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Another Flat-Earth Argument About Immigration's Economic Drain

Another Flat-Earth Argument About Immigration’s Economic Drain

by on May 7 2013, 9:00AM

The conservative think tank released a report yesterday to convince lawmakers that immigration reform costs too much. Its claims are mostly false, but they’ve worked before.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, Immigration Reform

Los Angeles Times Drops 'Illegal Immigrant'

Los Angeles Times Drops ‘Illegal Immigrant’

by Jamilah King on May 2 2013, 9:50AM

The announcement comes after weeks of discussion at the paper.

Topics: Immigration, Media, /NOW

Sierra Club Officially Endorses Immigration Reform

Sierra Club Officially Endorses Immigration Reform

by Jorge Rivas on April 25 2013, 3:14PM

The environmental organization now supports immigration reform.

Topics: Environment, Immigration, /NOW

Watch 70K People Tell The New York Times to Drop The I-Word Play

Watch 70K People Tell The New York Times to Drop The I-Word

by Jay Smooth on April 25 2013, 9:00AM

The Drop The I-Word team and a coalition of activists deliver 70,000 signatures to the New York Times.

Topics: Immigration, Media, /NOW

Will the Courts Block Deferred Action? Keep Calm and Apply For DACA

Will the Courts Block Deferred Action? Keep Calm and Apply For DACA

by Jorge Rivas on April 24 2013, 7:03PM

Experts say rest assured, “DACA is alive and well.”

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Calif. Bill That Allows Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Moves Forward

Calif. Bill That Allows Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Moves Forward

by Jorge Rivas on April 24 2013, 1:13PM

Under current law, if you don’t have a Social Security number, you can’t get a license to drive in California. But proposed legislation would change that.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Hospitals Caught 'Deporting' Sick, Undocumented Immigrants [Video]

Hospitals Caught ‘Deporting’ Sick, Undocumented Immigrants [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on April 24 2013, 10:55AM

Hospitals trying to curb costs have chartered flights to send sick, uninsured, undocumented immigrants back to their home countries.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Sen. Durbin Schools Anti-Immigration Leader, Reminds Him Voters Rejected Self Deportation

Sen. Durbin Schools Anti-Immigration Leader, Reminds Him Voters Rejected Self Deportation

by on April 22 2013, 4:01PM

Anti-immigration leader Kris Kobach argued for “self deportation” today at a Senate committee hearing but Sen. Dick Durban shut him down.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Boston Rattles Immigration Reform Hearings

Boston Rattles Immigration Reform Hearings

by on April 22 2013, 2:25PM

Senators on all sides of immigration negotiations are getting testy about how Boston should or should not matter.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

No Obamacare or Safety Net While on Senate's Path to Citizenship

No Obamacare or Safety Net While on Senate’s Path to Citizenship

by on April 18 2013, 11:57AM

That’s a long wait for a disproportionately poor population—that will continue paying taxes for benefits they can’t access.

Topics: Health, Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW, Obamacare

A Synopsis (in Progress) of the Senate's Immigration Bill

A Synopsis (in Progress) of the Senate’s Immigration Bill

by on April 18 2013, 8:58AM

Colorlines’ Seth Freed Wessler is plowing through all 844 pages. Here’s the big picture thus far.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Same-Sex Couples Are Not Part Of Immigration Reform Bill

Same-Sex Couples Are Not Part Of Immigration Reform Bill

by on April 17 2013, 1:20PM

The immigration reform bill from the Senate excludes gay and lesbian couples from petitioning for non-citizen partners.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Immigration Bill's Criminal Checks Include 'Gang Affiliation' Without Conviction

Immigration Bill’s Criminal Checks Include ‘Gang Affiliation’ Without Conviction

by on April 17 2013, 12:45PM

The Gang of Eight bill will bar people with gang affiliations and many criminal offenses from a path to citizenship and does nothing to change the “aggravated felony” laws.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

The Senate Immigration Bill Has Arrived! Here Are Its Basics

The Senate Immigration Bill Has Arrived! Here Are Its Basics

by on April 17 2013, 8:41AM

Post #1 on the bill’s 844 pages. We’ll comb through the details for answers to the big questions: Who gets citizenship, how and what new enforcement powers come in return.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

History Would Repeat Itself If Boston Derailed Immigration Reform

History Would Repeat Itself If Boston Derailed Immigration Reform

by on April 16 2013, 7:52AM

American lawmakers have generally responded to acts of mass violence, whether by U.S. citizens or foreigners, with anti-immigration laws and a retreat from reform.

Topics: Boston Bombing, Immigration, Immigration Reform, National Security

Big Win? Senate Immigration Bill May Let Some Deportees Return

Big Win? Senate Immigration Bill May Let Some Deportees Return

by on April 15 2013, 5:32PM

In a huge, unexpected victory, sources familiar with the soon-to-be-released Senate immigration reform bill say it may allow some deportees to return to their families in the U.S.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

How an Immigration Bill Could Become Law

How an Immigration Bill Could Become Law

by on April 14 2013, 10:12AM

A little racial justice School House Rocks.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Deaf Arizona Teen Separated From Family After Arpaio Immigration Raid

Deaf Arizona Teen Separated From Family After Arpaio Immigration Raid

by Jorge Rivas on April 12 2013, 12:00PM

Los Angeles based band Las Cafeteras sends a message of support to a young deaf woman who’s family is in immigration detention.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Hey Grey Lady, 'Get With the Times' on the I-Word [VIDEO] Play

Hey Grey Lady, ‘Get With the Times’ on the I-Word [VIDEO]

by Rebekah Spicuglia on April 3 2013, 2:48PM

Catch up already, paper of record, you’re looking out of touch.

Topics: Immigration, Media, /NOW

Associated Press Stylebook Drops 'Illegal Immigrant'

Associated Press Stylebook Drops ‘Illegal Immigrant’

by Jorge Rivas on April 2 2013, 3:24PM

The Associated Press announced on Tuesday they will no longer recommend journalists use the term illegal immigrant when referring to immigrants in the United States without legal permission.

Topics: Immigration, Media, /NOW