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Undocumented minors not getting due process in immigration cases

In the United States, thousands of immigrants – many of them underage, mentally ill or otherwise vulnerable – risk deportation as they face the court system without legal counsel.... Read more»

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Commentary

House GOP immigration plan: Stop pathway to citizenship in its tracks

Why it took seven months for House Republicans to just say “no” to the Senate bill is debatable, but for most immigration reform proponents the prospect of creating a permanent class of perhaps 11 million “noncitizens” is not negotiable.... Read more»

Immigration reform advocates open to piecemeal approach

Although U.S. House members are back in their districts after leaving the issue of immigration reform untouched, advocates for change — including members of the business community — have a clear message: We’re not going anywhere.... Read more»

McCain urges House to act on immigration reform, says issue can’t wait

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., urged the House Thursday to act on immigration reform, even if that means moving on its own piecemeal approach to the problem rather than the Senate’s comprehensive reform bill.... Read more»

Immigration-reform advocates take appeal to an international stage

After months of pushing national leaders for action on immigration reform, advocates Monday took their appeal to an international stage, telling the Organization of American States that U.S. immigration policy violates human rights.... Read more»

Groups increase push for immigration reform, but prospects uncertain

The goal of a protest organized by the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition: halting buses carrying deportees away from the facility. Because of a federal government holiday on this day, there were none, but Jose Patino, whose parents brought him from Mexico to the U.S. illegally 18 years ago, said the message still needs to be heard.... Read more»

Immigration advocates push to keep focus on comprehensive reform

Advocates are planning 177 events in more than 150 cities Saturday, which they are calling the National Day for Dignity and Respect. Dawn Le, deputy campaign manager of Alliance for Citizenship, one of the organizing groups, said the day aims to pressure House leaders to move on immigration reform.... Read more»3

Arizonans arrested for cuffing themselves to White House fence in protest

Three Arizonans were among seven undocumented immigrants who handcuffed themselves to the White House fence and were arrested Wednesday as part of a protest against continued deportations.... Read more»

Commentary

Faith in values: Where’s the debate on immigration reform?

If ever there were a dream team lineup, it’s the large and dazzling array of those who support immigration reform.... Read more»

Analysis

The facts on immigration today

Here are the latest and most essential facts about immigrants and immigration reform in our nation today. The facts are broken down into the following sections:... Read more»

Immigration stays in spotlight as Congress recesses

As Congress enters its August recess with sweeping immigration reform legislation on hold, anxious Democrats and Republican proponents of a comprehensive overhaul are warning that a narrow timeline awaits lawmakers when they return. And they are using the break to drive home their belief that a comprehensive bill is the only way to move forward.... Read more»

Cruz’s nonfactual illegal immigration figures

Sen. Ted Cruz says there will be “20 or 30 million” people living in the U.S. illegally “in another 10, 20 years” if the Senate immigration bill becomes law. But the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says the bill, if enacted, will reduce future illegal immigration by 33 percent to 50 percent compared with current law.... Read more»

Bachmann cries wolf

Rep. Michele Bachmann ginned up a bogus doomsday scenario for Republicans in 2014, falsely warning that President Obama would “wave his magic wand” to grant voting rights to newly legalized immigrants if Congress passes an immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship.... Read more»

The top 4 reality-defying arguments against immigration reform

Less than two weeks after the Senate passed a historic immigration reform bill by a bipartisan 68-32 margin, opponents of reform have already started peddling a bevy of reality-defying excuses about why the House of Representatives should not follow suit. Opponents of reform are grasping at straws in their effort to block reform from happening.... Read more»

Analysis

The top 5 things the Senate immigration reform bill accomplishes

Today the Senate passed S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” with a strong bipartisan vote, 68-32. As amended in the Judiciary Committee and on the floor of the Senate, the bill is a strategic overhaul of our nation’s immigration laws.... Read more»

Senate passes comprehensive immigration reform bill; House next

"It's landmark legislation that will secure our borders and help 11 million people get right with the law," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said of the bill. ... Read more»

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