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Immigration Reform Faces Uphill Battle in House

On Thursday night the Senate passed sweeping immigration reform, the 68 to 32 vote enough to overcome a Republican filibuster.  The legislation, the most "ambitious overhaul of the nation's immigration system in a generation"  was the result of an arduous process of compromise and trade-offs

Activists Intensify Efforts as Senate Debates Immigration Reform

With the lives of over 11 million undocumented immigrants at stake, the only thing Republicans and Democrats seem to agree upon is the fact that a decision on the future livelihood of these people needs to be made right away. They have vowed to block any measure that leaves their fate in doubt indefinitely.

Senators Present Sweeping Immigration Reform Plan

On Monday a bipartisan group of eight senators presented to Congress a preliminary plan to overhaul the nation's immigration system and ease the path to citizenship for immigrants in the United States. If put into legislation and passed, the ambitious plan could change the lives of over 11 million immigrants that reside in the United States without legal status, more than half of which identify as Hispanic or Latino.

Join the 2013 National Dream Act Graduation and Wedding

Earlier this month, the Lutheran Church of the Reformation of Washington DC announced that it will hold its annual National Dream Act Graduation representing children of undocumented workers in the US. This year, the event will have “Wedding” attached to its title, symbolizing same-sex couples who had been excluded from immigration reforms.

Senate Judiciary Considers Immigration Bill Amendments

America's Voice – a partnership of faith-based, labor, civil rights, and grassroots groups, networks and leaders in favor of a pathway to citizenship for undocumented workers– reports that the Senate Judiciary Committee is meeting today to propose edits to the "Gang of Eight's" immigration bill.