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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»

Official portrait of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).

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»

The specter of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, or IRCA, has haunted every immigration-reform effort over the past few decades and continues to influence the 2013 reform debates. Read more» 4

A man holds a sign during an immigration rally at the Texas Capitol in Austin on Feb. 22.

A federal court on Wednesay upheld a lower court’s decision that a city ordinance banning illegal immigrants from renting housing in a Dallas suburb was unconstitutional. Read more»