League of nations lobbying immigration bill

By Adam Wollner

Immigration reform bill attracting special interests from all corners of the globe.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mexico":

"… t and Intel, as well as various smaller operations.       …"

New immigration bill provides ray of hope for separated families

By Susan Ferriss

New immigration bill may ease years-long 'bars' that have split spouses and children

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mexico":

"… r, 40, told the Center for Public Integrity in a phone call from Veracruz, Mexico. She has lived there, in a remote area, since 2005, after she tried to leg …"

"… tco’s wife, Delia, lives with their two small children south of Tijuana, Mexico, where she moved after  immigration officials told her they had no ch …"

Witnesses tell Congress that Americans, legal residents’ families suffer due to immigration laws

By Susan Ferriss

Representatives from American Families United testified before House Judiciary subcommittee on hardships of immigration bars

Excerpts from this story referencing "California":

"… are separated, or the children are separated?” asked Rep. Zoe Lofgren, a California Democrat and member of the subcommittee. She said she strongly disagreed w …"

Mental-health study of U.S. kids affected by surge in deportations

By Susan Ferriss

As Congress debates immigration reform, mental-health investigators urge legislators to consider children's welfare.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Department of Homeland Security":

"… ls on deportees who claim to have U.S.-born children. In March of 2012, a Department of Homeland Security report to Congress estimated that during the six months between January an …"

Rep. Gutierrez meets on Capitol Hill with families torn apart by 1996 immigration law

By Susan Ferriss

Separated families meet with Rep. Gutierrez, hoping to be included in proposed reforms.

Excerpts from this story referencing "California":

"… ity into immigration penalties. Xitco met with aides to his two senators, California Democrats Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, as well as with an aide to S …"

Senator mistakenly says marriage quickly legalizes young immigrants

By Susan Ferriss

A new GOP idea would allow undocumented youth to earn limited legal status, but not a green card, the prerequisite to citizenship.

Separated by law: Families torn apart by 1996 immigration measure

By Susan Ferriss and Amy Isackson

Immigration measure has split husbands from wives, children from parents.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mexico":

"… with no pardon even possible for 10 years. She now lives south of Tijuana, Mexico, alone with the couple’s two small children. T.J. Barbour, a native of …"

"… ince her husband Jorge was exiled for 10 years in 2007. Now she's moved to Mexico to join him.  Across the country, as illegal immigrants have settled …"

"… . — she was deported from the United States and told she would remain in Mexico for 20 years before being able to join her family again. “I recognize t …"

"… young daughter to support, and was struggling to pay off medical bills in Mexico. She was also trying to get away from a threatening experience back in her …"

A dizzying series of legal twists and turns

By Susan Ferriss and Amy Isackson

Immigrant spouses struggling to understand changing laws, partisan politics

Most eligible for Obama undocumented program already working

By Susan Ferriss

Aug. 15 start date for undocumented youths ages 15 to 30 to apply for deportation reprieve

Excerpts from this story referencing "Department of Homeland Security":

"… ong Latino voters in an election year. At the Tuesday event, a former Department of Homeland Security principal deputy counsel argued that the program was within the administra …"

Obama decision eases undocumented kids' turmoil

By Susan Ferriss

Thousands of 16- to 30-year-olds could benefit from relief that will let them work legally, and stop fearing deportation.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas":

"… der current immigration rules.Certain states, such as California, Arizona, Texas, New York and Florida, are home to significant numbers of these youths. An …"

About 46,400 immigrants claiming U.S. children deported in six months

By Susan Ferriss

Obama administration clashes with immigrant advocates over deportations of parents, and the definition of criminal immigrants.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barbara Gonzalez":

"… ered to leave, followed by Phoenix with 1,616 final orders for deportation.Barbara Gonzalez, ICE press secretary in Washington, D.C., said that ICE uses “prose …"

$94 million visa security program is largely ineffective

By Laurel Adams

GAO: Visa security program set up to screen known threats to US isn't effective

Temporary foreign worker program has long-term problems

By Laurel Adams

The temporary foreign worker program, known as the H—1B visa, allows educated workers in specialty occupations to work in the United States

Civil rights groups want details on immigrant fingerprint program

As Arizona turns up the heat on illegal immigrants, civil rights groups are demanding the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rel

Excerpts from this story referencing "Freedom of Information Act":

"… cure Communities” program after failing to get the information through a Freedom of Information Act request.“This program has very little public scrutiny. There’s very li …"

Airline bombing suspect originally denied visa by U.S. officials

By John Solomon

A U.S. consular official originally denied terrorism suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab a visa to enter the United States in 2004 after findi

Description of citizenship database available – if you’re willing to pay nearly $112,000

By Nick Schwellenbach

After taking nearly four years to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request, the U.S. immigration agency is demanding $111,930 for rec

Excerpts from this story referencing "Freedom of Information Act":

"… and the Sunlight Foundation. …"

Lack of progress on immigration reform

By The Center for Public Integrity

A path to citizenship for the more than 12 million illegal immigrants residing in the United States still out of reach

Excerpts from this story referencing "president":

"… sive involvement by the administration,” in 2007 Congress voted down the president’s immigration proposal. The result is a patchwork of policies, state law …"