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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 »

HELP - 11-Year-Old American Kid Explains What ICE Has Done to His Dad

HELP - 11-Year-Old American Kid Explains What ICE Has Done to His Dad

Meet Edi's American born son, who has two American siblings. I really don't like watching him cry. You can't meet Edi, as immigration agents ripped him from his house as he was on his way out to take his kids to school. Obama recently changed policy to reconsider and lower priorities around undocumented immigrants who aren't breaking any laws, trying to find them a path to citizenship continue reading »

Why Immigrants Should Have Access to Legal Counsel

Why Immigrants Should Have Access to Legal Counsel

U. S. immigration laws are incredibly complex, yet they provide only minimal due process protections for even the most vulnerable noncitizens. In criminal courts, defendants who cannot afford an attorney are provided one for free, but in immigration court, noncitizens do not receive the same protections continue reading »

Sundance 2013: Gael Garcia Bernal’s Documentary Picked Up by Mundial

Sundance 2013: Gael Garcia Bernal’s Documentary Picked Up by Mundial

Who Is Dayani Cristal? a documentary made with actor Gael Garcia Bernal just showed at this year's Sundance Film Festival and it has already been picked up by Mundial. continue reading »

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Catch Aggravated Felon Previously Deported by US

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Catch Aggravated Felon Previously Deported by US

Swanton Sector Border Patrol agents stopped the smuggling attempt of an aggravated felon Wednesday. At approximately 1:30 a.m., agents from the Champlain Border Patrol station encountered a suspicious black SUV with four occupants traveling east on State Route 276 near Rouses Point, N.Y. When agents stopped the vehicle they discovered a male driver and three male passengers all claiming to be nationals of El Salvador. continue reading »

Two Young Mexicans Attempt to Enter U.S. on Foot with Fake Documentation

Two Young Mexicans Attempt to Enter U.S. on Foot with Fake Documentation

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted a woman and a man for alleged violations of immigration law. continue reading »

Immigrants Gather in DC to Call for End to Deportations

Immigrants Gather in DC to Call for End to Deportations

Thirteen immigrants including a number of farm workers, who had traveled 1,600 kilometers (995 miles) in a caravan from Florida, called Tuesday in the U.S. capital for President Barack Obama to stop deportations and for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

Hundreds March in Chicago Demanding End to Deportations

Hundreds March in Chicago Demanding End to Deportations

Hundreds of people braved Chicago's cold winter weather Monday to go into the streets to demand of Barack Obama, on the day of the president's second inauguration, that he immediately decree a moratorium on deportations. continue reading »