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REPORT: 8.8 Million of 13.3M Undocumented Will Qualify for Citizenship

REPORT: 8.8 Million of 13.3M Undocumented Will Qualify for Citizenship

There are more than 13.3 million documented immigrants who reside permanently in the United States, of whom 8.8 million qualify to apply for citizenship, the Department of Homeland Security reported Monday. continue reading »

Congressman Says Giving DREAMers A Path To Citizenship But Deporting Parents Is  ‘Compassionate”

Congressman Says Giving DREAMers A Path To Citizenship But Deporting Parents Is ‘Compassionate”

Undocumented youths brought to the country by their parents, or so-called DREAMers, should be given a pathway to citizenship while their parents should be deported, according to statements by Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) at two Texas town hall events in Bastrop and Luling on Saturday. continue reading »

Authorities Bust Spanish Immigrant Smuggling Ring Working in Europe, U.S.

Authorities Bust Spanish Immigrant Smuggling Ring Working in Europe, U.S.

Spanish and French police have arrested 75 people - 51 in Spain and 24 in France - for smuggling Chinese into various European countries and the United States through a people-trafficking ring that charged the immigrants between 40,000 and 50,000 euros (between $55,000 and $65,000). continue reading »

ICE Halts Deportation of Immigrant Activist in Colorado

ICE Halts Deportation of Immigrant Activist in Colorado

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have released Jeanette Vizguerra, a Mexican activist living in Colorado, supporters of her 4-year-long battle against deportation said Friday. continue reading »

Counting the Votes on Immigration Reform in the House

Counting the Votes on Immigration Reform in the House

For most people who follow the immigration debate, it is an issue which at its core is about values like fairness, faith, and family. Those who support immigrants’ rights and want to see our immigration system reformed follow the ins and outs of the debate via nightly news, daily media clips, or blogs like this one. continue reading »

DREAM 9 Immigrant Youth Released from Immigration Detention as They Await Political Asylum

DREAM 9 Immigrant Youth Released from Immigration Detention as They Await Political Asylum

The young immigration activists known as the DREAM 9 were released from Arizona's Eloy Detention Center pending consideration of their requests for political asylum. continue reading »

Authorities Detain 56 Immigrants in Western Mexico

Authorities Detain 56 Immigrants in Western Mexico

Authorities detained 50 Central American and six Cuban migrants in three operations in the southern state of Chiapas and the western state of Jalisco, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said. continue reading »

Chicago Cardinal Pulls Funding From Immigration Groups For Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

Chicago Cardinal Pulls Funding From Immigration Groups For Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

Chicago Cardinal Francis George has pulled funding from a coalition of immigration groups that support same-sex marriage in Illinois, according to a Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) statement released last week. continue reading »

Organizations Claim Abuse by Private Security Agents at U.S.-Mexico Border

Organizations Claim Abuse by Private Security Agents at U.S.-Mexico Border

Private security personnel hired to guard the San Ysidro Port of Entry on the U.S.-Mexico border have been slammed for their abuse of authority, activists in San Diego say. continue reading »

DREAM 9 Activists Qualify for Political Asylum Says Immigration Authorities

DREAM 9 Activists Qualify for Political Asylum Says Immigration Authorities

U.S. immigration authorities have determined that seven of the DREAM 9 activists detained in Arizona have grounds to fear persecution if they are returned to Mexico, representatives of the detainees said Tuesday. continue reading »