Just across the Rio Grande from Brownsville, Texas, stands a dormitory-style shelter filled with people recently deported from the U.S. and other migrants waiting to cross the border.
Texas Democrats want immigration back in the conversation at the Capitol as the White House and Congress propose new paths to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people in the U.S. illegally.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano called Republican lawmakers’ insistence that the border be secured before there is immigration reform a flawed argument.
Mexican authorities have discovered a sophisticated smuggling tunnel equipped with electricity and ventilation not far from the Nogales port of entry into Arizona, U.S. and Mexican officials said Friday.
Former President George W. Bush is set to give opening remarks at a conference on the benefits of immigrants to the U.S. economy.
Officers seeking a Nicaraguan teen allegedly held by smugglers have rescued the girl and more than 80 other suspected illegal immigrants in Houston.
Republican efforts to promote hatred across racial and religious lines are heating up this electoral season. They have found a new warrior to promote the cause in Arizona, Gabriela Saucedo Mercer. Mercer has questioned whether Middle Easterners should be in the US “either legally or illegally”.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has written to state agencies calling a new Obama administration immigration policy “a slap in the face to the rule of law.”
Yesterday the Obama administration put in place provisions of the DREAM Act that brought many young people out of the shadows to participate in the American Dream. On the same day a judge in Pennsylvania let stand what may be the most egregious attempt at voter suppression in a generation.
President Obama won big this week with the Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and immigration. While Mitt Romney and the Tea Party couldn’t have had a worse week.
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