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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 »

Woman Shares Her Story of Border Crossing, Living as an Undocumented Immigrant

Woman Shares Her Story of Border Crossing, Living as an Undocumented Immigrant

Odilia Chavez crossed the U.S.-Mexican border secretly so many times that she could have left her job and become a "coyote," as people smugglers are known, but neither she nor her son - also undocumented - wanted to live on the margins of the law. continue reading »

Girl Pleads With Immigration to Allow Grandfather to Stay in US

Girl Pleads With Immigration to Allow Grandfather to Stay in US

Mexican Eduardo Mireles, a youth soccer coach in North Carolina, is running out of time to avoid deportation, while his granddaughter pleads with immigration authorities not to deport her grandpa. continue reading »

‘Gang of Eight’ Set to Unveil Immigration Bill as Early as Thursday

‘Gang of Eight’ Set to Unveil Immigration Bill as Early as Thursday

The bi-partisan Senate committee working on comprehensive immigration reform, dubbed the ‘Gang of Eight’ appear ready to present a bill as early as Thursday. continue reading »

Carla Chavarria Shares Faces of Original DREAMers with “Por Ella” Campaign

Carla Chavarria Shares Faces of Original DREAMers with “Por Ella” Campaign

As part of the iDREAM campaign, self-taught photographer Carla Chavarria wanted to shine a light on the mothers who inspired those now fighting for the DREAM Act. continue reading »

Potential Amnesty Program Requires Undocs Pay Taxes

Potential Amnesty Program Requires Undocs Pay Taxes

The immigration reform debate is complicated and filled with nuance, case in point is the discussion over whether undocumented workers pay income tax and whether they should be made to do so as a requisite of legalizing their status. continue reading »

Report Measures Immigrant Assimilation in Post-Recession America

Report Measures Immigrant Assimilation in Post-Recession America

This Manhattan Institute for Policy Research report is the fourth in a series of examinations of immigrant assimilation in the United States. continue reading »

Illinois to Expand Services Offered to Immigrants at Welcome Centers

Illinois to Expand Services Offered to Immigrants at Welcome Centers

Illinois, which in 2007 opened its first welcome center for immigrants, continues to expand those services with an eye toward becoming the state that treats immigrants the best, according to a report presented Thursday by Gov. Pat Quinn. continue reading »