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Celebrities Promote Immigration Reform with “Fedoras For Fairness” Campaign

Celebrities Promote Immigration Reform with “Fedoras For Fairness” Campaign

We Belong Together has initiated a fun campaign, "Fedoras For Fairness," hoping to raise awareness for immigration reform that treats women and LGBT families fairly. According to We Belong Together, the campaign uses the fedora as a metaphor for the many different hats that women wear "to create a brighter future for all." continue reading »

“Border Surge” Amendment Approved in 69-29 Vote in Senate

“Border Surge” Amendment Approved in 69-29 Vote in Senate

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday, by an overwhelming majority, approved an amendment to increase vigilance along the border with Mexico, a decisive step toward a final vote on immigration reform. continue reading »

Where Can Undocumented Immigrants Drive “Legally”?

Where Can Undocumented Immigrants Drive “Legally”?

Across the country from California to Vermont, lawmakers are changing legislation in regards to driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. In the past year many states have passed new bills and laws allowing the undocumented the right to drive legally. continue reading »

Mexican Amusement Park Offers “Fake” Crossing the Border Illegally Attraction

Mexican Amusement Park Offers “Fake” Crossing the Border Illegally Attraction

One of the more popular attraction at the Parque EcoAlberto in Hidalgo, Mexico does not involve spinning rides or loop-de-loops – it involves a faux illegal border crossing from Mexico to the U.S. continue reading »

Walls Are Not the Solution to Immigration, Says Mexico

Walls Are Not the Solution to Immigration, Says Mexico

"Walls won't stop migration," the Mexican government said Tuesday with reference to a Republican amendment to comprehensive immigration reform that calls for stronger border security. continue reading »

POLL:  Americans Have Mixed Feelings on Proposed Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation

POLL:  Americans Have Mixed Feelings on Proposed Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation

A new poll by USA Today/Pew Research shows Americans are conflicted about the proposed comprehensive immigration reform legislation that is being voted on by the Senate today. continue reading »

STUDY: Immigrants Boosting Economy, Created $3.7 Trillion in Housing Wealth

STUDY: Immigrants Boosting Economy, Created $3.7 Trillion in Housing Wealth

New research by Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) and Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE) finds that the 40 million immigrants in the United States have created $3.7 trillion in housing wealth, helping stabilize less desirable communities where home prices are declining or would otherwise have declined. continue reading »

GALLUP POLL: 87% of American Support Path to Citizenship for Undocumented

GALLUP POLL: 87% of American Support Path to Citizenship for Undocumented

A majority of Americans would vote for each of six different policy changes that Congress is considering as part of a comprehensive immigration reform bill. Support ranges from a high of 87% for a multifaceted pathway to citizenship that includes a long waiting period, taxes and a penalty, background checks, and learning English, to a low of 53% for a law that would vary the number of immigrants the U.S. lets into the country, depending on economic conditions. continue reading »

STUDY: Migrants Abused on Both Sides of U.S.-Mexico Border

STUDY: Migrants Abused on Both Sides of U.S.-Mexico Border

On Thursday, the ACLU of New Mexico Regional Center for Border Rights will join the Programa de Defensa e Incidencia Binacional (Bi-national Defense and Advocacy Program, PBID), a delegation of Mexican non-governmental organizations, as they travel to Washington, D.C., to present the results of a study that illustrates the abuses experienced by migrants at the hands of authorities in the United States and in Mexico. continue reading »

Top Photos From Steve King’s Anti-Amnesty Rally

Top Photos From Steve King’s Anti-Amnesty Rally

U.S. Representative of Iowa Steve King hosted an anti-amnesty rally on the east lawn of the Capitol building in Washington yesterday. An opponent of immigration reform, the Iowan representative has been very vocal during the continuing immigration debate. continue reading »

Tragic:  Border Patrol Rescue Honduran Mother & 8-Month Old Drowning During Illegal Border Crossing

Tragic:  Border Patrol Rescue Honduran Mother & 8-Month Old Drowning During Illegal Border Crossing

Here at HSN we try to put a face on the undocumented border crosser that is at the heart of much of the comprehensive immigration reform debate. Often that face is Central American, young and/or under age. continue reading »

Immigration Enforcement Put American Citizens In Immigrant Detention, Lawsuit Alleges

Immigration Enforcement Put American Citizens In Immigrant Detention, Lawsuit Alleges

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) improperly apprehended and detained an American citizen, Gerardo Gonzalez Jr., according to a class-action lawsuit filed on Wednesday by the ACLU of Southern California (ACLU/SC). continue reading »

PEW STUDY: News Media Using Term ‘Illegal Alien’ Less

PEW STUDY: News Media Using Term ‘Illegal Alien’ Less

Even with several major news organizations deciding to reduce or ban its use, the term “illegal immigrant” is still the phrase newspapers most often use to describe foreigners living in the United States without proper documentation. continue reading »

U.S. Assesses Success of Border Security in Arizona

U.S. Assesses Success of Border Security in Arizona

The Arizona border is one of the main immigration corridors and the place where the success of measures taken by the U.S. government to halt the flow of migrants and enhance security is assessed. continue reading »

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 »