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Obama turns to CEOs to ‘amplify’ push for immigration reform

Activists for immigration reform demonstrate in San Francisco. (Photo courtesy of Annette Bernhardt via Flickr under Creative Commons license. Terms below.)

Activists for immigration reform demonstrate in San Francisco. (Photo courtesy of Annette Bernhardt via Flickr under Creative Commons license. Terms below.)

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With a few working days left in this legislative session, President Obama is turning to business leaders, many of whom have allied with Republicans in the past, to press the GOP-controlled House to act on immigration reform.

The August strategy — Immigrant rights activism heats up

Photo courtesy of Alliance for Citizenship

Photo courtesy of Alliance for Citizenship

Elena Shore

New America Media News Report

About 40 leaders of immigration reform advocacy organizations were arrested Thursday on Capitol Hill. The group was there as part of a protest aimed at pressuring the House GOP into passing an immigration reform bill with a pathway to citizenship.

Transforming ‘deferred action’ into true opportunities

(Photo courtesy of New America Media)

(Photo courtesy of New America Media)

Edward Kissam

EdSource via New America Media

President Obama’s announcement of a new immigration program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), last June makes 2013 a year of hope for undocumented immigrant youth and young adults. However, a key factor in determining whether their dreams become reality will be their ability to enroll in adult schools and community college programs.

Activist: Language matters in immigration debate

Promise Arizona Director Petra Falcon hopes inflammatory language can be avoided in the Congressional debate over immigration reform. ( Photo by Doug Ramsey

Promise Arizona Director Petra Falcon hopes inflammatory language can be avoided in the Congressional debate over immigration reform. (Photo by Doug Ramsey)

Don’t call immigrants ‘illegals,’ GOP urges members

Doug Ramsey

Public News Service

PHOENIX — The latest Republican effort to attract Latino voters came in the form of a recent email to U.S. House Republicans, urging them to avoid referring to immigrants as “illegals” or “aliens” in the ongoing debate over immigration reform. An Arizona activist responded by saying immigrants have always been treated as somehow less than human. 

Citizenship main topic at first immigration hearing

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, right, pushes for full-fledged citizenship for undocumented immigrants at a House committee hearing on immigration reform. He is sitting next to Puneet Arora, vice president of Immigration Voice, who supports citizenship for those with scientific degrees.  (SHFWire photo by Jasmine Aguilera)

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, right, pushes for full-fledged citizenship for undocumented immigrants at a House committee hearing on immigration reform. He is sitting next to Puneet Arora, vice president of Immigration Voice, who supports citizenship for those with scientific degrees.
(SHFWire photo by Jasmine Aguilera)

Scripps Howard Foundation Wire

WASHINGTON – A pathway to citizenship was the main topic of discussion Tuesday at a House hearing, the first to take place since proposals for immigration reform were introduced in the new Congress.

Protesters interrupt a hearing on immigration reform and chant “undocumented and unafraid.” The hearing took place Tuesday and was the first since reform proposals were introduced in the new Congress. (SHFWire photo by Jasmine Aguilera)

Protesters interrupt a hearing on immigration reform and chant “undocumented and unafraid.” The hearing took place Tuesday and was the first since reform proposals were introduced in the new Congress. (SHFWire photo by Jasmine Aguilera)

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro pushed for citizenship for undocumented immigrants currently in the United States.

“I believe that is the best way and it is in our nation’s best interest,” Castro said. “We’re a nation of immigrants. We’ve progressed because we are pragmatic. Complete citizenship is in our national interest, our economic interest.”

Arizona campaign builds against ‘America’s toughest sheriff’

Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Photo courtesy of New America Media)

Valeria Fernández

New America Media

PHOENIX, Ariz.–A movement to oust Joe Arpaio, America’s self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff,” from office continues to gain momentum in Arizona. Actions range from a Latino voter mobilization to an infusion of support from out-of-state groups helping run anti-Joe Arpaio radio ads on Spanish radio.

NM immigrant advocates hail court action

Kent Paterson

Frontera NorteSur

Immigrant advocates in New Mexico praised a court settlement announced last week that effectively laid to rest a controversial driver’s license certification program  implemented by the state Motor Vehicle Division last year.

States respond to deferred deportation

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer at a book-signing in Phoenix on Nov. 5, 2011. (Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Frontera NorteSur

California and Arizona have a lot in common. They both were once part of Mexico, share the Colorado River and exchange mutual passions over their National League baseball teams. Both states were among the hardest-hit by the housing bust and Great Recession,  suffering foreclosures and fiscal crises.

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