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Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL)- “Immigration: You Cannot Do Nothing”

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL)- “Immigration: You Cannot Do Nothing”

Today, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on "The President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws" but has not acted in a substantive way to address immigration reform. Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL), in his prepared opening statement, said that rather than attack the President and accuse him of not faithfully enforcing laws, the time of the Judiciary Committee continue reading »

Immigration Rallies Planned on Virgin de Guadalupe Feast Day

Immigration Rallies Planned on Virgin de Guadalupe Feast Day

Activist groups in Chicago are preparing to participate on Dec. 12 in a National Action Day to demand that President Barack Obama halt deportations and the separation of immigrant families. continue reading »

Undocumented Students Turn to Crowdfunding to Pay for College

Undocumented Students Turn to Crowdfunding to Pay for College

Undocumented students are turning to ‘crowdfunding’ to pay for their college tuition since most traditional sources of financial aid are not available to them. continue reading »

President Obama Visits Immigration Advocates Fasting For Reform

President Obama Visits Immigration Advocates Fasting For Reform

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited Fast For Families on the national mall on Friday, a group of faith, civil rights leaders, and immigrants gathered to pressure the House of Representatives to take up immigration reform. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrants Suffer Abuse at Nevada Detention Center

Undocumented Immigrants Suffer Abuse at Nevada Detention Center

Undocumented immigrants held at Nevada's Henderson Detention Center suffer frequent verbal abuse and do not receive adequate legal assistance, a new report says. continue reading »

Hope and Gratitude in the Fight for Immigration Reform: A Reflection

Hope and Gratitude in the Fight for Immigration Reform: A Reflection

This time last year, I was giving thanks for the possibility of a new start for the immigration debate. The 2012 presidential election was fresh in everyone’s minds, and various Republican leaders, nursing their wounds from the thrashing they’d received among Latino voter continue reading »

Boat Carrying 100 Immigrants Capsizes, Killing 10 Haitians

Boat Carrying 100 Immigrants Capsizes, Killing 10 Haitians

At least 10 Haitian immigrants died when a sail freighter packed with more than 100 people capsized in Bahamanian waters, the U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday in a statement. continue reading »

Immigration Reform Hunger Strikers Vow to Sip Only Water on Thanksgiving

Immigration Reform Hunger Strikers Vow to Sip Only Water on Thanksgiving

The 10 hunger strikers camped out in front of the U.S. Capitol demanding that Congress approve immigration reform as quickly as possible will spend Thanksgiving Day sipping only water. continue reading »

Activists Plead to Stop Deportation this Saturday of Working Mother of 9

Activists Plead to Stop Deportation this Saturday of Working Mother of 9

Activists in North Carolina are pressuring immigration authorities not to deport an undocumented mother of nine after her arrest last year for driving without a license. continue reading »

POLL:  Overwhelming Majority of Americans Support Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants

POLL:  Overwhelming Majority of Americans Support Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants

Sixty-three percent of Americans are in favor of creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in the U.S., according to a poll released Monday. continue reading »