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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 »

On Immigration, the Issue is with The House GOP, Not President Obama

On Immigration, the Issue is with The House GOP, Not President Obama

President Obama’s speech on immigration today presented a clear rationale for why passing immigration reform is in the nation’s interest and achievable this year. continue reading »

Three Ways Congressional Inaction on Immigration is Hurting Children

Three Ways Congressional Inaction on Immigration is Hurting Children

According to the Applied Research Center cited in the report, an estimated 5,100 children are currently living in foster care due their parents’ detention or deportation. continue reading »

Exiled Cuban Priest Known as the “Immigrants’ Pastor” Dies in Miami

Exiled Cuban Priest Known as the “Immigrants’ Pastor” Dies in Miami

Monsignor Emilio Vallina, a defender of immigrants and Cuban exiles, died in Miami after a prolonged illness, the Web site Cafe Fuerte reported Monday. He was 87. continue reading »

This Past Weekend Hundreds of Events are Hosted by Evangelicals Praying for Immigration Reform

This Past Weekend Hundreds of Events are Hosted by Evangelicals Praying for Immigration Reform

With immigration reform on deck for Congress, evangelical Christians across the country hosted nearly 400 events across 40 states to pray for immigrants, for Congress and for broad, bipartisan support for the legislation. continue reading »

First ‘Undocuqueer’ Support Network Launches in Long Beach California

First ‘Undocuqueer’ Support Network Launches in Long Beach California

It may seem like a typical conversation, but for these youth, their dreams of traveling the world may never become reality. As undocumented immigrants, they are unable to leave the United States because if they do, they might not be able to get back in. continue reading »

Obama Calls For Congress to Pass Immigration Reform By End of Year

Obama Calls For Congress to Pass Immigration Reform By End of Year

President Barack Obama on Thursday called on lawmakers to pass a comprehensive immigration reform package before the end of the year after the task of resolving the fiscal crisis kept parts of the U.S. government shut down for 16 days and almost caused the country to default on its debts. continue reading »

Congressman Says GOP Can’t Pass Immigration Reform Because Obama Will Destroy Them

Congressman Says GOP Can’t Pass Immigration Reform Because Obama Will Destroy Them

As Congress works toward a final deal that reopens the government and narrowly averts the debt ceiling crisis, President Obama has made clear he intends to redouble efforts on immigration reform. Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID), once a key Republican in immigration talks, does continue reading »

Migrant Crisis Continues Off Coast of Italy

Migrant Crisis Continues Off Coast of Italy

A barge with 137 immigrants aboard, most of them Syrians, on Monday reached the Italian island of Lampedusa, where coffins are being taken with the bodies of the 365 fatalities from the Oct. 3 capsizing of another vessel laden with migrants. continue reading »

Children of Undocumented Face Uncertain Future under Obamacare

Children of Undocumented Face Uncertain Future under Obamacare

Thousands of children born in the U.S. with parents who are undocumented immigrants probably go without health insurance. continue reading »

Salvadoran Migrants Rescued in Mexico after Smugglers Abandon Them

Salvadoran Migrants Rescued in Mexico after Smugglers Abandon Them

Agents of Mexico's INM immigration agency rescued 16 Salvadoran migrants who were abandoned by traffickers in the southern border state of Chiapas. continue reading »

Another Boat with Migrants Capsizes off Italian Coast, 27 Reportedly Dead

Another Boat with Migrants Capsizes off Italian Coast, 27 Reportedly Dead

Another boat overloaded with migrants has capsized off the Italian coast. BBC is reporting that Malta authorities are handling rescue operations with victims being transported to the Italian island of Lampedusa. continue reading »