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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 »

Undocumented Immigrant Sues After Being Denied Driver’s License in North Carolina

Undocumented Immigrant Sues After Being Denied Driver’s License in North Carolina

An undocumented immigrant in North Carolina has sued the state's Department of Motor Vehicles for denying him a driver's license despite having the required documents and passing all the tests. continue reading »

Statement on Immigration ReformChristian Churches Together in the U.S.A.

Statement on Immigration ReformChristian Churches Together in the U.S.A.

Christian Churches Together in the U.S.A., representing the breadth of Christian churches and denominations in the U.S., gathered in Austin, Texas, for its annual meeting to focus on the challenge of immigration reform. We heard from “dreamers,” a variety of immigrants and experts on immigration issues continue reading »

More Americans Supporting Obama and Immigration Reform

More Americans Supporting Obama and Immigration Reform

A growing number of Americans support President Barack Obama's stance on illegal immigration, and there is better support than in the past for the idea of offering citizenship to immigrants who meet certain requirements and for increasing border monitoring, according to a national survey released Wednesday. continue reading »

High Skilled Immigration Reform & Stem Pipeline Fund Pick up Steam as Coalition Adds 13 Members

High Skilled Immigration Reform & Stem Pipeline Fund Pick up Steam as Coalition Adds 13 Members

The inSPIRE STEM USA Coalition announced the addition of 13 new members to the group on Wednesday, a sign of the growing support for the bi-partisan plan to reform high-skilled immigration and create a national fund to improve the STEM education pipeline. continue reading »

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 »