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Mexico, U.S. Weigh Using Force on Border

Mexico, U.S. Weigh Using Force on Border

Mexican and U.S. officials met to discuss the use of force by U.S. federal agents on the border in an effort to reduce violent incidents during the apprehension of migrants, the Foreign Relations Secretariat said. continue reading »

House Republicans Pass Border Measures That are Bound to Fail

House Republicans Pass Border Measures That are Bound to Fail

House Republicans passed two measures to address the influx of unaccompanied child migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, even though the bills will not have sufficient support in the Democratic-led Senate. continue reading »

House Republicans Cancel Vote on Border-Crisis Bill

House Republicans Cancel Vote on Border-Crisis Bill

The House of Representatives did not bring to a final vote the bill crafted by the Republican majority for $659 million in supplementary funds to handle the border crisis. continue reading »

Rep. Gutiérrez On Failure of House Republicans to Get Their Act Together

Rep. Gutiérrez On Failure of House Republicans to Get Their Act Together

Rep. Gutiérrez On Failure of House Republicans to Get Their Act Together on Immigration, Border Spending, Children and DREAMers continue reading »

Senate to Vote on Emergency Funds for Border

Senate to Vote on Emergency Funds for Border

The Senate on Wednesday approved continuing the procedure to bring to a vote the Democratic bill to provide $2.7 billion in supplementary emergency funding to deal with the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. continue reading »

Migration Fix Must Look at Big Picture, Bishop Encourages

Migration Fix Must Look at Big Picture, Bishop Encourages

The head of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee challenged U.S. President Obama and the leaders of Central America to respond to violence in that region in order to protect children who are being forced to flee. continue reading »

Steven Palazzo (R-MS) Wants to Deport US-Born Children of Immigrants

Steven Palazzo (R-MS) Wants to Deport US-Born Children of Immigrants

Score one for the GOP’s record as the party of mass deportations. Apparently, trying to end DACA and deport DREAMers isn’t enough. Now, Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Mississippi, wants to deport the US-born children of immigrants as well, according to the Clarion-Ledger. continue reading »

U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey Introduces Legislation to Protect Victims of Notario Fraud (VIDEO)

U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey Introduces Legislation to Protect Victims of Notario Fraud (VIDEO)

On Monday, July 28, 2014, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) unveiled H.R. 5228, the Notario Victim Relief Act to assist immigrants who have been victims of fraudulent immigration practices. continue reading »

CA Governor Jerry Brown:  Unaccompanied Migrants a Humanitarian Issue

CA Governor Jerry Brown:  Unaccompanied Migrants a Humanitarian Issue

Visiting California Gov. Jerry Brown agreed here Monday with Mexico's top diplomat that the massive flow of unaccompanied children from Central America into the United States is a humanitarian issue, not a question of security or law enforcement. continue reading »

Chicago Prepares to Take 1,000 Unaccompanied Migrant Minors

Chicago Prepares to Take 1,000 Unaccompanied Migrant Minors

The Chicago municipal government has begun working with humanitarian organizations to outfit shelters in the Windy City where 1,000 Central American child migrants who crossed the southern U.S. border unaccompanied will be housed and cared for. continue reading »

Avalanche of Local Detainer Limits Underscores Need for Federal Policy Reform

Avalanche of Local Detainer Limits Underscores Need for Federal Policy Reform

Across the United States, county after county continues to alter policies to limit compliance with immigration detainers because of constitutional concerns. A spate of federal rulings found that detainers were not mandatory, so local officials continue reading »

Rahm Emanuel Offers Shelter for Central American Children in Chicago

Rahm Emanuel Offers Shelter for Central American Children in Chicago

The city of Chicago has offered temporary shelter for up to 1,000 unaccompanied, undocumented Central American children who crossed the southern border to enter the country over the past few months, local media reported Saturday. continue reading »

Over 100 Iowa Families to Welcome Undocumented Children

Over 100 Iowa Families to Welcome Undocumented Children

When Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad refused to receive undocumented, unaccompanied Central American children in his state, the Eychaner Foundation launched the "1,000 Kids For Iowa" campaign, which in a scant 10 days received 600 offers of assistance. continue reading »

U.S. Weights Granting Refugee Status to Honduran Minors

U.S. Weights Granting Refugee Status to Honduran Minors

The U.S. government is considering the possibility of granting refugee status to young Hondurans as one way of stemming the flood of unaccompanied Central American minors streaming across the border from Mexico, officials at the White House said Thursday. continue reading »

Puerto Rico to Issue Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented

Puerto Rico to Issue Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented

The Puerto Rican government on Thursday announced that it will issue driver's licenses to undocumented foreigners, a measure that could benefit more than 100,000 immigrants on the island, most of them Dominicans. continue reading »