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U.S. and Mexico Border Bishops Urge Lawmakers to Pass Immigration Reform

U.S. and Mexico Border Bishops Urge Lawmakers to Pass Immigration Reform

The Catholic bishops of U.S. and Mexico border dioceses have just concluded their bi-annual meeting and issued a statement of concern around the issue of deportation and how its affects families. continue reading »

REPORT:  Immigration Detention Program Strains Local Budgets

REPORT:  Immigration Detention Program Strains Local Budgets

A new study shows the Federal “Secure Communities Program,” which aims to extend prison stays and the deportation of people perceived as threats, is straining local budgets costing taxpayers about $12.5 million a year. continue reading »

Will Congress Be Ready To Play Ball on Immigration Reform?

Will Congress Be Ready To Play Ball on Immigration Reform?

In the classic baseball movie Bull Durham, Kevin Costner’s eyes go misty as he talks about how great it was to be “in the show” (the major league) for 21 days before being kicked back down to minor league ball. Immigration reform was in the show this spring for 60 days or so, ending in June with the passage of S. 744. continue reading »

41 Undocumented Immigrants Captured In Puerto Rico Near Mona Island

41 Undocumented Immigrants Captured In Puerto Rico Near Mona Island

U.S. Immigration authorities are reporting the capture of 41 undocumented immigrants near Mona Island, Puerto Rico. Three of the undocumented were from the Dominican Republic and the rest from Haiti. There were eight females amongst the group. continue reading »

Students Urging CA College Pres. Napolitano to Make Campuses Safe from Deportations

Students Urging CA College Pres. Napolitano to Make Campuses Safe from Deportations

Janet Napolitano, the incoming president of the University of California (UC) public university system is faced with an interesting request from students in her schools – make them deportation safe. continue reading »

San Francisco Poised to End Immigration Detention and Not Cooperate with Immigration Officials

San Francisco Poised to End Immigration Detention and Not Cooperate with Immigration Officials

San Francisco is poised to shape its own immigration reform law by ending immigration detention. The legislative proposal would make it illegal for San Francisco law enforcement to detain anyone on suspicion of immigration violations on behalf of the federal government. continue reading »

CENSUS: 21 Percent of Married-Couple Households Have at Least One Foreign-Born Spouse

CENSUS: 21 Percent of Married-Couple Households Have at Least One Foreign-Born Spouse

The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that 11.4 million married-couple households, or 21 percent of all married-couple households in America in 2011, had at least one spouse born in another country. About 13 percent (7.3 million) of households had two foreign-born spouses, and 7 percent (4.1 million) had one native-born and one foreign-born spouse. continue reading »

What You Will Hear in Your Sunday Sermon:  Pass Immigration Reform NOW

What You Will Hear in Your Sunday Sermon:  Pass Immigration Reform NOW

Today’s Sunday sermon across pulpits in the United States will focus on the issue of comprehensive immigration reform. The Catholic Church through it’s U.S. Conference on Catholic Bishops is making its support for immigration reform known through its thousands of U.S. churches. continue reading »

Sen. Feinstein to Immigration Officials: Stop Deporting Undocumented Farmworkers

Sen. Feinstein to Immigration Officials: Stop Deporting Undocumented Farmworkers

California’s senior senator, Dianne Feinstein, didn’t mince words “Stop deporting farmworkers” or you risk crippling the country’s food supply and devastating the agricultural industry. continue reading »

CA Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Why Undocumented Should Be Admitted to State Bar

CA Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Why Undocumented Should Be Admitted to State Bar

On Wednesday the California Supreme Court will begin to hear oral arguments as to why the undocumented should be admitted to the state bar when it reviews the case of Sergio Garcia. continue reading »

UCLA Bans Use of Term “Illegal Immigrant”

UCLA Bans Use of Term “Illegal Immigrant”

The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) student government unanimously passed a resolution banning the use of the term “illegal immigrant” labeling it as racially derogatory. continue reading »

Top 5 Reasons Why Immigrants Play a Key Role in the Agriculture Sector

Top 5 Reasons Why Immigrants Play a Key Role in the Agriculture Sector

With Congress returning from August recess, immigration reform will be among the top issues for members of the House of Representatives. continue reading »

Opposition to Oregon Immigrant Driver’s License Law is Getting Creative

Opposition to Oregon Immigrant Driver’s License Law is Getting Creative

Faced with collecting 58,000 signatures by Oct. 4, opponents of a new Oregon law that gives driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants and others who cannot prove they are living here legally are sharpening their tactics. continue reading »

Transgender Woman Lives In Constant Danger After Being Deported To Mexico

Transgender Woman Lives In Constant Danger After Being Deported To Mexico

Deborah Alvarez first arrived to the U.S. when she was 13, where she lived for 17 years. Deported for a low-level crime — prostitution solicitation — in 2005, she was forced to return to a country that she feels threatened in because she is transgender. Since her deportation in 2005, continue reading »

University of Notre Dame to Accept Undocumented Students and Provide Financial Aid

University of Notre Dame to Accept Undocumented Students and Provide Financial Aid

University of Notre Dame this week announced changes to its admission policies that will allow academically qualified undocumented students to apply for admission. continue reading »