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New Immigration Bill Includes Support for Families and Workers, Yet Would Continue Key Failures of Current System

Quaker Group: Fair Path to Citizenship Must Reflect More Humane Principles  Read more >

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Border, Migrant and Allied Communities Continue to Call for A Human Rights Framework in Immigration Reform

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'Illegal immigrant' no more

The AP Stylebook today is making some changes in how we describe people living in a country illegally.

Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll explains the thinking behind the decision:

The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term “illegal immigrant” or the use of “illegal” to describe a person. Instead, it tells users that “illegal” should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally.

Why did we make the change? Read more >

University of Arizona to Release Comprehensive Survey about Migration and Border Security

Tucson, Arizona-On Thursday, March 28th, researchers from the University of Arizona will be presenting a groundbreaking new study that answers key questions about immigration and border security. The study surveyed over 1,100 deportees and explores their experiences crossing into the U.S., being apprehended by U.S. authorities, and returned to Mexico. Each survey contained 250 questions and took about one hour to administer with randomly selected individuals at ports of entry and in migrant shelters in Mexico. Read more >

UN CERD Expresses Concern over US-Texas Border Wall Discriminatory Impact on Indigenous Peoples

Addresses US Government Need to Comply with Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination Read more >

Black Immigrants for Historic Rally for Immigration Reform

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Mar. 11, 2013: An estimated 700 African Americans and Black immigrants from the Caribbean, Africa, Latin America and throughout the globe will join Clergy United to Save and Heal, a Caribbean Clergy Faith Based Network for a pro-immigration rally on D.C.

The ‘Black Communities for Immigrant Justice Rally’ is set for Wednesday March 20, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the United States Capitol Grounds.
The rally’s aim is to demonstrate the strength and unity of black immigrant groups on the immigration reform debate. Read more >

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New Report Exposes How Employers Take Advantage of Broken Immigration System to Exploit Workers

Study details how employers use immigration enforcement to retaliate against workers, and points to opportunities for reform in current immigration debate. Read more >

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 >

Obama Administration Rule Change Prioritizes Family Unity

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Wells Fargo Dumps Private Prison Stock

In a major boost to the efforts to the National Private Prison Divestment Campaign, its partners and allies, new SEC filings reveal that, as of September 30, 2012, Wells Fargo and Company and its subsidiaries divested nearly 75% of its aggregate holdings in the Geo Group, the nation’s second largest private prison company.   Read more >