Titulo: Caution Illegal Immigrant Crossing
Autor: Mónica Carmona
técnica: Acuarela sobre Papel
Even with the nation still gripped in a fiscal crisis with Congress still arguing over the debt ceiling, President Obama told the nation Tuesday that he would push for a vote on immigration reform.
In an attempt to pressure Republicans in congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform, eight Democratic lawmakers joined advocacy leaders and were arrested at an immigration rally on the National Mall in Washington on Tuesday .
Although the immigration reform bill presented by Democrats on Wednesday has received some criticism, it is mainly being praised for providing the 11 million undocumented workers currently living in the U.S with a pathway to legal status.
Immigration reform advocates across the country are preparing to hit the streets in a nationwide protest calling for immigration reform on Oct. 5. Among those pushing for reform are Catholic colleges like the University of San Diego which kicked off a campaign for immigration reform on Wednesday.
The number of perished immigrants is rising due to more Central American immigrants taking sparely populated, unknown routes through parts of Texas instead of well-known Arizonan routes.
In a possible sign of a shift in attitude for Republicans on the controversial subject of immigration reform, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus this week offered public rebukes on controversial remarks regarding immigrants made by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
President Obama will be visiting several major Spanish-speaking networks this week as he attempts to garner more public support while the House mulls over the Senate's immigration reform proposal on the table.
Days after the Republican body of the House of Representatives stated that they would not support the highly-debated immigration reform bill, President Obama once more took to the airwaves in his weekly radio address to call for the House to pass the bill into law.
Proponents of immigration reform celebrated a historic victory on Thursday when the Senate successfully passed a comprehensive reform bill by a clear majority. Groups and organizations representing people from all walks of life, all across the country, are speaking out and voicing their approval and support for the legislation.
About 800 miles south of the Mexican-American border, in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo, is a new amusement park attraction that allows visitors to experience a fake illegal border crossing.
Apparently undaunted by the perilous road ahead in the U.S. House of Representatives on the pending immigration reform bill, President Obama in his weekly radio address called for Congress to pass the bill, declaring that "the time for excuses is over."
Chris Simcox, staunch activist against illegal immigration, was arrested and charged with child molestation in Phoenix in Wednesday for sexually abusing three girls under ten.
The Supreme Court struck down an Arizona law on Monday that would have required Arizonans to provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush argued for immigration reform, stating that more legal immigration would add to the American workforce and create more revenues from payroll taxes.