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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 »

Texas Border Patrol Rescue Undocumented Drowning Victim in Rio Grande

Texas Border Patrol Rescue Undocumented Drowning Victim in Rio Grande

On Thursday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station rescued an undocumented alien from the Rio Grande River. continue reading »

Free College Alternative for Undocumented Georgia Students Opens Its Door

Free College Alternative for Undocumented Georgia Students Opens Its Door

Freedom University, an initiative created by several professors from the University of Georgia to provide a free educational alternative to undocumented students, began a new class term this week. continue reading »

Removals Remain the Starkest Measure of Immigration Enforcement

Removals Remain the Starkest Measure of Immigration Enforcement

For more than a decade, the general thrust of U.S. immigration policy has been aimed at expanding the grounds of removal and the tools for facilitating deportations from the country. Not surprisingly, this has come at an enormous cost. Although the figure has been disputed by restrictionists, a report from the Migration Policy Institute continue reading »

NY Times: Obama Immigration Reform to Include Path to Citizenship

NY Times: Obama Immigration Reform to Include Path to Citizenship

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to present in the coming months an immigration reform package contained in a single law that will open up a pathway to citizenship for the majority of illegal immigrants, continue reading »

Immigration News:  4-Day Immigration Sting in Michigan Nets 97 Criminal Aliens

Immigration News:  4-Day Immigration Sting in Michigan Nets 97 Criminal Aliens

As part of ICE ongoing efforts to focus agency resources on the removal of criminal aliens and egregious immigration law violators, 97 convicted criminal aliens continue reading »

Canadian Charged For Scamming Aspiring Foreign Actors in Los Angeles

Canadian Charged For Scamming Aspiring Foreign Actors in Los Angeles

A Canadian national who operated a Los Angeles-area immigration consulting business that sought visas on behalf of aspiring foreign actors faces multiple criminal charges for allegedly cheating his clients out of thousands of dollars in an immigration scam. continue reading »

Obama Wants Comprehensive Immigration Law With Path to Citizenship

Obama Wants Comprehensive Immigration Law With Path to Citizenship

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to present in the coming months an immigration reform package contained in a single law that will open up a pathway to citizenship for the majority of illegal immigrants, The New York Times reported Sunday. continue reading »

ICE Arrests 97 Immigrants With Criminal Backgrounds in Michigan

ICE Arrests 97 Immigrants With Criminal Backgrounds in Michigan

As part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) ongoing efforts to focus agency resources on the removal of criminal aliens and egregious immigration law violators, 97 convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and other immigration violators were arrested during a four-day operation in West Michigan. continue reading »

ICE Strikes and Detains Mother of National Leader of the DREAM Act Movement

ICE Strikes and Detains Mother of National Leader of the DREAM Act Movement

Tonight, the mother and brother of one of the leaders of the national Dream Act movement, Erika Andiola, were arrested and taken away from their home. Erika's mother is the best example of how continue reading »

Illinois Legislature Votes to License all Drivers in the State

Illinois Legislature Votes to License all Drivers in the State

On Tuesday, the Illinois legislature passed a bill to allow state residents without legal status to obtain a three-year renewable driver’s license. The law will create tens if not hundreds of thousands of newly licensed drivers. continue reading »