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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 »

In A Matter Of Minutes, Jeb Bush Flip-Flops On Immigration Reform

In A Matter Of Minutes, Jeb Bush Flip-Flops On Immigration Reform

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush went on a Sunday talk show offensive this week to try to clarify his position on immigration reform, but he only managed to create more confusion. Bush last week drew the ire of Republicans and Democrats continue reading »

Recognizing Immigrant Women’s Needs in Immigration Reform

Recognizing Immigrant Women’s Needs in Immigration Reform

While the recent debate over reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act may have reminded the nation that there are “women’s issues” in immigration law, it doesn’t necessarily follow that most people regard immigration reform as a woman’s issue. continue reading »

“Making the Road to Citizenship” Caravan to End in Miami’s Calle 8 Festival

“Making the Road to Citizenship” Caravan to End in Miami’s Calle 8 Festival

The caravan that for the past 10 days has traveled around Florida calling for the approval of immigration reform arrives on Sunday in Miami, where its participants will join in celebrating the traditional Calle 8 Festival in Little Havana. continue reading »

Latina Health Advocates Urge Congress to Improve Immigrants’ Rights

Latina Health Advocates Urge Congress to Improve Immigrants’ Rights

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) joined other leaders in immigrants’ rights and health equity to send a letter to President Obama and members of Congress urging that programs and public services that meet basic human needs be included in immigration reform, including programs that improve access to affordable health care. continue reading »

Jeb Bush Says He is Still in Support of Immigration

Jeb Bush Says He is Still in Support of Immigration

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is defending his stance on immigration reform after accusations that he is backing down on helping undocumented workers find a path to citizenship. continue reading »

Obama Requests Prayers for Immigration Reform

Obama Requests Prayers for Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama asked leaders of faith communities from around the country to say prayers so that Congress will pass comprehensive immigration reform this year, participants said after a closed-door meeting at the White House. continue reading »

Colorado Passes Bill to Allow Undocumented Students Pay In-State Tuition

The Colorado House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday to allow qualified undocumented college students to pay in-state tuition at public universities. After 10 years of negotiations and seven previous rejections, the measur continue reading »

In the Two Shadows: Undocumented Immigrants LGBT

In the Two Shadows: Undocumented Immigrants LGBT

Today, Center for American Progress called an event towards LGBT undocumented immigrants with the founder of Define American Jose Antonio Vargas, and launched "Dual In Shadows: Undocumented Immigrants LGBT." In light of the results of the Williams Institute UCLA, which has at least 267.000 LGBT-identified among the adult population of the undocumented continue reading »

NCLR Launches Latino Advocacy Days with 400 Leaders in Attendance

NCLR Launches Latino Advocacy Days with 400 Leaders in Attendance

More than 400 Latino leaders, representing 31 states, have gathered in Washington for National Council of La Raza’s (NCLR) annual Latino advocacy days. continue reading »

Law Students Give Up Spring Break to Assist Immigrations Applying for Deportation Relief

Law Students Give Up Spring Break to Assist Immigrations Applying for Deportation Relief

Students from two Miami-area law schools will devote their spring break vacations to helping young undocumented immigrants who want to avoid deportation through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Groups say Immigration Reform Without Citizenship is Antithetical to Our Values

Anti-Immigrant Groups say Immigration Reform Without Citizenship is Antithetical to Our Values

The power of immigration reform WITH a path to citizenship is on full display this week, continuing to hammer down Jeb Bush days after his book revealed that he no longer believed a path was necessary. Instead of using his position to bring Republicans continue reading »