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Hundreds of Undocumented Central American Children Starting School as they Await Deportation

Hundreds of Undocumented Central American Children Starting School as they Await Deportation

With the attitude of "doors open to all children," hundreds of schools across the country are currently welcoming large numbers of undocumented Central American youngsters living in hopes that an immigration judge will let them stay. continue reading »

Immigrants, Both Documented and Undocumented, Are Helping Save Medicare and Social Security

Immigrants, Both Documented and Undocumented, Are Helping Save Medicare and Social Security

A new report from the Partnership for the New American Economy and an analysis of Social Security data by MSNBC offer more evidence that immigrants, whether they are documented or undocumented, are major contributors to the economic well-being of major safety net programs. Because immigrants are generally younger and healthier than the native-born continue reading »

Deferred Action Sparks Debate In Light of Immigration Reform Failure

Deferred Action Sparks Debate In Light of Immigration Reform Failure

With more than 500,000 young people enrolled, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has not only been in force for two years this Friday but its importance looms ever larger in debates about immigration policy, in which some seek its repeal and others want to expand it. continue reading »

Immigrants Work in More Arduous Jobs than U.S. Natives, New Study Shows

Immigrants Work in More Arduous Jobs than U.S. Natives, New Study Shows

One of the reasons often cited to explain the importance of immigrant workers to the U.S. economy is the presumption that immigrants perform jobs that U.S. natives are unwilling to take. Numerous studies show that immigrant continue reading »

Latinos Continue to Fight Arizona’s SB1070

Latinos Continue to Fight Arizona’s SB1070

The Tucson police chief expressed the opinion that Arizona's controversial SB1070 immigration law was designed to make the immigrant community afraid of law enforcement authorities and leave the state. continue reading »

Mexican to Coordinate Care for Immigrants, Undocumented Children in Chicago

Mexican to Coordinate Care for Immigrants, Undocumented Children in Chicago

Mexican-American Tonantzin Carmona, 24, has assumed the management of the Office of New Americans at Chicago City Hall, which provides needed aid to immigrants and will coordinate shelter in this city for 1,000 undocumented Central American children. continue reading »

Only Half As Many Children Caught Crossing U.S. Border in July

Only Half As Many Children Caught Crossing U.S. Border in July

The number of unaccompanied undocumented children apprehended on the southern border of the United States dropped in July to 5,508, compared with more than 10,000 in both May and June, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said. continue reading »

Immigration Activists Put Pressure on Obama

Immigration Activists Put Pressure on Obama

Activists supporting comprehensive immigration reform announced Wednesday that they will continue exerting pressure to get President Barack Obama to act on immigrants' behalf during Congress' summer recess. continue reading »

Immigrants Rights Groups Criticize NC Gov. for Wanting Faster Deportations

Immigrants Rights Groups Criticize NC Gov. for Wanting Faster Deportations

Organizations defending immigrants' rights in North Carolina on Wednesday called remarks by Gov. Pat McCrory "irresponsible" after he asked for deportations of undocumented Central American children who come unaccompanied to this country to be speeded up. continue reading »

Authorities Discovered 97 Bodies of Immigrants in Arizona Over Past 10 Months

Authorities Discovered 97 Bodies of Immigrants in Arizona Over Past 10 Months

The U.S. Border Patrol has found the bodies of 97 undocumented immigrants in the Arizona desert over the past 10 months, the latest being that of a 19-year-old youth. continue reading »