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GOP Immigration Principles Contradict, Deny Basic Aspiration

GOP Immigration Principles Contradict, Deny Basic Aspiration

If the GOP leadership has it’s way there will be an official immigrant underclass: legal, but ripped of the most basic aspirational ideal. That, in essence, is what the GOP proposed yesterday in it’s one-page list of immigration reform principles. continue reading »

54 Percent of Republicans Support Legal Residence for Undocumented

54 Percent of Republicans Support Legal Residence for Undocumented

Half of Republicans agree that undocumented migrants should be given legal residence permits, according to a survey made public as a high-profile GOP gathering is under way on the matter. continue reading »

Gutiérrez: A Long Way To Go, But Republican “Standards” Move Us A Little Closer to Reform

Gutiérrez: A Long Way To Go, But Republican “Standards” Move Us A Little Closer to Reform

"The details really matter and I have not seen anything concrete from the Republicans so I am not in a position to say 'yes' or 'no' to anything… I think we are getting a little bit closer and that bodes well for the future. " Rep. Gutiérrez continue reading »

REPORT: Number of Undocumented Immigrants Detained Decreases by 23 Percent

REPORT: Number of Undocumented Immigrants Detained Decreases by 23 Percent

The number of undocumented immigrants arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement dropped 23 percent nationwide between Sept. 30, 2012, and August 2013, though it increased in a half-dozen cities, according to Homeland Security figures. continue reading »

Immigration Activists Fasting for Reform Taking Show on the Road

Immigration Activists Fasting for Reform Taking Show on the Road

The activists who went without food for a month to demand that Congress act on immigration reform, announced Monday that they are taking the Fast for Families protest on the road. continue reading »

Senator Erroneously Blames Immigrants for U.S. Income Inequality

Senator Erroneously Blames Immigrants for U.S. Income Inequality

Despite the formal end of the recession in 2009, unemployment in the United States remains high, wages are still stagnant, and economic indices of all kinds are looking grim. A crisis of this magnitude requires bold action by U.S. lawmakers to realign U.S. economic policies in ways continue reading »

Latina Gubernatorial Hopeful Says Texas Could Set Example of Immigration

Latina Gubernatorial Hopeful Says Texas Could Set Example of Immigration

Texas needs its own immigration reform that will serve as an example for all the other states - that is the proposal of Republican Miriam Martinez, a Mexican-American who went from being a TV news anchor to try and become the first Latina governor in the history of the Lone Star state. continue reading »

Immigrant Faces Deportation Over Missing License Plate Screw

Immigrant Faces Deportation Over Missing License Plate Screw

February 5, 2013 started out like any other day for Noe Parra Manrique. It was 7 a.m. and the 30-year-old single father had just dropped off his five-year-old daughter, Anita, with the babysitter. Manrique had given Anita a kiss, a hug, and was back on the road to head into work at a construction site. Soon, a police officer, parked on the side of the road, turned the siren on, and flagged him down. continue reading »

Why Is There a Disparity in DACA Application Rates Among Different Nationalities?

Why Is There a Disparity in DACA Application Rates Among Different Nationalities?

A year and a half in, nationals from nearly every country have applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), President Obama’s deportation reprieve program for certain undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children continue reading »

New Mexico Gov Martinez Determined to Keep Pushing Repeal of Drivers Licenses

New Mexico Gov Martinez Determined to Keep Pushing Repeal of Drivers Licenses

The New Mexico legislative session begins today, and one of the issues on the agenda is, unfortunately, Governor Susana Martinez‘s ongoing push to repeal driver’s licenses for immigrants living in the state. continue reading »

How The U.S. Could Deport Justin Bieber

How The U.S. Could Deport Justin Bieber

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber may soon face felony charges for allegedly egging his neighbor’s mansion. On the small chance that Bieber is convicted, he could face possible deportation because of a 1996 federal immigration law that makes felony convictions a deportable offense. continue reading »

Border Patrol Agents Use Robots to Monitor Tunnels

Border Patrol Agents Use Robots to Monitor Tunnels

The U.S. Border Patrol during a media event here presented three robots designed to patrol tunnels along the border with Mexico and fight drug trafficking and illegal immigration. continue reading »

332,000 Mexicans Deported from the U.S. in 2013

332,000 Mexicans Deported from the U.S. in 2013

More than 332,000 undocumented Mexican migrants, of whom nearly 16,900 were minors, were deported by the United States in a "safe, humane and orderly" fashion in 2013, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said Tuesday. continue reading »

Stay or Go? Terminally Ill Undocumented Immigrants Face Dilemma

Stay or Go? Terminally Ill Undocumented Immigrants Face Dilemma

When Gil García García began to feel a sharp pain in his left foot, he didn’t think it was important. "Two weeks later, I could not walk. I needed help to get up. I had a constant and bad headache," García recalled in a quiet voice, now with little strength. In October he was rushed to a hospital emergency room at the University of California, Davis. The diagnosis was devastating: skin cancer, or melanoma, which had invaded his head, lungs, stomach and left leg. continue reading »

16 Representatives Stuck in Reverse on Immigration

16 Representatives Stuck in Reverse on Immigration

Despite the failure of the House to act on immigration reform last year, there was no doubt that the majority of Americans—and even the majority of Members of Congress—understood that immigration reform was an important component in creating economic opportunity for all. continue reading »