congress considers immigration bill
(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
May 21, 2013

Senate Panel Approves Immigration Bill

A sweeping immigration bill that would offer a chance of citizenship to millions living in the U.S. illegally has taken a stride forward in Congress.


Anna Amoral (on the left) mediating a mock case.
(Nina Porzucki)
May 20, 2013

Immigrant Domestic Workers Test New Ways to Settle Disputes

On a recent Saturday afternoon, a dozen nannies and housecleaners, many of them immigrants from Brazil, gather with employers in a living room in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They snack on cheese and crackers, breaking the ice a bit before talking about talking and how to settle some of the troubles that can bubble up in domestic work.


(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
May 09, 2013

Senate Immigration Bill Clears First Tests

The bipartisan group of senators supporting a plan to overhaul immigration laws has been sticking together on Thursday, amid a critical series of early test votes.


immigration rally
(Ross D. Franklin/AP)
May 09, 2013

In Newsrooms, Some Immigration Terms Are Going Out of Style

Journalists make choices all the time that influence our understanding of the news — the choice of what stories to cover, which people to interview, which words to use. And major news organizations have been reconsidering how best to describe a group of people whose very presence in this country breaks immigration law.


U.S. Capitol
(Jason Reed/Reuters/Landov)
May 06, 2013

Some Democrats Back Same-Sex Amendment to Immigration Bill

The immigration overhaul bill before the Senate would provide, among other things, more visas for migrant farm workers and high-tech workers, and a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.


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