A group of state lawmakers unveiled model legislation today that aims to deny citizenship to children born to non-citizens. Ultimately, they want to get the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on whether the 14th Amendment guarantees citizenship to such children.Read More »
Sen. John McCain says he would support congressional work toward an overhaul of the immigration system once "the borders have been secured."Read More »
The unveiling of what may become the most controversial immigration legislation of this era will have to go on without one of its primary architects.Read More »
Newly sworn in Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says he'll help defend SB1070, the controversial law targeting illegal immigration.Read More »
The end of the year means a turnover of House control from Democratic to Republican and, with it, Congress' approach to immigration.Read More »
The 2011 legislative session will begin a few days early for two Arizona lawmakers who will be in Washington D.C. for the unveiling of legislation intended to end birthright citizenship.Read More »
Emboldened by months of phone calls to lawmakers, hunger strikes and sit-ins, a group of college students and graduates in Los Angeles say they plan to take their fight for immigrant rights to the states and the 2012 election after Senate Republicans blocked a key piece of legislation.Read More »
Senate Republicans on Saturday doomed an effort that would have given hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants a path to legal status if they enrolled in college or joined the military.Read More »
Domestic violence affects women of every country, culture and income level, and victims are often reluctant to seek help for a variety of reasons.
When a woman is in the U.S. illegally, however, she will be even more reluctant to come forward, law enforcement officials and victims’ advocates say. Undocumented immigrants as a group fear dealing with police, and some abusers use that fear as a lever, threatening to turn in their victims and separate them from children through deportation.
A federal judge in Phoenix has dismissed another challenge to Arizona's new immigration law.Read More »