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Are Military Recruits with Undocumented Family Members Being Rejected?

Are Military Recruits with Undocumented Family Members Being Rejected?

A bipartisan group of U.S. House members are concerned that military recruits are being rejected if they have undocumented family members. continue reading »

D.C. Follows 11 Other States Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Drive Legally

D.C. Follows 11 Other States Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Drive Legally

As House leaders delay on passing immigration reform that would help millions of immigrants already in the U.S., Washington, D.C., officials are taking steps to improve the lives of undocumented immigrants who call the city home. Last week the D.C. Council passed a bill, continue reading »

Republicans Wary of Obama’s Idea for Gradual Immigration Reform

Republicans Wary of Obama’s Idea for Gradual Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama's proclaimed readiness to accommodate a piecemeal approach to immigration reform to facilitate its approval in the GOP-controlled House of Representatives has been received with skepticism by Republicans. continue reading »

Washington D.C. to Allow Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Washington D.C. to Allow Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Yesterday, Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill into law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. continue reading »

Are Texas Republicans Behind Offensive ‘Catch an Illegal’ Event on UT Campus?

Are Texas Republicans Behind Offensive ‘Catch an Illegal’ Event on UT Campus?

A University of Texas (UT) conservative student group is holding a mock immigration round up whereby someone can win a prize for catching an “illegal” immigrant. continue reading »

Immigration Activists Go on Hunger Strike Outside of U.S. Capitol

Immigration Activists Go on Hunger Strike Outside of U.S. Capitol

Five activists are four days into a hunger strike at a camp set up near the U.S. Capitol to put pressure on legislators to pass immigration reform in the United States. continue reading »

U.S. No Longer Deporting Undocumented Family Members of Military Personnel

U.S. No Longer Deporting Undocumented Family Members of Military Personnel

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security formalized Friday a temporary permit for undocumented immigrants to remain in the country if they are the direct family of military personnel on active duty, reservists or veterans. continue reading »

NALEO Calls on Boehner, House Leadership to Move Immigration Reform Forward

NALEO Calls on Boehner, House Leadership to Move Immigration Reform Forward

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund issued the following statement on comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives: continue reading »

Boehner: No Immigration Reform in 2013

Boehner: No Immigration Reform in 2013

The top Republican in the U.S. Congress, John Boehner, ruled out that the House of Representatives would consider the immigration reform bill approved by the Senate, a stance that sinks hopes of getting it approved this year. continue reading »

NELSON BALIDO: Border Security Campaign, South Texas Style

NELSON BALIDO: Border Security Campaign, South Texas Style

The South Texas Campaign (STC) is the first campaign the Border Patrol has initiated since it made public the U.S. Border Patrol 2012-2016 Strategy, which reflects a shift from a resource-based to a risk-based enforcement. continue reading »