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Watch Live Stream of President Obama’s Speech on Immigration Reform

Watch Live Stream of President Obama’s Speech on Immigration Reform

Later today, President Obama will speak on the need to fix the United States' broken immigration system. You can watch the President's speech below. It is scheduled to go live at 2:55 ET. continue reading »

US Immigration Proposal Divides Reform Advocates- Undocumented are Over 60% Hispanic

US Immigration Proposal Divides Reform Advocates- Undocumented are Over 60% Hispanic

A legislative proposal out of Washington may soon give hope to millions of illegal immigrants living in the United States, while at the same time sparking renewed fears of a system run amok and warnings that years of inaction have made the problem only more complex. continue reading »

NALEO Applauds Bipartisan Push in Senate for Immigration Reform

NALEO Applauds Bipartisan Push in Senate for Immigration Reform

Organization calls for legislation that will make the naturalization process more accessible to immigrants and fully integrate new Americans into the fabric of society - The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials continue reading »

Women Advocacy Organizations Urge for Humane Immigration Reform

Women Advocacy Organizations Urge for Humane Immigration Reform

Today, the National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights(NCIWR) and organizations concerned with women’s rights across the country released Statement of Principles on Women and Immigration Reform. continue reading »

Latino Commission on AIDS Praises Bipartisan Senate Working Group on Immigration Reform

Latino Commission on AIDS Praises Bipartisan Senate Working Group on Immigration Reform

Today, a bipartisan group of Senators released a comprehensive package to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, which includes a pathway to citizenship for the almost 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country. continue reading »

Menendez: 2013 Is The Year That Congress Will Pass Immigration Reform (VIDEO)

Menendez: 2013 Is The Year That Congress Will Pass Immigration Reform (VIDEO)

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today joined Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY), John McCain (R-AZ), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) at a press conference to unveil a basic set of principles that are designed to guide legislation on comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

Tell Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk: Support Real Immigration Reform, Including Citizenship

Tell Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk: Support Real Immigration Reform, Including Citizenship

Our current immigration laws are a disaster. Today, over 11 million immigrants live in the United States without the full protection of our legal system or a framework that would provide them with a path to participate in our democracy. The time is now for real immigration reform that keeps families together, protects immigrants from violence and discrimination, and provides immigrants who are living in America and contributing to our society a pathway to citizenship. continue reading »

Bipartisan Effort for Immigration Reform Announced with Path to Citizenship Included

Bipartisan Effort for Immigration Reform Announced with Path to Citizenship Included

A bipartisan group of Senators announced a framework to overhaul the country's immigration system, that includes a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented in the country. continue reading »

Illinois Path to Granting Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Took 15-Years

Illinois Path to Granting Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Took 15-Years

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law a measure that will allow driver's licenses to be issued to some 250,000 undomumented immigrants. continue reading »

Illinois Governor Quinn Signs Into Law Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented

Illinois Governor Quinn Signs Into Law Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented

Today at 2:30m CST Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into the law three-year driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Dream Action Coalition Denounces the Obama Admin for Defending Detainment of Andiola’s Mother

Dream Action Coalition Denounces the Obama Admin for Defending Detainment of Andiola’s Mother

The Dream Action Coalition denounces the Obama adminstration, and in particular, Secretary Napolitano for making statements in which she is defending the detainment of the mother of prominent immigration activist Erika Andiola. Napolitano told Phoenix NBC affiliate KPNX that Maria Arreola was a priority case because of a previous deportation and traffic ticket. This all cuts directly against the priorities outlines by the ICE.gov website. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez: On Immigration “The President is the Quarterback”

Rep. Gutierrez: On Immigration “The President is the Quarterback”

Immigrants need action now and immigration reform cannot wait. We have a unique opportunity to finally put our government on the side of hard-working immigrants. We all need to work together -- the President and Congress, Republicans and Democrats -- to get something done right away. continue reading »

NM Governor Susana Martinez Continues to Oppose Licenses for Undocumented

NM Governor Susana Martinez Continues to Oppose Licenses for Undocumented

Governor Susana Martinez has renewed her fight against a law that allows undocumented immigrants in New Mexico to receive driver’s licenses. continue reading »

DREAMer to Senator Marco Rubio:  Leaving LGBT Immigrants Out of  Immigration Reform Is Not an Option

DREAMer to Senator Marco Rubio:  Leaving LGBT Immigrants Out of Immigration Reform Is Not an Option

As the conversation for immigration reform continues to heat up, GetEQUAL released the following statement today in response to Senator Marco Rubio's recent attempts to offer an immigration framework that only offers relief to a very small percentage of immigrants: continue reading »

Over 1,000 Faith Leaders Urge for Immediate Action on Immigration Reform

Over 1,000 Faith Leaders Urge for Immediate Action on Immigration Reform

When members of the new Congress arrived on Capitol Hill yesterday (Jan. 22) they were greeted by calls from some 1,000 faith leaders, all asking the same question: “What are you doing to help enact immigration reform this year?” continue reading »