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#Pray4Reform Movement: an Unprecedented Push By Evangelical Leaders for Immigration Reform

The Evangelical Immigration Table, a group of Evangelical Christian leaders that includes both conservatives and progressives, left Washington, DC late last month following Day of Prayer and Action to press leaders in congress, especially the House of Representatives, to follow through on broad immigration reform.

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.

Immigration Reform: Will it Happen in 2013?

With more pressing matters taking the attention of the White House over the last few months, the Immigration Reform Bill was pushed to the wings on the political stage. Without a new source of momentum, it appears unlikely that this issue will be resolved by the end of this year.

National Day of Dignity and Respect

Immigration reform advocates are planning marches and rallies in over 40 cities across the United States on Saturday, October 5th, to call on Congress to pass immigration reform including a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants.  The marches will be followed on Tuesday, October 8th, with at 12:30pm as tens of thousands will gather on the National Mall.

Senate Judiciary Committee holds Hearing on Immigration Reform Bill

(Update April 17th): CREDO Action has sent out an alert to its members indicating that a key hearing on immigration reform will be held tomorrow by the Senate Judiciary Committee, and point out:

This is an important moment to put the heat on Senator Chuck Grassley. Sen.

State of the Union: What Will Obama Do About Gun Violence, Climate Change, and Immigration Reform?

President Obama is expected to devote much of his State of the Union address to his adminstration's plan to create jobs and expand economic opportunities for the middle class.   What else will he bring up in his wish list for the first year of his second term?