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More Americans Supporting Obama and Immigration Reform

More Americans Supporting Obama and Immigration Reform

A growing number of Americans support President Barack Obama's stance on illegal immigration, and there is better support than in the past for the idea of offering citizenship to immigrants who meet certain requirements and for increasing border monitoring, according to a national survey released Wednesday. continue reading »

High Skilled Immigration Reform & Stem Pipeline Fund Pick up Steam as Coalition Adds 13 Members

High Skilled Immigration Reform & Stem Pipeline Fund Pick up Steam as Coalition Adds 13 Members

The inSPIRE STEM USA Coalition announced the addition of 13 new members to the group on Wednesday, a sign of the growing support for the bi-partisan plan to reform high-skilled immigration and create a national fund to improve the STEM education pipeline. continue reading »

New Report Shows That Border Benchmarks Already Have Been Met

New Report Shows That Border Benchmarks Already Have Been Met

As the components of what should be included in an immigration reform bill take shape, border security, along with enforcement, is proving to be a key part of the framework. Eight senators released a bipartisan proposal earlier this week that included a path to citizenship for the 11 million unauthorized immigrants currently living in the United States. continue reading »

Erik Alan Garza Extradited from Mexico for Smuggling Defense Articles

Erik Alan Garza Extradited from Mexico for Smuggling Defense Articles

An Eagle Pass, Texas, man appeared Monday in San Antonio federal court following his extradition from Mexico Friday on federal charges of smuggling prohibited defense articles. continue reading »

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Urges House of Rep to Move on Immigration Reform

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Urges House of Rep to Move on Immigration Reform

Julian Castro, the popular Democratic mayor of San Antonio, Texas, on Tuesday urged the House of Representatives to approve comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

President Seeks Support from Unions on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

President Seeks Support from Unions on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama asked Tuesday for support from unions and activists to pressure Congress into approving comprehensive immigration reform this year. continue reading »

PEW RESEARCH: The Path Not Taken: Two-thirds of Legal Mexican Immigrants are Not U.S. Citizens

PEW RESEARCH: The Path Not Taken: Two-thirds of Legal Mexican Immigrants are Not U.S. Citizens

Nearly two-thirds of the 5.4 million legal immigrants from Mexico are not citizens of the United States, even though they are eligible to naturalize. Their rate of naturalization----36%----is only half that of legal immigrants from all other countries combined, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. continue reading »

GOP Tone Important in First House Judiciary Hearing of the 113th Congress

GOP Tone Important in First House Judiciary Hearing of the 113th Congress

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) participated in his first hearing since rejoining the House Judiciary Committee and the topic was right up his alley: America's Immigration System: Opportunities for Legal Immigration and Enforcement of Laws against Illegal Immigration. Gutierrez said the fact that the first hearing of the full Judiciary Committee was on immigration was a sign that the Republicans are changing their tune on the issue continue reading »

Proposed Immigration Plan Calls for More Drones at Border

Proposed Immigration Plan Calls for More Drones at Border

U.S. military and CIA drones have flown through foreign skies to inflict remote-controlled attacks on terrorist targets, but, as part of a plan for immigration reform, their increased use to ensure border security at home has set off a heated controversy. continue reading »

Michigan to Issue Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Students

Michigan to Issue Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Students

Michigan will begin issuing driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants who qualify for delayed deportation under federal law. continue reading »