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Texas Hotel Owner Sentenced 15 Yrs in Prison for Smuggling & Harboring 5,000 Illegal Aliens

A downtown El Paso hotel owner was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for conspiracy to smuggle, transport and/or harbor illegal aliens, money laundering and tax fraud. continue reading »

Alabama Sued for Requiring Proof of Citizenship for Marriage Licenses

In a class action lawsuit filed yesterday, the Southern Poverty Law Center challenged a policy of the Montgomery County Probate Office in Alabama and probate offices across continue reading »

Record Number of Undocumented Immigrant Deportations, Nearly 400,000 in Fiscal 2011

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton today announced the agency's fiscal year 2011 year-end removal numbers, highlighting trends that underscore the administration's focus on removing individuals from the country that fall into priority areas for enforcement. continue reading »

POLL:  Majority of Americans Still Putting Border Control Ahead of Legalizing Undocumented

Most voters continue to believe as they have for years that immigration legislation should focus on border control. They also remain supportive of a welcoming immigration policy with a few key restrictions. continue reading »

Court Upholds Key Parts of Alabama Immigration Law

A federal appeals court has temporarily restricted enforcement of some parts of the controversial Alabama HB 56 Law. The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta issued a restriction today, after the U.S. Justice Department and a coalition of immigrant right continue reading »

Commentary:  Alabama’s Dangerous New Anti-Immigrant Law

Last week, Judge Sharon Blackburn failed to enjoin major portions of Alabama’s extreme anti-immigrant law, HB 56, leaving many dangerous sections open to implementation. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Judge Allows Most of Alabama’s New Strict Immigration Law to Go Forth

A federal judge in Alabama has given the state a victory in allowing it to put forth one of the strictest immigration laws in the country. U.S. District Sharon Blackburn r 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 »

Fox News Republican Debate – What Did Latinos Learn?

Last night’s Republican debate hosted by Fox and Google was the most interactive debate ever with top voted viewer questions presented via YouTube and issues important to Latinos like jobs, immigration and Cuba were discussed. continue reading »

Criminal Alien Caught at Border Trying to Reenter U.S. after Serving Prison Sentence

A 40 year-old male from Obregon, Sonora, Mexico was apprehended by Nogales Border Patrol agents in early March for attempting to illegally re-enter the United States. As a result, on September 12 the Mexican national was sentenced to 57 months in prison. continue reading »

Texas Border Patrol Rescued Undocumented Salvadoran Woman, Gives Birth 1 Hour Later

Recently, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector rescued three illegal aliens, including a pregnant woman who gave birth shortly thereafter. continue reading »

New Republican Bill, Co-Authored by Rep Bill Flores, to Speed Up Deportations of Illegal Immigrants

This week twenty-one House Republicans introduced house bill H.R. 2952 which aims to speed up the time in which a detained illegal alien is deported out of the country. continue reading »

POLL: Most Voters Oppose Public Schooling, Tuition Breaks & Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

The Obama administration announced last week that it was slowing the deportation process for "low priority" immigration cases to focus on illegal immigrants with criminal records. continue reading »

Border Patrol Answering More Heat-Distress Calls from Illegal Aliens

With temperatures remaining high throughout south Texas, the number of illegal aliens who require assistance due to extreme heat continues to rise. continue reading »

Virtual Technology Being Applied to Illegal Border Crossings

Technology is now being used to address the challenges of both crossing the border illegally or capturing those that are doing the crossing. continue reading »

POLL:  Voters Not As Concerned Anti-Immigration Efforts Will Violate Their Own Civil Rights

Voters are showing less concern that anti-immigration efforts will also end up violating civil rights and most continue to oppose automatic citizenship for children born in the United States to illegal immigrants. continue reading »

The 1.65 Million Reasons SF Giants Ramon Ramirez Doesn’t Care Being Called an Illegal Alien

Everyone is asking why SF Giant Ramon Ramirez hasn’t been raising Major League Baseball’s (MLB) roof and demanding the firing of a radio anchor who either in the heat of the moment called him an illegal alien or overtly displayed his racism for all to see. continue reading »

Mexico & 15 Other Latin American Countries File Suit Against Alabama’s New Immigration Law

The list of countries and organizations filing legal briefs against Alabama’s new tough immigration law continues to grow. First came the very much anticipated suit by the U.S. government followed by the Catholic Church and American Civil Liberties Union. continue reading »

Rescue of Illegal Aliens in “Heat Distress” on the Rise Along the Border

With much of the nation locked in a blistering heat wave, the number of illegal aliens who require assistance because of extreme temperatures is on the rise. continue reading »

Noncitizens Right to Pursue Legal Action on Immigration Issues from Abroad Upheld by Courts

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit joined the growing list of courts to reject the government’s attempt to bar noncitizens from seeking reopening or reconsideration of their cases from outside the United States. continue reading »