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July 2014 Archives

Migration Fix Must Look at Big Picture, Bishop Encourages

Migration Fix Must Look at Big Picture, Bishop Encourages

The head of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee challenged U.S. President Obama and the leaders of Central America to respond to violence in that region in order to protect children who are being forced to flee. continue reading »

Steven Palazzo (R-MS) Wants to Deport US-Born Children of Immigrants

Steven Palazzo (R-MS) Wants to Deport US-Born Children of Immigrants

Score one for the GOP’s record as the party of mass deportations. Apparently, trying to end DACA and deport DREAMers isn’t enough. Now, Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Mississippi, wants to deport the US-born children of immigrants as well, according to the Clarion-Ledger. continue reading »

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 »

“I Want the President to be as Bold and Generous as Republicans have Been Petty and Mean-Spirited”

“I Want the President to be as Bold and Generous as Republicans have Been Petty and Mean-Spirited”

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) joined at least 14 of his colleagues from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to say that July will be a month of action for the CHC to defend children fleeing violence and to push for prosecutorial continue reading »

NELSON BALIDO: Auto Industry in Pole Position in Mexico as U.S. Policies But Brakes on Growth

NELSON BALIDO: Auto Industry in Pole Position in Mexico as U.S. Policies But Brakes on Growth

Thanks to nearshoring, many are calling Mexico the new China. But maybe calling Mexico the new Detroit would be more accurate. continue reading »

From Gangs to Coffee Rust: Push factors for Central American Migrants

From Gangs to Coffee Rust: Push factors for Central American Migrants

Giovani Melendez, 31, fled this Central American capital with his family, setting out suddenly on a search for safety in the United States after gangs demanded growing extortion payments he was unable afford. The family -- Melen continue reading »