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On the heels of Obama’s plan to expand border enforcement, New Report uncovers nearly 300 wrongful arrests by Border Patrol and almost $1 million in cash and other incentives

January 30, 2013 (New York, NY) – A new report released Families for Freedom in collaboration with New York University (NYU) Immigrant Rights Clinic entitled, “Uncovering USBP: Bonus Programs for United States Border Patrol Agents and the Arrest of Lawfully Present Individuals” reveals crucial information about the incentives and consequences of USBP practices. Read more >

KPFA Radio Letters and Politics Show

Analysis of immigration reform proposals with Mark Falzon, the Deputy Director with the National Immigration Forum in Washington DC, Cathi Tactaquin, Executive Director of the National Network for Immigrants and Read more >

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Why this Round of Immigration Reform is Not so Different

Pramila Jayapal’s article titled, “Why this Round of Immigration Reform is Different” in ColorLines Magazine overlooks some critical factors in the struggle for fair and just immigration reform.  It is certainly the case that the immigrant rights movement is stronger today than it was during the last round of the congressional debate, as Jayapal points out.   She is also right that the show of force at the ballot box by immigrant voters and their allies helped to c Read more >

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A Day of Inspiration for Justice

January 21, 2013

Dear friends,

A memorable day today as the country honors Martin Luther King, Jr. -- and we witness the inauguration of Barack Obama for his second term as President.

This year, the inauguration has been marking a more public launch of the battle for fair and just immigration reform, with expectations that the President would reveal his immigration proposal soon afterwards -- and might hint at the issue in his inaugural speech. Read more >

Obama Will Seek Citizenship Path in One Fast Push

WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to push Congress to move quickly in the coming months on an ambitious overhaul of the immigration system that would include a path to citizenship for most of the 11 million illegal immigran Read more >

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Immigration Change to Ease Family Separations

Obama administration officials unveiled rules on Wednesday that will allow many American citizens — perhaps hundreds of thousands — to avoid long separations from immediate family members who are illegal immigrants as they apply to become legal residents. Read more >

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