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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Alabama’s Appeal to Enforce Harsh Immigration Laws

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Alabama’s Appeal to Enforce Harsh Immigration Laws

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Alabama’s request to overturn a lower federal court ruling that prevents the enforcement of the state’s tough immigration laws. continue reading »

Open Letter From Dreamers to “Gang of 8”- Don’t Reinvent the Wheel & Pass Senate Bill

Open Letter From Dreamers to “Gang of 8”- Don’t Reinvent the Wheel & Pass Senate Bill

In the Senate, the bipartisan “Gang of 8” - group of Senators leading immigration legislation - has negotiated a delicate compromise that is a first step to meet our country’s economic, family, and security needs. The Senate Judiciary committee has also held more than 6 days of extensive hearings and heard testimony from over 40 witnesses. continue reading »

Incredibly, In 2013, Some Republicans Want GOP to Double Down on Self-Deportation

Incredibly, In 2013, Some Republicans Want GOP to Double Down on Self-Deportation

The Republican Party has embarked on a major overhaul of its recent anti-immigrant stance, spurred in large part by historically low levels of support from Latino voters in the 2012 elections. Yet judging from the witnesses that Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-IA) called at yesterday’s immigration hearing, not everyone in the GOP has gotten the memo. continue reading »

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Funding Effort to Get Conservative Support for Immigration Reform

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Funding Effort to Get Conservative Support for Immigration Reform

Mark Zuckerberg’s new organization, FWD.us, has just launched its first ad to promote immigration reform amongst conservatives. continue reading »

Secretary Napolitano Testifies at Immigration Bill Hearings Today

Secretary Napolitano Testifies at Immigration Bill Hearings Today

Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano testified today at the new immigration legislation hearings on Capital Hill. Before the Secretary could present her testimony she was grilled on the travels of bombing suspect Tamarlan Tsarnaev trip to Russia in 2012 and what Homeland Security could of done better to monitor his whereabouts. continue reading »

How Will the Boston Bombing Affect Immigration Reform?

How Will the Boston Bombing Affect Immigration Reform?

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday analyzed at a packed hearing the elements of immigration reform at a time when last week's deadly bomb attack in Boston has made the political climate more problematic for moving forward on the issue. continue reading »

Mexican Grandfather and Youth Coach Wins Deportation Reprieve

Mexican Grandfather and Youth Coach Wins Deportation Reprieve

U.S. immigration authorities lifted a deportation order against Eduardo Mireles, an undocumented Mexican immigrant who coaches youth soccer teams in North Carolina. continue reading »

Catholic Bishops’ Migration Chair Welcomes Immigration Proposal

Catholic Bishops’ Migration Chair Welcomes Immigration Proposal

The introduction of U.S. Senate bipartisan legislation to reform the U.S. immigration system was welcomed by Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration, April 17 continue reading »

Immigration Bill Compromise Is A Potential Political Sea Change

Immigration Bill Compromise Is A Potential Political Sea Change

It’s 844 pages long. It’s been a long time coming. And it’s a compromise. So it’s a daunting read, a sigh of relief and…better than nothing. I’m not a big fan of compromises, because both sides lose something in the process. continue reading »

Controversial Anti-immigrant Billboard Goes Up in Georgia

Controversial Anti-immigrant Billboard Goes Up in Georgia

A billboard along a highway in north Georgia urging the undocumented to move to South Carolina has sparked resentment among activists who say it is an example of the anti-immigrant atmosphere that exists in this state. continue reading »

Border Patrol Arrests Prolific Mexican Immigrant Smuggler in San Diego

Border Patrol Arrests Prolific Mexican Immigrant Smuggler in San Diego

U.S. Border Patrol is announcing the arrest of one of San Diego’s most prolific immigrant smuggler, Martel Valencia-Cortez. Cortez was captured when several illegal border crossers were arrested in Boulevard, California shortly after entering the country illegally. continue reading »

NHCLC Applauds Proposed Senate Immigration Reform Bill

NHCLC Applauds Proposed Senate Immigration Reform Bill

We Are Inches Away from Crossing the 'Jordan' of Reform - The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the nation's largest Christian Hispanic organization, the Hispanic Evangelical Association, continue reading »

National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights Commends Gang of 8’s Proposal

National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights Commends Gang of 8’s Proposal

The National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) commends the U.S. Senate on its introduction of the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act,” a bipartisan proposal for immigration reform. continue reading »

DREAMers Release Statement on Immigration Bill

DREAMers Release Statement on Immigration Bill

The Dream Action Coalition commends the progress of the “Gang of 8” and will launch a grassroots and online effort to take on Senators John Cornyn (R-Tex) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) so they don't stand in the way of debate. continue reading »

Agreement Reached in Class Action Lawsuit on Work Authorization for Asylum Seekers

Agreement Reached in Class Action Lawsuit on Work Authorization for Asylum Seekers

The Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security have agreed to settle a nationwide class action lawsuit challenging the denial of work authorization to asylum seekers who have been waiting six months or more for a decision on their asylum applications. continue reading »