Business and Labor Build Coalition to Push Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C. - Labor and business owners, though mutually dependent, generally have a contentious relationship, but those barriers are dissolving and they are building a coalition over their desire to push for immigration reform. It was…

House Mulls Alternatives to “Extreme” Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C. - The immigration debate in the House has started and it appears that things will get heated before they can reach come to an agreement. House Republicans called the “pathway to citizenship” the president and Democrats are…

DHS Secretary Napolitano Dispatched to Border to Highlight Security

El Paso, TX- Now that President Obama has introduced his immigration reform proposals he has dispatched Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to the southern border to highlight security. The president’s immigration reform…

President Obama Says “Now’s the Time” for Immigration Reform

Las Vegas, NV- Since the election voters and immigrants have eagerly been awaiting to hear President Obama’s plan for immigration reform. And today in Las Vegas, Nevada he laid out how he believes immigration reform should take shape putting…

Republican and Democratic Lawmakers Brace for Immigration Reform Debate

Washington, D.C.-Late last week, President Obama promised an important immigration reform announcement coming this Tuesday when he travels to Las Vegas, Nevada. Leaders in both parties have plans to announce their own ideas of how immigration…

With Widespread Support, Immigration Reform is not an ‘IF,’ Instead it’s Just a Matter of Time

New York, NY- For the many illegal immigrants and civil rights groups the time is ripe for immigration reform. And President Obama, in his inaugural address, once again emphasized the need for reform. “Our journey is not complete until we…

California DMV Study Bolsters Support for Illegal Immigrant Driver’s Licenses

Los Angeles, CA- California is a notoriously liberal state and has one of the highest numbers of illegal immigrants currently living in the state. Local lawmakers have repeatedly passed pro-immigrant laws and most recently proposed legislation…

Travel from Cuba Gets Easier as Migration Laws Drastically Change

Miami, FL- After decades-long restrictions on travel, Cuban President Raul Castro announced that beginning Monday; Cuban citizens would be able to travel abroad with more freedom. Since the 1959 revolution, then leader Fidel Castro tried to…

New Family Visa Waiver Helps Families Stay Together, But Is Met With Praise and Criticism

Miami, FL- A new visa waiver rule, which spares immigrant families from long separations, was announced by the Department of Homeland Security last week. And while it has been met with praise from pro-immigration groups, proponents of reducing…

Immigration Enforcement Cost the Feds $18 Billion, More than any Federal Crime Enforcement

Washington, D.C.- A Washington think tanks has released new data showing that the federal government spends more on immigration enforcement above all other federal crime enforcement efforts. Could this pave the way for broad immigration reform. According…

White House Facilitates Easier Path to Residency for Illegal Immigrants, Builds Coalitions for Reform

Washington, DC- On Wednesday, the Obama Administration issued a new rule which will make it easier for undocumented relatives of legal immigrants to obtain legal residency. While President Obama easer residency requirements, he and lawmakers…

Tennessee ACLU Alleges Improper Use of Immigration Program in Davidson County

Nashville, TN- In response to announcements that Rutherford County will begin implementing an immigration enforcement program called 287(G); the Tennessee American Civil Liberties Union released a report alleging widespread abuses of the same…

Over Two Dozen Chinese Immigrants and Attorneys Arrested in Manhattan for Widespread Fraud

New York, NY- Twenty-six people, including 6 attorneys, were arrested Tuesday in Chinatown for their involvement in an elaborate scheme where they concocted sorrowful tales of torture and forced abortion in order to obtain asylum for Chinese…

Illegal Immigrant and Sex Offender Working as Senate Aide Arrested By ICE, Why did DHS Delay his Arrest?

Washington, D.C.- As the push to reform the immigration system heats up in Washington, one of the failings of the system came to light as ICE agents arrested an aide working for New Jersey Senator Robert Menedez after discovering he was illegal…

What Impact Would Amnesty for Undocumented Immigrants Have on the U.S. Economy?

Washington, D.C. - While talks of the fiscal cliff are dominating the legislative conversation in Washington, immigration reform is still on legislator's minds. Republicans have tried to get out in front of the debate and court Latino voters…

As Congress Offers Opposing Reform, Illegal Immigration to the U.S. Declines After a Decade-long Increase, Will This Shape Future Laws?

Washington, D.C. - New data released by the Census Bureau Wednesday showed that illegal immigration to the U.S. has declined, after experiencing an uptick over the past decade. This news came as members of the Senate blocked the STEM Visa Bill…