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Immigration Activists Go on Hunger Strike Outside of U.S. Capitol

Immigration Activists Go on Hunger Strike Outside of U.S. Capitol

Five activists are four days into a hunger strike at a camp set up near the U.S. Capitol to put pressure on legislators to pass immigration reform in the United States. continue reading »

U.S. No Longer Deporting Undocumented Family Members of Military Personnel

U.S. No Longer Deporting Undocumented Family Members of Military Personnel

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security formalized Friday a temporary permit for undocumented immigrants to remain in the country if they are the direct family of military personnel on active duty, reservists or veterans. continue reading »

NALEO Calls on Boehner, House Leadership to Move Immigration Reform Forward

NALEO Calls on Boehner, House Leadership to Move Immigration Reform Forward

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund issued the following statement on comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives: continue reading »

Boehner: No Immigration Reform in 2013

Boehner: No Immigration Reform in 2013

The top Republican in the U.S. Congress, John Boehner, ruled out that the House of Representatives would consider the immigration reform bill approved by the Senate, a stance that sinks hopes of getting it approved this year. continue reading »

NELSON BALIDO: Border Security Campaign, South Texas Style

NELSON BALIDO: Border Security Campaign, South Texas Style

The South Texas Campaign (STC) is the first campaign the Border Patrol has initiated since it made public the U.S. Border Patrol 2012-2016 Strategy, which reflects a shift from a resource-based to a risk-based enforcement. continue reading »

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 »