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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 »

New Report Exposes How Employers Take Advantage of Broken Immigration System to Exploit Workers

New Report Exposes How Employers Take Advantage of Broken Immigration System to Exploit Workers

With immigration reform under serious consideration in Congress, a report released Tuesday by the National Employment Law Project exposes how current immigration policies intended to stop employers from hiring undocumented workers have instead allowed unscrupulous employers to evade both immigration and labor laws. continue reading »

ICE: 116 Criminal Aliens Arrested by Tulsa-based Officers in 2012

ICE: 116 Criminal Aliens Arrested by Tulsa-based Officers in 2012

The local office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the arrest of 116 foreign nationals with criminal convictions during calendar year 2012. continue reading »

Mexicans Are Largest Group Eligible for Citizenship

Mexicans Are Largest Group Eligible for Citizenship

Here’s something to put into your bag of facts as we move into a full throttle debate on immigration reform. According to a study compiled by The Wilson Center Mexico Institute, Mexicans are “by far the largest national-origin group eligible to become U.S. citizens.” continue reading »

Justice Department Reaches Settlement to Resolve Immigration-Related Retaliation Claim

Justice Department Reaches Settlement to Resolve Immigration-Related Retaliation Claim

The Justice Department announced today that it reached an agreement with FTD Inc., to resolve allegations that the company retaliated against a man for asserting rights under the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). continue reading »

McCain Confronts Radical Right on Immigration (VIDEO)

McCain Confronts Radical Right on Immigration (VIDEO)

No one said selling immigration reform was going to be easy. Sure, there seems to be bipartisan agreement that reform should be done, especially after the schooling that the GOP received regarding Latino voters and the future of national elections. continue reading »

Salvadoran Mother Facing Deporation Hopes for Miracle

Salvadoran Mother Facing Deporation Hopes for Miracle

Ana Cañenguez, a Salvadoran mother living in Utah who has been on a long, painful journey to support her kids, says that only her faith keeps her from despair now that she has r continue reading »

STUDY: No Upward Mobility When there is Migration Between Latin-American Countries

STUDY: No Upward Mobility When there is Migration Between Latin-American Countries

In Latin America news, a study by shows there is no upward mobility when immigrants migrant between Latin American nations like there is when there is immigration to U.S. continue reading »

PEW STUDY: Obama’s Approval Rating Among Hispanics Rebounds

PEW STUDY: Obama’s Approval Rating Among Hispanics Rebounds

63% of Hispanics Approve of Obama's Handling of Immigration. According to a new survey by the Pew Research Center and USA TODAY, Obama's job rating is up markedly over the past year among Hispanics continue reading »

Business and Labor Issue Unprecedented Joint Statement on Immigration Reform and Temporary Workers

Business and Labor Issue Unprecedented Joint Statement on Immigration Reform and Temporary Workers

In rare moment of unity the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO has issued a joint statement on how to approach the issue of temporary workers within a comprehensive immigration reform plan. continue reading »

Special Driver’s Licenses for Non-citizens to be Offered in North Carolina

Special Driver’s Licenses for Non-citizens to be Offered in North Carolina

The ACLU of North Carolina on Thursday criticized the plan by the state's Department of Transportation to issue special driver's licenses to legal immigrants who are not U.S. citizens. continue reading »

Latino “Babies Can Join a Gang, Latino Babies Grow Up.” - CAPS  (VIDEO)

Latino “Babies Can Join a Gang, Latino Babies Grow Up.” - CAPS (VIDEO)

Don’t let anti-immigrant rhetoric drive the immigration debate. Nativist, racist and fear-mongering hate groups are working hard to drive their narrative on immigration. For years now, anti-immigrant groups have successfully infused continue reading »

Dominicans in Puerto Rico Applaud Move to Allow Undocumented to Get Licenses

Dominicans in Puerto Rico Applaud Move to Allow Undocumented to Get Licenses

Groups representing Dominicans living in Puerto Rico on Tuesday welcomed a proposal by the island's government to issue driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Leaked White House Immigration Bill is “A Tempest in a Teapot”

Leaked White House Immigration Bill is “A Tempest in a Teapot”

Last weekend, USA Today published details of a White House draft immigration bill, setting off a furious round of Washington hand-wringing, analysis, and recriminations. In light of the leaked plan and related speculation, America’s Voice Education Fund adds the following: continue reading »

Puerto Rico to Pursue Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented and Expand Benefits to Immigrants

Puerto Rico to Pursue Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented and Expand Benefits to Immigrants

Newly elected Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced that he plans on offering legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants living on the island to obtain driver’s licenses. continue reading »