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Deferred Action Sparks Debate In Light of Immigration Reform Failure

Deferred Action Sparks Debate In Light of Immigration Reform Failure

With more than 500,000 young people enrolled, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has not only been in force for two years this Friday but its importance looms ever larger in debates about immigration policy, in which some seek its repeal and others want to expand it. continue reading »

Immigrants Work in More Arduous Jobs than U.S. Natives, New Study Shows

Immigrants Work in More Arduous Jobs than U.S. Natives, New Study Shows

One of the reasons often cited to explain the importance of immigrant workers to the U.S. economy is the presumption that immigrants perform jobs that U.S. natives are unwilling to take. Numerous studies show that immigrant continue reading »

Latinos Continue to Fight Arizona’s SB1070

Latinos Continue to Fight Arizona’s SB1070

The Tucson police chief expressed the opinion that Arizona's controversial SB1070 immigration law was designed to make the immigrant community afraid of law enforcement authorities and leave the state. continue reading »

Mexican to Coordinate Care for Immigrants, Undocumented Children in Chicago

Mexican to Coordinate Care for Immigrants, Undocumented Children in Chicago

Mexican-American Tonantzin Carmona, 24, has assumed the management of the Office of New Americans at Chicago City Hall, which provides needed aid to immigrants and will coordinate shelter in this city for 1,000 undocumented Central American children. continue reading »

Only Half As Many Children Caught Crossing U.S. Border in July

Only Half As Many Children Caught Crossing U.S. Border in July

The number of unaccompanied undocumented children apprehended on the southern border of the United States dropped in July to 5,508, compared with more than 10,000 in both May and June, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said. continue reading »

Immigration Activists Put Pressure on Obama

Immigration Activists Put Pressure on Obama

Activists supporting comprehensive immigration reform announced Wednesday that they will continue exerting pressure to get President Barack Obama to act on immigrants' behalf during Congress' summer recess. continue reading »

Immigrants Rights Groups Criticize NC Gov. for Wanting Faster Deportations

Immigrants Rights Groups Criticize NC Gov. for Wanting Faster Deportations

Organizations defending immigrants' rights in North Carolina on Wednesday called remarks by Gov. Pat McCrory "irresponsible" after he asked for deportations of undocumented Central American children who come unaccompanied to this country to be speeded up. continue reading »

Authorities Discovered 97 Bodies of Immigrants in Arizona Over Past 10 Months

Authorities Discovered 97 Bodies of Immigrants in Arizona Over Past 10 Months

The U.S. Border Patrol has found the bodies of 97 undocumented immigrants in the Arizona desert over the past 10 months, the latest being that of a 19-year-old youth. continue reading »

REPORT:  South Carolina Migrant Workers “Least Visible” Members of Community

REPORT:  South Carolina Migrant Workers “Least Visible” Members of Community

South Carolina fieldworkers receive low pay for toiling long hours in dangerous conditions, live in deplorable conditions and remain isolated and in the shadows out of fear of the country's immigration laws, a new study shows. continue reading »

White House Struggles to Get Funding to Handle Border Crisis

White House Struggles to Get Funding to Handle Border Crisis

President Barack Obama notified Congress that he will transfer $405 million from various Department of Homeland Security programs to deal with immigration problems on the Mexican border, a senior administration official told Efe Monday. continue reading »

House Fails to Address Problems While Stripping Deportation Relief for Immigrants

House Fails to Address Problems While Stripping Deportation Relief for Immigrants

The House of Representatives approved two bills Friday night, one that allocated only a fraction of the funds needed to address the humanitarian situation surrounding unaccompanied children and another that strips deportation relief for more than half a million young immigrants. continue reading »

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 »