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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 »

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 »

Survey Shows 69 Percent of Americans Favor Legalization of Undocumented

Almost seven out of every 10 Americans would vote for a law giving undocumented immigrants a chance to become legal residents, according to a Gallup Poll published Friday. continue reading »

‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ Joe Arpaio Receives Bomb in Mail

Arizona Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio received a bomb in the mail that was detonated without incident at the Flagstaff post office yesterday. continue reading »

NBC/WSJ POLL:  64% of Americans Support Some Kind of Path to Citizenship

A poll released today by NBC/Wall Street shows the growing acceptance to grant a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented in the country. continue reading »

Tens of Thousands Demand Immigration Reform in Washington

Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered before the Capitol here on Wednesday under a hot sun to demand comprehensive immigration reform that opens a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. continue reading »

Woman Shares Her Story of Border Crossing, Living as an Undocumented Immigrant

Odilia Chavez crossed the U.S.-Mexican border secretly so many times that she could have left her job and become a "coyote," as people smugglers are known, but neither she nor her son - also undocumented - wanted to live on the margins of the law. continue reading »

‘Gang of Eight’ Set to Unveil Immigration Bill as Early as Thursday

The bi-partisan Senate committee working on comprehensive immigration reform, dubbed the ‘Gang of Eight’ appear ready to present a bill as early as Thursday. continue reading »

Potential Amnesty Program Requires Undocs Pay Taxes

The immigration reform debate is complicated and filled with nuance, case in point is the discussion over whether undocumented workers pay income tax and whether they should be made to do so as a requisite of legalizing their status. continue reading »

Report Measures Immigrant Assimilation in Post-Recession America

This Manhattan Institute for Policy Research report is the fourth in a series of examinations of immigrant assimilation in the United States. continue reading »

Illinois to Expand Services Offered to Immigrants at Welcome Centers

Illinois, which in 2007 opened its first welcome center for immigrants, continues to expand those services with an eye toward becoming the state that treats immigrants the best, according to a report presented Thursday by Gov. Pat Quinn. continue reading »

Arizona’s Own Border Fence Facing Obstacles

After nearly two years of preparation, an Arizona state senator says a plan will be unveiled in a few weeks to build a fence along the border with Mexico to keep out illegal immigrants. continue reading »

While Rubio Pauses on Immigration Chicago Unites to Push for Immigration Reform

While Republican Senator Marco Rubio is attempting to slow down the momentum on comprehensive immigration reform, Chicago business leaders are uniting to push for its passage. continue reading »

As Immigration Reform Looms, What Comes Next?

If there was ever a doubt about what the majority of Americans are thinking regarding immigrants and immigration, a just-published Pew Research Center for People & the Press study has put an emphatic period at the end of it. continue reading »

Lawmakers Fighting Over Guest-Workers Portion of Immigration Bill

Differences over the size and details of a guest-worker program are the major obstacle to a bipartisan accord on immigration reform, The Washington Post reported. Republicans, allied with the business community, want to see up to 400,000 visas a year issued to foreigners willing to fill mainly low-paying positions. continue reading »

PEW STUDY: 71% of Americans Feel Undocumented Should be Allowed to Stay

A new survey finds that seven-in-ten Americans (71%) say there should be a way for people in the United States illegally to remain in this country if they meet certain requirements, while 27% say they should not be allowed to stay legally. continue reading »

178 Foreigners Are Granted Mexican Citizenship by President Peña Nieto

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto attended the naturalization ceremony for 178 foreign citizens, including people from Chile, Uruguay, the Czech Republic and Morocco. continue reading »

Migrants Using Way of the Cross Re-Enactment to Demonstrate Hardships of Immigration

Migrants from several countries are planning a two-day re-enactment of the Way of the Cross in southeastern Mexico, a demonstration aimed at calling attention to the dangers they face in trying to reach U.S. soil, organizers said. continue reading »

Obama Making the Rounds on Spanish-Language TV Pushing for Immigration Reform

President Obama will be making the rounds on Spanish-language TV today to assure Latinos of his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »