Article | March 31, 2015 | Aura Bogado | ColorLines
Seventy eight mothers being held at Karnes County Residential Center have signed a letter demanding their release. The Spanish-language letter, which was obtained by Colorlines early Tuesday, suggests that the immigration detainees are staging a hunger and work strike. Read more >
NNIRR recently joined with some 100 community, faith and labor groups from across the country to oppose the "Secure the Border First Act"--a proposal in the Senate that mirrors HR 399, a Republican initiative in the House designed to step up border enforcement and block any progress on immigration reform. Read the letter here.
Article | February 27, 2015 | Ashley Parker | New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Friday passed a bill to finance the Department of Homeland Security, sending the legislation to the House with just hours to avert a partial shutdown of the agency at midnight.
The spending bill, which removed restrictions on President Obama’s executive action on immigration that were included in a bill passed by the House, easily passed the Senate, 68 to 31. Democrats also blocked a separate bill to undo the president’s action. Read more >