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Immigration Policy Expert Recommends Dose of Economic Reality (VIDEO)

As President Obama renews an effort to pass immigration reform, Allert Brown-Gort, associate director of the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, says immigration has become a bad word. continue reading »

Only 30% of Americans think the U.S.-Mexico Border is Secure

President Obama on Tuesday encouraged Congress to move forward on immigration reform, saying his administration has “strengthened border security beyond what many believed was possible.” But most voters don’t share the president’s view. continue reading »

On Dream Act: Rubio Out of Step with Florida Hispanics

Only a week after Florida Hispanics rose-up to defeat an Arizona-like immigration bill in the Florida legislature, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has decided to cast aside the large Florida Hispanic community in favor of the national continue reading »

Thought of the Day: Are Immigrants For Sale? (VIDEO)

¿Could it be possible that somebody actually profits from incarcerating and keeping immigrants locked up? continue reading »

5 Undocumented Student Protesters Will Not Face Deportation in IN

Five student protesters arrested during Mondays protest at the Indiana Statehouse will not face deportation. continue reading »

Number of Border Arrests of Undocumented Immigrants Down By More Than 50% Since 2006

According to federal statistics, the number of arrests of those heading north across the U.S.-Mexico border illegally has dropped by more than half in the last five years. continue reading »

President Obama on Fixing Our Broken Immigration System: “E Pluribus, Unum”

In a debate where the participants on all sides are too often portrayed as caricatures, the President sought to break through the stalemate by reminding us all that it is a debate about real people. continue reading »

Sen. Schumer: There is a Chance for Immigration Reform

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that there is a chance reform could happen. continue reading »

30 Senators Led by Senators Durbin, Reid & Menendez Introduce the DREAM Act

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and 30 other Senators introduced the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors continue reading »

Re-introducing the DREAM ACT- Sen Durbin and Rep. Gutierrez standing together LIVE FEED

The DREAM Act would allow a select group of immigrant students with great potential to contribute more fully to America. These young people were brought to the U.S. as children and should not be punished for their parents’ mistakes. The DREAM Act would give these students a chance to earn legal status if they: Came to the U.S. as children (15 or under) Are long-term U.S. residents (continuous physical presence for at least five years) Have good moral character Graduate from high school or obtain a GED Complete two years of college or military service in good standing The DREAM Act would benefit the U.S. Armed Forces. Tens of thousands of highly-qualified, well-educated young people would enlist in the Armed Forces if the DREAM Act becomes law. The Defense Department’s FY 2010-12 Strategic Plan includes the DREAM Act as a means to help “shape and maintain a mission-ready All Volunteer Force.” Defense Secretary Gates, who supports the DREAM Act, says it “will result in improved recruitment results and attendant gains in unit manning and military performance.” General Colin Powell has also endorsed the DREAM Act, saying, “Immigration is what’s keeping this country’s lifeblood moving forward.” The DREAM Act would stimulate the American economy. A UCLA study concluded that DREAM Act participants could contribute $1.4-$3.6 trillion to the U.S. economy during their working lives. New York City Mayor Michael continue reading »

President Obama on Fixing Our Broken Immigration System- San Antonio Speech

In a debate where the participants on all sides are too often portrayed as caricatures, the President sought to break through the stalemate by reminding us all that it is a debate about real people. continue reading »

Missouri’s 11th Hour Attack on Immigrants

The MO state legislature has less than a week before they adjourn, but House Bill 167 -- the bill that would make it next to impossible for thousands of Missouri's immigrants to get a driver's license continue reading »

12 Illegal Aliens Rescued Inside Cargo Truck with No Ventilation

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias Station saved the lives of 12 illegal aliens, who were confined in a cargo truck with no ventilation on Saturday. continue reading »

Watch Pres. Obama Immigration Blueprint Speech LIVE- Join the Conversation (LIVE STREAM)

Today at 3:30 p.m. EDT (2:30 p.m. CDT, 1:30 p.m. MDT), President Barack Obama will lay out his vision for an immigration system for America's 21st century economy. continue reading »

The President to Discuss Sensible Immigration Policies in El Paso

President Barack Obama alights in El Paso, Texas, today to present his vision of an immigration system that meets the economic and security needs of our nation in the 21st century. The president’s speech will undoubtedly continue reading »

Florida’s Anti-immigration Bills Are Dead As Session Ends

On Florida, anti-immigration bills, SB 2040 and HB 7098, died as the legislative session winds to an end in Florida. continue reading »

Immigration Law: Florida Passes SB 2040. A Racial Profiling Bill

Florida SB 2040 Passes in Florida. In a surprise move, Senate votes on immigration bill. Without debate, the Florida Senate unexpectedly voted Wednesday morning 23-16 to approve SB 2040, a controversial immigration crackdown bill. continue reading »

President Obama Meets with Congressional Hispanic Caucus to Discuss Immigration

Today the President and Senior Administration Officials met with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to discuss the importance of fixing the broken immigration system for our nation’s 21st century economic and security needs so that America can win the future continue reading »

Karl Rove Says President Obama’s Lack of Immigration Reform is Losing Him Latino Voters

This week on Fox Business Network, former top presidential adviser Carl Rove also said that President Obama’s numbers are tumbling in the Latino community continue reading »

Utah Gov. Herbert Defends New Immigration Law Protecting Undocumented Immigrants

Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued a statement last week defending Utah’s new immigration law in a rebuttal to U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith’s comment that the federal government should sue Utah to stop its immigrant guest-worker program. continue reading »