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Voter Suppression Group Fear Mongers Over Immigration Reform: It Will Allow ‘Millions’ To Vote

Following other far-right attacks on comprehensive immigration reform, True the Vote, a Tea Party group purporting to combat voter fraud, is now rallying against the Senate’s immigration bill. In a fundraising email to supporters, True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht warned that the bill presents a “golden opportunity” to allow “millions of newly legalized immigrants” to “undermine our electoral system.” continue reading »

Activist Sound Alarm as Two Undocumented Guatemalan Immigrants Die in Custody

Activistas described as alarming Friday the fact that two Guatemalan immigrants died in less than a week at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Arizona. "I'm concerned that there is no way for independent groups to verify what is happening inside these detention centers. continue reading »

How New Immigration Bill Could Have Caught Two Suspects Arrested In Connection With Boston Bombing

Federal authorities on Wednesday announced they had arrested three suspects for allegedly helping the Boston Marathon bombers in the aftermath of the attacks. Two of the suspects are Kazakh nationals Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, who had already been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the days following the bombing for overstaying their student visas. continue reading »

PEW Report: 33.7 Million Mexican-Origin People Living in U.S.

Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, who comprise about 64 percent of the Hispanic population in the United States, reached a record 33.7 million in this country in 2012, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pew Hispanic Center. continue reading »

States Move Forward To Allow Undocumented Immigrants To Drive Legally

In a stark change from the harmful measures that swept across states in previous years, 2013 has started out as a good year for immigration reform at the state level. Lawmakers continue to push for pro-immigrant policies to help immigrants already living in the U.S., while the Georgia legislature’s passage of an anti-immigrant bill stands out as an outlier instead of the norm. continue reading »

Open Letter From Dreamers to “Gang of 8”- Don’t Reinvent the Wheel & Pass Senate Bill

In the Senate, the bipartisan “Gang of 8” - group of Senators leading immigration legislation - has negotiated a delicate compromise that is a first step to meet our country’s economic, family, and security needs. The Senate Judiciary committee has also held more than 6 days of extensive hearings and heard testimony from over 40 witnesses. continue reading »

Chicago Catholic Priest Who Donated Part of his Liver to Immigrant Crosses the U.S. Border Illegally

The Chicago priest known for having donated part of his liver to an immigrant parishioner in 2002 returns to Chicago tonight after having crossed the U.S. Border in Nogales, AZ illegally on April 24th, 2013. The Pastor of Saint Gall Roman Catholic Church in Chicago, Fr. Gary Graf continue reading »

Incredibly, In 2013, Some Republicans Want GOP to Double Down on Self-Deportation

The Republican Party has embarked on a major overhaul of its recent anti-immigrant stance, spurred in large part by historically low levels of support from Latino voters in the 2012 elections. Yet judging from the witnesses that Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-IA) called at yesterday’s immigration hearing, not everyone in the GOP has gotten the memo. continue reading »

How Will the Boston Bombing Affect Immigration Reform?

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday analyzed at a packed hearing the elements of immigration reform at a time when last week's deadly bomb attack in Boston has made the political climate more problematic for moving forward on the issue. continue reading »

A “Keeping Families Together” Story- But I Never Lost Hope.. ( VIDEO)

I am from Ecuador and I came to this country 15 years ago. When I was a kid I was a victim of domestic violence at home and then when I was 16 I had encountered another domestic violence experience. I came to this country was to escape that life. continue reading »

Catholic Bishops’ Migration Chair Welcomes Immigration Proposal

The introduction of U.S. Senate bipartisan legislation to reform the U.S. immigration system was welcomed by Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration, April 17 continue reading »

Immigration Bill Compromise Is A Potential Political Sea Change

It’s 844 pages long. It’s been a long time coming. And it’s a compromise. So it’s a daunting read, a sigh of relief and…better than nothing. I’m not a big fan of compromises, because both sides lose something in the process. continue reading »

Controversial Anti-immigrant Billboard Goes Up in Georgia

A billboard along a highway in north Georgia urging the undocumented to move to South Carolina has sparked resentment among activists who say it is an example of the anti-immigrant atmosphere that exists in this state. continue reading »

NHCLC Applauds Proposed Senate Immigration Reform Bill

We Are Inches Away from Crossing the 'Jordan' of Reform - The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the nation's largest Christian Hispanic organization, the Hispanic Evangelical Association, continue reading »

National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights Commends Gang of 8’s Proposal

The National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) commends the U.S. Senate on its introduction of the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act,” a bipartisan proposal for immigration reform. continue reading »

DREAMers Release Statement on Immigration Bill

The Dream Action Coalition commends the progress of the “Gang of 8” and will launch a grassroots and online effort to take on Senators John Cornyn (R-Tex) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) so they don't stand in the way of debate. continue reading »

2 Page Summary of 844 page Bill from Sen. Rubio Office - Immigraiton Reform Bill Summary

Fact Checking Immigration Reform Bill of 844 pages - Summary from Sen. Rubio Office. continue reading »

Obama Calls on Senate to Approve Immigration Bill Quickly

President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate to quickly approve a comprehensive immigration reform package that would allow the legalization of undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Read The Senate Immigration Bill Outline Here

Millions of illegal immigrants would be put on a pathway to legal status and eventually have the chance to apply for citizenship in exchange for paying fines and taxes, under the terms of the immigration overhaul unveiled this week. According to an outline of the bill released, the massive legalization program would be twinned with a multibillion-dollar effort to boost border security. continue reading »

Poll of Undocumented Immigrants Reveals Strong Family and Social Connections in America

A new poll of Latino undocumented immigrants finds they have deep roots in America, with strong family and social connections to U.S. citizens, painting a portrait of a community that is very integrated into the American fabric, and hopeful of a chance to gain legal status and ultimately citizenship. continue reading »