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A group of members with the Arizona Dream Act Coalition holds a banner that says, 'Stop Deportations. Immigration Reform Now' in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021.

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»

Maricruz Ramírez, an undocumented immigrant mother and community leader, speaks at a rally on Sept. 24, 2021, calling for a stop to deportations and the shutdown of immigration detention centers.

A gathering organized by the Arizona Dream Act Coalition, Poder Latinx, Arizona Jews for Justice and United We Dream was part of a national day of action Thursday where immigration advocacy groups called for an end to deportations and for closure to all immigration detention centers. Read more»

The Obama administration in 2013 deported a record-breaking 438,421 people, including about 315,000 Mexican nationals, according to government statistics released Wednesday. Read more»

Immigrant rights groups began a three-day vigil in McAllen, Texas on Thursday in support of the thousands of unaccompanied and undocumented Central American children in Texas detention centers. Read more»

Pratheepan Gulasekaram, a law professor at Santa Clara University, said the proposals put forth Monday are designed to be 'agnostic' when it comes to a person’s immigration status.

Backlash against get-tough immigration laws like SB 1070 led to a climate that makes it possible to push for alternative immigration reforms, activists said, including in-state tuition and driver's licenses. Those plans were attacked by critics as "practically amnesty." Read more»