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Tag Results for "Illegal Immigrants"

Were the Pilgrims Illegal Border Crossers? See Latest Cover of ‘The New Yorker’

The cover of the November 28th edition of The New Yorker is causing quite a stir, as artist Christoph Niemann's illustration, "Promised Land," depicts the pilgrims sneaking across the border. continue reading »

New Jersey Officer Charged With 58 Counts for Shaking Down Undocumented Immigrants

Rocco Malgieri has been accused of shaking down undocumented immigrants, telling them that unless they gave him money, he would turn them into immigration authorities. continue reading »

Alabama Looking to ‘Amend’ Its New Immigration Law, Months after Implementation

Months after Alabama’s strict immigration law was enacted, the state’s law makers are looking to make amendments to it. continue reading »

U.S. Citizen Students Suing Florida for Denying them In-State Tuition Due to Parents’ Status

A group of American-born students have filed lawsuit against the state of Florida for denying them in-state tuition simply because their parents are undocumented immigrants, not the students. continue reading »

Stephen Colbert to Alabama: ‘I Told You So’  (VIDEO)

As immigrant workers flee the stringent immigration laws in Alabama, no one picks the state’s crops. Who could have predicted this? Only Stephen Colbert. continue reading »

STUDY: Since 9/11 Hispanic Immigrant Marriages to U.S. Born Rose

Marriages between Hispanic immigrants and U.S.-born natives have risen since Sept. 11, 2001, as immigrants have looked for alternative ways to stabilize their lives continue reading »

Country’s First 24-Hour Deportation Hotline Launches in Chicago

The country's first 24-hour Deportation Family Support Hotline launched yesterday to help Illinois families and children left behind in deportations. The HELP-MY-F(amily) hotline will serve callers from Illinois in English, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese. 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 »

Illegal Immigrants Continue Using Water Scooters To Jump The Border

A group of illegal immigrants attempting to enter the US from Mexico illegally via water, were tracked down by the U.S. Coast Guard, who were able to arrest one man, while another drowned south of San Diego. continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Launches Initiative to Inform Immigrants About Obama’s New Deportation Policies

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) announced plans for a September 10 Community Forum on Immigration in Chicago to disseminate information about what President Obama's new prioritization policies mean for immigrants facing deportation. continue reading »

Alabama Issues Response in Court to Multiple Court Filings Against Its Immigration Law

The state of Alabama has filed a response to the multitude of lawsuits against its new immigration law, H.B. 56. In its filing, consisting of 159 pages, the state asserts that its new law is cooperative in nature with federal immigration law and wholeheartedly denies the law is in anyway discriminatory. continue reading »

Jose Antonio Vargas On ‘THE COLBERT REPORT’ (VIDEO)

On Thursday, Jose sat down with Stephen Colbert to discuss why he prefers the term "undocumented" to "illegal," and his pledge for a new national conversation on immigration."I don't want a 12-year-old sitting in a middle school somewhere in America thinking that he or she is illegal.""Even your president George W. Bush, he knew that the immigration system was broken in 2006 when he gave a speech on this. People like him have said that the system is broken." continue reading »

Tucson Border Patrol Rescue 30 Illegal Aliens in 24 Hours - Heat the Issue

n five separate incidents in the last 24 hours, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued 30 illegal aliens suffering from varying states of dehydration in the West Desert area of operations. continue reading »

DREAM Act is “Common Sense Legislation” Says Secretary of Ed. Duncan

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told Congress today that the Administration supports passage of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, or DREAM Act, continue reading »

DREAM ACT Call to Action by Jose Antonio Vargas garners Mentoring Challenge

After hearing the shocking news of Pulitzer Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas’ coming out about his immigration status, California author and entrepreneur Graciela Tiscareño-Sato decided to push her call for the “Two by 2020 Mentoring Challenge” harder than ever. continue reading »

OUTLAW: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas (VIDEO)

Mountain View High School Class of 2000 graduate and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas described his life growing up as an undocumented immigrant. continue reading »

Advocates Worry a Texas Bill Could Result in “Harmless Immigrants” Being Detained Indefinitely

Immigration activists in Florida are keeping a watchful eye on a Texas bill that could allow immigrants to be detained for long periods, whether they are violent offenders or not. Texas continue reading »

Human Rights Watch Shows Immigrant Detainees Moved Repeatedly Away from Family and Lawyers

Detained immigrants facing deportation in the United States are being transferred, often repeatedly, to remote detention centers by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Human Rights Watch said today in a report analyzing 12 years of data. continue reading »

Another Trailer Truck in Mexico Found with Migrants Crammed Inside, 213 This Time

This weekend Mexican authorities stopped a trailer truck near Vera Cruz that contained over 200 migrants crammed inside. The incident comes on the heels of the May, 2011 incident were 513 migrants were found in two trailers in the same area. continue reading »

Highly Skilled Immigrant Workers Now Outnumber Lower Skilled Immigrants

According to a new study, a change 30-years in the making has resulted in more highly skilled immigrants living in the U.S. than lower-skilled immigrants. continue reading »