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National Immigrant Justice Center Slams Deportation Quotas

National Immigrant Justice Center Slams Deportation Quotas

Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center rejected Friday practices attributed to immigration authorities to increase the number of deportees. continue reading »

Bill to Cut Tuition for Undocumented Students Advances in Colorado

Bill to Cut Tuition for Undocumented Students Advances in Colorado

A Colorado Senate committee passed Friday a bill to allow qualified undocumented college students to pay in-state tuition at public universities. With a 4-3 vote, the Appropriations Com continue reading »

Ex-Peruvian Police Officer Deported, Wanted for Weapons Trafficking

Ex-Peruvian Police Officer Deported, Wanted for Weapons Trafficking

A former Peruvian police officer wanted in his native country for weapons trafficking was handed over to authorities in Lima late Wednesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) following his capture in Stockton, Calif. continue reading »

North Carolina to Grant Driving Privileges to Deferred Action Immigrants

North Carolina to Grant Driving Privileges to Deferred Action Immigrants

Immigrants accepted into the immigration program “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” in the state of North Carolina will be granted driving privileges. The state is now in compliance with its State Attorney that opined that young undocumented immigrants were eligible to drive. continue reading »

Catholic Churches Urging Followers to Contact Members of Congress on Immigration Reform

Catholic Churches Urging Followers to Contact Members of Congress on Immigration Reform

Catholic Church through its Conference of Bishops are urging their followers to contact their Congressmen, Senator to support comprehensive immigration reform and focus on needs of the poor. continue reading »

Jon Stewart: Marco Rubio, GOP Are Pandering to Hispanics (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart: Marco Rubio, GOP Are Pandering to Hispanics (VIDEO)

Though Jon Stewart did joke about Senator Marco Rubio’s water moment he also pointed out the GOP’s pandering to Hispanics following the realization that presidential elections cannot be won withou continue reading »

Rethinking Border Security

Rethinking Border Security

On Tuesday, the Immigration Policy Center hosted a briefing on rethinking border security. The Senate immigration proposal from the “Gang of 8”conditions legalization on meeting a series of border benchmarks. And while the President’s outline does continue reading »

Activists Urge Rubio to Support Path to Citizenship for Undocumented

Activists Urge Rubio to Support Path to Citizenship for Undocumented

Cuban-American Sen. Marco Rubio needs to endorse a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants when he offers the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, activists said Tuesday. continue reading »

Five Reasons Why the U.S. Economy Needs Immigrants

Five Reasons Why the U.S. Economy Needs Immigrants

Last night’s State of the Union, as well as the rebuttal, spoke to a bilateral desire to achieve immigration reform. As legislation moves forward, facts and figures continue to be presented about immigrants and their contributions to the U.S. economy. continue reading »

Immigrant Women Advocates Disappointed Additional U-Visas Will Not be Issued

Immigrant Women Advocates Disappointed Additional U-Visas Will Not be Issued

The National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) commends the Senate’s passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), but expresses concern over the exclusion of critical provisions for immigrant survivors of domestic and sexual violence. continue reading »

Immigrant Stopped by NC Sheriff Under Investigation for Racial Profiling Will Not Be Deported

Immigrant Stopped by NC Sheriff Under Investigation for Racial Profiling Will Not Be Deported

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement suspended Tuesday the deportation of an undocumented immigrant who came to ICE's attention after a traffic stop by a North Carolina sheriff's department that is under investigation for racial profiling. continue reading »

Immigration Task Force Led by Condoleezza Rice, Henry Cisneros and Gov Haley Barbour &  Ed Rendell

Immigration Task Force Led by Condoleezza Rice, Henry Cisneros and Gov Haley Barbour &  Ed Rendell

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is creating a high-level bipartisan task force on immigration - co-chaired by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros, and former Governors Haley Barbour and Ed Rendell - to develop a politically viable package of policy recommendations and work with Congress to help pass immigration reform. continue reading »

27-Year-Old Undocumented Mexican Father of Two Guest at State of the Union

27-Year-Old Undocumented Mexican Father of Two Guest at State of the Union

An undocumented Mexican immigrant who faces deportation will be in the gallery Tuesday night when U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. continue reading »

Smartphone App Lets Immigration Stopped on Immigration Violations Know their Rights

Smartphone App Lets Immigration Stopped on Immigration Violations Know their Rights

The unpleasantness of being detained by immigration agents inspired Deyvid Morales to create a Spanish-language app for cell phones and tablets with crucial information for other undocumented immigrants who find themselves in custody. continue reading »

Mexican Left Calls on Obama to Stop Deportations

Mexican Left Calls on Obama to Stop Deportations

Mexico's left-wing Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, called on U.S. President Barack Obama's administration to halt raids and deportations while an immigration overhaul plan that would provide a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented migrants "is debated and approved." continue reading »