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 Gaby Pacheco respond to Ann Coulter’s commets 
Gaby Pacheco respond to Ann Coulter’s commets
Ann Coulter claims she would ban overweight immigrants from entering The U.S. Gaby Pacheco an immigration activist with deferred deportation status, said she is more worried about disparaging comments made by Ann Coulter about Mexicans and immigrants than the controversial conservative columnist's criticizing her weight or refusing to hug her in an interview with radio host Rick Sanchez. Pacheco told Sanchez she is worried about the "inappropriate" and "hateful" comments Coulter often ma....

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 USCIS extends eligibility for employment authorization for H-4 USCIS extends eligibility for employment authorization for H-4 dependent spouses
On May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting applications for employment authorization from certain H-4 spouses of H-1B temporary work visa holders. Also, for now at least, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has pushed aside a challenge to the H-4 employment rule by denying a motion for preliminary junction based on allegations that USCIS violated the Administrative Procedures Act. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would be....

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 Court denies request to lift hold on executive actions
Court denies request to lift hold on executive actions
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to lift a Texas judge's injunction that put on hold immigration deferrals of deportations and work permits for millions of immigrants undocumented in the U.S. The programs were made possible through executive action ordered by President Barack Obama. The appeals court ruled 2-1 against the administration Tuesday, May 26th. The decision arises from a lawsuit filed by 26 states opposing the programs, known by their acronyms DACA and DAPA. It was....

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 Congressional Hispanic caucus working on new Reform Bill
Congressional Hispanic caucus working on new Reform Bill
This week, U.S. Representative Linda Sanchez, D-California, met with the press and informed them that the caucus, which is made up of more than two dozen Latino legislators in Congress from around the nation, was in the process of drafting new immigration reform legislation for Washington to consider. Currently, Sanchez said, legislators in the caucus were in what was described as the "first phase" of creating a bill. The debate on immigration reform has been one that has dragged on bitter....

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 How changing Latino demographics will affect the future How changing Latino demographics will affect the future workforce?
The United States is demographically and dramatically changing. As recently as 2008, minority children were outnumbering whites in 1 of 6 counties across the country. In some counties, minority children were more than 50 percent. In fact, minorities are the largest growing portion of our society. Indeed, it is estimated that there are 52 million Latinos in the United States. Experts predict that Latinos will make up the largest bulk of entrants into the workplace by 2017, and the Latino p....

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 Dreamers come to the White House  
Dreamers come to the White House
In an effort to put a human face to his immigration policies, President Barack Obama held a meeting with six young immigrants at the White House on Wednesday and vowed to veto any legislation that would roll back the executive actions that seek to protect millions of immigrants and their families from deportation. “I want to be as clear as possible: I will veto any legislation that got to my desk that took away the chance of these young people who grew up here and who are prepared to contr....

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 Attorneys general in support of executive action on Attorneys general in support of executive action on immigration
Texas is leading a lawsuit challenging President Obama’s executive action on immigration and has asked for a preliminary injunction that was considered in a hearing on January 15 in a federal district court in Brownsville, Texas. Texas is arguing that the president’s actions will harm states economically and socially. Challenging these claims, Washington State filed its own “friend of the court” brief, joined by attorneys general from the states of Washington, California, Connecticut, Haw....

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 Cost of citizenship a barrier for immigrants Cost of citizenship a barrier for immigrants
Of the 13.3 million legal permanent residents (LPRs) in the United States, 8.8 million are currently eligible for citizenship. In 2013, a mere 8.9 percent of eligible immigrants applied for citizenship, according to the National Partnership for New Americans. Recent research to the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at the University of Southern California, and the Center for American Progress, analyzing the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of immigrants sheds li....

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Immigrants urged to trust Deferred Action Program
One of the nation’s top immigration officials is urging those who are newly eligible for temporary legal status, to apply for the program without fear. Speaking at the National Immigrant Integration Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez said he knows that some immigrants in the country without permission may be wary of identifying themselves to the government as part of President Obama’s new program....
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How to avoid common immigration scams
If you need legal advice on immigration matters, make sure that the person you rely on is authorized to give you legal advice. The Internet, newspapers, radio, community bulletin boards and storefronts are filled with advertisements offering immigration help. There is a lot of information that comes from individuals who are not authorized to give you legal advice, such as “notaries.” Here is some important information that can help you avoid common immigration scams. Telephone Scams: Do....
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Erika Andiola, fearless and unstoppable
The young activist became the face of the pro-immigrant movement “dreamers”. With an intense work as a community organizer and pro-immigrant activism, Erika Andiola has become the face of the young "dreamers" who, over the years, have driven the most genuine movement to legalize 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Not content with the deferred action that President Barack Obama gave in 2012 to protect the deportation to nearly one million undocumented youth brought to....
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Obama’s Executive Action: What you need to know
On Novembre 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced that he would take executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Who will benefit from Obama’s executive action? There are three main groups that will benefit under Obama’s plan: parents of U.S. citizens or Legal Permanent Residents; undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. before the age of 16; and spouses and children of Legal Permanent Residents. Parents: If you are a parent of a U.S. citiz....
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Roberto Gomez Bolanos, creator of “El Chavo del Ocho”, dies
Roberto Gomez Bolanos, the iconic Mexican comedian born February 21, 1929, died November 28 at age 85. He wrote and played the boy television character "El Chavo del Ocho" that defined a generation for millions of Latin American children. Known as "Chespirito" (chess-pee-REE-to), his nickname came from the Spanish phonetic pronunciation of Shakespeare "Chespir" combined with "ito", a diminutive commonly used in Mexico that seemed natural for Gomez Bolanos because of his short stature. ....
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National Coalition of Mayors supports President's Action on immigration
Twenty-six mayors across the country announced the launch of a coalition in support of the president’s action on immigration. Cities United for Immigration Action (CUIA) is a nationwide coalition of mayors who have joined forces to ensure the successful implementation of the president’s immigration reform plan. The coalition includes 25 mayors who are leading the national dialogue on immigration reform at the municipal level and taking a leadership role to influence policy change from th....
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USCIS: Immigration agency awaits “a real challenge”
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the first stop for people applying for a green card, citizenship or refugee status. The agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security, will be on the front line of President Obama's executive action, which could give legal status to an estimated 4 million undocumented people. Stephen Legomsky, chief counsel for USCIS in the first days of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, says that order was a "heavy lift" for the agency....
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