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United We Dream Activists Deliver 224 Cantaloupes, Urge Immigration Reform

United We Dream Activists Deliver 224 Cantaloupes, Urge Immigration Reform

Activists supporting immigration reform on Thursday delivered 224 cantaloupes to lawmakers in Congress to symbolize immigrant labor and demanded a vote on legalizing undocumented residents of the United States. continue reading »

Protesters Demanding Immigration Reform Arrested Near U.S. Capital

Protesters Demanding Immigration Reform Arrested Near U.S. Capital

About 60 activists from the immigrant community were arrested Thursday in protests in front of the U.S. Congress demanding approval of a comprehensive immigration reform package that would legalize the country's 11 million undocumented migrants. continue reading »

Immigration Reform Could Lead to Surge of Adult Learners

Immigration Reform Could Lead to Surge of Adult Learners

Teachers at California's adult schools expressed their concern over the requirement to learn English included in the immigration reform package approved in the Senate, given that it would increase the number of students at institutions that are already suffering from budget cuts. continue reading »

Spanish-Language Ads Spotlight Rep. King’s Anti-Immigrant Comments

Spanish-Language Ads Spotlight Rep. King’s Anti-Immigrant Comments

An influential labor union launched a Spanish-language ad campaign Sunday criticizing Republican Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) recent extreme comments that compared undocumented continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez Says Votes Are There for Immigration Reform

Rep. Gutierrez Says Votes Are There for Immigration Reform

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said Wednesday that comprehensive immigration reform has the support of dozens of members of the Republican majority in the House of Representatives. continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez:  44,000 Will be Deported During Congressional Recess

Rep. Luis Gutierrez:  44,000 Will be Deported During Congressional Recess

Luis Gutierrez, the Democratic Congressman from Illinois, left his Congressional with a powerful message before they head to summer recess: continue reading »

The Immigration Debate Could Use a Healthy Dose of Facts

The Immigration Debate Could Use a Healthy Dose of Facts

Immigration is sure to be a hot topic when Members of Congress meet their constituents face-to-face during the upcoming summer recess. The full Senate has passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill that includes a continue reading »

Customs Urged to Speed U.S.-Mexico Border Crossing Times

Customs Urged to Speed U.S.-Mexico Border Crossing Times

The federal agency that oversees border checkpoints says it will need more than 3,800 new officers to fix delays that waste millions of dollars every year while cargo trucks sit in long lines to cross the U.S.-Mexican border. continue reading »

Senate Democrats to Hold Immigration Forum in Rep. Steve King’s District

Senate Democrats to Hold Immigration Forum in Rep. Steve King’s District

Senators Tom Harkin and Dick Durbin, both Democrats, will hold an immigration forum Friday to discuss the DREAM Act with Iowans. continue reading »

Daughter of Undocumented Immigrants Calls Legal Triumph Over Arpaio “Bittersweet”

Daughter of Undocumented Immigrants Calls Legal Triumph Over Arpaio “Bittersweet”

Katherine Figueroa, who obtained a moral victory over Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio when immigration authorities suspended legal proceedings against her undocumented parents, called the win "bittersweet," since her family's future in the United States remains uncertain. continue reading »