Politicians and party leaders seek common ground on immigration reform

Both the Democratic and Republican parties are facing critical moments in the hotly debated issue of immigration reform. People with close ties to the government are looking toward party leaders for guidance, while those seeking political office are trying to uphold or oppose incumbents’ stance on the issue. Although the majority of Congress is in favor of immigration …

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Immigration reform advocates push through adversity

Undocumented immigrants and their families could possibly face another year of waiting before the House decides to move forward with immigration reform, but that does not mean advocates are giving up the fight. Despite discouraging remarks and actions from House representatives and members of the Senate, support for immigration reform still thrives. U.S. Rep. Kevin …

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Evangelists launch immigration ad campaign

Evangelicals in North Carolina, Texas, Colorado and Florida are taking a Biblical approach to immigration. On April 2, a coalition of evangelical Christian groups launched radio ads aimed to educate the faithful on the Bible's point of view on immigrants. The ads are sponsored by the Evangelical Immigration Table, and members told reporters that they do not mention …

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Community Members Reach Out to Undocumented Youth

Some older undocumented immigrants are concerned that President Obama's June 15 announcement will eventually be a let down for undocumented youth. Many immigration advocates are holding meetings for youth to stress the fact that they have to protect themselves in case the laws don't work out in their favor. Dr. Jim Young, chancellor emeritus of …

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Alabama Immigration Law Threatening State’s Job Market

This past April, the Service Employees International Union and the Mexican National Association of Democratic Lawyers teamed up with Mexico's Department of Labor to file a lawsuit citing Alabama's anti-immigrant legislation to be unconstitutional, according to a Huffington Post commentary piece by Robert E. Scott, Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Research of the Economic …

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Napolitano Defends Deportation Statistics

In a recent address at American University in Washington, D.C., Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano defended the agency’s immigration enforcement strategy, saying border security with Mexico has been strengthened and deportations of dangerous criminals have reached record-high levels since President Barack Obama took office. To accompany Napolitano’s speech, DHS released a fact sheet breaking down …

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Immigration Direct Press Release – EMAILED TO CLIENT 3/23

Dealing with the government and its agencies can be a real headache, but sometimes a little information is all one needs to ensure that they are prepared to cut through the bureaucratic red tape. These issues can be especially prominent for immigrants because not only are they dealing with complicated forms and procedures, but they …

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Feds offer help in fight against fraudulent immigration lawyers

The federal government may soon begin cracking down on phony immigration lawyers who prey on prospective immigrants. At a meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General in Washington, D.C., the director of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Alejandro Mayorkas, said that his agency is starting an effort to crack down on these unscrupulous …

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