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Joe Biden Urges House to Vote on Immigration Reform

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Friday urged the House of Representatives to vote quickly for a comprehensive immigration reform like the one passed by the Democratic-majority Senate last month. continue reading »

Activist Arrested for Protesting Avoids Deportation

An undocumented immigrant arrested for mounting a protest at a state legislative hearing in North Carolina has managed to avoid deportation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday. continue reading »

Boehner: Helping Migrants Brought as Kids a Matter of “Fairness”

The country's top Republican elected official, House Speaker John Boehner, said Wednesday that legalizing young people who were illegally brought to the United States by their parents is a question of "basic fairness." continue reading »

Anthropology Professor Says New “Type” of Immigrant Trying to Enter U.S.

The ongoing deportation program is resulting a "new type of immigrant" trying to cross the border into the United States, namely undocumented foreigners who have lived illegally for many years in this country and "the only way of life they know is that of the United States," Jason De Leon, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan, said. continue reading »

Over 20 Undocumented Dominicans Make It to Puerto Rico on Homemade Raft

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents detained 25 undocumented Dominicans in Camuy, a town on the northern coast of Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Arizona Heat Spells Bad News for Undocumented as Death Toll Rises

An average of five to six undocumented immigrants are turning up dead in the desert every week amid even-hotter-than-normal summer temperatures in Arizona, authorities and human rights groups say. continue reading »

STUDY: Border Militarization Leads to an Increase in Illegal Immigration

The pending 2013 immigration reform bill aims to establish a pathway to citizenship for more than 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. The bill also calls for the completion of 700 miles of border fencing between the United States and Mexico and doubles the number of Border Patrol agents. continue reading »

Court Rules Nebraska Town Can Deny Housing to Undocumented

A federal appellate panel on Friday overturned a district court ruling that had blocked parts of a Fremont, Nebraska, municipal ordinance aimed at limiting the presence of undocumented immigrants in the town. continue reading »

Mexico Hails Progress of Immigration Reform in Senate

The Mexican government hailed Friday "the important progress" signified by the U.S. Senate's passing of the immigration reform bill and repeated the need for "a shared vision" on the subject. continue reading »

Immigration Reform Will Ensure Immigrants Grow Old with Dignity

The historic immigration reform bill that is moving toward a final vote in the U.S. Congress will ensure that undocumented elderly Hispanics have "a dignified old age," Dr. Yanira Cruz, the president of the National Hispanic Council on Aging, or NHCOA, said Thursday. continue reading »

Top Photos From Steve King’s Anti-Amnesty Rally

U.S. Representative of Iowa Steve King hosted an anti-amnesty rally on the east lawn of the Capitol building in Washington yesterday. An opponent of immigration reform, the Iowan representative has been very vocal during the continuing immigration debate. continue reading »

PEW STUDY: News Media Using Term ‘Illegal Alien’ Less

Even with several major news organizations deciding to reduce or ban its use, the term “illegal immigrant” is still the phrase newspapers most often use to describe foreigners living in the United States without proper documentation. continue reading »

U.S. Assesses Success of Border Security in Arizona

The Arizona border is one of the main immigration corridors and the place where the success of measures taken by the U.S. government to halt the flow of migrants and enhance security is assessed. continue reading »

House Will Not Vote on Immigration Without GOP Support, Says Boehner

House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he will not bring to a vote an immigration reform bill that does not have the support of a majority of his fellow Republican lawmakers. continue reading »

Immigration UnReform

One of the funniest and saddest things I have observed in my carrier as a political commentator is the multi-ring circus currently performing in Washington DC in the halls of Congress. continue reading »

Puerto Rican House of Representatives Approves Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented

The Puerto Rico House of Representatives has approved granting driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants and the island's Senate is expected to follow suit. continue reading »

Senate Halts GOP Immigration Amendment

The U.S. Senate on Thursday rejected a Republican amendment demanding "effective control" of the southern border before allowing the immigration status of the undocumented population to be legalized. continue reading »

Young Immigrants Celebrate a Year of Deferred Action

This week marks a year since the presidential administrative decree that has permitted thousands of undocumented youths to obtain a reprieve from deportation and a work permit. continue reading »

Virginia Senator Shows Support for Immigration by Speaking to Congress in Spanish

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) showed his support Tuesday for the bipartisan immigration reform bill that the Senate is beginning to debate by doing something rather unusual for the chamber: he gave a speech entirely in Spanish. continue reading »

Obama “Doesn’t Fear” Immigration Debate in Congress

The Obama administration "doesn't fear" a tough debate on immigration reform in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council said Thursday. continue reading »