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WaPo: Obama Studying Plan to Expand Legal Immigration

WaPo: Obama Studying Plan to Expand Legal Immigration

President Barack Obama is studying a proposal to double the number of green cards awarded each year, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. continue reading »

California Authorities Must Inform Migrants of Consequences of “Voluntary Return”

California Authorities Must Inform Migrants of Consequences of “Voluntary Return”

The American Civil Liberties Union announced Wednesday an accord with the federal government requiring immigration authorities in California to fully inform undocumented migrants of the consequences of agreeing to "voluntary return." continue reading »

Activists Stand for Undocumented Man Allegedly Beaten by Police, Facing Deportation

Activists Stand for Undocumented Man Allegedly Beaten by Police, Facing Deportation

Pro-immigrant activists are fighting for the release of an undocumented Mexican arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement just as he was about to defend himself in a local court with alleged evidence of abuse by police in California's Orange County. continue reading »

Senator Rubio Warns Obama About Curbing Deportations

Senator Rubio Warns Obama About Curbing Deportations

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Tuesday warned President Barack Obama that use of his executive authority to curb deportations would "close to the door" to immigration reform. continue reading »

The President’s Solid Ground for Executive Action on Immigration

The President’s Solid Ground for Executive Action on Immigration

Comprehensive immigration reform legislation would give a majority of America’s 11 million undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship and work authorization. But with immigration reform stalled in the House, continue reading »

Washington Post Petition Obama on Racial Biases in Policing

Washington Post Petition Obama on Racial Biases in Policing

In a petition to the president that appeared in the Washington Post on Monday, more than 125 writers, artists, educators, lawmakers, and union and political group leaders are asking the Obama administration continue reading »

Florida Authorities Rescue Distressed Haitian Immigrants, One Found Dead in Water

Florida Authorities Rescue Distressed Haitian Immigrants, One Found Dead in Water

One migrant died, two were rescued from the waves and 17 others were detained after arriving early Monday morning on a South Florida beach, the U.S. Coast Guard said. continue reading »

Why Groups Are Suing the Government over Rushed Deportation Process for Mothers and Children

Why Groups Are Suing the Government over Rushed Deportation Process for Mothers and Children

As families from Central America flee violence and persecution to seek refuge in the United States, hundreds of mothers and their children apprehended after crossing the border have been locked up at an isolated detention center in Artesia, New Mexico—hours from the nearest major metropolitan area. continue reading »

North Carolina Schools to Welcome Hundreds of Central American Students

North Carolina Schools to Welcome Hundreds of Central American Students

Hundreds of Central American youngsters arriving in North Carolina from the southern U.S. border, and who were part of the massive wave of immigrants that entered the country illegally over the past few months, are getting ready to start classes next Monday in hopes of beginning a new life. continue reading »

4 Groups File Lawsuit Against U.S. Gov’t Over Deportations

4 Groups File Lawsuit Against U.S. Gov’t Over Deportations

Four organizations sued the United States Government on Friday for the deportation of immigrant mothers and children who, according to the lawsuit, had fled from violence in Central America. continue reading »

Border Vigilantes Return in Wake of Surge of Unaccompanied Children

Border Vigilantes Return in Wake of Surge of Unaccompanied Children

The flood of unaccompanied Central American children in recent months has sparked a comeback of militias like the Minutemen, making even more complex the situation on the Mexican border. continue reading »

Seven Reasons Why Undocumented Immigrants are Rooted in America

Seven Reasons Why Undocumented Immigrants are Rooted in America

With immigration legislation now moribund in Congress, all eyes have turned to the White House to see what sorts of non-legislative fixes to the immigration system might continue reading »

Women Who Sought Refuge in AZ Church Will be Deported

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement refused to suspend the deportation order for an undocumented Mexican immigrant who sought refuge in an Arizona church almost two weeks ago. continue reading »

Hundreds of Undocumented Central American Children Starting School as they Await Deportation

Hundreds of Undocumented Central American Children Starting School as they Await Deportation

With the attitude of "doors open to all children," hundreds of schools across the country are currently welcoming large numbers of undocumented Central American youngsters living in hopes that an immigration judge will let them stay. continue reading »

Immigrants, Both Documented and Undocumented, Are Helping Save Medicare and Social Security

Immigrants, Both Documented and Undocumented, Are Helping Save Medicare and Social Security

A new report from the Partnership for the New American Economy and an analysis of Social Security data by MSNBC offer more evidence that immigrants, whether they are documented or undocumented, are major contributors to the economic well-being of major safety net programs. Because immigrants are generally younger and healthier than the native-born continue reading »