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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 »

IMMIGRATION: Is Obama Happy to See E-Verify Go?

IMMIGRATION: Is Obama Happy to See E-Verify Go?

The federal right-to-work database E-Verify has become a casualty of the government shutdown, leaving some to wonder whether the Obama administration is taking advantage of Washington politics to kill a program unpopular with Democrats on Capitol Hill. continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, 5 Other Democrats Arrested at Immigration Protest

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, 5 Other Democrats Arrested at Immigration Protest

Six Democratic members of the House of Representatives were arrested on Tuesday in front of the Capitol in an act of civil disobedience staged in favor of comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

Arizona’s Harsh Immigration Law SB1070 Dealt Another Blow in Court

Arizona’s Harsh Immigration Law SB1070 Dealt Another Blow in Court

Yesterday the 9th Circuit Court of Arizona dealt another blow to Arizona’s harsh immigration law known as SB1070. This court’s decision basically upheld a lower Arizona court’s decision to block the “harboring” provision of the law. continue reading »

Human Traffickers Arrested in Deaths of 274 Migrants off Italian Coast

Human Traffickers Arrested in Deaths of 274 Migrants off Italian Coast

A Tunisian man is in custody in connection with the shipwreck that claimed the lives of at least 274 Eritrean and Somali migrants, an Italian prosecutor said Tuesday. continue reading »

California’s Historic Legislation Benefiting Immigrant Community Welcomed by Many

California’s Historic Legislation Benefiting Immigrant Community Welcomed by Many

Hispanic leaders and activists hailed the importance for the immigrant community of the half-dozen measures benefiting them that California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law. continue reading »

Los Tigres del Norte Performing on Washington Mall for Immigration Reform

Los Tigres del Norte Performing on Washington Mall for Immigration Reform

The iconic Norteño band Los Tigres del Norte will offer a free concert on the Washington Mall to demonstrate the group's solidarity with the more than 11 million undocumented foreigners in the United States. continue reading »

Death Toll of Capsized Migrant Boat off Italian Coast Now Stands at 211

Death Toll of Capsized Migrant Boat off Italian Coast Now Stands at 211

Divers on Monday recovered another 17 bodies of Eritrean and Somali migrants killed in last week's shipwreck off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, bringing the official death toll to 211. continue reading »

POLL:  68% of Likely U.S. Voters Oppose Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

POLL:  68% of Likely U.S. Voters Oppose Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

California last week became the latest – and biggest – state to authorize driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants. But most voters still strongly oppose letting illegal immigrants drive legally in their state. continue reading »

Five Questions for the New Custom & Border Protection Commissioner Nominee

Five Questions for the New Custom & Border Protection Commissioner Nominee

Even if you consider yourself up on current events and a major newshound, no one would fault you for not knowing the name Gil Kerlikowske. The president nominating a new commissioner for Customs and Border Protection would rarely garner headlines anyway, but since this president has been unable to get a Senate-confirmed commissioner in place his entire five years in office, it’s worth giving Kerlikowske a close look. continue reading »

Hundreds of Rallies and Marches Planned Across Country in Support of Immigrants

Hundreds of Rallies and Marches Planned Across Country in Support of Immigrants

More than 150 events in 41 states have been planned this weekend in support of immigrants and immigration reform. The rallies and marches are all part of the ‘National Day of Action for Immigrant Dignity and Respect.’ continue reading »