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House Will Not Vote on Immigration Without GOP Support, Says Boehner

House Will Not Vote on Immigration Without GOP Support, Says Boehner

House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he will not bring to a vote an immigration reform bill that does not have the support of a majority of his fellow Republican lawmakers. continue reading »

Head of Immigration - ICE - Resigns

Head of Immigration - ICE - Resigns

The director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, John Morton, said Monday that he will leave his post next month to work in the private sector after four years at the head of the agency. continue reading »

Broken Immigration System Is Leaving Thousands Of Children Fatherless

Broken Immigration System Is Leaving Thousands Of Children Fatherless

On Father’s Day, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) reminded Americans that the immigration bill making its way through Congress is paramount to millions of mixed-status families. “I want to say it’s Father’s Day. continue reading »

Immigration UnReform

Immigration UnReform

One of the funniest and saddest things I have observed in my carrier as a political commentator is the multi-ring circus currently performing in Washington DC in the halls of Congress. continue reading »

NELSON BALIDO:  Border Exit System a Worthy Goal, but Steep Challenges Exist

NELSON BALIDO:  Border Exit System a Worthy Goal, but Steep Challenges Exist

As the full U.S. Senate prepares to debate the byproduct of the Judiciary Committee’s bipartisan attempt to overhaul our country’s immigration system, one maxim should guide its work: do no harm. continue reading »

Puerto Rican House of Representatives Approves Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented

Puerto Rican House of Representatives Approves Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented

The Puerto Rico House of Representatives has approved granting driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants and the island's Senate is expected to follow suit. continue reading »

Senate Halts GOP Immigration Amendment

Senate Halts GOP Immigration Amendment

The U.S. Senate on Thursday rejected a Republican amendment demanding "effective control" of the southern border before allowing the immigration status of the undocumented population to be legalized. continue reading »

Illinois Immigrant Saved from Deportation Following Complaints from Family, Activists

Illinois Immigrant Saved from Deportation Following Complaints from Family, Activists

Israel Lopez Bautista, an undocumented Guatemalan immigrant arrested here by immigration agents for having returned to the United States after being deported, was released on Thursday after complaints by relatives and activists. continue reading »

Young Immigrants Celebrate a Year of Deferred Action

Young Immigrants Celebrate a Year of Deferred Action

This week marks a year since the presidential administrative decree that has permitted thousands of undocumented youths to obtain a reprieve from deportation and a work permit. continue reading »

Immigration Bill Amendment Would Carve Out Benefits For Some Same-Sex Couples

Immigration Bill Amendment Would Carve Out Benefits For Some Same-Sex Couples

When the Gang of Eight’s immigration reform plan was considered before the Senate Judiciary Committee in May, LGBT advocates were heartbroken to watch as Sen. Patrick Leahy continue reading »

Virginia Senator Shows Support for Immigration by Speaking to Congress in Spanish

Virginia Senator Shows Support for Immigration by Speaking to Congress in Spanish

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) showed his support Tuesday for the bipartisan immigration reform bill that the Senate is beginning to debate by doing something rather unusual for the chamber: he gave a speech entirely in Spanish. continue reading »

Immigration Bill Passes Senate with 82-15 Vote, Moves to Formal Debate

Immigration Bill Passes Senate with 82-15 Vote, Moves to Formal Debate

Passage of comprehensive immigration reform, that includes a 13-year path to citizenship, has passed a big hurdle today in the U.S. Senate. continue reading »

Sen. Chuck Schumer: ‘Visa Pork’ for Irish Nationals

Sen. Chuck Schumer: ‘Visa Pork’ for Irish Nationals

Irish nationals seeking to enter the United States would get special treatment under an earmarked immigration amendment by Sen. Chuck Schumer. continue reading »

Procedural Path Of The Senate Immigration Bill

Procedural Path Of The Senate Immigration Bill

The Senate immigration reform debate has officially begun. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed cloture on the motion to proceed Thursday on S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act continue reading »

Arizona Seeing More Undocumented Central Americans Illegally Crossing Border

Arizona Seeing More Undocumented Central Americans Illegally Crossing Border

Undocumented Central American immigrants, especially Guatemalans, crossing the Arizona border during fiscal year 2013 increased considerably, according to Border Patrol records. continue reading »