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Congressman Says GOP Can’t Pass Immigration Reform Because Obama Will Destroy Them

Congressman Says GOP Can’t Pass Immigration Reform Because Obama Will Destroy Them

As Congress works toward a final deal that reopens the government and narrowly averts the debt ceiling crisis, President Obama has made clear he intends to redouble efforts on immigration reform. Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID), once a key Republican in immigration talks, does continue reading »

Migrant Crisis Continues Off Coast of Italy

Migrant Crisis Continues Off Coast of Italy

A barge with 137 immigrants aboard, most of them Syrians, on Monday reached the Italian island of Lampedusa, where coffins are being taken with the bodies of the 365 fatalities from the Oct. 3 capsizing of another vessel laden with migrants. continue reading »

Children of Undocumented Face Uncertain Future under Obamacare

Children of Undocumented Face Uncertain Future under Obamacare

Thousands of children born in the U.S. with parents who are undocumented immigrants probably go without health insurance. continue reading »

Salvadoran Migrants Rescued in Mexico after Smugglers Abandon Them

Salvadoran Migrants Rescued in Mexico after Smugglers Abandon Them

Agents of Mexico's INM immigration agency rescued 16 Salvadoran migrants who were abandoned by traffickers in the southern border state of Chiapas. continue reading »

Another Boat with Migrants Capsizes off Italian Coast, 27 Reportedly Dead

Another Boat with Migrants Capsizes off Italian Coast, 27 Reportedly Dead

Another boat overloaded with migrants has capsized off the Italian coast. BBC is reporting that Malta authorities are handling rescue operations with victims being transported to the Italian island of Lampedusa. continue reading »

IMMIGRATION: Is Obama Happy to See E-Verify Go?

IMMIGRATION: Is Obama Happy to See E-Verify Go?

The federal right-to-work database E-Verify has become a casualty of the government shutdown, leaving some to wonder whether the Obama administration is taking advantage of Washington politics to kill a program unpopular with Democrats on Capitol Hill. continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, 5 Other Democrats Arrested at Immigration Protest

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, 5 Other Democrats Arrested at Immigration Protest

Six Democratic members of the House of Representatives were arrested on Tuesday in front of the Capitol in an act of civil disobedience staged in favor of comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

Arizona’s Harsh Immigration Law SB1070 Dealt Another Blow in Court

Arizona’s Harsh Immigration Law SB1070 Dealt Another Blow in Court

Yesterday the 9th Circuit Court of Arizona dealt another blow to Arizona’s harsh immigration law known as SB1070. This court’s decision basically upheld a lower Arizona court’s decision to block the “harboring” provision of the law. continue reading »

Human Traffickers Arrested in Deaths of 274 Migrants off Italian Coast

Human Traffickers Arrested in Deaths of 274 Migrants off Italian Coast

A Tunisian man is in custody in connection with the shipwreck that claimed the lives of at least 274 Eritrean and Somali migrants, an Italian prosecutor said Tuesday. continue reading »

California’s Historic Legislation Benefiting Immigrant Community Welcomed by Many

California’s Historic Legislation Benefiting Immigrant Community Welcomed by Many

Hispanic leaders and activists hailed the importance for the immigrant community of the half-dozen measures benefiting them that California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law. continue reading »