This week, immigration reform advocates face some of their biggest hurdles ever.
Six years ago, Evelyn Rivera saw her mother hauled away to jail and deported before her very eyes. This week, she marched on Washington to get her mother back.
What is clear is that the immigrant rights movement is facing the fight of its life.
Mayor Bloomberg tried to defend his position supporting the NYPD's massive stop-and-frisk program directed against minority youth.
"We all come from somewhere else. Immigrants are a part of the fabric of America."
"The sky didn't fall when I won my legal status during the last immigration reform of 1986 and the sky will not fall when we pass this immigration reform."
"Millions of Californians will be able to marry the person they love - with all the rights and responsibilities that go along with it."
The amendment would prevent any of the immigrants legalized under S 744 from achieving permanent legal status until certain requirements are met.
In a historic ruling for gay rights, the Supreme Court today struck down DOMA, a 1996 law blocking federal recognition of same-sex marriages.
The Supreme Court today gutted the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 by a 5-to-4 decision. Before the ink even dried on today's landmark ruling its implications quickly became stunningly clear.