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More than a Majority of Americans Support Earned Path to Citizenship for Undocumented

More than a Majority of Americans Support Earned Path to Citizenship for Undocumented

A recent survey by the Public Religion Research Institute indicates that a clear majority of Americans (63%) support an earned “path to citizenship” for the undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. continue reading »

North Carolina Drops Plan to Mark Drivers Licenses for Undocumented with ‘Scarlet Letter’

North Carolina Drops Plan to Mark Drivers Licenses for Undocumented with ‘Scarlet Letter’

North Carolina driver licenses for undocumented immigrants accepted into the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program will no longer have the special destination of a pink stripe. continue reading »

Coast Guard, CBP Apprehend 11 Undocumented Migrants Near Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, CBP Apprehend 11 Undocumented Migrants Near Puerto Rico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) apprehended 11 undocumented migrants Friday afternoon, after a partially submerged vessel was found approximately 200 yards off the coast of Mona Island. continue reading »

Granting Legal Status to Undocumented Immigrants Benefits the U.S. Economy

Granting Legal Status to Undocumented Immigrants Benefits the U.S. Economy

The movement toward comprehensive immigration reform has accelerated significantly in recent months. Legal status and a road map to citizenship for the unauthorized will bring about significant economic gains in terms of growth, earnings, tax revenues, and jobs—all of which will not occur in the absence of immigration reform or with reform that creates a permanent sub-citizen class of residents. continue reading »

The Sooner Immigrants Become Citizens, the Better it is for the Economy

The Sooner Immigrants Become Citizens, the Better it is for the Economy

As lawmakers negotiate the contours of an immigration reform bill, they should keep in mind that the granting of legal status to undocumented immigrants would be a boon for the U.S. economy—and allowing undocumented immigrants to eventually become U.S. citizens would be an even bigger boon continue reading »

Deported Migrants Seek Refuge in Underground Dwellings in Tijuana

Deported Migrants Seek Refuge in Underground Dwellings in Tijuana

Hundreds of deported migrants, fearing detection and harassment by police and drug smugglers and unable to return to their homes, have sought refuge in below-ground makeshift dwellings in the Mexican border city Tijuana. continue reading »

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 »