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Latino Lawmaker Proposes to Abolish State’s Anti-immigrant Laws

Latino Lawmaker Proposes to Abolish State’s Anti-immigrant Laws

State lawmaker Joe Salazar, a Democrat from Thornton, has proposed abolishing a package of anti-immigrant laws that have been on Colorado's books since 2006 including the one that demands the cooperation of local police with federal immigration authorities. continue reading »

Amnesty International: Mexican Gov’t Not Doing Enough to Protect Migrants’ Rights

Amnesty International: Mexican Gov’t Not Doing Enough to Protect Migrants’ Rights

President Enrique Peña Nieto's administration is not doing enough to address abuses of the rights of migrants, Amnesty International's Mexico chapter said. continue reading »

Cato Report Finds Poor Immigrants Use Fewer Public Benefits than Natives

Cato Report Finds Poor Immigrants Use Fewer Public Benefits than Natives

Among the most contentious debates surrounding national immigration reform concerns immigrant use of welfare programs. Opponents of immigration routinely assert low-skilled immigrants consume more public resources than natives, thereby imposing an unfair fiscal burden on U.S. taxpayers. continue reading »

REPORT:  Immigrant Temporary Workers Systematically Exploited and Abused, Most from Mexico

REPORT:  Immigrant Temporary Workers Systematically Exploited and Abused, Most from Mexico

Unions and human rights defense organizations on Tuesday denounced before a panel of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights what they describe as the "systematic exploitation" of immigrant temporary workers in the United States. continue reading »

Chicago Immigrant Advocate Rev. Jose Landaverde May be Jailed, Calls Sec. Napolitano “Devil”

Chicago Immigrant Advocate Rev. Jose Landaverde May be Jailed, Calls Sec. Napolitano “Devil”

In immigration news, undocumented immigrant advocate from Chicago Rev. Joe Landaverde faces jail time for disrupting congressional hearings on immigration, when he called Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano "devil" for having record number of deportations. continue reading »

U.S. May Increase Number of Visas Allowing Cubans to Visit Here

U.S. May Increase Number of Visas Allowing Cubans to Visit Here

The U.S. is contemplating increasing the number of visas issued to Cuban wanting to visit the U.S., in light of Cuba lifting travel restriction for its citizens. continue reading »

In A Matter Of Minutes, Jeb Bush Flip-Flops On Immigration Reform

In A Matter Of Minutes, Jeb Bush Flip-Flops On Immigration Reform

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush went on a Sunday talk show offensive this week to try to clarify his position on immigration reform, but he only managed to create more confusion. Bush last week drew the ire of Republicans and Democrats continue reading »

Recognizing Immigrant Women’s Needs in Immigration Reform

Recognizing Immigrant Women’s Needs in Immigration Reform

While the recent debate over reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act may have reminded the nation that there are “women’s issues” in immigration law, it doesn’t necessarily follow that most people regard immigration reform as a woman’s issue. continue reading »

“Making the Road to Citizenship” Caravan to End in Miami’s Calle 8 Festival

“Making the Road to Citizenship” Caravan to End in Miami’s Calle 8 Festival

The caravan that for the past 10 days has traveled around Florida calling for the approval of immigration reform arrives on Sunday in Miami, where its participants will join in celebrating the traditional Calle 8 Festival in Little Havana. continue reading »

Latina Health Advocates Urge Congress to Improve Immigrants’ Rights

Latina Health Advocates Urge Congress to Improve Immigrants’ Rights

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) joined other leaders in immigrants’ rights and health equity to send a letter to President Obama and members of Congress urging that programs and public services that meet basic human needs be included in immigration reform, including programs that improve access to affordable health care. continue reading »