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Guitierrez: Romney Must Make Immigration Position Clear

Today, Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) reacted to news out of Washington that the Director of Hispanic Outreach for Mitt Romney's campaign admitted that Romney "is still deciding what his immigration position is," according to several news reports continue reading »

Lack of Difference Between Secure Communities And Arizona’s SB 1070

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its long-awaited response to last year’s report from the Secure Communities Task Force. Secure Communities, the Obama Administration’s signature immigration enforcement program, has been fiercely criticized by law enforcement experts, state governors and legislatures, continue reading »

Rubio Watch: Rubio Proposal Overlooks Obstacles Ahead For DREAMers

Though it has yet to be introduced in Congress, Senator Marco Rubio’s alternative to the DREAM Act received an appraisal from the Washington Post this week, which noted that it represents an effort to shake the hard-line anti-immigrant sentiment voiced by many leading conservative politicians. The editorial also noted, however, that the outlines of his proposal promote what’s tantamount to “permanent second-class status.” continue reading »

Rubio Watch: Rubio’s ‘Dream Act Light’ Jumbles Immigration Issue

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio spent the week in the spotlight as the latest potential running mate for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The Hispanic lawmaker, anointed as the party's best hope for appealing to more Latino voters, came loaded for bear — rolling out an alternative to the Democrats' Dream Act. continue reading »

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on SB1070- Decision Expected Late June

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court took on one of the most important legal cases of this year when it heard arguments over Arizona’s “show me your papers” law, SB 1070. The Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling on SB 1070 in late June. continue reading »

The Most Racist Organization - Behind SB1070 (VIDEO)

The United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments in Arizona v. United States, the Obama administration's challenge to Arizona's anti-immigration law, SB1070. What they won't be hearing is what a continue reading »

Tranquil Arizona-Mexico Border Masks Nogales’ Economic Woes

As the U.S. Supreme Court takes up Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law, the violent drug war in Mexico continues, with the death toll over the past six years exceeding 50,000. Supporters of the Arizona law often talk about violence spilling over the border, but there has been very little impact on the U.S. side, where trade and tourism continue in spite of all the bad press continue reading »

Marco Rubio’s Grandfather Was Ordered Deported; He Chose To Stay

Here’s the thing about Marco Rubio: he’s the son of Cuban immigrants, represents the state with the fourth-largest immigrant population in America, constantly bills himself and his background as the embodiment of the American Dream…and yet he seems to have much less sympathy for immigrants who have stories much like his. continue reading »

Five Things to Know About the Supreme Court Hearing Arguments on Arizona SB1070

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Arizona v. United States, the long-anticipated dispute over the legality of SB 1070. More than any case in recent history, the dispute raises fundamental questions about the role of states in the enforcement of federal immigration law. continue reading »

7.5%  of Scheduled ICE Deportations Suspended

An ongoing review of pending deportations has resulted in the suspension of 7.5 percent of the planned expulsions, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. The evaluation is aimed at clearing a large backlog of court cases and at focusing enforcement efforts on the deportation of criminals, ICE Deputy Press Secretary Gillian Christensen said. continue reading »

What’s At Stake: SB 1070 at the Supreme Court

SB 1070 is Arizona’s controversial anti-immigrant law. After the law passed in 2010, two dozen copycat bills were introduced in state legislatures across the country; five passed in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah. The ACLU and a coalition of civil rights organizations have filed lawsuits in all six states. continue reading »

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on SB1070- Join the Team to Help Spread the Word

This week, all eyes will once again be on SB 1070. Today, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the Arizona law and will soon decide whether to strike it down forever, or open the door to Arizona laws across the country. Exactly two years ago , Governor Jan Brewer signed Arizona’s now-infamous “show me your papers” anti-immigrant legislation -- SB 1070 -- into law. continue reading »

Have U.S. Border Agents been Using Excessive Force to Curb Illegal Immigration? New Video Emerges

The death of Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas, which garnered national media attention in 2010, has re-entered the limelight after PBS unearthed new footage of the incident between the Mexican citizen and border patrol agents. continue reading »

52.1% of Latinos Said They Have Been Targets of Workplace Bullying

Workplace bullying is on the rise in the United States amid the country's economic woes and particularly afflicts Hispanics, experts told Efe. Waldemar Serrano-Burgos, a life and business coach in Florida, said that Hispanics are particularly vulnerable to bullying because so many are dependent on a work visa and others are in the country illegally continue reading »

13 Cuban Migrants Transferred over to Colombian Immigration Authorities

The Colombian navy found 13 illegal Cuban migrants who were traveling on a boat in Colombian territorial waters in the Gulf of Uraba, officials said Monday. The Cubans were on board a fishing boat that was intercepted off the coast near Titumate, a village in Choco province near the border with Panama. continue reading »

Obama Reiterates Commitment to Immigration Reform and Calls Republican Hypocrites

President Barack Obama joined news anchor, José Díaz-Balart in an in-depth conversation about the economy, international relations, immigration reform and other subjects of interest to the Hispanic community, before heading to the “2012 Summit of the Americas” in Cartagena, Colombia. continue reading »

Communities of Faith in Alabama Launch TV Ad Calling Immigration Law Immoral

Late last week, the Alabama legislature introduced a bill to change the state’s disastrous anti-immigrant law, HB 56. The new changes don’t even come close to fixing the problem - in fact they even make some provisions even worse! continue reading »

Arizona’s ‘Show Me Your Papers’ Law in the U.S. Supreme Court: What’s at Stake?

The enactment in April 2010 of Arizona’s immigration enforcement law, S.B. 1070, which targets undocumented immigrants and increases the authority of local police, was an ominous sign for the direction of the immigration debate in this country. By signing into law the most restrictive anti-immigrant piece of state legislation the country has ever seen, Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ) declared that Arizona would pursue its own immigration policy—“attrition through enforcement.” continue reading »

Marco Rubio Says The Dream Act Will Encourage Illegal ‘Chain Migration’ Ignores His Family Path

Marco Rubio Says The Dream Act Will Encourage Illegal ‘Chain Migration’ (VIDEO) however, we note that Senator Rubio’s father, mother and brother entered the United States upon the invitation of a relative, what he has called: “chain migration”. Thereafter, they all enjoyed the benefits of the Cuban Adjustment Act. continue reading »

Rep. Guitierrez Blasts Dangerous Game GOP Senators are Playing With “Stolen Dreams” Act

Writing at Huffington Post, Rep. Luis Gutierrez lets loose on Republican Senators, including Marco Rubio, for their craven attempt to score cheap political points after walking away from DREAMers in 2010: continue reading »