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GOP Wants Child Tax Credit for Undocumented Immigrants Eliminated Before Extending Jobless Benefits

GOP Wants Child Tax Credit for Undocumented Immigrants Eliminated Before Extending Jobless Benefits

Some Republicans are indicating they are willing to consider voting for unemployment-benefit extensions under certain conditions. The conditions include eliminating the IRS-granted child tax credit refunds for undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

The Butterfly Effect: Connecting LGBT and Immigrant Rights by Arcelia Hurtado

The Butterfly Effect: Connecting LGBT and Immigrant Rights by Arcelia Hurtado

I’ve always been intrigued by the element of chaos theory known as the butterfly effect. It is the idea that everything is connected, and a small change in one place can result in large changes later. For example, a hurricane's formation can be contingent on whether or not a distant butterfly had flapped its wings several weeks earlier. I like to believe it’s true, at least as it relates to social change. continue reading »

Catholic Church Officials Reaching Out to Lawmakers Urging Passage of Immigration Reform

Catholic Church Officials Reaching Out to Lawmakers Urging Passage of Immigration Reform

The Catholic Church of the United States launched Tuesday a campaign of contacts with federal lawmakers urging them to pass immigration reform, as part of its annual observance of National Migration Week. continue reading »

Country’s First Undocumented Lawyer Aims to be Governor of California

Country’s First Undocumented Lawyer Aims to be Governor of California

The undocumented attorney in whose favor the California Supreme Court ruled when he tried to obtain his professional license told Efe that his aspirations include becoming governor of the Golden State. continue reading »

‘MS-13’ Salvadoran Gang Member Arrested Trying to Enter U.S. Illegally

‘MS-13’ Salvadoran Gang Member Arrested Trying to Enter U.S. Illegally

Last week, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a dangerous Mara Salvatrucha gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States. continue reading »

As Democrats Push for Amnesty Deportations at Low Levels

As Democrats Push for Amnesty Deportations at Low Levels

Before Republicans start caving to Democrats’ demand for “comprehensive immigration reform” this election year, skeptics say lawmakers should find out how billions in tax dollars are falling through the sieve of so-called enforcement programs. continue reading »

New ICE Deportation Statistics Are No Cause for Celebration

New ICE Deportation Statistics Are No Cause for Celebration

There is little to cheer in the new deportation statistics released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). While the numbers document a 10 percent decline in the total number of deportations compared to last year, they also reveal the extent to which immigration enforcement resources are still devoted to apprehending, detaining, and deporting individuals who represent no conceivable threat to public safety or national security. continue reading »

“Angels” Turn Abandoned Mexican Hotel Into Shelter for Deportees

“Angels” Turn Abandoned Mexican Hotel Into Shelter for Deportees

Angeles sin Fronteras, a group formed to assist people deported from the United States, has created five shelters to help migrants, who often end up penniless on the streets of Mexican border cities. continue reading »

Dream 9 activist Who Defied Federal Gov’t Is Beginning New Life

Dream 9 activist Who Defied Federal Gov’t Is Beginning New Life

The life of Maria Peniche, a Mexican immigrant who joined the group known as the Dream 9, has changed radically since she courageously crossed the border into Mexico, then asked the federal government to let her "return home" to the United States. continue reading »

Nearly 1 in 4 Americans Think Congress Hasn’t Done Anything Worthwhile in 2013

Nearly 1 in 4 Americans Think Congress Hasn’t Done Anything Worthwhile in 2013

Seventy-three percent of Americans feel that Congress has done practically nothing good for the country since the November 2012 elections, according to a CNN survey released Thursday. continue reading »