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Many Call Center Workers Are Deported Mexicans

They endure culture shock and wage drop in border towns

(Newser) - That voice on the phone may sound American, but it could be a deported Mexican working at a call center just south of the border. Thousands of Mexicans deported under the Obama administration are working at call centers in border cities like Tijuana, where their good English enables them to... More »

Child Immigrants Have Little Choice

Pablo Alvarado was one, and thinks the US is culpable in driving them here

(Newser) - Child immigrants are suddenly at the heart of the illegal immigration debate —which strikes a chord with Pablo Alvarado, the executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, because once he led his teenage little brother to the US for much the same reason: to escape violence... More »

Mass Graves of Migrants Found in Texas Cemetery

Anthropologist says state of burial is 'shocking'

(Newser) - The task was hard enough, even without complications: Forensic anthropologists were trying to identify the remains of migrants who perished in remote South Texas while trying to cross from Mexico into the US. Many of those remains ended up in a cemetery in Falfurrias, and when the volunteers made 52... More »

Border Patrol Takes Flak Over Use of Lethal Force

Changes expected after rash of recent deaths

(Newser) - A scathing report that suggests US Border Patrol agents are too quick to shoot and kill is expected to bring policy changes soon, reports the Wall Street Journal . Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson told Congress that he is personally reviewing some of the recent cases and will announce the reforms... More »

Undocumented Worker: We're Not Taking Your Jobs

Migrant worker tells her story to 'Modern Farmer'

(Newser) - Odilia Chavez, a 40-year-old undocumented migrant farm worker based in California, is the first person to tell her story in a new Modern Farmer "Farm Confessional" feature, and she has a message for anyone who thinks people like her are stealing American jobs: "We’re not taking their... More »

Texas County Overwhelmed by Dead Illegal Immigrants

Sparsely-populated Brooks County saw 129 bodies last year

(Newser) - Last year, a border county in Texas recovered 129 bodies belonging to immigrants who were attempting to make the trek from Mexico only to be felled by the elements; the toll stands at 76 so far this year. That's a staggering number for Brooks County, which has historically seen... More »

Why Elites Love Illegal Immigration: Cheap Labor

Victor Davis Hanson on the hypocrisy of the corporate echelon

(Newser) - When it comes to immigration reform, the real divide lies not between Republicans and Democrats, but between elites and non-elites, writes Victor Davis Hanson in the National Review . "For the corporate echelon, creating a guest-worker program and granting amnesty—without worrying about securing the border first—ensures continued access... More »

Judge: 'Sheriff Joe' Guilty of Racial Profiling

Federal ruling calls strategy by Maricopa County's Arpaio unconstitutional

(Newser) - Joe Arpaio of Arizona bills himself as "America's toughest sheriff," but a federal judge has ruled that he doesn't understand America's own Constitution. In a blistering 142-page decision, US District Court Judge Murray Snow wrote that Arpaio engaged in racial profiling against Latino drivers and... More »

Now Getting Behind Path to Citizenship: Evangelicals

Pastors lobbying politicians next week

(Newser) - A somewhat surprising contingent is emerging to support a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants: evangelical Christians. Next week, about 300 evangelical leaders will lobby politicians in Washington and urge sweeping changes to US immigration policy, the Wall Street Journal reports. Though many Christians are socially conservative, pastors are increasingly... More »

Associated Press Drops Term 'Illegal Immigrant'

News agency's style guide bans term

(Newser) - From now on, the Associated Press will no longer refer to people living in the country illegally as "illegal immigrants" or "illegals," notes the JimRomenesko blog . The term "illegal immigration" remains in play because, in that case, the word illegal describes an action and not a... More »

Obama to Congress: 'Finish Job' on Immigration

Calls for April debate

(Newser) - At a White House ceremony honoring 28 new American citizens today, President Obama called for Congress to "finish the job" on immigration reform. He said the system is "broken" and now is the time "to fix it once and for all," his most substantive remarks on... More »

New Immigration Fight: Semantics

Rand Paul objects to AP's 'path to citizenship' description of his plan

(Newser) - Rand Paul is OK with illegal immigrants being able to obtain citizenship eventually, and he would even make it easier by tweaking current rules and not requiring them to return to their home country first. But he doesn't want anyone to call that a "path to citizenship,"... More »

Feds Freed 2K Immigrants, More Than Acknowledged

Associated Press says more were planned before controversy stopped releases

(Newser) - The Homeland Security Department released from its jails more than 2,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation in recent weeks due to looming budget cuts and planned to release 3,000 more during March, the Associated Press has learned. The newly disclosed figures, cited in internal budget documents, are significantly higher... More »

White House: We Had Nothing to Do With Freed Illegals

Decision came from immigration officials, says press secretary

(Newser) - As the sequestration game of "not it" continues, the White House yesterday insisted it played no part in the decision to release hundreds of detained illegal immigrants , as some Republicans had alleged. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials made the move "without any input from the White House, as... More »

Cantor Open to Gun Background Checks

Plus, he and Boehner talk illegal immigration

(Newser) - A day after President Obama noted that there's bipartisan support for universal background checks before gun purchases, Eric Cantor seems to have confirmed it. The House majority leader tells CNN he's open to strengthening background checks, perhaps by instituting a system similar to what Virginia put in place... More »

Obama: 'Now's the Time' for Immigration Changes

Praises Senate effort, says he'll submit his own if it gets hung up

(Newser) - President Obama today praised the bipartisan push for immigration reform in the Senate but made clear he would submit his own bill to Congress if it stalls, reports the Washington Post . Still, his speech in Vegas today was upbeat:
  • "The differences are dwindling ... a broad consensus is emerging,"
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Big Difference in Immigration Plans: Gay Couples

Obama to reveal his proposal today, and same-sex couples will be mentioned

(Newser) - Today's big immigration news will come straight from the president's mouth. Barack Obama will set out his own immigration reform plan in Las Vegas today, and it will offer more specifics than his 2011 immigration " blueprint " did. But his intention is not to put forth an... More »

Next for Obama: Immigration Reform

Plus: Executive order aims to limit family separations

(Newser) - Despite continued hand-wringing over fiscal policy, President Obama remains on schedule to push for immigration reform this month, an insider tells the Huffington Post . The effort will likely be led by Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who warns that "in the end, immigration reform is going to depend very much... More »

Most Support Citizenship Path for Illegal Immigrants

48% not happy with how Obama is handling immigration: poll

(Newser) - Once the fiscal cliff has been put to bed, immigration reform will reportedly be President Obama's No. 1 priority , and a series of surveys indicate most voters will be behind him. Some 62% of American voters support giving illegal or undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship, a new poll... More »

LAPD Won't Turn Over Illegals for Minor Crimes

Force to stop complying with federal detention requests

(Newser) - Illegal immigrants busted for low-level crimes in Los Angeles will no longer be turned over to federal authorities, says LAPD Chief Charlie Beck. The chief, who accuses federal authorities of unfairly treating illegal immigrants involved in petty crimes, says the new policy will be in place by the start of... More »

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