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Heat is on House Republicans to Act; Street Heat Brought by Activists Locally; Alabama’s Failed Experiment with Worst-in-the-Nation Immigration Law Officially Ends

Pro-Reform Movement on the March: Will Republicans Get Lifted Up or Left Behind? The immigration movement is mobilizing like never before, demanding policy progress in Washington and throughout the country.  In Washington, the political heat is melting some GOP resistance to immigration reform as more Republicans sign onto to the bipartisan HR 15 bill.  House … Continue reading »

New Video, La Opinión Editorial Push Governor Brown to Sign CA TRUST Act

We’ve written about the immigrant driver’s license bill in California, and our hopes that Governor Jerry Brown will sign it.  There’s also another bill pending that will make drastic improvements to the lives of immigrants–AB 4, also known as the TRUST Act, which will help protect immigrants from deportation when they have not committed any … Continue reading »

Nevada, Connecticut to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Drive

  Update: Also congratulations to Connecticut for moving forward with a bill that will soon protect undocumented immigrants who report crime. All attention for immigration legislation is on the Gang of 8 reform bill that’s soon to hit the Senate floor—but major changes that could benefit immigrants’ lives are also happening at the state level.  … Continue reading »

News in Immigration: Colorado Senate Passes Bipartisan Immigration Reform Resolution, And Other Stories

With the release of the Senate immigration bill last week and multiple hearings since then, it’s been a busy time in the world of immigration reform.  Here are some of the stories we wanted to make sure you haven’t missed. Nearly the entire Colorado Senate today passed a bipartisan resolution urging Congress to pass immigration … Continue reading »

State Legislators in 16 States Announce Resolutions in Support of Immigration Reform

Today the Progressive States Network, leading national group of pro-immigrant state legislators, announced that state lawmakers from 16 different states have either introduced or plan to introduce resolutions in support of comprehensive immigration reform. As State Senator Angela Giron (Colorado), Chair of the National Immigration Working Group said: The fact that so many state lawmakers are now … Continue reading »

Passage of the Colorado ASSET Bill is Yet Another Sign of Momentum in Favor of Immigration Reform

The Colorado ASSET legislation – a state tuition bill that will allow young immigrants living in Colorado to pay in-state tuition for college – has just passed a final vote in the Colorado House today with a 40-21 vote margin, its last step before arriving on the desk of Gov. John Hickenlooper, who has vowed … Continue reading »

Passage of the Colorado ASSET Bill is Yet Another Sign of Momentum in Favor of Immigration Reform

The Colorado ASSET legislation – a state tuition bill that will allow young immigrants living in Colorado to pay in-state tuition for college – has just passed a final vote in the Colorado House today with a 40-21 vote margin, its last step before arriving on the desk of Gov. John Hickenlooper, who has vowed … Continue reading »

Michigan Activists Join Nationwide Push for Immigration Reform

From Laura Misjak at the Lansing State Journal today: This is the year for immigration reform and Lansing-area activists are joining forces with others throughout the nation to demand paths to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and ways to reunite families torn apart by deportation. Taking a stand in freezing temperatures on the front steps of … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach Continues Anti-Immigrant Crusade; Wants Kansas to Pass "Self-Deportation" Law and Punish DREAMers

Mississippi, well-aware of how HB 56 in Alabama turned out, is wary of proceeding with its own anti-immigrant bills.  Texas is backing away from last year’s push to crack down on immigrants.  Even Georgia is seeking to make changes to its current legislation. Kansas, however, it seems is another matter.  The home state of Kris … Continue reading »