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Tag Results for "Undocumented Immigrants"

Florida Gov. Vetoes Bill Allowing Undocumented to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have allowed the issuance of driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants accepted into the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. 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 »

Rep. Gutierrez Says Only Immigration Reform Can Stop Deportations

President Barack Obama will not put a halt to deportations of undocumented immigrants until and unless Congress passes immigration reform, Rep. Luis Gutierrez told Efe. Obama could not keep his 2008 promise for immigration reform and made it one of the pillars of his second term, but, according to Gutierrez, the immigrant community "is suffering intensely" due to the deportations. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

ICE: 116 Criminal Aliens Arrested by Tulsa-based Officers in 2012

The local office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the arrest of 116 foreign nationals with criminal convictions during calendar year 2012. continue reading »

NM Governor Susana Martinez Continues to Oppose Licenses for Undocumented

Governor Susana Martinez has renewed her fight against a law that allows undocumented immigrants in New Mexico to receive driver’s licenses. continue reading »

Border Patrol Rescue Volunteers in Arizona Mountains

U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued two women belonging to a group of volunteers who carry water for undocumented immigrants who run into trouble in the desert along Arizona's border with Mexico, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »