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Experts Predict More Central American Children to Arrive in U.S. Soon

Experts Predict More Central American Children to Arrive in U.S. Soon

While the U.S. government acknowledges that there is still a lot to do about the crisis of Central American children entering the country, experts and activists believe that sooner rather than later a new wave of unaccompanied youngsters will arrive at the border with Mexico. continue reading »

Cities Recognize the Power of Naturalization During Citizenship Day and Welcoming Week

Each year on September 17, the United States observes Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, a combined event that commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the constitution in 1787 and recognizes all those who are or have become U.S. citizens. This week, U.S. continue reading »

Lack of Immigration Reform Will Hurt Democrats at Polls, Says Wilmer Valderrama

Lack of Immigration Reform Will Hurt Democrats at Polls, Says Wilmer Valderrama

President Barack Obama's decision to postpone doing anything about immigration reform to help the undocumented will get a strong backlash from the Hispanic community in the November elections, actor and political activist Wilmer Valderrama said. continue reading »

Deploying National Guard to Border Hurt Texas Economy

Deploying National Guard to Border Hurt Texas Economy

The thousands of Central American children and families fleeing violence and arriving at the southern U.S. border became national front-page news over the summer. Congress responded by saying a lot but doing nothing, while many states and cities continue reading »

U.S. Deportations Hit Lowest Level Since 2007

U.S. Deportations Hit Lowest Level Since 2007

Deportations from the United States have dropped 20 percent over the past 10 months compared with the same period last year, to reach their lowest level since at least 2007 and represent the largest decline since Barack Obama has been in office, officials said. continue reading »

4 Out of 5 Deportees Were No Threat to Public Security in 2014

4 Out of 5 Deportees Were No Threat to Public Security in 2014

Close to 80 percent of deported immigrants in the 2014 fiscal year represented no threat to public security, according to an analysis by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. continue reading »

Conservative Lawmakers Double Down on Deporting DREAMers and Limiting Deferred Action

Conservative Lawmakers Double Down on Deporting DREAMers and Limiting Deferred Action

Before adjourning for their summer recess a month ago, the House passed a partisan supplemental spending bill that had no hope of making it through the Senate. First, it did not provide anywhere near what the White House was requesting in continue reading »

Obama’s Approval Rating Drops 15 Percent Among Hispanics

Obama’s Approval Rating Drops 15 Percent Among Hispanics

Approval among Hispanics for the way President Barack Obama is doing his job has fallen 15 percentage points since April 2013 to 47 percent, according to a new survey showing that the immigration issue is still a priority for Latinos. continue reading »

The Faces of Delay: Executive Action Will Come Too Late for Families Facing Deportation

With President Obama’s decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the November elections, the hopes of thousands of American families facing deportation were dashed. On a press call yesterday, national, local immigration advocates, legal experts, and family members—including those profiled by Julia Preston of the New York Times today continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Group Reduces Lives of Refugee Children to Costs of Education

Anti-Immigrant Group Reduces Lives of Refugee Children to Costs of Education

The nativist Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has long blamed children for the costs of their own educations. Whether focusing its ire on immigrant children or the U.S.-born children of immigrants, FAIR is routinely outraged at continue reading »

White House Says President WILL Act on Immigration Before Year-End

White House Says President WILL Act on Immigration Before Year-End

President Barack Obama intends to take executive action on immigration before the end of the year, the White House said Monday, two days after the president announced that he would take no action on the matter before the November mid-term elections. continue reading »

BREAKING: President Obama Agrees to Deport 70,000 More People, Separate Countless More Families

BREAKING: President Obama Agrees to Deport 70,000 More People, Separate Countless More Families

Reports have announced that President Obama has once again delayed using his indisputable executive authority to provide deportation relief to millions of undocumented immigrants. The President is instead waiting until after the November midterm elections to make an announcement, leaving millions of mothers and fathers under the perpetual threat of deportation. continue reading »

Escondido, CA Considers Building Shelter for Immigrant Shelter

Escondido, CA Considers Building Shelter for Immigrant Shelter

The city council of Escondido, California, this week will discuss the proposal to build a shelter for Central American minors who cross the country's southern border illegally, a project that has already been preliminarily rejected by city hall. continue reading »

Mexican Immigrant Found Hanged in Texas Detention Center

Mexican Immigrant Found Hanged in Texas Detention Center

Texas authorities are investigating the death of an immigrant who was found hanged in his cell at the Border Patrol detention center in McAllen. continue reading »

Obama to Hold Off on Immigration Reform Until After Elections

Obama to Hold Off on Immigration Reform Until After Elections

U.S. President Barack Obama will take no executive action on immigration reform until after the Congressional elections in November, the White House said Saturday. continue reading »