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NY Supreme Court Will Determine if Undocumented Immigrants Can Practice Law

NY Supreme Court Will Determine if Undocumented Immigrants Can Practice Law

New York’s Supreme Court will likely determine if undocumented immigrants can obtain law licenses when it hears the case of Mexican-national Cesar Vargas. continue reading »

Illinois Begins Program for Undocumented Immigrants to Get Driver’s Licenses

Illinois Begins Program for Undocumented Immigrants to Get Driver’s Licenses

The office of the Illinois Secretary of State began to schedule Tuesday the first appointments for a program beginning Dec. 3 that will allow undocumented immigrants in greater Chicago and Springfield to obtain driver's licenses. continue reading »

Undocumented Students Urging North Carolina to Offer them In-State Tuition

Undocumented Students Urging North Carolina to Offer them In-State Tuition

A group representing undocument immigrant youths in North Carolina renewed its struggle Monday to have those students pay in-state tuition at public universities, by means of an online petition and telephone calls to the state attorney general and education officials. continue reading »

Christie Now Refuses To Say Whether He Supports A Pathway To Citizenship

Christie Now Refuses To Say Whether He Supports A Pathway To Citizenship

Fresh off his sweeping re-election victory and with rumors buzzing about a possible 2016 run for the White House, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wouldn’t call on lawmakers to include a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in legislation to reform the nation’s immigration system. continue reading »

STUDY:  First-Generation Immigrants Less Likely to Commit Crimes

STUDY:  First-Generation Immigrants Less Likely to Commit Crimes

New research conducted by the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) disputes the notion that immigrants are more likely to commit crimes. continue reading »

Seth MacFarlane Develops Animated Comedy for Fox about Immigration & Life Near Mexican Border

Seth MacFarlane Develops Animated Comedy for Fox about Immigration & Life Near Mexican Border

Funnyman Seth MacFarlane has not only found humor about border life there’s enough comedic material to create an entire animated series around it. The creator of the ‘Family Guy’ and ‘Ted’ is developing a new animated comedy, ‘Bordertown’ that will air on the Fox network next year. continue reading »

UC Berkeley Bans Term “Illegal Immigrant” Deeming It Racist

UC Berkeley Bans Term “Illegal Immigrant” Deeming It Racist

The University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley), following in the footsteps of UCLA, has banned the use of the term “illegal immigrant” deeming it a racist, derogatory term. continue reading »

NYC Launches Nation’s First Legal Services Program for Detained Immigrants

NYC Launches Nation’s First Legal Services Program for Detained Immigrants

New York City through the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) is launching the nation’s first program that provides legal services for detained immigrants facing deportation. continue reading »

Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly Blasts Proposed Immigration Reform

Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly Blasts Proposed Immigration Reform

Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly has blasted new federal proposals to allow an easier path to citizenship for undocumented aliens. continue reading »

Obama Urging Republican-Controlled House to Pass Immigration Reform NOW

Obama Urging Republican-Controlled House to Pass Immigration Reform NOW

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives needs to approve immigration reform by the end of 2013, President Barack Obama said Tuesday before a meeting with business leaders at the White House. continue reading »

Rumors of Immigration Reform’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated, Again

Rumors of Immigration Reform’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated, Again

The rumors of immigration reforms’ death have been greatly exaggerated over the years. In only the past few months, we’ve seen headlines like “Immigration Reform Heads for a Slow Death,” “Immigration Reform is Probably Dead,” and “RIP: Immigration Reform Bill is Dead.” Everyone wants to be the first to call it, the first to declare it, or the first person to have seen it coming. continue reading »

After String of Legal Defeats, Alabama Backs Down on Immigration Law

After String of Legal Defeats, Alabama Backs Down on Immigration Law

After a string of legal defeats, Alabama officials who backed an ambitious law to deter illegal immigration now have agreed to scrap its most controversial aspects. continue reading »

Immigrant Youth Activist Deported, Political Asylum Application Turned Down

Immigrant Youth Activist Deported, Political Asylum Application Turned Down

Undocumented immigrant Rocio Hernandez, one of the so-called Dream 30, was deported Tuesday to Mexico, while 25 of her companions went on a hunger strike to call attention to her plight. continue reading »

Federal Authorities Will Not Use Information On Affordable Care Act Applications To Deport Immigrant

Federal Authorities Will Not Use Information On Affordable Care Act Applications To Deport Immigrant

On Friday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a memo stating that the agency would not use personal information submitted through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) website to enforce immigration law. Undocumented immigrants are barred from qualifying for the ACA, but many live in “mixed status families” with legal immigrants who may be eligible for enrollment. continue reading »

Obama Stresses Importance of Immigration Reform

Obama Stresses Importance of Immigration Reform

The United States needs to fix its broken immigration system this year, President Barack Obama said Thursday. continue reading »