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June 2013 Archives

Republican House Members: We’ll Support Immigration Reform but No Path to Citizenship

Republican House Members: We’ll Support Immigration Reform but No Path to Citizenship

Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives have indicated they may support immigration reform but not one that supports a path to citizenship. All eyes are on the Republican-controlled House now that the Senate passed its own version of comprehensive immigration reform legislation with a 68-32 vote. continue reading »

Roybal-Allard Bill Would Help Families Stay Together

Roybal-Allard Bill Would Help Families Stay Together

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) introduced the Help Separated Families Act, legislation to improve the likelihood that children taken into state custody following immigration enforcement actions against their parents can ultimately reunify with their parents. continue reading »

Court Rules Nebraska Town Can Deny Housing to Undocumented

Court Rules Nebraska Town Can Deny Housing to Undocumented

A federal appellate panel on Friday overturned a district court ruling that had blocked parts of a Fremont, Nebraska, municipal ordinance aimed at limiting the presence of undocumented immigrants in the town. continue reading »

Mexico Hails Progress of Immigration Reform in Senate

Mexico Hails Progress of Immigration Reform in Senate

The Mexican government hailed Friday "the important progress" signified by the U.S. Senate's passing of the immigration reform bill and repeated the need for "a shared vision" on the subject. continue reading »

Immigration Reform Will Ensure Immigrants Grow Old with Dignity

Immigration Reform Will Ensure Immigrants Grow Old with Dignity

The historic immigration reform bill that is moving toward a final vote in the U.S. Congress will ensure that undocumented elderly Hispanics have "a dignified old age," Dr. Yanira Cruz, the president of the National Hispanic Council on Aging, or NHCOA, said Thursday. continue reading »

CHECK OUT:  Illegal Immigrant Camp Found in Texas  (VIDEO)

CHECK OUT:  Illegal Immigrant Camp Found in Texas (VIDEO)

Border Patrol agents raided an illegal immigrant camp in Texas that is believed to have been used by over 100 undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Senate Passes Historic, Sweeping Immigration Bill, Faces Uncertain Future in House

JUST IN:  Senate Passes Historic, Sweeping Immigration Bill, Faces Uncertain Future in House

The U.S. Senate has just approved on a vote of 68-32 a historic, comprehensive immigration bill that will increase border security to unprecedented levels and create a path to citizenship for some 11 million undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Retailing Giant Macy’s Found to be Discriminating Against Immigrant Employees

Retailing Giant Macy’s Found to be Discriminating Against Immigrant Employees

The Justice Department announced it has reached a settlement agreement with retailing giant Macy’s over charges it discriminated against its immigrant employees. continue reading »

Undocumented Polish Immigrant in U.S. for 30-Yrs Deported While in a Coma

Undocumented Polish Immigrant in U.S. for 30-Yrs Deported While in a Coma

An undocumented, 69-year-old, Polish immigrant was deported while in a coma and after having lived in the U.S. for over 30 years. continue reading »

Celebrities Promote Immigration Reform with “Fedoras For Fairness” Campaign

Celebrities Promote Immigration Reform with “Fedoras For Fairness” Campaign

We Belong Together has initiated a fun campaign, "Fedoras For Fairness," hoping to raise awareness for immigration reform that treats women and LGBT families fairly. According to We Belong Together, the campaign uses the fedora as a metaphor for the many different hats that women wear "to create a brighter future for all." continue reading »

“Border Surge” Amendment Approved in 69-29 Vote in Senate

“Border Surge” Amendment Approved in 69-29 Vote in Senate

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday, by an overwhelming majority, approved an amendment to increase vigilance along the border with Mexico, a decisive step toward a final vote on immigration reform. continue reading »

Where Can Undocumented Immigrants Drive “Legally”?

Where Can Undocumented Immigrants Drive “Legally”?

Across the country from California to Vermont, lawmakers are changing legislation in regards to driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. In the past year many states have passed new bills and laws allowing the undocumented the right to drive legally. continue reading »

Mexican Amusement Park Offers “Fake” Crossing the Border Illegally Attraction

Mexican Amusement Park Offers “Fake” Crossing the Border Illegally Attraction

One of the more popular attraction at the Parque EcoAlberto in Hidalgo, Mexico does not involve spinning rides or loop-de-loops – it involves a faux illegal border crossing from Mexico to the U.S. continue reading »

Walls Are Not the Solution to Immigration, Says Mexico

Walls Are Not the Solution to Immigration, Says Mexico

"Walls won't stop migration," the Mexican government said Tuesday with reference to a Republican amendment to comprehensive immigration reform that calls for stronger border security. continue reading »

POLL:  Americans Have Mixed Feelings on Proposed Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation

POLL:  Americans Have Mixed Feelings on Proposed Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation

A new poll by USA Today/Pew Research shows Americans are conflicted about the proposed comprehensive immigration reform legislation that is being voted on by the Senate today. continue reading »