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

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Immigration bill could exclude hundreds of thousands from citizenship

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan immigration bill soon to be introduced in the Senate could exclude hundreds of thousands of immigrants here illegally from ever becoming U.S. citizens, according to a Senate aide with knowledge of the proposals.

The bill would bar anyone who arrived in the U.S. after Dec. 31, 2011, from applying for legal status and ultimately citizenship, according to the aide, who was not authorized to discuss the proposals before they were made public and spoke on condition of anonymity. Read more >

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Time for Fair & Just Immigration Reform

Around the country and in Washington, DC, today, thousands of immigrant community members, activists and allies are calling for legalization, an end to detentions and deportations, support for family unity, workers' rights and an end to exploitative guestworker programs. Read more >

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Immigration Policy and Women’s Health

In honor of Women’s History Month, we will highlight the impact of state and national policies on immigrant women’s health. Immigrant women are often left out of conversations on a path to citizenship, deportation, and labor. When immigrant women are considered, it is often through negative stereotypes – from the portrayal of immigrant women a threat to national security because of “anchor babies” to raising the fear of immigrant women as taking advantage of social safety net programs. Read more >

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House Immigration Bill Is Said to Offer 3 Paths

WASHINGTON — In the shadow of a bipartisan Senate group preparing to roll out broad  Read more >

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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 >

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