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New Report Shows That Border Benchmarks Already Have Been Met

New Report Shows That Border Benchmarks Already Have Been Met

As the components of what should be included in an immigration reform bill take shape, border security, along with enforcement, is proving to be a key part of the framework. Eight senators released a bipartisan proposal earlier this week that included a path to citizenship for the 11 million unauthorized immigrants currently living in the United States. continue reading »

Erik Alan Garza Extradited from Mexico for Smuggling Defense Articles

Erik Alan Garza Extradited from Mexico for Smuggling Defense Articles

An Eagle Pass, Texas, man appeared Monday in San Antonio federal court following his extradition from Mexico Friday on federal charges of smuggling prohibited defense articles. continue reading »

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Urges House of Rep to Move on Immigration Reform

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Urges House of Rep to Move on Immigration Reform

Julian Castro, the popular Democratic mayor of San Antonio, Texas, on Tuesday urged the House of Representatives to approve comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

President Seeks Support from Unions on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

President Seeks Support from Unions on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama asked Tuesday for support from unions and activists to pressure Congress into approving comprehensive immigration reform this year. continue reading »

PEW RESEARCH: The Path Not Taken: Two-thirds of Legal Mexican Immigrants are Not U.S. Citizens

PEW RESEARCH: The Path Not Taken: Two-thirds of Legal Mexican Immigrants are Not U.S. Citizens

Nearly two-thirds of the 5.4 million legal immigrants from Mexico are not citizens of the United States, even though they are eligible to naturalize. Their rate of naturalization----36%----is only half that of legal immigrants from all other countries combined, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. continue reading »

GOP Tone Important in First House Judiciary Hearing of the 113th Congress

GOP Tone Important in First House Judiciary Hearing of the 113th Congress

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) participated in his first hearing since rejoining the House Judiciary Committee and the topic was right up his alley: America's Immigration System: Opportunities for Legal Immigration and Enforcement of Laws against Illegal Immigration. Gutierrez said the fact that the first hearing of the full Judiciary Committee was on immigration was a sign that the Republicans are changing their tune on the issue continue reading »

Proposed Immigration Plan Calls for More Drones at Border

Proposed Immigration Plan Calls for More Drones at Border

U.S. military and CIA drones have flown through foreign skies to inflict remote-controlled attacks on terrorist targets, but, as part of a plan for immigration reform, their increased use to ensure border security at home has set off a heated controversy. continue reading »

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 »