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June 2014 Archives

Obama Vows to Issue Executive Orders on Immigration

Obama Vows to Issue Executive Orders on Immigration

President Barack Obama announced Monday that he will use executive orders to reform the U.S. immigration system as Republicans in Congress refuse to take up the issue. continue reading »

President Seeks $2 Billion in New Funding for Influx of Immigrant Children

President Seeks $2 Billion in New Funding for Influx of Immigrant Children

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for $2 billion in new funding to deal with the influx of Central American children who are crossing this country's southern border alone, at the same time that he is seeking more authority for his administration to speed up the deportation of those minors, a White House official told Efe Sunday. continue reading »

New York Assemblywoman Lied to Obtain U.S. Citizenship

New York Assemblywoman Lied to Obtain U.S. Citizenship

Dominican-born New York State Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa pled guilty to committing fraud by arranging marriage to obtain U.S. citizenship and of making a false statement to a bankruptcy court, judicial sources said. continue reading »

Study: Threats, Violence Force Most Central American Children to Flee

Study: Threats, Violence Force Most Central American Children to Flee

Most of the unaccompanied Central American minors who illegally enter the United States across the southern border are fleeing violence in their homelands, a U.S. researcher says. continue reading »

U.S., Mexico, Central America Cooperate to Walt wave of Immigrant Children

U.S., Mexico, Central America Cooperate to Walt wave of Immigrant Children

The governments of the United States, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have begun a coordinated effort to halt the humanitarian crisis caused by massive arrivals of unaccompanied Central American minors at the southern U.S. border. continue reading »

Obama, Mexican President Discuss Influx of Child Migrants

Obama, Mexican President Discuss Influx of Child Migrants

President Barack Obama telephoned Mexico's Enrique Peña Nieto to review possible responses to the surge in unaccompanied minors illegally entering the United States across the southern border, the White House said. continue reading »

Proposed Legislation Would Grant New York’s Immigrants State “Citizenship”

Proposed Legislation Would Grant New York’s Immigrants State “Citizenship”

A group led by New York state Sen. Gustavo Rivera launched Monday a campaign that proposes awarding state "citizenship" to the estimated 2.7 million immigrants who live in the Empire State, regardless of their immigration status. continue reading »

Miami Homeless Shelters Increase Capacity to Receive Undocumented Children

Miami Homeless Shelters Increase Capacity to Receive Undocumented Children

Miami's shelters for immigrant children have increased the number of beds they have available in order to accomodate the massive influx of unaccompanied minors, mostly from Central America, who in recent months have poured into the U.S. illegally across the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. continue reading »

Head of Homeland Security Visits Immigrant Detention Center in Illinois

Head of Homeland Security Visits Immigrant Detention Center in Illinois

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Democratic members of Congress from Illinois visited Friday the Broadview Immigration Detention Center in suburban Chicago. continue reading »

Deportations are Ideologically Motivated, Activist Says

Deportations are Ideologically Motivated, Activist Says

Her more than two decades of labor activism on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border led Martha Ojeda to rate deportations as the top political protest topic for the Latino community. continue reading »

U.S. Veterans Call for Immigration Reform

U.S. Veterans Call for Immigration Reform

Veterans gathered in Washington on Thursday to call for immigration reform that acknowledges the efforts of their immigrant comrades as well as the diversity and richness they contributed to the ranks of the U.S. Armed Forces, and they also asked for equal treatment for their families. continue reading »

Washington Urges Central Americans Not to Send Children to U.S.

Washington Urges Central Americans Not to Send Children to U.S.

The U.S. government on Thursday urged Central American parents not to send their children to the United States alone or via people trafficking networks. continue reading »

Arizona Activists Hail Removal of Border Patrol Watchdog

Arizona Activists Hail Removal of Border Patrol Watchdog

Activists and the families of people slain by U.S. Border Patrol agents described on Tuesday as a step forward the removal of the internal affairs director of Customs and Border Protection. continue reading »

POLL:  Overwhelming Majority of U.S. Voters Favor Citizenship for Undocumented

POLL:  Overwhelming Majority of U.S. Voters Favor Citizenship for Undocumented

Sixty-two percent of U.S. registered voters favor citizenship for the undocumented as a part of immigration reform, a survey published Tuesday said. continue reading »

U.S. Authorities Seek Appropriate Shelters for Wave of Undocuented Minors

U.S. Authorities Seek Appropriate Shelters for Wave of Undocuented Minors

The U.S. government on Tuesday intensified the search for shelters to house the thousands of undocumented minors who have arrived in the southern part of the country from Central America and began vaccinating them to prevent outbreaks of assorted diseases. continue reading »