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Jon Stewart: Marco Rubio, GOP Are Pandering to Hispanics (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart: Marco Rubio, GOP Are Pandering to Hispanics (VIDEO)

Though Jon Stewart did joke about Senator Marco Rubio’s water moment he also pointed out the GOP’s pandering to Hispanics following the realization that presidential elections cannot be won withou continue reading »

Rethinking Border Security

Rethinking Border Security

On Tuesday, the Immigration Policy Center hosted a briefing on rethinking border security. The Senate immigration proposal from the “Gang of 8”conditions legalization on meeting a series of border benchmarks. And while the President’s outline does continue reading »

Activists Urge Rubio to Support Path to Citizenship for Undocumented

Activists Urge Rubio to Support Path to Citizenship for Undocumented

Cuban-American Sen. Marco Rubio needs to endorse a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants when he offers the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, activists said Tuesday. continue reading »

Five Reasons Why the U.S. Economy Needs Immigrants

Five Reasons Why the U.S. Economy Needs Immigrants

Last night’s State of the Union, as well as the rebuttal, spoke to a bilateral desire to achieve immigration reform. As legislation moves forward, facts and figures continue to be presented about immigrants and their contributions to the U.S. economy. continue reading »

Immigrant Women Advocates Disappointed Additional U-Visas Will Not be Issued

Immigrant Women Advocates Disappointed Additional U-Visas Will Not be Issued

The National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) commends the Senate’s passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), but expresses concern over the exclusion of critical provisions for immigrant survivors of domestic and sexual violence. continue reading »

Immigrant Stopped by NC Sheriff Under Investigation for Racial Profiling Will Not Be Deported

Immigrant Stopped by NC Sheriff Under Investigation for Racial Profiling Will Not Be Deported

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement suspended Tuesday the deportation of an undocumented immigrant who came to ICE's attention after a traffic stop by a North Carolina sheriff's department that is under investigation for racial profiling. continue reading »

Immigration Task Force Led by Condoleezza Rice, Henry Cisneros and Gov Haley Barbour &  Ed Rendell

Immigration Task Force Led by Condoleezza Rice, Henry Cisneros and Gov Haley Barbour &  Ed Rendell

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is creating a high-level bipartisan task force on immigration - co-chaired by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros, and former Governors Haley Barbour and Ed Rendell - to develop a politically viable package of policy recommendations and work with Congress to help pass immigration reform. continue reading »

27-Year-Old Undocumented Mexican Father of Two Guest at State of the Union

27-Year-Old Undocumented Mexican Father of Two Guest at State of the Union

An undocumented Mexican immigrant who faces deportation will be in the gallery Tuesday night when U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. continue reading »

Smartphone App Lets Immigration Stopped on Immigration Violations Know their Rights

Smartphone App Lets Immigration Stopped on Immigration Violations Know their Rights

The unpleasantness of being detained by immigration agents inspired Deyvid Morales to create a Spanish-language app for cell phones and tablets with crucial information for other undocumented immigrants who find themselves in custody. continue reading »

Mexican Left Calls on Obama to Stop Deportations

Mexican Left Calls on Obama to Stop Deportations

Mexico's left-wing Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, called on U.S. President Barack Obama's administration to halt raids and deportations while an immigration overhaul plan that would provide a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented migrants "is debated and approved." continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrant Sues After Being Denied Driver’s License in North Carolina

Undocumented Immigrant Sues After Being Denied Driver’s License in North Carolina

An undocumented immigrant in North Carolina has sued the state's Department of Motor Vehicles for denying him a driver's license despite having the required documents and passing all the tests. continue reading »

Statement on Immigration ReformChristian Churches Together in the U.S.A.

Statement on Immigration ReformChristian Churches Together in the U.S.A.

Christian Churches Together in the U.S.A., representing the breadth of Christian churches and denominations in the U.S., gathered in Austin, Texas, for its annual meeting to focus on the challenge of immigration reform. We heard from “dreamers,” a variety of immigrants and experts on immigration issues continue reading »

More Americans Supporting Obama and Immigration Reform

More Americans Supporting Obama and Immigration Reform

A growing number of Americans support President Barack Obama's stance on illegal immigration, and there is better support than in the past for the idea of offering citizenship to immigrants who meet certain requirements and for increasing border monitoring, according to a national survey released Wednesday. continue reading »

High Skilled Immigration Reform & Stem Pipeline Fund Pick up Steam as Coalition Adds 13 Members

High Skilled Immigration Reform & Stem Pipeline Fund Pick up Steam as Coalition Adds 13 Members

The inSPIRE STEM USA Coalition announced the addition of 13 new members to the group on Wednesday, a sign of the growing support for the bi-partisan plan to reform high-skilled immigration and create a national fund to improve the STEM education pipeline. continue reading »

New Report Shows That Border Benchmarks Already Have Been Met

New Report Shows That Border Benchmarks Already Have Been Met

As the components of what should be included in an immigration reform bill take shape, border security, along with enforcement, is proving to be a key part of the framework. Eight senators released a bipartisan proposal earlier this week that included a path to citizenship for the 11 million unauthorized immigrants currently living in the United States. continue reading »