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White House Honors Local Groups Leading the Way to Welcome Immigrants in Their Cities

White House Honors Local Groups Leading the Way to Welcome Immigrants in Their Cities

Thousands of immigrants every day demonstrate a commitment to being part of America by becoming naturalized citizens every day. These Americans by choice often make huge sacrifices to move to the United State and become part of their community. But it also takes support from the local community to welcome new immigrants who want to establish roots in the area. continue reading »

Gutiérrez Calls on Community to Continue Pressure for Bipartisan Immigration Reform

Gutiérrez Calls on Community to Continue Pressure for Bipartisan Immigration Reform

Two Texas Republicans, John Carter and Sam Johnson, Members of the House "Gang of Seven" negotiating a bipartisan immigration reform deal, announced Friday that they were withdrawing from the group, as expected. continue reading »

Dominican Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison for Puerto Rican Identity Fraud Scheme

Dominican Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison for Puerto Rican Identity Fraud Scheme

A Dominican national was sentenced Friday to serve 42 months in prison for her role in trafficking the identities of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens and corresponding identity documents, announced the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney of the District of Puerto Rico; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS); the U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS); and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI). continue reading »

Defense Contractors See Possible Gold Mine in Immigration Reform

Defense Contractors See Possible Gold Mine in Immigration Reform

Security and defense contractors are preparing to take advantage of the hundreds of millions of dollars that approval of a new immigration law that will increase security along the border with Mexico will bring. continue reading »

Los Tigres del Norte to Perform Free Concert Promoting Immigration Reform

Los Tigres del Norte to Perform Free Concert Promoting Immigration Reform

Mexican-American super group Los Tigres del Norte will perform in a free concert to promote the passage of comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrant Impaled on Border Fence as He Tries to Enter U.S. Illegally

Undocumented Immigrant Impaled on Border Fence as He Tries to Enter U.S. Illegally

An undocumented immigrant was impaled on a piece of the border fence as he fell from the fence trying to enter the U.S. illegally. continue reading »

Top Latin American Countries Where Latinos Immigrate To

Top Latin American Countries Where Latinos Immigrate To

The number of immigrants throughout the world has increased since 1990. According to the United Nations, U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), 232 million people, or 3.2 percent of the world’s population, are living in a country different than where they were born. continue reading »

Rep. King Cites Flawed Statistics To Suggest Undocumented Immigrants Kill More People Than Died 9/11

Rep. King Cites Flawed Statistics To Suggest Undocumented Immigrants Kill More People Than Died 9/11

An anti-immigration congressman, who has compared undocumented immigrants to drug mules with “cantaloupes calves,” dogs, and cattle, used the occasion of a vigil to invoke September 11th and to cite flawed statistics about the number of murders committed by immigrants. continue reading »

Questions About Traveling Abroad Confront DACA Recipients

Questions About Traveling Abroad Confront DACA Recipients

Getting approved under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for DREAMers carries many benefits. DACA recipients get a renewable two-year reprieve from the threat of deportation, work continue reading »

Barack Obama Rules Out Executive Order Halting Deportations

Barack Obama Rules Out Executive Order Halting Deportations

President Barack Obama ruled out issuing an executive order halting the deportation of all undocumented immigrants and said that Congress should approve immigration reform. continue reading »

President Won’t Halt Deportations Of Some Parents, Pressures House Republicans To Act On Reform

President Won’t Halt Deportations Of Some Parents, Pressures House Republicans To Act On Reform

President Obama will not stop the deportation of some undocumented parents by an executive order, he said Tuesday night on the Spanish-language channel Noticias Telemundo. Saying a presidential ban of deportations would be “difficult to defend legally,” Obama rejected suggestions that he could stop the deportation of parents whose undocumented children have been granted temporary legal presence by the Obama administration. continue reading »

Crossing the Border to Go to School

Crossing the Border to Go to School

When classes end for the day at Columbus Elementary School in this tiny desert town, roughly three-quarters of the students board buses to return to their homes — in Mexico. continue reading »

Florida Universities Make the Case for Immigration Reform

Florida Universities Make the Case for Immigration Reform

Leadership from eighteen Florida universities are urging Congress to take up immigration reform, where legislation has basically stalled out. The group sent a letter to their state legislation in Congress urging action. An estimated 825,000 undocumented immigrants call Florida home. continue reading »

Immigration Returns to State Lawmakers Agenda

Immigration Returns to State Lawmakers Agenda

Immigration climbed back onto state legislative agendas this year, following a year in which it attracted relatively little attention from lawmakers, according to a new report. continue reading »

LULAC Applauds California Governor in Allowing Undocumented Right to Driver’s License

LULAC Applauds California Governor in Allowing Undocumented Right to Driver’s License

This week, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) applauded California Governor Jerry Brown for agreeing to sign into law the bill that would grant undocumented people the right to obtain a driver’s license. continue reading »