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State Rep. Anna Tovar, D-Tolleson, the House Minority Whip, shown here in Charlotte, N.C. at the Democratic National Convention in September, said a new GOP immigration reform bill is a strategy to appeal to Latino voters and isn't a serious attempt at comprehensive immigration reform.

A new Republican plan dubbed the Achieve Act, offered by Sens. Jon Kyl of Arizona and Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, would offer certain illegal immigrants legal status without granting citizenship. But several Latino groups see the new plan as a ploy to gain Latino votes. Read more»

An estimated 25,000 demonstrators attended the rally in Dallas to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform on May 1, 2010.

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»

Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz, right, and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, proposed new immigration reform legislation that would give illegal immigrants a shot at legal status via a multiyear, three-step visa process.

Sen. Jon Kyl unveiled an immigration reform plan to let young immigrants, brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents, earn the right to stay in the U.S., without creating a path to citizenship. Read more»

As Perry adjusts to his front-runner status for the Republican presidential nomination, his opponents are planting seeds of doubt about how tough the border state’s longest-serving governor has been on illegal immigration. Read more»

The U.S. appears poised to install an ambassador in Mexico, more than four months after the country's top diplomat resigned amid a public split with the Mexican president. Read more»

A DREAM Act supporter at a Phoenix protest in May.

Congress is set to consider the DREAM Act in the lame duck session. The bill would provide legal status to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children provided they meet strict conditions. The bill, supported across the political spectrum, promotes hard work and the notion that you can be successful no matter where you were born or who your parents are. Read more»

Proposals to abolish the 14th Amendment’s birthright citizenship provision have ricocheted through the political noise machine. What would the removal of birthright citizenship mean for the country? Pierce the fog of rhetoric and you’ll quickly discover that nobody really knows. Read more»


When high-ranking officials travel to Mexico on Tuesday to discuss that country's role in combating border violence, one key member of the team will be missing: the commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Read more»