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More Deportations Follow Minor Crimes, Records Show

With the Obama administration deporting illegal immigrants at a record pace, the president has said the government is going after “criminals, gang bangers, people who are hurting the community, not after students, not after folks who are here just because they’re trying to figure out how to feed their families.” Read more >

Under Operation Streamline, fast-track proceedings for [sic] illegal immigrants

TUCSON — Eight men in clothes dirtied by their desert journey rise from their seats and approach the bench.

They wear no belts or shoelaces. They are chained around the waist, shackled by their ankles, cuffed at the wrists. They pad across the gray carpet under the recessed lighting in the William D. Browning Special Proceedings Courtroom. Read more >

Boehner Doubts Immigration Bill Will Pass in 2014

WASHINGTON — The yearlong effort to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, which had the support of President Obama, Republican leaders and much of American business and labor, was seriously imperiled on Thursday when Speaker John A. Boehner conceded that it was unlikely he could pass a bill.

His pronouncement, amid mounting resistance from conservatives, significantly narrowed the window for success this year and left it to Mr. Obama to win the trust of balking Republicans. Read more >

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For Obama, Congress, a last grasp at immigration

 WASHINGTON (AP) -- His agenda tattered by last year's confrontations and missteps, President Barack Obama begins 2014 clinging to the hope of winning a lasting legislative achievement: an overhaul of immigration laws. Read more >

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California's 'Trust Act' Goes Into Effect, Limiting Deportations of Undocumented Immigrants

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The "Trust Act" law approved in California in 2012 finally went into effect on Jan. 1, 2014 in what many have described as one of the most significant victories for the Latino community in the U.S. Read more >

Amid Steady Deportation, Fear and Worry Multiply Among Immigrants

NEW ORLEANS — Karen Sandoval’s promising life in this city fell apart in one day last summer when she went to buy school supplies for her two daughters. Read more >

Boehner hires well-known immigration policy expert

December 3, 2013

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) announced a series of moves among his junior staff Tuesday, including the addition of an immigration policy analyst who has worked for Republicans that have supported allowing undocumented immigrants to earn U.S. citizenship. Read more >

Three Leading Immigration Advocates End Fasting, While Rep. Joseph Kennedy And Others Begin

December 3, 2013

U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III has joined a national hunger strike aimed at pressing for a change in the country's immigration laws.

The congressman was among a new group of fasters replacing another group that ended their three-week fast Tuesday on the National Mall.

About half a dozen Congress members, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, were there as the fasters left the tent Tuesday. Minnesota Democratic U.S. Reps. Keith Ellison and Betty McCollum began one-day solidarity fasts with the activists. Read more >

Mystery surrounds Tijuana border rush

November 26, 2013

— Video footage, anonymous leaflets, and eyewitness accounts on Tuesday offered some insights into last weekend’s incident that saw more than 100 people rush a heavily patrolled stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in broad daylight.

But the larger questions remained unanswered: Exactly who instigated the mass action on Sunday afternoon one quarter-mile west of the San Ysidro Port of Entry? And for what purpose? Read more >

Immigration Reform 2013 News: California Activists Begin Five-Day Fast to Push for Immigration Overhaul

*Editors Note: This hunger strike and others are indicative of the real concern for Immigration Reform. NNIRR continues to remind all of us that in pushing for a vote in the House, we want a vote for a strong legalization program and one that will put an end to punitive enforcement policy.  Read more >