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Problem:  Not Enough Yes Votes in Senate for Immigration Reform to Pass

One of immigration reforms leading voices and U.S. Senator, Robert Menendez, says there are not enough yes votes for the immigration bill to pass the Senate right now. continue reading »

Heritage Foundation Between a Rock and a Hard Place

If you’re looking for the Heritage Foundation today, look behind the rock next to the hard place. You’ll find the Heritage between the two, acting like it doesn’t have a care in the world. You get the sense of it by the silence. continue reading »

Arizona Immigrants Not Giving Up After Court Setback on Licenses

Young undocumented immigrants in Arizona said Friday that they will fight on in the courts despite a federal judge throwing out their plea to be given the immediate possibility of obtaining driver's licenses. continue reading »

Immigrants Dying on Arizona Border Down 36 Percent Says Border Patrol

Deaths of undocumented immigrants in the Arizona desert are down 36 percent in the 2013 fiscal year, the U.S. Border Patrol said. From Oct. 1 through May 1, 64 migrants died while trying to sneak across the border into the United States, down from 101 during the same period of fiscal 2012, according to official figures. continue reading »

Urgent: Call Your Senator Now on Amendments to the Immigration Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee is currently debating amendments to the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013” (S. 744). As the committee considers the section of the bill that addresses interior immigration enforcement, we have gotten news that certain harmful amendments could be voted on as soon as today! continue reading »

Corporations Make Millions by Detaining Undocumented Immigrants

The detention of undocumented immigrants has become a multimillion dollar business for corporations devoted to the administration of prisons and detention centers in states like Arizona, activists say. continue reading »

REPORT: Number of Undocumented Children Crossing U.S. Border on Rise

Every day, 80 to 120 children cross the Texas border illegally — and alone. continue reading »

14 Central American Migrants Injured in Major Car Accident in Mexico

Fourteen undocumented Central American migrants were injured when the vehicle in which they were traveling overturned in the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas, officials said. continue reading »

Immigrants Represent Integral Part of Arizona Economy

The state of Arizona would lose $48.8 billion in economic activity and 581,000 jobs if all the undocumented immigrants left the state, according to figures released Thursday. continue reading »

Mexican Woman Arrested For Migrant Smuggling

A woman was arrested while trying to smuggle eight undocumented Honduran minors into the United States, Mexico's INM immigration agency said Wednesday. continue reading »

Immigration Reform Could Fail With Amendments Says McCain

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), part of the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" who drafted an immigration reform bill, warned Wednesday that the measure could fail if too many amendments are added. continue reading »

Dominican Artist’s Miami Mural Portrays Struggle of Undocumented Immigrants

The painful experiences of Hispanic immigrants inspired Dominican artist Ruben Ubiera to paint a mural with a message of sympathy and understanding for the undocumented and in favor of a just immigration reform in the United States. continue reading »

Second Immigrant Commits Suicide at Detention Center Within a Week

Activists 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. 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 »

North Carolina to Deport Community Activist After Traffic Violation

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has decided to deport a community activist and coordinator of a Catholic youth group in North Carolina after her arrest on a minor traffic violation. continue reading »

Secretary Napolitano Testifies at Immigration Bill Hearings Today

Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano testified today at the new immigration legislation hearings on Capital Hill. Before the Secretary could present her testimony she was grilled on the travels of bombing suspect Tamarlan Tsarnaev trip to Russia in 2012 and what Homeland Security could of done better to monitor his whereabouts. 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 »

Border Patrol Arrests Prolific Mexican Immigrant Smuggler in San Diego

U.S. Border Patrol is announcing the arrest of one of San Diego’s most prolific immigrant smuggler, Martel Valencia-Cortez. Cortez was captured when several illegal border crossers were arrested in Boulevard, California shortly after entering the country illegally. continue reading »