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Transgender Woman Lives In Constant Danger After Being Deported To Mexico

Deborah Alvarez first arrived to the U.S. when she was 13, where she lived for 17 years. Deported for a low-level crime — prostitution solicitation — in 2005, she was forced to return to a country that she feels threatened in because she is transgender. Since her deportation in 2005, continue reading »

Immigration Activist to be Deported after Returning from Mother’s Funeral in Mexico

An undocumented Colorado activist will be deported to Mexico after attending her mother's funeral there and then attempting to return to the United States, according to the community organization Rights for All People. continue reading »

Texas Border Patrol Rescue Undocumented Drowning Victim in Rio Grande

On Thursday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station rescued an undocumented alien from the Rio Grande River. continue reading »

REPORT:  Border Patrol Agents as Interpreters Unwise Policy, Illegal Practice

Today, the Immigration Policy Center (IPC) released Border Patrol Agents as Interpreters Along the Northern Border: Unwise Policy, Illegal Practice by Lisa Graybill, Esq. continue reading »

Immigrant Advocates in Alabama Want DHS to Stop ‘Secure Communities’ Deportation Program

An Alabama immigrant advocacy organization has sent a petition, with over 10,000 signatures, to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to cease the deportation of the undocumented arrested for minor offenses. continue reading »

San Antonio, Texas Reports Record Number of Immigrant Deportations thus Far in 2012

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations officers in the San Antonio, Texas office deported a record number of aliens so far this fiscal year – more than 68,000 – with less than three months remaining in the year. continue reading »

3-Day Immigration Sting in Indianapolis Nets 24 Criminal Aliens

As part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) ongoing commitment to prioritizing the removal of criminal aliens, 24 convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and immigration violators were arrested during a three-day operation in the Indianapolis area. continue reading »

President Obama Receives Thanks from 104 Congress Members for Deferring Deportations of Youth

A group of 104 Democratic Members of Congress released a letter to President Barack Obama thanking him for his decision to instruct the Department of Homeland Security to offer "Deferred Action" deportation continue reading »

Secure Communities Deporting People With No Criminal Record, Immigration Advocates Charge

Today, immigration advocates released emails from the FBI and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) that show that ICE’s Secure Communities deportation program is sweeping in individuals who have never been criminally arrested. continue reading »

North Carolina DREAMer Gets His Day in Court

When undocumented Uriel Alberto uttered the words “I am undocumented and I am unafraid” earlier this year he risked arrest and deportation for disrupting the Winston-Salem legislative session – today he had his day in court. continue reading »

POLL:  Majority of Americans Fear Civil Rights Violations With Efforts to Identify the Undocumented

While voters remain concerned that efforts to deport illegal immigrants will inadvertently lead to civil rights violations, a majority still disagrees with granting automatic citizenship to children of illegal immigrants born in the United States. continue reading »

In Heart of Texas, Sheriff Takes Heat for Honoring Immigration Detainers

A local election in Travis County, Texas, is bringing to light important questions surrounding the controversial Secure Communities program. As recently reported by the Texas Tribune, Democratic primary challenger John Sisson has criticized incumbent Sheriff Greg Hamilton for honoring federal immigration “detainers” continue reading »

Only 14 Percent of People Deported in First Quarter of Year Had Criminal Record

The percentage of undocumented deportees with criminal records diminished in the first quarter of the year, even though the U.S. government was specifically targeting that segment, according to data released Tuesday. continue reading »

Plans in Peril for High School Standout & Duke Enrollee as Mom Faces Deportation

An outstanding student from western Colorado named last week as a recipient of a prestigious scholarship could find his dreams frustrated due to the recent arrest and possible deportation of his mother. continue reading »

ICE Plans to Deport 14 Year-Old New Yorker , Victoria Tomorrow

This week, Dream Activist brings us news of a ninth grader who is scheduled to be deported this coming Sunday. According to their petition: Victoria was brought to the US when she was only 3 years old. Carina, Victoria’s mother wanted to give her little girl a better future, something she couldn’t do in Argentina. She worked hard to provide Victoria with everything she needed, including a good education. continue reading »

Soon-to-be Deported Argentinian Fake Plays Special OP’s Solider to Reenter U.S. at Later Date

United States Attorney Robert Pitman announced that 42-year-old Mario Oscar Achaval of Argentina faces up to 15 years in federal prison after a jury in San Antonio convicted him of producing false U.S. military identification documents. continue reading »

Immigration Deports El Salvadoran Wanted for Murder, Making it 260th Removal of Foreign Fugitive

A man from El Salvador, who was wanted for murder in his home country, was deported and turned over to El Salvador officials on Jan. 6 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Repatriates 1st Group Deported from U.S. in 2012, 132 Ex-Convicts

The Dominican Republic repatriated the first group of Dominican citizen’s deported from the U.S. – 132 criminals. This first group arrived yesterday at Las Americas Airport on a special plane chartered by Immigration and Naturalization Service. continue reading »

Lost in Detention - A FRONTLINE Documentary With Correspondent Maria Hinojosa (VIDEO)

The documentary, "Lost in Detention," will air on the evening of October 18th on PBS. Immigration has been a key issue across the political arena, but despite all the promises, the prospects for comprehensive immigration reform are scarce. continue reading »

7-day Immigration Enforcement Sweep Nets 2,900 Criminal Aliens

As part of the Obama administration's ongoing commitment to prioritizing the removal of criminal aliens and egregious immigration law violators, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today announced the results of a seven-day national "Cross Check" enforcement operation - which led to the arrest of more than 2,900 convicted criminal aliens. continue reading »