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Senate immigration bill: big advances, real dangers

Numerous groups are working out their point-by-point analyses of the Senate bill, which is more than 800 pages long.


Service employees: Reform must include concerns of black immigrants

Judith Howell has a message for Congress: Pass comprehensive immigration reform and don't forget or brush aside the concerns of immigrants and their descendants who happen to be black.


Latino labor leader: Immigration legislation has potential problems

Providing a path to eventual citizenship for 11 million undocumented workers "is a worthy #1 goal" of proposed immigration reform legislation.


Obama to push citizenship for undocumented

President Obama can be expected to move swiftly on immigration reform, and he can be expected to propose changes in one comprehensive bill.


Report challenges anti-immigrant "enforcement first" calls

The United States already spends more money on and has more infrastructure devoted to stopping undocumented immigrants from entering the country than for any other activity designated as illegal.


Largest ever gathering of undocumented youth held

DREAMers formed the largest-ever gathering of undocumented youth this Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 at the national United We Dream conference in Kansas City, Mo.


“Latino voters have a check to cash” for immigration reform

Latinos influenced the election outcome in a big way this year, helping to ensure President Barack Obama's second term.


Latino voter numbers to rise 25 percent

The number of Latino voters will rise by 25 percent in the 2012 election, to 12.6 million, compared to 2008, and they'll hold the key votes in more states than ever before.


Reclaim democracy, protect the vulnerable says faith community

At its Fire of Faith, Rekindling Democracy rally this past Sunday, the Detroit metropolitan faith community unveiled a new kind of "heat" beginning to sweep the region.


Florida voters support immigration reform

A recent poll offering a snapshot of Florida voters found that they back the President's decision to end deportations of DREAM Act-eligible youth. They also support some broader, more sweeping reform.

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