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Immigration Reform Advocates Not Giving Up On Congress Yet | Elise Foley | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As some immigration activists turn to the White House with hopes for immigration reform, a coalition called the Fast for Families conclu...

Elise Foley

Immigration Activists Begin Hunger Strike Outside White House | Elise Foley | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three immigration activists began a hunger strike on Tuesday outside the White House to demand their loved ones -- a mother, a son and a...

John Boehner Blames Obama For Immigration Reform Delay

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) once again blamed President Barack Obama for the potential failure of immigration reform, saying Monday that chang...

Cities Across The U.S. Are Speaking Out Against Deportations

AP | TERRY TANG | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP) — Immigration advocates and supporters rallied Saturday in cities across the country in a renewed effort to push President Barack Obama...

Elise Foley

Immigration Activists Escalate Deportation Fight | Elise Foley | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration activists are gearing up for a major day of action on Saturday directed squarely at President Barack Obama, demanding he hal...

Migrant Children Are Children First

Maria Teresa Rojas | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Maria Teresa Rojas

Children are by definition vulnerable. That's particularly true for girls and boys journeying alone, under unsafe circumstances, often fleeing violence. Mexico and the US have an obligation to apply the international principle of the "best interests of the child" as the gold standard for all dealings with underage migrants.

Elise Foley

Hispanic Caucus Demands Deportation Changes | Elise Foley | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Hispanic Caucus sent a list of recommendations on how to suspend some deportations to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh ...

Rand Paul: GOP Needs To 'Get Beyond Deportation'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) warned Republicans Tuesday that they wouldn't have much of a chance with Latino voters until they could "get beyond" focusing o...

Congressman Becerra: Your Party, or Our Immigrant Families?

Erika Andiola | Posted 05.26.2014 | Latino Voices
Erika Andiola

Using the lives of millions of undocumented immigrants for political gain is wrong. Holding influence and power as a Latino, yet not caring about people like my mother is wrong.

Elise Foley

House Democrats Aim To Push Past GOP On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats are hoping to reignite the debate over a comprehensive immigration reform bill this week through a procedural stunt mean...

Elise Foley

Here's What Obama Can Actually Do To Slow Deportations | Elise Foley | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After years of pleas from immigration groups, President Barack Obama last week ordered a review of his administration's deportation prac...

Deported Immigrant Seeks Asylum In The U.S.

AP | OMAR MILLAN | Posted 03.19.2014 | Latino Voices

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A Mexican immigrant rights advocate who gained international attention in 2007 when she took refuge in a Chicago church befor...

Immigration Activists Push To Stop Deportations

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 03.18.2014 | Latino Voices

DENVER (AP) — President Barack Obama's surprise announcement last week that his administration would change its deportation policy to become more "h...

Elise Foley

Obama To Immigration Activists: Keep Focus On Congress | Elise Foley | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama singled out National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguía on Friday at a meeting with immigration advocate...

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Questions Linger As Deportation Review Begins | Elise Foley | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats and immigration activists edged a bit closer to their goal of deportation relief Thursday when President Barack Obama announce...

Obama Orders Review Of Deportation Practices, Looks For More Humane Options

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to pacify frustrated immigration advocates, President Barack Obama is directing the government to find more humane ways to...

Obama: Will He Cut Deportations or Stand Idle?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 05.13.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The criticism from the immigrant rights community has been quiet for a long time as they tried to press Congress. Now, pressure on the President is coming to bear as a legislative solution seems increasingly unlikely, and relief is around five years and almost 2 million deportations late.

Roque Planas

Father's Attempt At Reuniting With Daughters Ends In Deportation | Roque Planas | Posted 03.13.2014 | Latino Voices

U.S. immigration authorities have deported one of the undocumented immigrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border this week as part of a protest agains...

Mr. President, Listen to Your Immigration Allies

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 05.10.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul A. Reyes

Last week, President Obama got an earful from his immigration allies. The pressure over immigration is unprecedented because it is coming from the left, and also because it is well-deserved.

Elise Foley

Immigration Activists Fight For Reform On Multiple Fronts | Elise Foley | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Democrats and immigration advocates continue to pressure Republicans to pass immigration reform and push President Barack Obama to ha...

Elise Foley

Obama Budget Proposes Reducing Detention Mandate | Elise Foley | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration proposed in its budget on Tuesday that it should maintain fewer beds for detaining immigrants, hitting a contro...

Elise Foley

Poll Shows HUGE Support For Legalizing Undocumented | Elise Foley | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While most Americans think undocumented immigrants should get a chance to become legal residents, they're split on whether a recent upti...

We Need Truth-Tellers Not Stewards on Immigration

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 04.27.2014 | Latino Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

Immigration reform is not a game that we're playing and, frankly, our communities don't need stewards in Washington, we need allies. We need those with access to open space for our own voices to be heard.

On Immigration Reform: Enough With the Excuses

National Council of La Raza | Posted 04.23.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

We are tired of excuses. We want solutions. And we are not willing to wait another year.

One Activist's Fight To Bring His Mother Back After Deportation

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 02.08.2014 | Latino Voices

MIAMI (AP) — He remembers the moment so clearly, the last time he saw his mother on American soil. Jose Antonio Machado was merely 15, too young an...