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How Immigration Reform Will Let Families Reunite Without Becoming Criminals

How Immigration Reform Will Let Families Reunite Without Becoming Criminals

A Human Rights Watch (HRW) study released this week found that 85,000 immigrants were prosecuted for illegal entry or re-entry in 2013. The three main reasons that HRW found for illegal entry or re-entry were “to seek work, to reunite with family… continue reading »

Bloomberg, Murdoch Establish Online Forum to Promote Immigration Reform

Bloomberg, Murdoch Establish Online Forum to Promote Immigration Reform

A group formed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and media mogul Rupert Murdoch launched Wednesday an online forum, iMarch, to pressure Congress into approving immigration reform. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Immigration Reform Bill Moves Forward with Strong Bipartisan Support

JUST IN:  Immigration Reform Bill Moves Forward with Strong Bipartisan Support

11 million undocumented immigrants are one step closer to getting on a path to achieving legal status in this country. This evening the Senate Judiciary Committee with a 13-5 vote moved the comprehensive immigration reform bill forward. continue reading »

IMMIGRATION: Is Border Security Improved Enough?

IMMIGRATION: Is Border Security Improved Enough?

Border security is a crucial part of the immigration overhaul creeping forward on Capitol Hill—as it was during Washington’s last, doomed attempt to tackle the issue. But in the seven years since, the security situation along the U.S.-Mexico border has been transformed. continue reading »

Immigration Amendment to Provide Work Permits for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Abuse

Immigration Amendment to Provide Work Permits for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Abuse

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday approved a measure authorizing work permits for undocumented victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse at the beginning of the fourth day of debate on the amendments to the immigration reform bill. continue reading »

Heritage Foundation Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Heritage Foundation Between a Rock and a Hard Place

If you’re looking for the Heritage Foundation today, look behind the rock next to the hard place. You’ll find the Heritage between the two, acting like it doesn’t have a care in the world. You get the sense of it by the silence. continue reading »

Arizona Immigrants Not Giving Up After Court Setback on Licenses

Arizona Immigrants Not Giving Up After Court Setback on Licenses

Young undocumented immigrants in Arizona said Friday that they will fight on in the courts despite a federal judge throwing out their plea to be given the immediate possibility of obtaining driver's licenses. continue reading »

At California Detention Center, Immigrants Must Pay $20 For A Five-Minute Phone Call

At California Detention Center, Immigrants Must Pay $20 For A Five-Minute Phone Call

Long known for exploiting inmate needs, immigration detention centers that generally contract out services like their phone systems, are generously paid by the federal government to hold ICE detainees. continue reading »

Immigrants Dying on Arizona Border Down 36 Percent Says Border Patrol

Immigrants Dying on Arizona Border Down 36 Percent Says Border Patrol

Deaths of undocumented immigrants in the Arizona desert are down 36 percent in the 2013 fiscal year, the U.S. Border Patrol said. From Oct. 1 through May 1, 64 migrants died while trying to sneak across the border into the United States, down from 101 during the same period of fiscal 2012, according to official figures. continue reading »

Urgent: Call Your Senator Now on Amendments to the Immigration Bill

Urgent: Call Your Senator Now on Amendments to the Immigration Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee is currently debating amendments to the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013” (S. 744). As the committee considers the section of the bill that addresses interior immigration enforcement, we have gotten news that certain harmful amendments could be voted on as soon as today! continue reading »