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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 »

Australian Actress Abbie Cornish Learned Spanish for Role in “The Girl”

Australian Actress Abbie Cornish Learned Spanish for Role in “The Girl”

Abbie Cornish, considered one of the best young actresses in Hollywood, learned Spanish and gave up five months of her personal life for "The Girl," a movie about the relationship between a Texas woman and a little Mexican girl who lost her family trying continue reading »

In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrant Students Closer to a Reality in Colorado

In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrant Students Closer to a Reality in Colorado

A law that would allow Colorado’s undocumented students in-state tuition rates is closer to becoming a reality after the Colorado House gave its initial approval in a voice vote. continue reading »

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Encourages President Obama to Extend Special Immigrant Visa Program

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Encourages President Obama to Extend Special Immigrant Visa Program

Today, a bipartisan group of 19 members of the United States House of Representatives, including 6 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, sent a letter to President Obama urging him to extend the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) programs, authorized in the National Defense Authorization continue reading »

Immigration News:  Arizona Court Rejects Law Targeting Day Laborers and their Employers

Immigration News:  Arizona Court Rejects Law Targeting Day Laborers and their Employers

In immigration news, an Arizona court has rejected the state's efforts, under SB 1070, to target day laborers and those people who might hire them. In the unanimous decision was based on the fact that the law only targeted day laborers and not others deemed to be interrupting traffic. continue reading »

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush New Book on Immigration - No Citizenship for Undocumented

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush New Book on Immigration - No Citizenship for Undocumented

In immigration news, the former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush has outlined his thoughts on comprehensive immigration reform in his new book and he is not for granting citizenship to the estimated 11 million undocumented already in the country. continue reading »

Immigration News:  ACLU Keeps Miindful Eye on Arizona’s Application of SB 1070

Immigration News:  ACLU Keeps Miindful Eye on Arizona’s Application of SB 1070

In immigration news, the American Civil Liberties Union is keeping a mindful eye on how the state is applying its strict immigration law known as SB 1070. They are monitoring some 2,000 complaints to see if the law is unfairly targeting Latinos and other potential victims of racial profiling. continue reading »

Twenty Sub-Saharan Migrants Arrive in Spain Illegally by Boat

Twenty Sub-Saharan Migrants Arrive in Spain Illegally by Boat

About 20 Sub-Saharan migrants, according to a preliminary count by the Civil Guard, arrived illegally Sunday in a "small boat" on a beach in the Spanish city of Melilla, on the North African coast. continue reading »

Latino Congregation to March, Fast at Obama Chicago Home

Latino Congregation to March, Fast at Obama Chicago Home

On Wednesday, Rev. Jose Landaverde of Our Lady of Guadalupe Anglican Catholic Church in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood announced plans to march on and fast at President Obama’s Kenwood home in protest of the detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Latin American Would Not Escape Effects of U.S. Sequester

Latin American Would Not Escape Effects of U.S. Sequester

With just one day before Friday’s sequester deadline, the United States government is preparing for massive cuts, but our neighbors south of the border should also be preparing, as Latin America will not escape the effects of the spending cuts. continue reading »

Documentary Covers the Perils of Migrants Crossing Mexico to the U.S.

Documentary Covers the Perils of Migrants Crossing Mexico to the U.S.

The new documentary "La Bestia" examines the plight of Central American migrants during their dangerous journey across Mexico to the United States, filmmaker Pedro Ultreras said. continue reading »

ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) Filing Requirements and New IRS Rules

ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) Filing Requirements and New IRS Rules

With tax season now here, we wanted to share a little-known (but important) requirement from the IRS that will directly affect millions of immigrants when filing their taxes this year. As you may know, for immigrants who do not have a Social Security number, the IRS requires that an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) be entered on tax returns instead. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez On E-Verify Immigration Subcommittee Hearing

Rep. Gutierrez On E-Verify Immigration Subcommittee Hearing

"We are having a much more realistic and fruitful conversation about employment verification because Republicans are back at the table willing to talk sensibly about how to move forward." continue reading »

DREAM Act Students Disappointed Immigration Reform Discussions Focusing Only on Border Security

DREAM Act Students Disappointed Immigration Reform Discussions Focusing Only on Border Security

The Dream Action Coalition which serves as a voice for undocumented youth and the lobbying arm of the dream movement issued the follow statement on the progress of comprehensive immigration reform discussions: continue reading »