Farms Now Take Center Stage in Immigration Fight

Miami, FL- The White House isn’t giving up the fight to pass immigration reform and released a new report which shows the reform would help stabilize rural communities by providing a steady workforce for the agricultural industry. A White…

House Drafts Border Security Plan; A Sign Immigration Reform is Not Dead

Washington, D.C. - Little movement has been made with immigration reform since the Senate passed their bill. Instead, members of the House and Senate have been engaged in a back and forth debate over why reform is important with moneyed groups…

Pennsylvania City’s Immigration Law Blocked by Appeals Court

Hazelton, PA- A small town in northern Pennsylvania has lost yet another court battle that pits state rights against federal rights when it comes to cracking down on illegal immigrants after an Appeals Court ruled against Hazelton. The U.S.…

DHS Will Retroactively review Immigration Petitions for Gay Couples

Washington, D.C.- If you are a same-sex immigrant and had your green-card petition denied,  you have the chance to reapply. The Obama administration has announced they will begin a systematic review of green card petitions that were denied…

White House Press Secretary Carney Calls Boehner’s Immigration Comments “Laughable”

Washington, D.C. -The Senate has already passed an immigration reform bill which they diligently worked on for months. Now that bill has been stalled because the House doesn’t like it so has begun to work on a set of smaller bills. The House…

Republicans Rebuke Rep. Steve King for Outrageous Remarks about Immigrants

Washington, D.C. - As a Tea Party favorite, Rep. Steve King says some pretty outrageous things and his fellow Republicans usually let some of those comments slide, but King is now being rebuked by his fellow conservatives and Democrats alike…

Immigration Advocates Criticize GOP KIDS Act

Washington, D.C. -House Republicans have vowed to take on immigration reform in a series of smaller bills and that includes addressing the plight of millions of young immigrants who languish in undocumented status after they were brought here…

Immigration Reform Advocates Ramp up Efforts as Bill Loses Momentum

Louisville, KY- The immigration reform bill, recently passed by Congress, has lost some of its momentum after it ran into a brick wall with the House, but advocates for comprehensive reform are ramping up their lobbying efforts and intensifying…

Federal Immigration Judges Seek Freedom from DOJ

New York, NY- A union representing federal immigration judges thinks they could do their job better if they were free of the Department of Justice, and are actively lobbying Congress to give them their independence. The National Association…

Opposing Voices Come Out in Favor of Immigration Reform

Chicago, IL- The hope that immigration reform would actually become a reality was dashed last week when House Speaker John Boehner said the Senate bill was dead on arrival. The stubbornness of House Republicans on this issue is frustrating strong…

Janet Napolitano’s Immigration Record Spotlighted as She Resigns from DHS Post

Los Angeles, CA- Today, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced she would be resigning from the post she held for four  and a half years to run the University of California. For some, especially those in favor…

House Refuses Senate Immigration Bill, Plans Smaller Reform Bills

Washington, D.C. - There was some hope however miniscule that House Republicans might actually allow the Senate’s sweeping immigration reform bill to hit their floor for a vote, but those hopes have been dashed. After long Wednesday meeting,…

Senate Reform Bill Cuts Illegal Immigration 50 Percent CBO Says

Washington, D.C. – A new report from Congressional Budget Office estimates that Senate’s immigration reform bill would reduce illegal immigration, but Speaker Boehner insists the bill won’t reach the House floor. The report by the CBO…

Conservatives Emerge in Support of Immigration Reform

Los Angeles, CA- The comprehensive immigration reform bill crafted and passed by the Senate is getting fresh Conservative support that may help the bill actually reach the floor in the House when they reconvene next Monday. Support for the bill…