Immigration News

Bloomberg News reported that immigrant-owned businesses employ one in 10 U.S. workers in private companies and contribute more than $775 billion of revenue to the US Economy according to the Partnership for a New American Economy.The businesses generate about $125 billion in payroll, the nonpartisan advocacy...

Cronkite News Service reported that up to 1.76 million illegal immigrants could be eligible for a two-year reprieve from deportation under an Obama administration program that begins accepting applications Wednesday.Immigrants like Reyna Montoya.Montoya was 13 when she moved to Arizona with her family to escape...

Politico.com reported that New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg, who has made a ton of noise on both immigration and the presidential candidates' silence on the issue of curbing the availability of guns, will make some more noise next week.He is hosting forums on immigration...

The Associated Press reported that about 350,000 more illegal immigrants than previously thought could earn an extra two years in the U.S. when President Barack Obama's new policy takes effect next week, according to the Migration Policy Institute.Under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program,...

Reuters reported that U.S. state legislatures passed fewer immigration measures this year because lawmakers' priorities shifted to balancing budgets and U.S. courts were weighing how much authority states have to enforce immigration laws, according to a study released on Monday.The National Conference of State Legislatures...

The Associated Press reported that amid pressure from Democratic lawmakers, Homeland Security officials reiterated Friday that a foreigner’s longstanding same-sex relationship with a U.S. citizen could help stave off the threat of deportation.Binational gay couples are eligible for consideration under a federal program designed to...

The Associated Press reported that the Obama administration said Friday it will begin charging $465 this month for temporary work permits for many young illegal immigrants, as it laid out details of one its signature new policies on immigration.U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin...

The American Immigration Council reported that  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released important details about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process, which will temporarily allow some eligible youth to go to school and work without fear of deportation. A recent Immigration Policy Center...