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May Day: Immigrants Urgently Call for Reform as Arizona’s Law Looms

Tens of thousands of immigrants and their supporters marched in favor of national immigration reform and against Arizona’s new “anti-immigrant” law.

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Obama Has Mojo: Health Reform’s Lessons for Immigration Reform

Listen to an audio interview as New America Media’s Sandip Roy speaks with Frank Sharry, executive director of pro-immigration reform group America’s Voice.

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March for Immigration Reform Gets Lost in Health Care Frenzy, Except for Ethnic Media

After the march for immigration reform and the health care vote, the accounts of what happened in D.C. on Sunday varied wildly between Spanish-language media and mainstream outlets.

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Schumer-Graham Immigration Reform Plan May Have Found 2nd GOP Supporter in Cornyn

Hours before Sens. Schumer and Graham presented their blueprint for immigration reform, Texas Sen. Jon Cornyn said he is committed to finding “common ground” on the issue.

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Immigration Reform Caravan Leaves for D.C. to Show Plight of the Undocumented in Arizona

Dozens of human rights activists set out in a caravan from Phoenix to Washington D.C. to call attention to the criminalization of immigrants in Arizona.

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News Analysis: Did Obama Manage to Defuse Next Week’s Immigration Reform March?

President Obama once again seemed to mollify immigration reform advocates with a statement on his “strong commitment” to the issue, but he did not give them much else.

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Obama Meeting on Immigration Reform, A Pre-Emptive Strike Against Demonstration?

The president will talk immigration with Sens. Schumer and Graham Monday evening, but a potentially massive march for immigration reform looms ahead.

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Legalization of Undocumented Students Would Have Economic Benefits, Group Claims

The Dream Act would have direct economic benefits that would “boost the American middle class,” a new study says.

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Activists Launch Campaign to Ask U.S. to Respect Immigrant Detainees’ Human Rights

Activists in New York and other cities launch a campaign to ask the U.S. government to respect human rights in its immigration detention system.

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Undocumented Immigrant Students Keep Up the Fight for Legalization Through Dream Act

Youngsters who are pushing for legislation that would allow undocumented students to become legal residents will hold events across the country next week to continue pushing for the bill’s approval.