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In lieu of path to citizenship, advocates cheer immigration reforms in spending bill

While a pathway to citizenship was nixed in the most recent version of the Build Back Better Act, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and immigration advocates still welcome the protections from deportation expected to impact about 6.5 million undocumented immigrants. ... Read more»

House Democrats urge quick release of detained immigrant families

A group of 80 House Democrats, including members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, called for the administration to release families a federal judge ordered be let out of detention and “commit to a permanent policy of family unity."... Read more»

The push to get vital COVID-19 information to non-English speakers

On March 16, the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a public alert aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. The problem: For days, it was in English only – leaving millions of non-English speakers in the U.S. without direct guidance from the federal government amid the deadly and fast-moving pandemic.... Read more»

House chairman says Trump admin misled Congress on boy’s death in custody

“This is inexcusable.” The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee responds to ProPublica’s report on the death of a 16-year-old Guatemalan migrant in Border Patrol custody.... Read more»

Hispanic leaders push voting, but dismiss third-party candidates

Latino leaders are making the case to millennial Hispanic voters that “there are really only two options in this next election” – Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump.... Read more»

El Paso Congressman ineligible to join Hispanic Caucus

EL PASO — When El Paso voters elected Robert “Beto” O’Rourke to Congress last year, his supporters said they chose a fresh and progressive voice to champion issues critical to the border community. But what they lost was a seat on an influential caucus whose members have recently met with President Obama on issues like immigration reform, border security and health care.... Read more»1

U.S. House bill sets up immigration fight

The barrier that divides the U.S. House and Senate plans for immigration reform looms as large as the double-layered border fence that lines much of the Texas-Mexico border. ... Read more»

Immigration plans show wide gap

Despite increased talk about immigration reform ahead of the 113th U.S. Congress, which convenes in January, actions taken this week by lawmakers in Washington indicate that there is still considerable ground to cover before a deal is reached.... Read more»

Grijalva urges federal probe into decision on TUSD's MAS program

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Tucson, sent a letter Monday to federal education officials asking for an investigation into whether state law violates national standards in targeting TUSD's Mexican American Studies program.... Read more»5