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Obama “Doesn’t Fear” Immigration Debate in Congress

Obama “Doesn’t Fear” Immigration Debate in Congress

The Obama administration "doesn't fear" a tough debate on immigration reform in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council said Thursday. continue reading »

House Republicans Booed As They Vote To Deport DREAMers

House Republicans Booed As They Vote To Deport DREAMers

To a chorus of boos from the gallery, House Republicans voted 224-201 on Thursday to approve an amendment that defunds the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The amendment, from Rep. Steve King (R-IA), undercuts the flexibility that allows the Department of Homeland Security to halt deporting DREAMers and instead focus on people convicted of crimes continue reading »

Florida Gov. Vetoes Bill Allowing Undocumented to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

Florida Gov. Vetoes Bill Allowing Undocumented to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have allowed the issuance of driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants accepted into the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. continue reading »

New Report Reveals Scale of Deaths Along U.S.-Mexico Border

New Report Reveals Scale of Deaths Along U.S.-Mexico Border

Nothing illustrates the high stakes of the immigration reform debate now taking place in the Senate quite as powerfully as the growing body count along the U.S.-Mexico border. Despite the U.S. government’s decades-long effort to stop unauthorized immigration through an “enforcement first continue reading »

Sen. Rubio Tells Fox News:  Not Enough Votes to Pass Immigration Reform

Sen. Rubio Tells Fox News:  Not Enough Votes to Pass Immigration Reform

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Tuesday that the immigration reform bill doesn't have the necessary votes to avoid a filibuster in the Senate. continue reading »

U.S. Extends Temporary Protected Status for 208,000 Salvadorans

U.S. Extends Temporary Protected Status for 208,000 Salvadorans

The United States on Thursday extended Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for the ninth time, a move that will allow more than 208,000 Salvadorans to live and work in this country for another 18 months, the Department of Homeland Security announced. continue reading »

Connecticut Set to Allow Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Connecticut Set to Allow Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

The Connecticut Senate on Thursday approved granting driver's licenses to immigrants without regard for their legal status in the United States. continue reading »

ALLEGED:  Latino Students Discriminated Against in Louisiana Head Start Programs

ALLEGED:  Latino Students Discriminated Against in Louisiana Head Start Programs

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLU) and other civil rights organizations are alleging head start centers in the Jefferson Parish in Louisiana are discriminating against Latino families. continue reading »

Immigration Protesters Greet President Obama on Visit Home Today

Immigration Protesters Greet President Obama on Visit Home Today

President Obama’s visit back home to Chicago today was greeted by immigration protesters that chained themselves together in front of the hotel where the President is speaking. continue reading »

Georgia Sex Ring with Ties to Mexico Busted - Involved Undocumented Immigrant Females

Georgia Sex Ring with Ties to Mexico Busted - Involved Undocumented Immigrant Females

Four Mexican nationals have been charged in Atlanta, Georgia with operating a sex ring that involved the sexual trafficking of undocumented female immigrants from Tlaxcala, Mexico. continue reading »

Arizona Hispanics Demand Sheriff Joe Arpaio Resign After Racial Profiling

Arizona Hispanics Demand Sheriff Joe Arpaio Resign After Racial Profiling

Activists and members of the Arizona Hispanic community on Tuesday came to the offices of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to call for his resignation after a federal judge determined he discriminated against Hispanics. continue reading »

Majority Leader Harry Reid Meets With Dreamer Eric Balderas (VIDEO)

Majority Leader Harry Reid Meets With Dreamer Eric Balderas (VIDEO)

Now that the Senate Judiciary Committee has passed the Gang of 8 immigration bill out of markup, it is now in Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)’s hands, and Reid has said that he will bring the bill to a vote in June. continue reading »

AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio: GUILTY of Profiling Latinos and Violating Their Civil Rights

AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio: GUILTY of Profiling Latinos and Violating Their Civil Rights

America’s self-titled “Toughest Sheriff” calls its immigration enforcement an Arizona federal judge calls its racial profiling and a violation of Latino’s civil rights. continue reading »

Problem:  Not Enough Yes Votes in Senate for Immigration Reform to Pass

Problem:  Not Enough Yes Votes in Senate for Immigration Reform to Pass

One of immigration reforms leading voices and U.S. Senator, Robert Menendez, says there are not enough yes votes for the immigration bill to pass the Senate right now. continue reading »

How Immigration Reform Will Let Families Reunite Without Becoming Criminals

How Immigration Reform Will Let Families Reunite Without Becoming Criminals

A Human Rights Watch (HRW) study released this week found that 85,000 immigrants were prosecuted for illegal entry or re-entry in 2013. The three main reasons that HRW found for illegal entry or re-entry were “to seek work, to reunite with family… continue reading »