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Senator Rubio Warns Obama About Curbing Deportations

Senator Rubio Warns Obama About Curbing Deportations

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Tuesday warned President Barack Obama that use of his executive authority to curb deportations would "close to the door" to immigration reform. continue reading »

The President’s Solid Ground for Executive Action on Immigration

The President’s Solid Ground for Executive Action on Immigration

Comprehensive immigration reform legislation would give a majority of America’s 11 million undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship and work authorization. But with immigration reform stalled in the House, continue reading »

Washington Post Petition Obama on Racial Biases in Policing

Washington Post Petition Obama on Racial Biases in Policing

In a petition to the president that appeared in the Washington Post on Monday, more than 125 writers, artists, educators, lawmakers, and union and political group leaders are asking the Obama administration continue reading »

Florida Authorities Rescue Distressed Haitian Immigrants, One Found Dead in Water

Florida Authorities Rescue Distressed Haitian Immigrants, One Found Dead in Water

One migrant died, two were rescued from the waves and 17 others were detained after arriving early Monday morning on a South Florida beach, the U.S. Coast Guard said. continue reading »

Why Groups Are Suing the Government over Rushed Deportation Process for Mothers and Children

Why Groups Are Suing the Government over Rushed Deportation Process for Mothers and Children

As families from Central America flee violence and persecution to seek refuge in the United States, hundreds of mothers and their children apprehended after crossing the border have been locked up at an isolated detention center in Artesia, New Mexico—hours from the nearest major metropolitan area. continue reading »

North Carolina Schools to Welcome Hundreds of Central American Students

North Carolina Schools to Welcome Hundreds of Central American Students

Hundreds of Central American youngsters arriving in North Carolina from the southern U.S. border, and who were part of the massive wave of immigrants that entered the country illegally over the past few months, are getting ready to start classes next Monday in hopes of beginning a new life. continue reading »

4 Groups File Lawsuit Against U.S. Gov’t Over Deportations

4 Groups File Lawsuit Against U.S. Gov’t Over Deportations

Four organizations sued the United States Government on Friday for the deportation of immigrant mothers and children who, according to the lawsuit, had fled from violence in Central America. continue reading »

Border Vigilantes Return in Wake of Surge of Unaccompanied Children

Border Vigilantes Return in Wake of Surge of Unaccompanied Children

The flood of unaccompanied Central American children in recent months has sparked a comeback of militias like the Minutemen, making even more complex the situation on the Mexican border. continue reading »

Seven Reasons Why Undocumented Immigrants are Rooted in America

Seven Reasons Why Undocumented Immigrants are Rooted in America

With immigration legislation now moribund in Congress, all eyes have turned to the White House to see what sorts of non-legislative fixes to the immigration system might continue reading »

Women Who Sought Refuge in AZ Church Will be Deported

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement refused to suspend the deportation order for an undocumented Mexican immigrant who sought refuge in an Arizona church almost two weeks ago. continue reading »

Hundreds of Undocumented Central American Children Starting School as they Await Deportation

Hundreds of Undocumented Central American Children Starting School as they Await Deportation

With the attitude of "doors open to all children," hundreds of schools across the country are currently welcoming large numbers of undocumented Central American youngsters living in hopes that an immigration judge will let them stay. continue reading »

Immigrants, Both Documented and Undocumented, Are Helping Save Medicare and Social Security

Immigrants, Both Documented and Undocumented, Are Helping Save Medicare and Social Security

A new report from the Partnership for the New American Economy and an analysis of Social Security data by MSNBC offer more evidence that immigrants, whether they are documented or undocumented, are major contributors to the economic well-being of major safety net programs. Because immigrants are generally younger and healthier than the native-born continue reading »

Deferred Action Sparks Debate In Light of Immigration Reform Failure

Deferred Action Sparks Debate In Light of Immigration Reform Failure

With more than 500,000 young people enrolled, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has not only been in force for two years this Friday but its importance looms ever larger in debates about immigration policy, in which some seek its repeal and others want to expand it. continue reading »

Immigrants Work in More Arduous Jobs than U.S. Natives, New Study Shows

Immigrants Work in More Arduous Jobs than U.S. Natives, New Study Shows

One of the reasons often cited to explain the importance of immigrant workers to the U.S. economy is the presumption that immigrants perform jobs that U.S. natives are unwilling to take. Numerous studies show that immigrant continue reading »

Latinos Continue to Fight Arizona’s SB1070

Latinos Continue to Fight Arizona’s SB1070

The Tucson police chief expressed the opinion that Arizona's controversial SB1070 immigration law was designed to make the immigrant community afraid of law enforcement authorities and leave the state. continue reading »