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Probation for Immigrant Advocate for Disrupting Congressional Hearing

Probation for Immigrant Advocate for Disrupting Congressional Hearing

The Rev. Jose Landaverde, one of Chicago's most prominent immigrants' rights activists, will have to remain aloof from protests for the next six months as a condition for avoiding a jail term, a federal judge in the District of Columbia ruled on Tuesday. continue reading »

Immigration News:  Speaker Boehner Gives Support to Bipartisan Immigration Reform Plan

Immigration News:  Speaker Boehner Gives Support to Bipartisan Immigration Reform Plan

House Speaker John Boehner gave his support Tuesday for a provisional plan for U.S. immigration reform, to be worked on by a bipartisan group of eight House members. continue reading »

Immigration News: Number of Illegal Border Crossing Deaths Rose by 27% in 2012

Immigration News: Number of Illegal Border Crossing Deaths Rose by 27% in 2012

In immigration news, the number of border crosser deaths has dramatically risen by 27 percent from 2011 to 2012 according to a new study. continue reading »

More than 500 Rally in Advance of Senate Hearing on Immigration Policy that includes Women &Families

More than 500 Rally in Advance of Senate Hearing on Immigration Policy that includes Women &Families

More than 500 people from a coalition of women’s groups gathered at the Capitol Monday to amplify the voices of immigrant women and show that women’s voices are essential to immigration policy reform. Advocates are asking Congress to remember that immigrant women are vital contributors to the American economy and to advance policies that defend women and families and support healthy families for strong communities. continue reading »

ICE Nabs Man Wanted for Kidnapping, Attempted Murder in El Salvador

ICE Nabs Man Wanted for Kidnapping, Attempted Murder in El Salvador

A citizen of El Salvador and Honduras, who was previously removed from the United States, and is wanted in El Salvador for kidnapping and attempted murder, was arrested today by officers from U.S. Immigration and Custom continue reading »

POLL:  Immigration Reform Now More Important to Latinos than Economy

POLL:  Immigration Reform Now More Important to Latinos than Economy

In a recent Latino Decision poll, the issue of comprehensive immigration reform is now a more important issue for Latino voters than worries about the economy. continue reading »

Poll: Latino Voters Personal Connections to Immigration Reform

Poll: Latino Voters Personal Connections to Immigration Reform

Latino Decisions released new polling data today highlighting why immigration reform has become the number one political issue for Latino voters, and the answer is close personal connections between Latino voters and Latino undocumented immigrants. The poll finds that 58% of Latino registered voters now cite immigration reform as the top priority for the Congress and President, up from 35% in November 2012. continue reading »

Perpetuating Latino Slurs for Profit: Clear Channel’s KFI AM Clinches Onto the Term “Illegal”

Perpetuating Latino Slurs for Profit: Clear Channel’s KFI AM Clinches Onto the Term “Illegal”

The nation’s focus on immigration has created a widespread discussion as to whether terms such as “illegal(s),” “illegal immigrants,” “illegal aliens,” etc., should continue to dominate the immigration debate. For progressive leaders and groups, including NHMC, this is a no brainer. Using words such as “illegal” continues to polarize the immigration debate—using charged terminology clouds the issue instead of fostering a substantive discussion. continue reading »

Families of Victims Question Deaths on Behalf of Border Patrol

Families of Victims Question Deaths on Behalf of Border Patrol

Frustration and indignation is what relatives and activists feel in the face of the lack of clarification surrounding several immigrants' deaths at the hands of the Border Patrol. continue reading »

Latino Lawmaker Proposes to Abolish State’s Anti-immigrant Laws

Latino Lawmaker Proposes to Abolish State’s Anti-immigrant Laws

State lawmaker Joe Salazar, a Democrat from Thornton, has proposed abolishing a package of anti-immigrant laws that have been on Colorado's books since 2006 including the one that demands the cooperation of local police with federal immigration authorities. continue reading »

Amnesty International: Mexican Gov’t Not Doing Enough to Protect Migrants’ Rights

Amnesty International: Mexican Gov’t Not Doing Enough to Protect Migrants’ Rights

President Enrique Peña Nieto's administration is not doing enough to address abuses of the rights of migrants, Amnesty International's Mexico chapter said. continue reading »

Cato Report Finds Poor Immigrants Use Fewer Public Benefits than Natives

Cato Report Finds Poor Immigrants Use Fewer Public Benefits than Natives

Among the most contentious debates surrounding national immigration reform concerns immigrant use of welfare programs. Opponents of immigration routinely assert low-skilled immigrants consume more public resources than natives, thereby imposing an unfair fiscal burden on U.S. taxpayers. continue reading »

REPORT:  Immigrant Temporary Workers Systematically Exploited and Abused, Most from Mexico

REPORT:  Immigrant Temporary Workers Systematically Exploited and Abused, Most from Mexico

Unions and human rights defense organizations on Tuesday denounced before a panel of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights what they describe as the "systematic exploitation" of immigrant temporary workers in the United States. continue reading »

Chicago Immigrant Advocate Rev. Jose Landaverde May be Jailed, Calls Sec. Napolitano “Devil”

Chicago Immigrant Advocate Rev. Jose Landaverde May be Jailed, Calls Sec. Napolitano “Devil”

In immigration news, undocumented immigrant advocate from Chicago Rev. Joe Landaverde faces jail time for disrupting congressional hearings on immigration, when he called Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano "devil" for having record number of deportations. continue reading »

U.S. May Increase Number of Visas Allowing Cubans to Visit Here

U.S. May Increase Number of Visas Allowing Cubans to Visit Here

The U.S. is contemplating increasing the number of visas issued to Cuban wanting to visit the U.S., in light of Cuba lifting travel restriction for its citizens. continue reading »