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Must-Watch Daily Show VIDEO: Immigration Reform—Kids Edition

Must-Watch Daily Show VIDEO: Immigration Reform—Kids Edition

As only Jon Stewart can do it! Jon Stewart takes on the current anti-immigrant panic, noting that it's maybe a little weird for people to be terrified by children. continue reading »

Mexican Governor Orders Inspections of State’s Children’s Shelters

Mexican Governor Orders Inspections of State’s Children’s Shelters

Gov. Salvador Jara said Wednesday that he ordered inspections of all the shelters in Michoacan following the discovery of more than 500 children living in squalid conditions at a private facility in the western Mexican state. continue reading »

Los Angeles to Open Its Doors to Immigrant Children

Los Angeles to Open Its Doors to Immigrant Children

Los Angeles will offer refuse to unaccompanied minors detained after they crossed the U.S. border and the city government is in the midst of talks with federal agencies to be able to put its plan into effect, Mayor Eric Garcetti said. continue reading »

HUMANE Act Fails to Address Humanitarian Challenges

HUMANE Act Fails to Address Humanitarian Challenges

Texans Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) and Sen. John Cornyn (R) will soon introduce a bill that expedites the removal of unaccompanied children from Central America. Their measure, the Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National continue reading »

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Undocumented Activist Released from Border Patrol

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Undocumented Activist Released from Border Patrol

The U.S. Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas - after detaining him earlier on Tuesday - released the most prominent undocumented immigrant in the country, journalist and activist Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter said in a statement. continue reading »

Arizonians Protest Arrival of Unaccompanied Minor Immigrant Children

Arizonians Protest Arrival of Unaccompanied Minor Immigrant Children

Groups opposing illegal immigration demonstrated Tuesday in this Arizona town to prevent the arrival here of undocumented children. continue reading »

White House Hopes First Round of Deportations Sends Clear Message

White House Hopes First Round of Deportations Sends Clear Message

The White House said Tuesday that the arrival this week in Honduras of the first flight of undocumented adults and children that had entered the U.S. illegally will send a clear message to potential migrants that "they will not be welcome to this country with open arms." continue reading »

POLL:  Majority of Americans Disapprove How President Handling Current Immigration Crisis

POLL:  Majority of Americans Disapprove How President Handling Current Immigration Crisis

Fifty-eight percent of Americans disapprove of the way President Barack Obama is managing the recent immigration crisis on the southern border, while 66 percent reject the Republicans' approach to the issue, a poll published Tuesday shows. continue reading »

Guatemalan Authorities Investigating Death of Unaccompanied Minor in Arizona Desert

Guatemalan Authorities Investigating Death of Unaccompanied Minor in Arizona Desert

The Guatemalan government is investigating the possible death of another minor in the Arizona desert as he was coming to the United States, Vice President Roxana Baldetti said Tuesday. continue reading »

Immigration Activist & Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Detained in Texas

Immigration Activist & Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Detained in Texas

Journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas has been detained in McAllen, Texas, Lara Drasin with Define American told Poynter in an email. Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is an undocumented immigrant and the founder of Define American. continue reading »

Texas Governor Rick Perry Wants National Guard to Help with Border Crisis

Texas Governor Rick Perry Wants National Guard to Help with Border Crisis

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Sunday that he will not support the request for $3.7 billion President Barack Obama made to Congress to deal with the wave of undocumented child migrants from Central America. continue reading »

AIC: Facts About Humanitarian Challenge at Border

AIC: Facts About Humanitarian Challenge at Border

What is our obligation as a country to the unaccompanied child migrants at our border? This seemingly straightforward question is frequently lost among the political debate continue reading »

The Facts About the Humanitarian Challenge at the Border

The Facts About the Humanitarian Challenge at the Border

What is our obligation as a country to the unaccompanied child migrants at our border? This seemingly straightforward question is frequently lost among the political debate surrounding the humanitarian challenge at our southern border. continue reading »

U.S. Immigration Courts Face Backlog of Over 375,000

U.S. Immigration Courts Face Backlog of Over 375,000

The backlog of cases in U.S. immigration courts reached a record high of 375,503 last month, according to data obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. continue reading »

Latino Lawmakers Oppose Expedited Deportation of Young Migrants

Latino Lawmakers Oppose Expedited Deportation of Young Migrants

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus said Friday they are roundly opposed to expedited deportation of immigrant children and they asked President Barack Obama to safeguard the young migrants' rights to due process. continue reading »