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Immigration legislation booms in state capitals

September 11, 2013

The drive to reform the nation’s immigration laws may be stalled in Congress, but the national debate it has inspired is at least partly responsible for a spike in new laws passed in state legislatures around the country.

Through the end of June, 43 states and the District of Columbia had passed a total of 377 laws and resolutions related to immigration, according to a report to be issued Wednesday by the National Conference of State Legislators’ Immigration Policy Project. That’s an 83 percent increase from the first half of 2012. Read more >

Immigration Reform Falls to the Back of the Line

September 8, 2013

WASHINGTON — Congress is likely to postpone consideration of an immigration overhaul until the end of the year, if not longer, even as advocates are preparing for an all-out, urgent push this fall to win their longstanding goal of a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants here illegally. Read more >

Rights, Justice, Peace

Today at the Mall in Washington, DC, is the "official" commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, including a speech by President Obama and remarks from past presidents. Tens of thousands of people marched in Washington last Saturday, committing to an agenda for rights and justice. Read more >

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington: Immigrant rights a key part of continuing fight for racial justice

Tomorrow in Washington, DC, tens of thousands are expected to rally and march on the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington. In 1963, at the height of the civil rights movement, over a quarter of a million people marched in the nation's capitol for racial equality. There, Dr. Read more >

International Workers' Day 2013: Calls for Legalization -- Not Deportation!

For the past several years International Workers' Day, May Day, has served as a vehicle to spotlight the particular injustices against immigrant workers, especially the undocumented. Read more >

'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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