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Dems 'Have A Dance Partner' on Immigration, But Is It Two-Step or Jazz?

Dems ‘Have A Dance Partner’ on Immigration, But Is It Two-Step or Jazz?

by Seth Freed Wessler on January 23 2013, 8:59AM

With Marco Rubio’s plan looking an awful lot like the White House’s, the real question is how will we get there and what gets lost along the way.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

Majority of Voters of Every Race Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Majority of Voters of Every Race Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform

by Seth Freed Wessler on January 18 2013, 3:48PM

According to a new bi-partisan poll, voters across racial, geographic and, perhaps most significantly, partisan lines, want Congress to pass an immigration bill.

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Why This Round of Immigration Reform Is Different

Why This Round of Immigration Reform Is Different

by Pramila Jayapal on January 16 2013, 10:06AM

Because the immigrant rights movement is ready, says Pramila Jayapal. We’ve deepened, grown—and built strength out of previous losses.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

DREAMer Erika Andiola Tells Arizona Lawmakers: ‘You Can End Our Family’s Pain’

by Julianne Hing on January 15 2013, 5:50PM

After experiencing the horrors of immigration detention firsthand, the media-savvy and well-connected immigrant rights activist demands action from her senators.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Where Does Immigration Reform Begin for Same-Sex Couples?

Where Does Immigration Reform Begin for Same-Sex Couples?

by Seth Freed Wessler on January 14 2013, 8:40AM

As many eyes turn to the Supreme Court’s ruling on federal recognition, advocates are also working to include LGBT rights in the upcoming reform bill.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Immigration, Immigration Reform

What to Expect From Immigration Reform, and When to Expect It

What to Expect From Immigration Reform, and When to Expect It

by Seth Freed Wessler on January 7 2013, 9:01AM

The fiscal fight isn’t nearly done, but Senate insiders say immigration reform is moving ahead all the same. Here’s a primer for the who, what, when—and why.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

New White House Rule Will Cut Extended Separations of Immigrant Families

New White House Rule Will Cut Extended Separations of Immigrant Families

by Julianne Hing on January 3 2013, 9:05AM

The updated rule goes into effect March 4.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Rep. Gutierrez: Stop Deporting Parents as Reform Debate Unfolds

Rep. Gutierrez: Stop Deporting Parents as Reform Debate Unfolds

by Seth Freed Wessler on December 18 2012, 9:55AM

After new data reveals rapid pace of parental deportation, key congressional leader and advocates pressure President Obama to broaden his DREAM Act order.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, Felipe Montes

Nearly 205K Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizens in Just Over Two Years

Nearly 205K Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizens in Just Over Two Years

by Seth Freed Wessler on December 17 2012, 9:45AM

New data obtained by Colorlines.com shows the disturbing pace of parental deportation has not changed, despite ICE vow to use greater “discretion.”

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, Felipe Montes

Next Dream for Immigrant Youth: Legalization for All 11 Million Undocumented Migrants

by Julianne Hing on December 3 2012, 4:25PM

One thing is certain: 2013 will be a very long year.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

House Says Science PhD's Yes, Everyday Immigrants No

House Says Science PhD’s Yes, Everyday Immigrants No

by Julianne Hing on November 30 2012, 1:15PM

The STEM Jobs Act sailed through the House on a 245-139 vote.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Dust Off Those Old Immigration Reform Deals? Not So Fast

Dust Off Those Old Immigration Reform Deals? Not So Fast

by Seth Freed Wessler on November 13 2012, 10:06AM

Democratic and Republican leaders want to return to their 2010 blueprint. But immigration reformers say first, stop the deportations.

Topics: 2012 Election, Immigration, Immigration Reform, Second Term

Who Are 'Gangbangers' and Are They Treated Fairly? [Reader Forum]

Who Are ‘Gangbangers’ and Are They Treated Fairly? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on October 22 2012, 9:03AM

Colorlines readers respond to the second presidential debate’s heated exchanges on immigrants, women, and diversity vs. fairness.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, Politics

Immigrants Are Losing the Policy Fight. But That's Beside the Point

Immigrants Are Losing the Policy Fight. But That’s Beside the Point

by Rinku Sen on September 17 2012, 9:50AM

When reform advocates begin to win a profoundly racialized cultural fight over the nation’s identity, our politics will follow.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, Politics, Movement

DREAMers Welcome Obama's Immigration Shift, But Pledge Caution

DREAMers Welcome Obama’s Immigration Shift, But Pledge Caution

by Julianne Hing on June 18 2012, 9:58AM

Activists have long been accustomed to being burned by Obama.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform