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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 »

Human Smugglers Dump Somali Migrants in Chiapas Mexico

Human Smugglers Dump Somali Migrants in Chiapas Mexico

Police found six Somali migrants who were abandoned in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas by the people traffickers they hired to smuggle them into the United States, officials said. continue reading »

Arizona Organization Attempts to Identify Migrants who Disappeared Near Border

Arizona Organization Attempts to Identify Migrants who Disappeared Near Border

The Colibri Center for Human Rights was founded with the aim of ending the sorrowful cycle for many families of having a loved one missing in the Arizona desert. continue reading »

POLL:  Most Americans Want Undocumented Immigrants to Become Legal Residents

POLL:  Most Americans Want Undocumented Immigrants to Become Legal Residents

A new poll by the Pew Research Center has found that most Americans believe undocumented immigrants should get the opportunity to become legal residents. The findings come at a time where efforts to effectuate immigration reform has stalled in Washington D.C. continue reading »

DoNothing Congress shouldn’t stop President from doing-something about immigration crisis-Gutierrez

DoNothing Congress shouldn’t stop President from doing-something about immigration crisis-Gutierrez

During a House Judiciary Committee hearing this morning on how to prevent the President from using his executive powers, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez reminded Republicans that since they had released their immigration principles continue reading »

Immigrants Facing Death Without Home Hospice Support

Immigrants Facing Death Without Home Hospice Support

Alice Bian’s business is death. She boasts that her Valley Boulevard funeral supply store in Alhambra, Calif., carries the United States’ most extensive collection of Chinese afterlife-ritual items and clothes for the deceased: silk capes and pants with drawstrings that make it easy to slide over a body in rigor mortis, high-heel shoes without padding since they will never touch the ground, red blankets to frighten away evil spirits on the journey to heaven. continue reading »

Billionaire George Soros Pledging Millions to Support Immigration Reform

Billionaire George Soros Pledging Millions to Support Immigration Reform

Billionaire investor George Soros has taken another step forward in his donations to groups engaged in political lobbying, especially to those promoting immigration reform, the Washington Post said, continue reading »

NELSON BALIDO: Five Issues Facing the New Secretary of Homeland Security

NELSON BALIDO: Five Issues Facing the New Secretary of Homeland Security

Jeh Johnson has been confirmed by the Senate to be the new secretary of Homeland Security. Not only is it one of the most challenging jobs in all of federal government, but there’s not a lot of experience to draw upon as the new appointee charts his course. There have been a grand total of four secretaries of the department and two acting secretaries. There is no dog-eared training manual for this post. continue reading »