue reading »

Mexican Priest Gets Rev. Jackson’s Backing for Immigration Reform Caravan

The Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition is backing Alejandro Solalinde, a Mexican priest known for his work with Central American migrants, and the Caravan of Hope that will travel across the United States this spring to press for immigration reform. continue reading »

Jeb Bush Says He is Still in Support of Immigration

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is defending his stance on immigration reform after accusations that he is backing down on helping undocumented workers find a path to citizenship. continue reading »

In the Two Shadows: Undocumented Immigrants LGBT

Today, Center for American Progress called an event towards LGBT undocumented immigrants with the founder of Define American Jose Antonio Vargas, and launched "Dual In Shadows: Undocumented Immigrants LGBT." In light of the results of the Williams Institute UCLA, which has at least 267.000 LGBT-identified among the adult population of the undocumented continue reading »

Law Students Give Up Spring Break to Assist Immigrations Applying for Deportation Relief

Students from two Miami-area law schools will devote their spring break vacations to helping young undocumented immigrants who want to avoid deportation through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Groups say Immigration Reform Without Citizenship is Antithetical to Our Values

The power of immigration reform WITH a path to citizenship is on full display this week, continuing to hammer down Jeb Bush days after his book revealed that he no longer believed a path was necessary. Instead of using his position to bring Republicans continue reading »

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Encourages President Obama to Extend Special Immigrant Visa Program

Today, a bipartisan group of 19 members of the United States House of Representatives, including 6 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, sent a letter to President Obama urging him to extend the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) programs, authorized in the National Defense Authorization continue reading »

Skilled Immigrants Filling U.S. Health Care Needs

As the debate around immigration reform continues one of the cornerstones of ongoing discussions is what kinds of skilled immigrants the U.S. needs. There is no doubt that high-skilled immigrants play an important role in America’s innovation economy, and particularly in those industries agglomerated in the Silicon Valleys and Research Triangles of the United States. continue reading »

Latino Congregation to March, Fast at Obama Chicago Home

On Wednesday, Rev. Jose Landaverde of Our Lady of Guadalupe Anglican Catholic Church in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood announced plans to march on and fast at President Obama’s Kenwood home in protest of the detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez On E-Verify Immigration Subcommittee Hearing

"We are having a much more realistic and fruitful conversation about employment verification because Republicans are back at the table willing to talk sensibly about how to move forward." continue reading »

Dysfunction of Immigration System on Full Display this Week, as ICE Releases Detainees

Further evidence of the nation’s dysfunctional immigration system was on display this week, when ICE–in anticipation of the upcoming sequester–released several hundred immigrants from their detention facilities. It’s unclear where this policy came from, but immigrants–who have been the focus of decades of political battles–are now being used as a weapon in the debate over the federal budget. This has to end. And the way to end it is passing immigration reform. continue reading »

New Report Exposes How Employers Take Advantage of Broken Immigration System to Exploit Workers

With immigration reform under serious consideration in Congress, a report released Tuesday by the National Employment Law Project exposes how current immigration policies intended to stop employers from hiring undocumented workers have instead allowed unscrupulous employers to evade both immigration and labor laws. continue reading »

National Mobilization Demanding Immigration Reform Launches out of Chicago

Families affected by deportations and pro-immigrant advocates are launching a national mobilization demand immigration reform pass in Congres. The organizers will launch out of Chicago. continue reading »

Mexicans Are Largest Group Eligible for Citizenship

Here’s something to put into your bag of facts as we move into a full throttle debate on immigration reform. According to a study compiled by The Wilson Center Mexico Institute, Mexicans are “by far the largest national-origin group eligible to become U.S. citizens.” continue reading »

Justice Department Reaches Settlement to Resolve Immigration-Related Retaliation Claim

The Justice Department announced today that it reached an agreement with FTD Inc., to resolve allegations that the company retaliated against a man for asserting rights under the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). continue reading »

McCain Confronts Radical Right on Immigration (VIDEO)

No one said selling immigration reform was going to be easy. Sure, there seems to be bipartisan agreement that reform should be done, especially after the schooling that the GOP received regarding Latino voters and the future of national elections. continue reading »

PEW STUDY: Obama’s Approval Rating Among Hispanics Rebounds

63% of Hispanics Approve of Obama's Handling of Immigration. According to a new survey by the Pew Research Center and USA TODAY, Obama's job rating is up markedly over the past year among Hispanics continue reading »

Business and Labor Issue Unprecedented Joint Statement on Immigration Reform and Temporary Workers

In rare moment of unity the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO has issued a joint statement on how to approach the issue of temporary workers within a comprehensive immigration reform plan. continue reading »

Special Driver’s Licenses for Non-citizens to be Offered in North Carolina

The ACLU of North Carolina on Thursday criticized the plan by the state's Department of Transportation to issue special driver's licenses to legal immigrants who are not U.S. citizens. continue reading »

Latino “Babies Can Join a Gang, Latino Babies Grow Up.” - CAPS (VIDEO)

Don’t let anti-immigrant rhetoric drive the immigration debate. Nativist, racist and fear-mongering hate groups are working hard to drive their narrative on immigration. For years now, anti-immigrant groups have successfully infused continue reading »