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STUDY:  Immigration Reform Could Bring States $2 Billion a Year

States and localities could collect an extra $2 billion a year in taxes from immigrants—on top of $10.6 billion they get already—if Congress overhauls the country’s immigration laws, according to a new report. continue reading »

Over 20 Undocumented Dominicans Make It to Puerto Rico on Homemade Raft

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents detained 25 undocumented Dominicans in Camuy, a town on the northern coast of Puerto Rico. continue reading »

58 Haitian Immigrants Try to Enter U.S. Illegally via Puerto Rico

The U.S. Coast Guard and Puerto Rican police detained 58 undocumented Haitians on Tuesday as they tried to enter U.S. territory illegally on the west coast of Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Man Has to be Rescued After Getting Stuck on Border Fence Razor Wire

A man believed to be an undocumented immigrant had to be rescued after he attempted to climb over a border fence and became stuck in the razor wire along the California-Mexico border. continue reading »

NHCLC Applauds Proposed Senate Immigration Reform Bill

We Are Inches Away from Crossing the 'Jordan' of Reform - The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the nation's largest Christian Hispanic organization, the Hispanic Evangelical Association, continue reading »

Border Protection Officers Thwart Infant Smuggling Attempt in Texas

Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a woman from Mission, Texas allegedly attempting to smuggle an infant into the United States this weekend. continue reading »

Is There Something Worse Than Being Called a Wetback?

With all the fervor, rage and political grandstanding that have come from Republican Don Young's comment on illegals, it is timely to ask if there is something worse than being called a wetback for Latinos? continue reading »

Mexican Man in Maryland Pleads Guilty to Transporting Women for Sex

An illegal alien from Mexico pleaded guilty to transporting individuals to engage in prostitution, which carries a maximum of five years in prison. The case was investigated by U.S. continue reading »

Migrants Using Way of the Cross Re-Enactment to Demonstrate Hardships of Immigration

Migrants from several countries are planning a two-day re-enactment of the Way of the Cross in southeastern Mexico, a demonstration aimed at calling attention to the dangers they face in trying to reach U.S. soil, organizers said. continue reading »

Brazilian Husband and Wife Receive Sentences in Florida for Immigrant Smuggling

Brazilian nationals Juliana Rose Tome-Froes and her husband, Fabio Rodrigues Froes, were sentenced in Miami to 60 months and 46 months in prison, respectively, for smuggling undocumented migrants to the United States for profit, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer of the Southern District of Florida and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton. continue reading »

Convicted Felon, Repeat Border Violator Facing 20 Years in Prison

A Mexican criminal alien with a prior felony conviction for evading police with a motor vehicle pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of illegally re-entering the United States following a prior removal. U.S. I continue reading »

Probation for Immigrant Advocate for Disrupting Congressional Hearing

The Rev. Jose Landaverde, one of Chicago's most prominent immigrants' rights activists, will have to remain aloof from protests for the next six months as a condition for avoiding a jail term, a federal judge in the District of Columbia ruled on Tuesday. continue reading »

Mexican Marines Rescue 104 Central American Kidnapped Migrants

Marines found 104 Honduran and Salvadoran migrants in Nuevo Laredo, a border city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, the Navy Secretariat said. continue reading »

Colorado Passes Bill to Allow Undocumented Students Pay In-State Tuition

The Colorado House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday to allow qualified undocumented college students to pay in-state tuition at public universities. After 10 years of negotiations and seven previous rejections, the measur continue reading »

Latino Congregation to March, Fast at Obama Chicago Home

On Wednesday, Rev. Jose Landaverde of Our Lady of Guadalupe Anglican Catholic Church in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood announced plans to march on and fast at President Obama’s Kenwood home in protest of the detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Border Agents Disrupts Human Smuggling Attempt Near Calexico

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested three suspected alien smugglers. The incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m., when agents observed three individuals climb over continue reading »

ICE: 116 Criminal Aliens Arrested by Tulsa-based Officers in 2012

The local office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the arrest of 116 foreign nationals with criminal convictions during calendar year 2012. continue reading »

McCain Confronts Radical Right on Immigration (VIDEO)

No one said selling immigration reform was going to be easy. Sure, there seems to be bipartisan agreement that reform should be done, especially after the schooling that the GOP received regarding Latino voters and the future of national elections. continue reading »

Salvadoran Mother Facing Deporation Hopes for Miracle

Ana Cañenguez, a Salvadoran mother living in Utah who has been on a long, painful journey to support her kids, says that only her faith keeps her from despair now that she has r continue reading »

Dominicans in Puerto Rico Applaud Move to Allow Undocumented to Get Licenses

Groups representing Dominicans living in Puerto Rico on Tuesday welcomed a proposal by the island's government to issue driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. continue reading »