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Tens of Thousands Demand Immigration Reform in Washington

Tens of Thousands Demand Immigration Reform in Washington

Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered before the Capitol here on Wednesday under a hot sun to demand comprehensive immigration reform that opens a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. continue reading »

Border Protection Officers Thwart Infant Smuggling Attempt in Texas

Border Protection Officers Thwart Infant Smuggling Attempt in Texas

Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a woman from Mission, Texas allegedly attempting to smuggle an infant into the United States this weekend. continue reading »

Woman Shares Her Story of Border Crossing, Living as an Undocumented Immigrant

Woman Shares Her Story of Border Crossing, Living as an Undocumented Immigrant

Odilia Chavez crossed the U.S.-Mexican border secretly so many times that she could have left her job and become a "coyote," as people smugglers are known, but neither she nor her son - also undocumented - wanted to live on the margins of the law. continue reading »

Girl Pleads With Immigration to Allow Grandfather to Stay in US

Girl Pleads With Immigration to Allow Grandfather to Stay in US

Mexican Eduardo Mireles, a youth soccer coach in North Carolina, is running out of time to avoid deportation, while his granddaughter pleads with immigration authorities not to deport her grandpa. continue reading »

‘Gang of Eight’ Set to Unveil Immigration Bill as Early as Thursday

‘Gang of Eight’ Set to Unveil Immigration Bill as Early as Thursday

The bi-partisan Senate committee working on comprehensive immigration reform, dubbed the ‘Gang of Eight’ appear ready to present a bill as early as Thursday. continue reading »

Carla Chavarria Shares Faces of Original DREAMers with “Por Ella” Campaign

Carla Chavarria Shares Faces of Original DREAMers with “Por Ella” Campaign

As part of the iDREAM campaign, self-taught photographer Carla Chavarria wanted to shine a light on the mothers who inspired those now fighting for the DREAM Act. continue reading »

Potential Amnesty Program Requires Undocs Pay Taxes

Potential Amnesty Program Requires Undocs Pay Taxes

The immigration reform debate is complicated and filled with nuance, case in point is the discussion over whether undocumented workers pay income tax and whether they should be made to do so as a requisite of legalizing their status. continue reading »

Report Measures Immigrant Assimilation in Post-Recession America

Report Measures Immigrant Assimilation in Post-Recession America

This Manhattan Institute for Policy Research report is the fourth in a series of examinations of immigrant assimilation in the United States. continue reading »

Illinois to Expand Services Offered to Immigrants at Welcome Centers

Illinois to Expand Services Offered to Immigrants at Welcome Centers

Illinois, which in 2007 opened its first welcome center for immigrants, continues to expand those services with an eye toward becoming the state that treats immigrants the best, according to a report presented Thursday by Gov. Pat Quinn. continue reading »

Small Business Owners Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Small Business Owners Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Small business owners throughout the United States have a pulse on the goings on within their local communities. They recognize that immigrant workers and their families are also consumers, which helps to create additional jobs and bolster local economies. Within that context, two new polls highlight small business owners’ perspectives of immigration and its positive effects on the ground in communities. Overwhelmingly, the surveys show small business owners, regardless of political affiliation, support comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »