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INFOGRAPHIC: Who Are the H-1B’s?

INFOGRAPHIC: Who Are the H-1B’s?

The H1-B visa is a non-immigrant temporary visa program offered to high-skilled immigrants looking to work in the United States. Some view this program as negatively impacting the American work force while others argue that America is facing a shortage of skilled laborers. continue reading »

Ann Coulter Says No Immigrants Should Receive Gov’t Assistance (VIDEO)

Ann Coulter Says No Immigrants Should Receive Gov’t Assistance (VIDEO)

Already know for making comments that make even fellow Republicans cringe, Ann Coulter did it again when she appeared on Sean Hannity's Fox News program on Tuesday. continue reading »

PEW Report: 33.7 Million Mexican-Origin People Living in U.S.

PEW Report: 33.7 Million Mexican-Origin People Living in U.S.

Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, who comprise about 64 percent of the Hispanic population in the United States, reached a record 33.7 million in this country in 2012, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pew Hispanic Center. continue reading »

North Carolina to Deport Community Activist After Traffic Violation

North Carolina to Deport Community Activist After Traffic Violation

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has decided to deport a community activist and coordinator of a Catholic youth group in North Carolina after her arrest on a minor traffic violation. continue reading »

States Move Forward To Allow Undocumented Immigrants To Drive Legally

States Move Forward To Allow Undocumented Immigrants To Drive Legally

In a stark change from the harmful measures that swept across states in previous years, 2013 has started out as a good year for immigration reform at the state level. Lawmakers continue to push for pro-immigrant policies to help immigrants already living in the U.S., while the Georgia legislature’s passage of an anti-immigrant bill stands out as an outlier instead of the norm. continue reading »

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 »