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Appeals Panel Weighs Fate of Obama’s Immigration Overhaul

NEW ORLEANS — The immediate fate of President Obama’s sweeping immigration overhaul now rests with a three-judge appeals panel after an intense legal clash on Friday between Read more >

Why Mothers Are on Strike at Karnes Immigrant Detention Center

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 joins 100 community, faith and labor groups to oppose border militarization plan

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.

Senate Passes Bill to Avert Homeland Security Shutdown

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 >

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