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JUST IN: Illinois House Passes Drivers Licenses for Undocumented, Gov Expected to Sign into Law

JUST IN: Illinois House Passes Drivers Licenses for Undocumented, Gov Expected to Sign into Law

A bill to authorize driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants in Illinois has passed the State House by a 65-46 margin. The legislation that requires Governor Pat Quinn signature will give the undocumented three-year state drivers licenses. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Setting the Record Straight on Immigration and Border Enforcement

INFOGRAPHIC: Setting the Record Straight on Immigration and Border Enforcement

One of the most common refrains voiced by opponents of immigration reform is that it must wait until the federal government has secured our border with Mexico and enforced the nation’s current immigration laws. continue reading »

Immigration News:  U.S. Government Spent $18 billion on Immigration Enforcement

Immigration News:  U.S. Government Spent $18 billion on Immigration Enforcement

The Migration Policy Institute has released data that the U.S. government has spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement in the last fiscal year. This expense dwarfs the amounts spent at any of the other law enforcement agencies the government runs. continue reading »

Large Hospitality Co. Resolves Allegations of Discriminating Against Hiring Non-Citizens

Large Hospitality Co. Resolves Allegations of Discriminating Against Hiring Non-Citizens

The Justice Department announced that it reached an agreement with Centerplate Inc., resolving allegations that the company violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). continue reading »

Immigration News: Illinois Step Closer to Providing Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Immigration News: Illinois Step Closer to Providing Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

A bill to authorize driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants in Illinois was approved on Monday by a legislative committee and is now ready to be voted on by the full lower House, although the support of certain Republican lawmakers is still being solicited. continue reading »

Chicago Mayor Emanuel Makes Push for Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Chicago Mayor Emanuel Makes Push for Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

In anticipation of a key vote in the Illinois state legislature this week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is voicing his support for driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants in the state. continue reading »

Immigration Reform is Opportunity for Latino Leadership

Immigration Reform is Opportunity for Latino Leadership

Twenty eight Latinos were sworn into the 113th Congress today. That’s enough to put a new notch on the Latino political wall – there have never been that many Latinos in congress before. Neither has there been a more polarized congress, at least not since the civil war. continue reading »

Battle Against Arizona Immigration Law SB1070 Continues

Battle Against Arizona Immigration Law SB1070 Continues

The legal battle against Arizona's harsh SB 1070 immigration law will continue in 2013 although the future of the section of the measure prohibiting housing or transportin continue reading »

Immigrant Women’s Advocates Applaud New Family Immigration Policy

Immigrant Women’s Advocates Applaud New Family Immigration Policy

The National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) applauds a new Obama Administration immigration policy, as it will advance family unity and integration for immigrant women and their families. continue reading »

Immigration News:  Path to Legal Residency for Undocumented with U.S. Family Made Easier

Immigration News:  Path to Legal Residency for Undocumented with U.S. Family Made Easier

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a new measure that will smooth the road to legal residence for undocumented immigrants with close relatives who are U.S. citizens, a move that could affect about a million people. continue reading »