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Rubio’s immigration evolution

Sen. Marco Rubio claimed during a Sunday talk show interview that the immigration bill he is pushing is not a change of position for him since his 2010 campaign. But it is.... Read more»

Full text: Immigration reform bill

The full text of the immigration reform bill released by the Gang of 8: "Our immigration system is broken and it is time for a national conversation about how to fix it. We believe common-sense immigration reform is vital in order to secure America's borders, advance our economic growth, and provide fuller access to the American dream."... Read more»

Senate immigration plan: No path to citizenship without secure border

There will be a path to citizenship for immigrants in this country illegally but not before the border is secure, under a bipartisan Senate bill expected to be filed this week. An outline of the immigration reform bill proposed by the so-called “Gang of 8″ calls for billions more for border security, changes in visa laws, stricter enforcement of laws against hiring illegal immigrants and a pathway to lawful residence in 10 years and, later, citizenship.... Read more»3

Border roundup

U.S. seeks answers on border security; reporting in Mexico

Border Patrol agents look for ways to stay on the job despite budget cuts that threaten security, nine states show how shifting demographics may shift immigration policy and cartel crime affects reporting coming out of Mexico.... Read more»

Attorneys, advocates to immigrants: Beware of notario fraud

Spanish-speaking immigrants working their way through the federal immigration system often seek legal services from notarios, people who pose as attorneys while charging much less than lawyers.... Read more»

Border Patrol agents tell lawmakers budget cuts will hurt security

Border Patrol agents told House members and congressional staffers Thursday that this is the worst possible time to cut the agency’s budget as the country clamors for immigration reform that includes a secure border.... Read more»

Analysis

Immigration changing political landscape in key states

In the wake of the overwhelming Latino and Asian American support for President Obama in the 2012 election—support that was critical to his re-election—the political winds on immigration have shifted significantly to favor reform with a pathway to citizenship for the approximately 11 million undocumented living in our country.... Read more»2

Arizonans join thousands at D.C. rally for immigration reform

Advocates and immigrants from Arizona were among thousands who came to Washington on Wednesday to rally at the Capitol in support of comprehensive immigration reform.... Read more»1

Border roundup

Study sheds light on gun running; AP drops 'illegal immigrant'

Border news roundup: Arizona politicians and religious leaders discuss comprehensive immigration reform by the "Gang of Eight," journalists reconsider how to address illegal immigration in their stylebooks, and safety concerns on both sides of the border.... Read more»

Napolitano: Signs point to 'healthy, healthy border'

Pointing to signs of a "healthy border," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano barnstormed through the Southwest this week, stopping in Tucson on Friday to promote the agency's security efforts while allowing trade and travel along the U.S.-Mexico border. ... Read more»1

Commentary

To discourage immigrants, Brits try to create image of UK as undesirable

Staring down a flood of Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants when restrictions expire at the end of the year, British ministers recently proposed a unique idea: an ad campaign to make the UK look like a terrible place to live.... Read more»

White House drug policy chief calls immigration reform a priority

Gil Kerlikowske, head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, also said border security has received a boost from more personnel, better technology and increased communication among local, state and federal agencies – and their counterparts in Mexico. ... Read more»

Analysis

The AP drops 'illegal immigrant,' why it matters

The Associated Press has nixed “illegal immigrant” from its stylebook. It now dictates to stop using “illegal” when describing a person. “Instead, it tells users that ‘illegal’ should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally,” says Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll’s statement explaining the move.... Read more»2

Az bishop: Include family reunification in immigration reform

The Episcopal bishop for Arizona joined several religious and union leaders urging that family-unification policies be included in any comprehensive immigration reform legislation. The call came as federal lawmakers continued work on a comprehensive immigration reform bill.... Read more»

Associated Press drops 'illegal immigrant' from style guide

Many newspapers and journalists across America will no longer use “illegal immigrants” in stories after the Associated Press announced today it’s dropping the term from its style guide. While actions might be termed "illegal," people are not, executive editor Kathleen Carroll said.... Read more»2

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