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Immigrant Advocates Plead to President for Release of DREAM 9 Members

Immigrant Advocates Plead to President for Release of DREAM 9 Members

The mother, teachers and classmates of Lulu Martinez on Monday asked President Barack Obama for her immediate release along with the eight other immigration activists being detained in Arizona, known collectively as the DREAM 9. continue reading »

Border Patrol Finds 84 Undocumented Haitian Migrants Near Puerto Rico Mainland

Border Patrol Finds 84 Undocumented Haitian Migrants Near Puerto Rico Mainland

U.S Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Coast Guard apprehended 84 undocumented immigrant citizens of Haiti today after they landed last night in Desecheo Island, 13 miles west of the mainland of Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Gov’t Urged Not to Keep Immigration Activists in Solitary Confinement

Gov’t Urged Not to Keep Immigration Activists in Solitary Confinement

The National Immigrant Justice Center urged the Department of Homeland Security on Friday not to hold in solitary confinement the nine immigration activists known as the DREAM 9. continue reading »

64 Percent of Americans Favor Legalizing Undocumented Immigrants

64 Percent of Americans Favor Legalizing Undocumented Immigrants

Sixty-four percent of U.S. voters say they are in favor of resolving the legal status of the country's estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants and providing them with a path to citizenship, according to a survey released Friday. continue reading »

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 »