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Rep. Luis Gutierrez Issues “Final Call” to House Republicans to Pass Immigration Reform

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Issues “Final Call” to House Republicans to Pass Immigration Reform

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) issued a "final call" to his Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives to move forward on immigration reform this month or see President Barack Obama act by executive order to resolve the problem of undocumented migrants living in the United States. continue reading »

North Carolina DREAM Student Make Plea for In-State College Tuition Rates

North Carolina DREAM Student Make Plea for In-State College Tuition Rates

A group of North Carolina youths set out Monday to walk 140 miles to call attention to the need to make university enrollment affordable for the state's DREAMers. continue reading »

U.S. Catholic Bishops Continue to Fight for Immigration Reform

U.S. Catholic Bishops Continue to Fight for Immigration Reform

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Thursday urged Congress to approve immigration reform, insisting that "the time to act is now." continue reading »

Minor Migrants from Central America Overwhelming Arizona Children’s Shelters

Minor Migrants from Central America Overwhelming Arizona Children’s Shelters

Children's shelters in Arizona are overflowing after the arrival of hundreds of Central American immigrants transferred from Texas, the epicenter of a massive arrival of undocumented children characterized by President Barack Obama as an "urgent humanitarian situation." continue reading »

U.S. to Establish Interagency to Deal with Humanitarian Crisis of Unaccompanied Migrant Children

U.S. to Establish Interagency to Deal with Humanitarian Crisis of Unaccompanied Migrant Children

President Barack Obama on Monday announced the formation of a coordination group between U.S. federal agencies to confront the humanitarian crisis created by the increase in immigrant children crossing the southern border alone. continue reading »

Texas Releases Hundreds of Immigrants Due to Lack of Space in Detention Centers

Texas Releases Hundreds of Immigrants Due to Lack of Space in Detention Centers

Hundreds of undocumented immigrants detained in Texas are being freed under supervision in Arizona because the detention centers in the Lone Star State do not have enough space for them due to an avalanche of immigrants entering illegally from Mexico. continue reading »

Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Decries Republican Attack on DREAMers

Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Decries Republican Attack on DREAMers

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), an original co-author of the DREAM Act, strongly criticized a House Republican amendment aimed at undermining the Obama Administration’s efforts to prevent the deportation of young people brought to this country as children continue reading »

Catholic Bishops Pray for Immigrants in Washington

Catholic Bishops Pray for Immigrants in Washington

Several Catholic bishops celebrated a Mass on Thursday to pay tribute to the victims of immigration in a church near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, where they will meet with members of Congress to ask them to approve immigration reform. continue reading »

President Obama Postpones Deportation Review

President Obama Postpones Deportation Review

President Barack Obama's decision to postpone until August completion of a review of the deportation policy so as not to torpedo immigration reform in Congress was received on Wednesday with criticism by activists and skepticism by Republicans. continue reading »

Latino Immigrants Give Up Dream of Homeownership in U.S.

Latino Immigrants Give Up Dream of Homeownership in U.S.

A poster in the window of a Queens, NY real estate office proclaims: “Immigration reform is coming, so buy your house in your country, Colombia.” It’s far from certain that Congress will enact changes to the nation’s immigration laws. But that hasn’t stopped this real estate agency, and others like it in immigrant neighborhoods, from trading on a growing sentiment among Latino immigrants. continue reading »