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NHCLC Applauds Proposed Senate Immigration Reform Bill

NHCLC Applauds Proposed Senate Immigration Reform Bill

We Are Inches Away from Crossing the 'Jordan' of Reform - The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the nation's largest Christian Hispanic organization, the Hispanic Evangelical Association, continue reading »

National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights Commends Gang of 8’s Proposal

National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights Commends Gang of 8’s Proposal

The National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) commends the U.S. Senate on its introduction of the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act,” a bipartisan proposal for immigration reform. continue reading »

DREAMers Release Statement on Immigration Bill

DREAMers Release Statement on Immigration Bill

The Dream Action Coalition commends the progress of the “Gang of 8” and will launch a grassroots and online effort to take on Senators John Cornyn (R-Tex) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) so they don't stand in the way of debate. continue reading »

Agreement Reached in Class Action Lawsuit on Work Authorization for Asylum Seekers

Agreement Reached in Class Action Lawsuit on Work Authorization for Asylum Seekers

The Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security have agreed to settle a nationwide class action lawsuit challenging the denial of work authorization to asylum seekers who have been waiting six months or more for a decision on their asylum applications. continue reading »

2 Page Summary of 844 page Bill from Sen. Rubio Office - Immigraiton Reform Bill Summary

2 Page Summary of 844 page Bill from Sen. Rubio Office - Immigraiton Reform Bill Summary

Fact Checking Immigration Reform Bill of 844 pages - Summary from Sen. Rubio Office. continue reading »

Obama Calls on Senate to Approve Immigration Bill Quickly

Obama Calls on Senate to Approve Immigration Bill Quickly

President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate to quickly approve a comprehensive immigration reform package that would allow the legalization of undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Read The Senate Immigration Bill Outline Here

Read The Senate Immigration Bill Outline Here

Millions of illegal immigrants would be put on a pathway to legal status and eventually have the chance to apply for citizenship in exchange for paying fines and taxes, under the terms of the immigration overhaul unveiled this week. According to an outline of the bill released, the massive legalization program would be twinned with a multibillion-dollar effort to boost border security. continue reading »

Poll of Undocumented Immigrants Reveals Strong Family and Social Connections in America

Poll of Undocumented Immigrants Reveals Strong Family and Social Connections in America

A new poll of Latino undocumented immigrants finds they have deep roots in America, with strong family and social connections to U.S. citizens, painting a portrait of a community that is very integrated into the American fabric, and hopeful of a chance to gain legal status and ultimately citizenship. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Senate Judiciary Committee Delays Hearing Immigration Bill, Need More Time

JUST IN:  Senate Judiciary Committee Delays Hearing Immigration Bill, Need More Time

A U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing scheduled for Wednesday and the soon-to-be-introduced immigration reform bill has been delayed. continue reading »

Survey Shows 69 Percent of Americans Favor Legalization of Undocumented

Survey Shows 69 Percent of Americans Favor Legalization of Undocumented

Almost seven out of every 10 Americans would vote for a law giving undocumented immigrants a chance to become legal residents, according to a Gallup Poll published Friday. continue reading »

REPORT:  New Immigration Bill Will Deny Citizenship to Those Who Arrived after 2011

REPORT:  New Immigration Bill Will Deny Citizenship to Those Who Arrived after 2011

Proposed immigration reform bill will deny citizenship for any undocumented individual that illegally entered the U.S. after December 31, 2011 and others must show financial stabilty. continue reading »

Guaranteeing Access to Health Care to Immigrant Women: A Necessary and Wise Investment

Guaranteeing Access to Health Care to Immigrant Women: A Necessary and Wise Investment

In the current public debate regarding comprehensive immigration reform, the focus on immigrant access to health benefits has been almost exclusively limited to cost (which is undeniably an important aspect) and has rarely addressed the social gains that result from investing in a healthy population. For the most part, the health of immigrant women has been left out of the discussion, which is, in many aspects, problematic. continue reading »

NBC/WSJ POLL:  64% of Americans Support Some Kind of Path to Citizenship

NBC/WSJ POLL:  64% of Americans Support Some Kind of Path to Citizenship

A poll released today by NBC/Wall Street shows the growing acceptance to grant a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented in the country. continue reading »

Tens of Thousands Demand Immigration Reform in Washington

Tens of Thousands Demand Immigration Reform in Washington

Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered before the Capitol here on Wednesday under a hot sun to demand comprehensive immigration reform that opens a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. continue reading »

Border Protection Officers Thwart Infant Smuggling Attempt in Texas

Border Protection Officers Thwart Infant Smuggling Attempt in Texas

Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a woman from Mission, Texas allegedly attempting to smuggle an infant into the United States this weekend. continue reading »