Three Republicans Sign onto House Immigration Reform Bill

Washington, D.C.- Immigration reform has been slowly slogging along, but there is some sign that it is slowly regaining some momentum as more two more Republicans have signed onto the comprehensive bill, though it is still far short of number…

Alabama Drops Contentious Provisions from Immigration Law

Birmingham, AL- The state of Alabama has agreed to drop provisions in their immigration law which were considered to be among the toughest in the country and put an end to their legal battles after a the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear their…

Conservative Groups and Business Leaders Begin Lobbying for Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C. - Immigration reform is the next looming battle in D.C. and now prominent Conservatives, business leaders, reform advocates and the President are pressuring the House to act as lobbyists converge on the Capitol this week. Republicans…

Immigration Reform Makes Progress While Rubio Turns His Back on Comprehensive Legislation

Washington, D.C. - Immigration reform has been at a standstill in the House for months but there is a small sign that the legislation is making progress even though Sen. Marco Rubio has turned his back on the legislation he helped craft. Representative…

Republican Compromise Darrell Issa to Unveil Bill Which Will Give Temporary Legal Status to Immigrants

Washington D.C. - Most of us know Rep. Darrell Issa (R.-CA) for his continuing feud with Attorney General Eric Holder. He’s the man responsible for making so much noise about Fast and Furious and Benghazi. But it seems that even he is learning…

Some Republican Lawmakers Shift Focus to Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C.- While some Republicans in the House have gone back to their districts or are making media rounds to do some damage control after the pitifully disastrous government shutdown, others have shifted their focus to immigration reform. Naysayers…

Rubio Says Immigration Reform Improbable, Blames President

Washington, D.C.-Advocates are still pushing for immigration reform, but Republican lawmakers say the budget showdown has sullied the prospects of passing immigration reform. And Senator Marco Rubio places the blame directly on the President. After…

President and Democrats Ready for the Next Big Battle; Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C.-Now that Republicans have been handed their defeat over the debt-ceiling debacle; the President and Democrats are ready for more battles that will be a tough sell in the hard-right House. In a speech that served as the President’s…

Can Lawmakers Now Focus on Immigration Reform?

Miami, FL- It appears as though lawmakers in the House and Senate have decided to quit acting like five-year olds and will allow the disastrous government shutdown to finally come to an end, immigration activist are wondering if lawmakers can…

New Jersey Progresses on Immigration, Gov. Chris Christie Expresses Need for In-State Tuition for Undocumented Youth

Newark, NJ- In a departure from the prevailing hard-right direction of his national party, New Jersey’s Republican Governor Chris Christie expressed his support for in-state tuition for undocumented youth at Latino Gala. Gov. Christie was…

Protestors Chain Themselves to Buses, Closing Down Immigration Courts in Tucson

Tucson, AZ- Protestors in Tucson angered over the high level of deportations under the Obama administration took matters in their own hands last week and vowed to halt deportations, at least for one day. On an average day, 1,000 undocumented…

Bipartisan Group Discourages White House from Expanding Deferred Deportation

Washington, D.C. - Growing increasingly worried that lawmakers in the House will fail to act on immigration reform, pro-immigration groups have encouraged the President to use his executive privileges and expand deportation deferral programs.…

Democratic Lawmakers Engage in Civil Disobedience at Immigration Protest

Washington, D.C. - An immigration rally on the National Mall culminated with the arrests of eight Democratic House members and 200 protesters Tuesday after they stood in the streets and blocked passage on roads around Congress. The rally was…

Judge Requires Monitoring of Arizona Sherriff Joe Arpaio's Enforcement of Immigration Laws

Maricopa County, AZ- Maricopa County Sherriff Joe Arpaio and his officers will have to prove they are enforcing Arizona’s immigration law fairly without racially profiling immigrants, especially Latinos. Last week, a U.S. District Court Judge…

Immigration Activists Continue Pressuring Lawmakers for Reform

Washington, D.C.- The government may be shut down, but immigration activists aren’t allowing that to stop them from continuing to pressure lawmakers into passing reform. Over the weekend thousands of activists gathered across the country to…

Non-Violent Offenders Make Up Majority of Immigration Detainees

Washington D.C. - Last December, President Obama announced that ICE detainers would focus primarily on immigrants who are violent criminal offenders. But a recent report shows that the majority of immigrants in detention centers are there for…