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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 »

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 »