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Repatriation Flights of Undocumented Immigrants Expected to Cost U.S. More than $9M in 2011

With cooperation from the Mexican government, the voluntary repatriation of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. by bus and plane has resumed. continue reading »

What’s Happening with the DREAM Act?

What is happening with the DREAM Act this year? What work are states doing on DREAM? Is there any chance the federal government will pass the DREAM Act? continue reading »

WATCH Maná‘s Brand New Video “Amor Clandestino”

Watch the new video from the Mexican Band's latest album "Drama y Luz" continue reading »

2.1 Million Eligible for DREAM Act, Only 38% of Them Meet Educ/Military Requirements

Slightly more than 2.1 million unauthorized immigrant youth and young adults could be eligible to apply for legal status under the DREAM Act legislation pending in Congress, continue reading »

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Jose Vargas’ “Define American” Pushing for Immigration Reform

Pulitzer prize-winning writer Jose Vargas made headlines when he revealed he was living in the United States as an undocumented immigrant. Now, he’s standing up for immigration reform and openly campaigning to see it happen with a new organization. continue reading »

A New Dream (VIDEO)

Immigration is a hot topic right now. But if all you see are the stories in the news, its easy to presume that those represent the majority of immigrants. Its when you actually have personal relationships with immigrants, that you begin to realize some of those stereotypes might not actually be accurate. continue reading »

Gutierrez Calls on Obama to Use Discretionary Power to End Deportation of DREAMers (VIDEO)

Comprehensive immigration reform is not coming any time soon, says Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.). But that doesn’t mean President Barack Obama cannot use his discretionary power to end deportations of young people, he says. continue reading »

Michigan Dairy Farmer Fined $2.7 Million for Hiring 78 Illegal Aliens Representing 75% of Workforce

A Michigan dairy farm and its two owners pleaded guilty this week to charges of employing illegal aliens, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). continue reading »

Dick Durbin: New Life for DREAM Act…PLEASE Show Support Here

More than 10 years ago, I wrote the DREAM Act to address an injustice: thousands of promising young people who were brought here as children -- without a choice -- and grew up pledging allegiance to the American flag are not able to fully contribute to this country. continue reading »

Menendez, Colleagues Re-introduce Comprehensive Immigration Reform

U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Harry Reid (D-NV), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chuck Schumer (D-NY) John Kerry (D-MA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) re-introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill aimed at addressing the broken immigration system with tough, smart, and fair measures. continue reading »

Citing Precarious Conditions, UN Urges Governments Not to Return Haitians

The United Nations is appealing to governments to suspend all involuntary returns to Haiti, given the precarious conditions that continue to persist in the Caribbean nation 18 months after the devastating January 2010 earthquake. continue reading »

Educational Forum: Obama and the Future of Immigration Reform

Listen from experts and participate in a conversation about the status of immigration policy reform and where is this issue going. continue reading »

Alabama Brings Back Troubled Racial History With New Immigration Law

Alabama has joined other states in the Deep South on the immigration battleground, with its troubled racial history not far from the surface. The state signed the nation’s harshest immigration bill into law last week, with HB 56 containing almost every significant anti-immigrant provision that has been introduced in the past few years. continue reading »

New York City Mayor Bloomberg calls US Immigration Policy “National Suicide”

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the US risks “national suicide” if it doesn’t implement a more welcoming immigration policy. Bloomberg spoke on Wednesday to the Council on Foreign Relations. continue reading »

Convicted Criminals to Replace Undocumented Workers in Georgia

A large number of immigrants are fleeing Georgia as anti-immigrant legislation is set to be enacted. Gov. Nathan Deal has issued a statement that he is looking to fill vacant farm jobs with convicted criminals. continue reading »

Alabama’s Immigration Law Targeting Children Hits New Low

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed HB 56, a draconian law that takes immigration enforcement beyond Arizona’s SB 1070.While the law mimics SB 1070 by requiring local law enforcement to verify peoples’ immigration status during a stop, it also hits new lows by forcing public schools to make continue reading »

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Consider Tough Immigration Laws

Pennsylvania lawmakers have proposed bills that would add to the various of immigration laws around the nation. continue reading »

New Poll:  Latinos Divided on Obama and Immigration

The number of Latino voters who intend to support President Barack Obama increased by 9% compared with those supporting the president in the previous impreMedia/Latino Decisions (LD) poll, continue reading »

Bringing Awareness to Deportation of American Veterans

Veterans of the United States Armed Forces who served under honorable discharge are facing court proceedings for deportations. Hundreds of Veterans are facing deportation and Somos Republicans would like to start by bringing continue reading »

Southern Poverty Law Center & ACLU Join Forces, File Lawsuit Against Recent Alabama Immigration Law

Leaders from key civil rights organizations gathered on a national telephonic press conference this afternoon to denounce Alabama’s extreme anti-immigrant law as a radical departure from American values and to announce a court challenge. continue reading »