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Talk of Immigration Reform Fuels Spike in Fraud Cases

Talk of Immigration Reform Fuels Spike in Fraud Cases

Cecilia, an undocumented Mexican immigrant, never anticipated that her life in the United States would turn into a real-world telenovela, the popular Spanish language dramas. A few years ago she married a U.S. citizen who soon started to mistreat her. He later filed for divorce without telling her, but then the couple reconciled and got remarried. continue reading »

How The Obama Administration Can Reduce Deportations

How The Obama Administration Can Reduce Deportations

On Thursday evening, President Barack Obama (D) told three top members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that he would ask the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to review options to achieve a “more humane” deportation policy. continue reading »

Tougher Oversight of Border Patrol Agents Urged by Some Legislators

Tougher Oversight of Border Patrol Agents Urged by Some Legislators

A pair of congressmen representing districts on the Mexican border are promoting a bill that would subject Department of Homeland Security agencies, including the Border Patrol, to greater oversight and accountability. continue reading »

Obama Vows to Have “More Humane” Immigration Enforcement

Obama Vows to Have “More Humane” Immigration Enforcement

President Barack Obama ordered a review of immigration enforcement at a time when his administration is being strongly criticized by the Hispanic community, which is about to surpass the 2 million mark in deportations. continue reading »

Bishops Gather on Behalf of 6000 Migrants Who Have Died in US Desert

Bishops Gather on Behalf of 6000 Migrants Who Have Died in US Desert

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration, joined by bishops on the border, will travel to Nogales, Arizona, March 30-April 1 to tour the U.S.-Mexico border and celebrate Mass on behalf of the close to 6,000 migrants who have died in the U.S. desert since 1998. continue reading »

More Than 100 Undocumented Immigrants Are Crossing U.S. Border To Highlight Impact Of Deportations

More Than 100 Undocumented Immigrants Are Crossing U.S. Border To Highlight Impact Of Deportations

In an effort to renew focus on the Obama administration’s handling of deportations, between 150 and 200 immigrant activists are attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border this week. The group, consisting of both undocumented immigrants and U.S. continue reading »

Obama’s 2015 Budget Adopts Contradictory Stance on Immigration

Obama’s 2015 Budget Adopts Contradictory Stance on Immigration

The Obama Administration’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal is of two minds about how to deal with the broken U.S. immigration system. On the one hand, the document calls for the creation of “a pathway to earned citizenship for hardworking men and women” who are in the United States without legal status. continue reading »

Barack Obama Turns Down “Deporter in Chief” Label

Barack Obama Turns Down “Deporter in Chief” Label

President Barack Obama on Thursday rejected criticism from a prominent Hispanic leader who dubbed him the "deporter in chief" for the record number of undocumented migrants deported since he took office. continue reading »

Tennessee Considers Offering In-State Tuition Rates for Undocumented Students

Tennessee Considers Offering In-State Tuition Rates for Undocumented Students

Dozens of students, allies and members of the immigrant community in Tennessee on Tuesday asked state lawmakers to support a pair of bills that would allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public universities. continue reading »

Supreme Court Will Not Hear Anti-Immigrant Cases, Lower Court Rulings Stand

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday decided not to hear cases presented by two municipalities with an eye toward reactivating anti-immigrant ordinances that had been annulled by federal courts. continue reading »