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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 »

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 »