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Immigration: Issue to Watch

Immigration: Issue to Watch

Long-bottled-up bills that address state policies on whether to offer in-state tuition to undocumented students could become law this year, because of changes in party control of legislative chambers and changes in federal policy. continue reading »

Administration Confirms DACA Recipients Are “Lawfully Present”

Administration Confirms DACA Recipients Are “Lawfully Present”

In an updated guidance released this afternoon by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Obama Administration confirmed that recipients of deferred action are authorized to be in the United States and therefore considered to be “lawfully present” continue reading »

President Obama Inauguration Speech:  U.S. Must Find Way to Welcome Immigrants

President Obama Inauguration Speech:  U.S. Must Find Way to Welcome Immigrants

President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States must find a way to welcome immigrants. continue reading »

Immigrant Advocates Hold Inauguration Day March to Stop Deportations

Immigrant Advocates Hold Inauguration Day March to Stop Deportations

On January 21st, Inauguration day and Martin Luther King Day, families of those recently targeted in immigration raids are calling for a March and rally for a moratorium on deportations in Chicago. continue reading »

Republican Bill Pushes For Restricted Birthright Citizenship to Undocumented Parents

Republican Bill Pushes For Restricted Birthright Citizenship to Undocumented Parents

Conservative groups in the United States have launched an online drive to win support for a bill that would deny citizenship to children born on U.S. soil to undocumented parents. continue reading »

Congressman Luis Gutierrez to Speak on Immigration at Inauguration Event

Congressman Luis Gutierrez to Speak on Immigration at Inauguration Event

Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez will speak at an event on Saturday, January 19 at the Organization of American States in Washington as part of the Latino Inaugural 2013 activities. The Congressman will deliver an address about the prospects for immigration reform in 2013 continue reading »

Federal Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of U.S. Latino Citizen Arrested on False Immigration Charges

Federal Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of U.S. Latino Citizen Arrested on False Immigration Charges

ACLU has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Angelica Davila, a U.S. citizen who was born in Mexico and legally immigrated to this country at the age of 2 with her parents. continue reading »

Immigrants Add Billions to the Arkansas Economy

Immigrants Add Billions to the Arkansas Economy

A perennial question in the immigration debate is whether or not immigrants contribute more to the economy than they cost. That is, do they add more economically as workers, taxpayers, consumers, and entrepreneurs than they “consume” in public education, public healthcare, and public benefits? continue reading »

Immigration News:  Brazilian Couple Plead Guilty to Human Smuggling

Immigration News:  Brazilian Couple Plead Guilty to Human Smuggling

Two Brazilian nationals pleaded guilty yesterday in Miami to smuggling undocumented migrants to the United States for profit. continue reading »

In-State Tuition Legislation for Undocumented Students Gets Its 7th Try in Colorado

In-State Tuition Legislation for Undocumented Students Gets Its 7th Try in Colorado

Advocates for in-state tuition for undocumented students in Colorado are hoping that the seventh time is the charm. If the measure is successful, Colorado would join California, Maryland and Texas that provide some form of in-state tuition support for undocumented students. continue reading »

All Signs Point in the Same Direction: Immigration Reform in 2013

All Signs Point in the Same Direction: Immigration Reform in 2013

New developments in the immigration debate offer fresh evidence that immigration reform that creates a roadmap to citizenship for 11 million immigrants is going to be a top priority in 2013. Among the key developments: continue reading »

Monarch Butterfly Used as Symbol for Immigration in Chicago Art Exhibit

Monarch Butterfly Used as Symbol for Immigration in Chicago Art Exhibit

"Viajeras" (Travelers), an art exhibit that will open here this week, tries to make a connection between the long southbound migrations of Monarch butterflies to their winter home in Mexico and the Mexican immigrants w continue reading »

Border Patrol Rescue Volunteers in Arizona Mountains

Border Patrol Rescue Volunteers in Arizona Mountains

U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued two women belonging to a group of volunteers who carry water for undocumented immigrants who run into trouble in the desert along Arizona's border with Mexico, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Illinois Bishops Welcome Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented in State

Illinois Bishops Welcome Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented in State

The Catholic Conference of Illinois has welcomed the legislative passage of a measure permitting immigrants who are not present in the United States legally to apply for temporary driver’s licenses. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez Hires “Deferred Action” Recipient for Chicago Office

Rep. Gutierrez Hires “Deferred Action” Recipient for Chicago Office

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) announced the hiring of José M. Quintero as an employee in his District Office on North Avenue in Chicago. Quintero was the first young immigrant in Illinois to receive work authorization via Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the deportation-relief offered by President Obama to immigrants eligible for the DREAM Act continue reading »