Foreign nationals who are married to U.S. citizens of the same sex may apply for spousal green cards and other benefits, immigration authorities announced Monday, but it remains to be seen whether the government will issue them. Continue »
A Georgia House committee on Monday took up a Senate bill aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration in the state and substituted the text of a more comprehensive House bill. The House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee was set to consider the Senate bill proposed by state Sen. Jack Murphy,... Continue »
Ahead of the one-year anniversary of SB 1070, the Center for American Progress released a new report entitled "A Rising Tide or a Shrinking Pie: The Economic Impact of Legalization Versus Deportation," analyzing what would happen if SB 1070 were carried out to its full intended effect and every... Continue »
U.S. immigration authorities deported March 11 to Guatemala a 4-year-old American girl, Emily Samantha Ruiz, daughter of undocumented immigrants, together with her grandfather, without offering her parents all the options so they could bring her home, two attorneys said. Continue »
If demographics is destiny, then Republicans may have a major political problem on their hands. Why? Because numbers released by the Census Bureau late last week showed massive growth in the nation's Hispanic population, a community that Republicans have struggled mightily to reach in recent years. Continue »
After finishing medical school in Bogota, Colombia, Maria Anjelica Montenegro did it all — obstetrics, pediatrics, emergency medicine, even surgery. By her estimate, she worked with thousands of patients. None of that prepared her for the jobs she's had since she moved to the United States: Sales clerk. Babysitter.... Continue »
The Arizona Senate recently struck down five bills that aimed to prevent illegal immigrants from using schools, hospitals or other state services — the latest setback for tough state bills targeting illegal immigration. After Arizona last year passed its immigration enforcement bill, which would have given police officers more... Continue »
Some of the toughest bills in the nation aimed at illegal immigrants are making their way through legislatures in the South. Proposed legislation in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, where Republicans control the legislatures and the governors' mansions, have moved further than similar proposals in many other states. Continue »
The case of Emily Ruiz, the 4-year old US citizen who was separated from her parents and returned to Guatemala, has been generating widespread media attention since it broke a couple of weeks ago. America's Voice hosted a conference call today to discuss her story, featuring pro bono... Continue »
Arizona's economy would lose $48.8 billion if the state expels all undocumented immigrants living there, according to a report made public Thursday. A mass departure of the undocumented foreigners would eliminate 581,000 jobs in Arizona and tax receipts would drop by 10.1 percent, according to the report by... Continue »