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Activists Rally to Keep CIR Alive

What’s happening next with comprehensive immigration reform? That depends on whom you talk with. President Obama and congressional supporters say it’s a go. Opponents say fuggeabouit. Pro-immigrant activists aren’t taking any chances, and they’re descending on the nation’s capital, sponsoring a rally and a briefing.   DREAMers, military veterans, and several members of Congress are …

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President Says He’ll Push for Immigration Reform

It looks like the federal government shutdown that has dragged on for almost three weeks is finally coming to an end, which means that comprehensive immigration reform is back on the front burner. At least that’s what President Obama is saying. In an interview with Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-TV, the president said he’s definitely …

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We Are All Immigrants

   Many of those who rant and rave against undocumented immigrants and comprehensive immigration reform forget that nearly everyone here came from somewhere else: (undocumented immigration, says the caption, started in 1492)  

Harvest of Empire Wins Imagen Foundation Award for Best Documentary Film or Television of the Year

Wendy Thompson Marquez and Jesús Salvador Treviño LOCALLY-PRODUCED FILM WINS MAJOR AWARD Harvest of Empire Named Best Documentary by Imagen Foundation in L.A. Harvest of Empire, the critically-acclaimed documentary on immigration produced and directed by local filmmakers, won the prestigious Imagen Award as Best Documentary Feature at a star-studded ceremony held in Los Angeles on …

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“Republicans Remember, We’re Voting in November”

By Patricia Guadalupe @PatriciagDC | @HarvestEMP 30 Arrested and More Cantaloupes for Congress It was a busy Thursday up on Capitol Hill, the last legislative workday before a month-long recess. DREAMer students continued their protest against recent disparaging comments by Iowa congressman Steve King who said that for every DREAMer valedictorian, there were “many more” …

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July 31 Immigration Update

By Patricia Guadalupe @PatriciagDC | @HarvestEMP   The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, which represents more than 26,000 federal law enforcement officers from a variety of federal agencies sent letters to members of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of comprehensive immigration reform. The organization joins a coalition of business and religious leaders who …

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July 30 Immigration Update

By Patricia Guadalupe @PatriciagDC | @HarvestEMP Conservative Republican Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama is circulating a memo to fellow GOPers on the House side, arguing that the comprehensive immigration reform bill recently passed by the U.S. Senate is “nonsense.” Sessions, who voted against the bill, said that instead of taking up CIR, members of Congress …

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