Majority of Americans Convinced Immigration Reform Will Fail

Los Angeles, CA- Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are gearing up for long summer of intense debate over the budget and immigration reform and many of them remain optimistic that the law they worked so hard on is going to pass through both chambers.…

Diversity Visa on Chopping Block in Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C. - The Diversity Visa Lottery is a stepping stone for tens of thousands of people around the world to legally enter the U.S. Not all immigrants hoping to come to America have highly sought after skills or family members who are…

After Being Accused of Racial Profiling, Arizona Sherriff Joe Arpaio Plans Appeal, Suspends Immigration Sweeps

Phoenix, AZ- Latinos living in Maricopa County Sherriff Joe Arpaio’s district have long accused him of being racist, targeting them specifically in his crackdown on illegal immigrants. And a federal court, following months of litigation has…

Immigration Bill Passes Senate Committee with Bipartisan Support

Austin, TX – With a 13-5 vote, the immigration overhaul bill that was being negotiated, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee and will move on to the Senate floor for a full vote next month. This is a triumph for the legislation and the biggest…

Union Representing DHS Employees Opposes Senate Immigration Reform Bill

Washington, D.C. - A union representing 12,000 immigration enforcement employees has expressed their disapproval of the reform bill currently being marked-up in Congress, making them the second large union to openly criticize the legislation. The…

House Immigration Group Could Be Unraveling

Washington, D.C. - The Senate immigration bill gets a lot of attention, so many people may not be aware that the House also has a bipartisan group of lawmakers working on an immigration reform bill. The House group however is having issues and…

Report Shows Some Border Security Programs Are Ineffectual

Los Angeles, CA- Findings from a new report show that certain border control programs are largely ineffectual and that agents only apprehend 40 to 50 percent of illegal crossers, despite the billions of dollars invested in increasing security…

Senate Rejects Biometric System in Immigration Reform Debate, Approves Other Amendments

Washington, D.C. – Earlier this week, the tech world was up in arms over a possible amendment in the immigration reform bill that would track the comings and goings of visa holders through a large database of biometric data which would include…

Controversy Surrounds Heritage Foundation’s Immigration Study

Washington, D.C. - Last week, after the Heritage Foundation released an immigration study that put the cost of reform just above 6 trillion, critics were quick to pounce, calling the study biased and inaccurate. The Conservative think tank,…

Three Hundred Amendments Snarl Immigration Reform Negotiations

Washington, D.C. - The bipartisan immigration reform bill is currently being marked up as lawmakers debate the roughly 300 amendments added to the bill in this week alone. This process of reviews and rewrites could snarl negotiations for weeks. ABC…

Louisiana Appeals Court Strikes Down Divisive Immigration Law

Baton Rouge, LA- While the nation is focused on the daily debates of immigration reform, the issue is also being debated on the state level. Recently there has been a push by states to make it easier for undocumented immigrants to drive, but…

Conservative Heritage Foundation Pegs Cost of Immigration Reform at $6.3 Trillion

Washington, D.C.-The Immigration reform is facing yet another challenge, as Conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation revealed that the bill could cost $6.3 trillion, but some are questioning the legitimacy of the report. The study, which…

Judiciary Committee to Add LBGT Rights to Immigration Reform Bill

Washington, D.C.-Right now, American citizens and lawmakers are mulling over a number of issues that will have dramatic effects on our culture and laws. Two of these great debates are about to intersect as the Senate Judiciary Committee plans…

House Probably Won’t Pass Immigration Reform Sen. Rubio Says

Washington, D.C. - The sweeping immigration bill going through heavy scrutiny in Washington D.C. probably won’t pass the House, Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday. During an appearance on Conservative radio, Sen. Rubio, a junior Senator from Florida…