Colorlines’ Seth Freed Wessler is plowing through all 844 pages. Here’s the big picture thus far.
The immigration reform bill from the Senate excludes gay and lesbian couples from petitioning for non-citizen partners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by Rebekah Spicuglia on April 3 2013, 2:48PM
Catch up already, paper of record, you’re looking out of touch.
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.
We’ve long known a bill will be released in the Senate next week, so why does Marco Rubio suddenly want to look like a spoiler?
by Nia King on April 1 2013, 6:50AM
Colorlines readers remark on the powerful portraits, taken by 20-year-old Carla Chavarria, of Arizona immigrant women and their moms.
by Julianne Hing on March 29 2013, 6:00AM
In the fight for immigration reform, the parents of undocumented youth are regularly chastised for their immigration misdeeds. An undocumented Arizona photographer wants to change the conversation.
by Jorge Rivas on March 26 2013, 11:02AM
A 163-year pathway to citizenship contingent upon a broken family immigration system is not a real pathway.
by Jorge Rivas on March 25 2013, 2:52PM
President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a naturalization ceremony Monday at the White House.
Felipe Montes, who lost his kids to foster care when he was deported, is now asking ICE for permission to stay in the U.S.
by Jorge Rivas on March 19 2013, 3:02PM
Immigration reform is once again the number one political issue for Latino voters.
by Jorge Rivas on March 19 2013, 1:34PM
When white men get schooled by Asian women.
by Pramila Jayapal on March 18 2013, 9:05AM
The U.S. immigration system boxes women out in several ways, from the type of work it recognizes to the pressure it places on families. Here’s how Congress can make reform work for everybody.
by Julianne Hing on March 8 2013, 4:12PM
It’s another tuition equity win for undocumented students.