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FINALLY:  House Democrats Introduce Comprehensive Immigration Bill

FINALLY:  House Democrats Introduce Comprehensive Immigration Bill

Today several Congressional Democrats gave a lifeline to immigration reform when they introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the House. The proposed legislation, H.R. 15, is based on the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

26-Ft Long Boat with 250 Migrants Capsizes, 13 Die Trying to Reach Coast of Italy

26-Ft Long Boat with 250 Migrants Capsizes, 13 Die Trying to Reach Coast of Italy

At least 13 undocumented men from Eritrea died Monday trying to reach the beach at Sampieri in southeastern Sicily, Italian media said. continue reading »

Another Group of ‘Dream’ Activists Attempt to Re-Enter U.S. Applying for Humanitarian Visas

Another Group of ‘Dream’ Activists Attempt to Re-Enter U.S. Applying for Humanitarian Visas

Following in the footsteps of the Dream 9, a larger group of undocumented migrants tried to enter the United States from Mexico with plans to apply for political asylum. continue reading »

STUDY: Number of Immigrant Children in Family is Not Cause of Poverty

STUDY: Number of Immigrant Children in Family is Not Cause of Poverty

Contrary to public perception, the number of children in immigrant families is not the primary reason more children are living in poverty, a Rutgers study has found, raising the question of whether federal policies affecting immigrants should be significantly altered. continue reading »

Solving Immigration Issues with Proposed Guest Worker Visa Program

Solving Immigration Issues with Proposed Guest Worker Visa Program

Helen Krieble says she will never forget the day that the federal government’s black helicopters and armed agents swooped down on her equestrian facility in central Colorado. continue reading »

Immigration Reform: On Again-Off Again-On Again

Immigration Reform: On Again-Off Again-On Again

The on again-off again Comprehensive Immigration Reform seems to be on again, for now. The last we heard was that CIR was dead in the water. With Syria heating up the world and a battling congress using immigration as a jousting pole, there was a dwindling hope that CIR would be considered in the House of Representatives anytime soon. continue reading »

California Governor Signs Law Benefiting Domestic Workers

California Governor Signs Law Benefiting Domestic Workers

Leading defenders of immigrant rights described Friday as just and historic California Gov. Jerry Brown's enactment of a law that awards basic labor rights to nannies and other personal attendants. continue reading »

Many Undocumented Immigrants Unable to Qualify for Deferred Action

Many Undocumented Immigrants Unable to Qualify for Deferred Action

The dream of living and working legally in this country has come to fruition for many who have been able to qualify for the Deferred Action program, but there are still young undocumented immigrants who are facing challenges in benefiting from the measure. continue reading »

US Coastguard Detains 51 Haitians  Upon Illegal Arrival in Puerto Rico

US Coastguard Detains 51 Haitians Upon Illegal Arrival in Puerto Rico

Fifty-one people - 39 men and 12 women, all of Haitian nationality - were detained Tuesday by Puerto Rican and U.S. authorities when the group arrived illegally on the Caribbean island. Puerto Rican police said that the detentions were conducted on the Desecheo islet by agents with the police's Joint Forces of Rapid Action and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. continue reading »

STUDY: Media Plays Role in Dehumanizing Immigrants and Refugees

STUDY: Media Plays Role in Dehumanizing Immigrants and Refugees

A new study from Western University suggests that the news media may take advantage of an existing uncertainty and unease around immigration policies and the treatment of immigrants and refugees to create a crisis mentality in which these groups are portrayed as “enemies at the gate” attempting to invade western nations. continue reading »