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U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey Introduces Legislation to Protect Victims of Notario Fraud (VIDEO)

U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey Introduces Legislation to Protect Victims of Notario Fraud (VIDEO)

On Monday, July 28, 2014, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) unveiled H.R. 5228, the Notario Victim Relief Act to assist immigrants who have been victims of fraudulent immigration practices. continue reading »

Avalanche of Local Detainer Limits Underscores Need for Federal Policy Reform

Avalanche of Local Detainer Limits Underscores Need for Federal Policy Reform

Across the United States, county after county continues to alter policies to limit compliance with immigration detainers because of constitutional concerns. A spate of federal rulings found that detainers were not mandatory, so local officials continue reading »

Restrictionists Spread Unfounded Rumors About Migrant Children and Disease

Restrictionists Spread Unfounded Rumors About Migrant Children and Disease

More often than not, anti-immigrant groups use their hateful rhetoric to blame immigrants for all of our nation’s ills. On a regular basis, restrictionist groups release reports that portray immigrants as criminals, terrorists, a threat to American continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrants Face Perilous Journey to US, No Guarantees (VIDEO)

Undocumented Immigrants Face Perilous Journey to US, No Guarantees (VIDEO)

Every day, hundreds of undocumented immigrants from Central America attempt the arduous journey through Mexico and turn themselves over to U.S. border patrol -- with the hope that they will not be turned away. continue reading »

Providing Safe Passage to 90K Unaccompanied Children from Central America

Providing Safe Passage to 90K Unaccompanied Children from Central America

The Children’s Services unit within USCCB’s department of Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) provides community-based services to support the reunification of unaccompanied children with their family members. The USCCB released the following statement. continue reading »

Texas Group Finds Most Unaccompanied Children Could Qualify for Relief

Texas Group Finds Most Unaccompanied Children Could Qualify for Relief

More than half of the unaccompanied Central American children who are in U.S. custody after crossing the U.S. border could be found eligible for relief by a U.S. immigration judge, according to an assessment by Refugee and Immigrant continue reading »

Must-Watch Daily Show VIDEO: Immigration Reform—Kids Edition

Must-Watch Daily Show VIDEO: Immigration Reform—Kids Edition

As only Jon Stewart can do it! Jon Stewart takes on the current anti-immigrant panic, noting that it's maybe a little weird for people to be terrified by children. continue reading »

HUMANE Act Fails to Address Humanitarian Challenges

HUMANE Act Fails to Address Humanitarian Challenges

Texans Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) and Sen. John Cornyn (R) will soon introduce a bill that expedites the removal of unaccompanied children from Central America. Their measure, the Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National continue reading »

Immigration Activist & Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Detained in Texas

Immigration Activist & Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Detained in Texas

Journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas has been detained in McAllen, Texas, Lara Drasin with Define American told Poynter in an email. Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is an undocumented immigrant and the founder of Define American. continue reading »

The Facts About the Humanitarian Challenge at the Border

The Facts About the Humanitarian Challenge at the Border

What is our obligation as a country to the unaccompanied child migrants at our border? This seemingly straightforward question is frequently lost among the political debate surrounding the humanitarian challenge at our southern border. continue reading »