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Exiled Cuban Priest Known as the “Immigrants’ Pastor” Dies in Miami

Exiled Cuban Priest Known as the “Immigrants’ Pastor” Dies in Miami

Monsignor Emilio Vallina, a defender of immigrants and Cuban exiles, died in Miami after a prolonged illness, the Web site Cafe Fuerte reported Monday. He was 87. continue reading »

This Past Weekend Hundreds of Events are Hosted by Evangelicals Praying for Immigration Reform

This Past Weekend Hundreds of Events are Hosted by Evangelicals Praying for Immigration Reform

With immigration reform on deck for Congress, evangelical Christians across the country hosted nearly 400 events across 40 states to pray for immigrants, for Congress and for broad, bipartisan support for the legislation. continue reading »

First ‘Undocuqueer’ Support Network Launches in Long Beach California

First ‘Undocuqueer’ Support Network Launches in Long Beach California

It may seem like a typical conversation, but for these youth, their dreams of traveling the world may never become reality. As undocumented immigrants, they are unable to leave the United States because if they do, they might not be able to get back in. continue reading »

Obama Calls For Congress to Pass Immigration Reform By End of Year

Obama Calls For Congress to Pass Immigration Reform By End of Year

President Barack Obama on Thursday called on lawmakers to pass a comprehensive immigration reform package before the end of the year after the task of resolving the fiscal crisis kept parts of the U.S. government shut down for 16 days and almost caused the country to default on its debts. continue reading »

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 »