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Trump Estimates His Border Wall Will Cost $8 Billion. Experts Say It Could Be As Much As Three Times That

Donald Trump really prides himself on being a smart businessman. He’s made it one of the primary reasons why he thinks he belongs in the White House, saying that “we need people in Washington that know how to make a deal.” But, there’s plenty of reasons to scoff at Trump’s claims. Sure, he’s “really rich,” … Continue reading »

Mexico’s Former President To Donald Trump: No, We’re Not Going To Pay For Your “Stupid Wall”

The former President of Mexico had a pretty straight-forward answer when asked if his nation would pay for the massive border wall a President Donald Trump plans to build and then bill them for. “We are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall!” said former Mexican President Felipe Calderón. “And … Continue reading »

New CA Law Exceeds Expectations With Over 600,000 Driver’s Licenses Issued To Undocumented Immigrants In 2015

Thanks to new state law, nearly half of all driver’s licenses issued to Californians in 2015 went to undocumented immigrants. Under Assembly Bill 60, which went into effect in January 2015, any Californian who meets necessary driving requirements is eligible to receive a driver’s license, regardless of immigration status. Applications have exceeded expectations since the … Continue reading »

Federal Judge Slaps Down Texas’s Latest Attempt To Block Syrian Refugees

A federal judge has slapped down — yet again — Texas’s latest attempt to block the resettlement of Syrian refugees to the state. US District Court Judge David Godbey ruled state officials ultimately failed to prove these families would cause “irreparable injury” to Texas, and that it is the federal government’s job to assess that … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, February 9, 2016

English (en español al final de la página): Huffington Post (Op-Ed): Supreme Court Immigration Ruling Could Stop the Intimidation of American Citizens By Kica Matos and Frank Sharry NBC News: Former Mexican President: We’re Not Paying for a ‘Stupid’ Wall By Brian Latimer Politico: Mexican ex-president: No, we won’t pay for Trump’s ‘stupid wall’ By … Continue reading »

Is The Jig Finally Up For Marco Rubio?

For a while, we’ve been tracking Marco Rubio’s slide to the extreme right on immigration, artfully camouflaged by consultant-crafted soundbites. Once upon a time the courageous supporter of a path to citizenship — even getting himself declared “The Republican Savior” by TIME — Rubio backtracked on his own bill barely two years later when he … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, February 8, 2016

English (en español al final de la página): Huffington Post: John Kasich: Deporting Parents Is Not In Line With The Values Americans Believe In By Elise Foley New York Times: Donald Trump Says He Brought Immigration Issue Into Focus By Jeremy Peters Politico: Rubio doesn’t list immigration reform among his accomplishments By Eliza Collins The … Continue reading »

Days Before Pope Francis Visits Mexico, Group Places #ImmigrantLivesMatter Sign On Border Fence

Days from Pope Francis’s visit to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, members from Border Network For Human Right have placed a #ImmigrantLivesMatter sign on a portion of the border fence between El Paso and Juarez. The Pontiff will hold mass in the border city on February 18th — the last full day of his highly-anticipated return to the Americas … Continue reading »

Immigration Makes A Brief Appearance At #DemDebate, Sorta

Thanks in large part to the Trump Effect, Republican candidates for President are guaranteed to spend significant portions of every debate seeing who can out-anti-immigrant who. Meanwhile, immigration activists were frustrated that the topic didn’t come up during last night’s Democratic debate on MSNBC until the final few minutes — and the responses weren’t exactly … Continue reading »