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Immigration Activists Arrested For Protesting in Chicago

Immigration Activists Arrested For Protesting in Chicago

A score of activists were arrested Friday in downtown Chicago during an act of civil disobedience to demand a voice in the negotiations on immigration reform now taking place behind closed doors in Washington. continue reading »

North Carolina Abandons Plans to Give Undocumented Pink-striped Licenses

North Carolina Abandons Plans to Give Undocumented Pink-striped Licenses

North Carolina's state transportation department said that driver's licenses issued to young undocumented immigrants will not bear a distinctive pink stripe as originally proposed. continue reading »

Convicted Felon, Repeat Border Violator Facing 20 Years in Prison

Convicted Felon, Repeat Border Violator Facing 20 Years in Prison

A Mexican criminal alien with a prior felony conviction for evading police with a motor vehicle pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of illegally re-entering the United States following a prior removal. U.S. I continue reading »

More than a Majority of Americans Support Earned Path to Citizenship for Undocumented

More than a Majority of Americans Support Earned Path to Citizenship for Undocumented

A recent survey by the Public Religion Research Institute indicates that a clear majority of Americans (63%) support an earned “path to citizenship” for the undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. continue reading »

North Carolina Drops Plan to Mark Drivers Licenses for Undocumented with ‘Scarlet Letter’

North Carolina Drops Plan to Mark Drivers Licenses for Undocumented with ‘Scarlet Letter’

North Carolina driver licenses for undocumented immigrants accepted into the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program will no longer have the special destination of a pink stripe. continue reading »

Coast Guard, CBP Apprehend 11 Undocumented Migrants Near Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, CBP Apprehend 11 Undocumented Migrants Near Puerto Rico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) apprehended 11 undocumented migrants Friday afternoon, after a partially submerged vessel was found approximately 200 yards off the coast of Mona Island. continue reading »

Granting Legal Status to Undocumented Immigrants Benefits the U.S. Economy

Granting Legal Status to Undocumented Immigrants Benefits the U.S. Economy

The movement toward comprehensive immigration reform has accelerated significantly in recent months. Legal status and a road map to citizenship for the unauthorized will bring about significant economic gains in terms of growth, earnings, tax revenues, and jobs—all of which will not occur in the absence of immigration reform or with reform that creates a permanent sub-citizen class of residents. continue reading »

The Sooner Immigrants Become Citizens, the Better it is for the Economy

The Sooner Immigrants Become Citizens, the Better it is for the Economy

As lawmakers negotiate the contours of an immigration reform bill, they should keep in mind that the granting of legal status to undocumented immigrants would be a boon for the U.S. economy—and allowing undocumented immigrants to eventually become U.S. citizens would be an even bigger boon continue reading »

Deported Migrants Seek Refuge in Underground Dwellings in Tijuana

Deported Migrants Seek Refuge in Underground Dwellings in Tijuana

Hundreds of deported migrants, fearing detection and harassment by police and drug smugglers and unable to return to their homes, have sought refuge in below-ground makeshift dwellings in the Mexican border city Tijuana. continue reading »

Probation for Immigrant Advocate for Disrupting Congressional Hearing

Probation for Immigrant Advocate for Disrupting Congressional Hearing

The Rev. Jose Landaverde, one of Chicago's most prominent immigrants' rights activists, will have to remain aloof from protests for the next six months as a condition for avoiding a jail term, a federal judge in the District of Columbia ruled on Tuesday. continue reading »