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Sample Connecticut Driver's License (credit: CT DOT)

Connecticut State Senate Approves Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

The state Senate approved legislation early Thursday that would allow immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses regardless of their legal statuses.

05/30/2013

Mother's Day Brunch at Make The Road New York, May 12, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Immigration Advocates Push For Comprehensive Reforms

At an event at Make The Road New York, some organizers said immigration reform would be an important Mother’s Day gift for some.

05/12/2013

May Day Demonstration (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Heavy Police Presence At Mainly Peaceful NYC May Day Demonstration

Thousands of activists armed with flags, puppets and cow bells took to the city’s streets on Wednesday to rally for immigration reform and labor rights as part of worldwide May Day protests.

05/01/2013

Sample Connecticut Driver's License (credit: CT DOT)

Connecticut Legislators Back Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

A proposal in Connecticut to expand access to driver’s licenses to immigrants regardless of their legal status has received the support of the governor, legislative leaders and mayors from across the state.

04/30/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez (file / credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Menendez: Bipartisan Bill ‘Fixes Our Broken Immigration System’

The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act was negotiated by four Democrats and four Republicans and was formally filed on the Senate floor around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.

04/18/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Schumer: ‘Gang Of Eight’ Reaches Deal On Immigration

Sen. Charles Schumer said Friday that the so-called “Gang of Eight” Senators working on immigration reform have reached a deal and their bill could be presented very soon.

04/12/2013

Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) on CBS' "Face The Nation" April 7, 2013. (credit: CBS News)

Schumer: Deal Could Be Reached This Week On Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) – Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday he’s hoping for a bipartisan deal by the end of this week on a sweeping immigration bill to secure the border and allow eventual citizenship to the […]

04/07/2013

Jersey City Immigration Reform Rally

Crowd Of Thousands Gathers In Jersey City To Call For Immigration Reform

A few thousand people gathered in Liberty State Park in Jersey City Saturday to push for reforms in immigration policy.

04/06/2013

Immigrants take the oath of citizenship in Newark (file / credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Immigration And Economy Focus Of Long Island Forum

A strong Long Island economy is dependent on a immigrant workforce, according to Joe Gergela of the Long Island Farm Bureau.

03/12/2013

Long Island City Immigration Office (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City Council Approves Plan To Keep Police Detainees From Immigration Officials

The New York City Council on Wednesday approved a measure that will make it more difficult for immigration officials to detain people being released from police custody.

02/27/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Schumer: Coming Bipartisan Measure Will Be ‘Very Tough’ On Illegal Immigration

President Obama will push for a meaningful overhaul of immigration policy in his second term in office, according to senior administration officials and lawmakers.

01/13/2013

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn - Dec. 13, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

Quinn Wants NYC Not To Give Feds Info On Certain Illegal Immigrants

New York City leaders are drafting legislation to limit the city’s participation in the federal Secure Communities program.

12/13/2012

Presidential Debate

Obama, Romney Slam Each Other’s Immigration Reform Policies

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney both claimed to support comprehensive immigration reform in the second presidential debate Tuesday, but different in their definitions of what the term meant.

10/16/2012

Gabriela Saucedo Mercer (Credit: SaucedoMercer.com)

Opinion: AZ Republican: We Don’t Want Middle Easterners Here

Republican efforts to promote hatred across racial and religious lines are heating up this electoral season. They have found a new warrior to promote the cause in Arizona, Gabriela Saucedo Mercer. Mercer has questioned whether Middle Easterners should be in the US “either legally or illegally”.

08/29/2012

Bolivian Diego Mariaca(R) and his brother Gustavo Mariaca(L) fill out paperwork under the 'Dream Act' (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: A Step Forward And A Step Back For The American Dream

Yesterday the Obama administration put in place provisions of the DREAM Act that brought many young people out of the shadows to participate in the American Dream. On the same day a judge in Pennsylvania let stand what may be the most egregious attempt at voter suppression in a generation.

08/16/2012

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