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June 2013 Archives

STUDY: Immigrants Boosting Economy, Created $3.7 Trillion in Housing Wealth

STUDY: Immigrants Boosting Economy, Created $3.7 Trillion in Housing Wealth

New research by Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) and Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE) finds that the 40 million immigrants in the United States have created $3.7 trillion in housing wealth, helping stabilize less desirable communities where home prices are declining or would otherwise have declined. continue reading »

GALLUP POLL: 87% of American Support Path to Citizenship for Undocumented

GALLUP POLL: 87% of American Support Path to Citizenship for Undocumented

A majority of Americans would vote for each of six different policy changes that Congress is considering as part of a comprehensive immigration reform bill. Support ranges from a high of 87% for a multifaceted pathway to citizenship that includes a long waiting period, taxes and a penalty, background checks, and learning English, to a low of 53% for a law that would vary the number of immigrants the U.S. lets into the country, depending on economic conditions. continue reading »

STUDY: Migrants Abused on Both Sides of U.S.-Mexico Border

STUDY: Migrants Abused on Both Sides of U.S.-Mexico Border

On Thursday, the ACLU of New Mexico Regional Center for Border Rights will join the Programa de Defensa e Incidencia Binacional (Bi-national Defense and Advocacy Program, PBID), a delegation of Mexican non-governmental organizations, as they travel to Washington, D.C., to present the results of a study that illustrates the abuses experienced by migrants at the hands of authorities in the United States and in Mexico. continue reading »

Top Photos From Steve King’s Anti-Amnesty Rally

Top Photos From Steve King’s Anti-Amnesty Rally

U.S. Representative of Iowa Steve King hosted an anti-amnesty rally on the east lawn of the Capitol building in Washington yesterday. An opponent of immigration reform, the Iowan representative has been very vocal during the continuing immigration debate. continue reading »

Tragic:  Border Patrol Rescue Honduran Mother & 8-Month Old Drowning During Illegal Border Crossing

Tragic:  Border Patrol Rescue Honduran Mother & 8-Month Old Drowning During Illegal Border Crossing

Here at HSN we try to put a face on the undocumented border crosser that is at the heart of much of the comprehensive immigration reform debate. Often that face is Central American, young and/or under age. continue reading »

Immigration Enforcement Put American Citizens In Immigrant Detention, Lawsuit Alleges

Immigration Enforcement Put American Citizens In Immigrant Detention, Lawsuit Alleges

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) improperly apprehended and detained an American citizen, Gerardo Gonzalez Jr., according to a class-action lawsuit filed on Wednesday by the ACLU of Southern California (ACLU/SC). continue reading »

PEW STUDY: News Media Using Term ‘Illegal Alien’ Less

PEW STUDY: News Media Using Term ‘Illegal Alien’ Less

Even with several major news organizations deciding to reduce or ban its use, the term “illegal immigrant” is still the phrase newspapers most often use to describe foreigners living in the United States without proper documentation. continue reading »

U.S. Assesses Success of Border Security in Arizona

U.S. Assesses Success of Border Security in Arizona

The Arizona border is one of the main immigration corridors and the place where the success of measures taken by the U.S. government to halt the flow of migrants and enhance security is assessed. continue reading »

House Will Not Vote on Immigration Without GOP Support, Says Boehner

House Will Not Vote on Immigration Without GOP Support, Says Boehner

House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he will not bring to a vote an immigration reform bill that does not have the support of a majority of his fellow Republican lawmakers. continue reading »

Head of Immigration - ICE - Resigns

Head of Immigration - ICE - Resigns

The director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, John Morton, said Monday that he will leave his post next month to work in the private sector after four years at the head of the agency. continue reading »

Broken Immigration System Is Leaving Thousands Of Children Fatherless

Broken Immigration System Is Leaving Thousands Of Children Fatherless

On Father’s Day, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) reminded Americans that the immigration bill making its way through Congress is paramount to millions of mixed-status families. “I want to say it’s Father’s Day. continue reading »

Immigration UnReform

Immigration UnReform

One of the funniest and saddest things I have observed in my carrier as a political commentator is the multi-ring circus currently performing in Washington DC in the halls of Congress. continue reading »

NELSON BALIDO:  Border Exit System a Worthy Goal, but Steep Challenges Exist

NELSON BALIDO:  Border Exit System a Worthy Goal, but Steep Challenges Exist

As the full U.S. Senate prepares to debate the byproduct of the Judiciary Committee’s bipartisan attempt to overhaul our country’s immigration system, one maxim should guide its work: do no harm. continue reading »

Puerto Rican House of Representatives Approves Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented

Puerto Rican House of Representatives Approves Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented

The Puerto Rico House of Representatives has approved granting driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants and the island's Senate is expected to follow suit. continue reading »

Senate Halts GOP Immigration Amendment

Senate Halts GOP Immigration Amendment

The U.S. Senate on Thursday rejected a Republican amendment demanding "effective control" of the southern border before allowing the immigration status of the undocumented population to be legalized. continue reading »