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Michigan to Issue Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Students

Michigan to Issue Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Students

Michigan will begin issuing driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants who qualify for delayed deportation under federal law. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez and Sen. Durbin Meet In Chicago With Community Leaders on Immigration Reform

Rep. Gutierrez and Sen. Durbin Meet In Chicago With Community Leaders on Immigration Reform

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) participated in a community forum in Chicago hosted by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) at the Instituto del Progreso Latino, in the Congressman's district. The forum brought together leaders from a cross section of Chicago-area constituencies to update them and discuss progress being made in the House and Senate towards comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

The Path to Citizenship Starts With An End to the Deportations

The Path to Citizenship Starts With An End to the Deportations

"Both the president's leadership and bipartisan efforts to create a path to citizenship for New Americans represent a turning point in this movement, with new reason for hope. However, to realize this long overdue reform, new legislation must provide a working path to citizenship: continue reading »

Before We Bicker on Immigration, Let’s Agree on Definitions

Before We Bicker on Immigration, Let’s Agree on Definitions

If we’re going to get anywhere in this looming immigration debate, we’ve got to start in the same room, using words we all understand. I don’t mean this in a figurative sense, I mean it literally. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Deported 3 Times, Returns, Drives Drunk

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Deported 3 Times, Returns, Drives Drunk

Despite being deported three times a man managed to get back into the U.S. and cause more trouble, this time driving drunk and injuring another driver. continue reading »

Archbishop Jose Gomez Speaks Out on Immigration

Archbishop Jose Gomez Speaks Out on Immigration

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration, welcomed principles set forth by a group of eight U.S. Senators as a blueprint for reform the country’s immigration system. continue reading »

13 Former TX Prison Employees Charged With Taking Bribes for Smuggling into Fed Detention Center

13 Former TX Prison Employees Charged With Taking Bribes for Smuggling into Fed Detention Center

Federal authorities arrested 12 former Ector County Correctional Center (ECCC) guards and one former ECCC employee this morning for allegedly accepting bribes in exchange for smuggling contraband to inmates inside the federal detention facility continue reading »

Jon Stewart Takes on the GOP and Recent Immigration Proposals (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart Takes on the GOP and Recent Immigration Proposals (VIDEO)

Earlier this week, Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show touched on the GOP, their seemingly shifting stances on immigration reform, and why they're really changes their minds (as stated by John McCain). continue reading »

Celcilia Munoz - The Four Things President Obama Wants to Do to Fix Immigration

Celcilia Munoz - The Four Things President Obama Wants to Do to Fix Immigration

Right now, there are 11 million people living in a shadow economy. There are Americans waiting in long lines to reunite with their families. There are employers who are exploiting the system by hiring undocumented workers, and that threatens the wages and working conditions of American workers. None of this is good for the economy, and it isn’t fair for the middle class. continue reading »

California DREAM Act Student Welcome Access to Financial Aid

California DREAM Act Student Welcome Access to Financial Aid

Undocumented students in California feel a sense of relief now that they are eligible for financial aid from the state's public universities. continue reading »

Editorial Pages Agree: Citizenship Provision Must Be Viable & Straightforward for Reform to Work

Editorial Pages Agree: Citizenship Provision Must Be Viable & Straightforward for Reform to Work

It’s been a busy week on immigration, with President Obama delivering an immigration speech yesterday, following the unveiling of bipartisan Senate principles on Monday. The nation’s leading editorial pages have been following this issue for years, and are weighing in with optimism that the stalemate in Washington may finally clear this year. They are also near unanimous in insisting that the citizenship provision of any reform bill be viable and straightforward for reform to work. Among the key editorials today: continue reading »

MALDEF Responds to President’s Speech on Immigration

MALDEF Responds to President’s Speech on Immigration

MALDEF President and General Counsel, Thomas A. Saenz, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s speech on immigration today: continue reading »

President Obama Urges Congress to Act Quickly on Immigration Reform

President Obama Urges Congress to Act Quickly on Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that if the U.S. Congress does not act quickly on immigration reform, he will send his own proposal that guarantees "a fair process" for undocumented immigrants "to earn their way" toward legalization and citizenship. continue reading »

PEW Report  :A Nation of Immigrants  A Portrait of the 40 Million, Including 11 Million Unauthorized

PEW Report :A Nation of Immigrants A Portrait of the 40 Million, Including 11 Million Unauthorized

The nation’s total immigrant population reached a record 40.4 million in 2011, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. continue reading »

President Obama:  “Now is the Time” for Immigration Reform

President Obama:  “Now is the Time” for Immigration Reform

President Obama spoke, on the need for comprehensive immigration reform, to an overflowing audience at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas this afternoon. continue reading »