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Tag Results for "Illegal Immigration"

Homeland Security Takes Down Human Smuggling Ring Run By Mexican Nationals Living Here Illegally

Homeland Security identified human smuggling organization that operated out of Arizona and Alabama. The organization transported illegal aliens to final destinations throughout the United States. continue reading »

Immigrant Friends and Foes Debate the Definition of “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”

Nearly everyone agrees that an immigration reform bill of some sort will be introduced in Congress in the near future given the pivotal role that Latinos and immigrants played in getting President Obama reelected. continue reading »

Obama To ‘Begin An All Out Drive For Comprehensive Immigration Reform’ In January

President Obama will “begin an all-out drive for comprehensive immigration reform, including seeking a path to citizenship” for 11 million undocumented immigrants, after Congress addresses the fiscal cliff, the Los Angeles Times reports continue reading »

Pew Hispanic Center: 11.1 Million Unauthorized Immigrants Lived in U.S. in 2011

There were 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in March 2011, unchanged from the previous two years and a continuation of the sharp decline in this population since its peak in 2007, according to estimates by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. continue reading »

Gov. Walker Says He’ll Fight Against AZ-Style Immigration Bill for Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker recently clarified his stance on an Arizona-style immigration bill for him state. Wednesday, Walker spoke with reporters and said he would "push to make sure" immigration l continue reading »

57 Percent Support Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants, Says Survey

Fifty-seven percent of registered U.S. voters support the idea of allowing undocumented immigrants to apply for citizenship, according to a survey released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. continue reading »

Chicago Judge Rules Suit Against Immigration Detailers May Proceed

A federal judge in Chicago ruled Tuesday that a lawsuit filed by the Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center against the government's use of immigration detainers may proceed. continue reading »

STEM Bill Still Plagued by Politics

In 2010, the lame duck session of Congress was dominated by debate over the DREAM Act, which passed the House of Representatives before succumbing to a conservative-led filibuster in the Senate. continue reading »

A Look at Immigrant Detention Facilities: Abuses and Proposed Reform

Last week, Detention Watch Network (DWN) launched its “Expose and Close” campaign, an initiative designed to reveal the egregious human rights violations taking place in immigrant detention facilities throughout the United States and to advocate for reform. continue reading »

Massachusetts to Allow Undocumented to Pay In-State Tuition

On Monday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that, under existing Board of Higher Education policy, certain young immigrants who meet criteria under the federal continue reading »

Border Protection Seeks to Expand Its Drone Fleet

U.S. Customs and Border Protection last month received its latest unmanned aircraft, but it’s a new sole-source contract that could approach a half-billion dollars that offers the latest insight into the agency’s vision for its controversial eyes-in-the-sky drone program. continue reading »

Senator Marco Rubio Pushes for Legal Immigration

GOP Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday pushed for legal immigration to this country, called for prudence in the possible regularization of the status of millions of undocumented foreigners already living here and urged a permanent solution for people brought here illegally as children. continue reading »

ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Majority of Americans Support a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented

Americans support a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States by 57 percent to 39 percent, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Wednesday. continue reading »

Arizona’s Maricopa County Elects Sheriff Arpaio to 6th Consecutive Term

The immigrant community in the Phoenix area is preparing to live another four years with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who over the past few years has intensified his fight against undocumented migrants. continue reading »

Illegal Border Crossers Attempt to Drive OVER Border Fence - Check It Out

U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector’s Yuma Station foiled a smuggling attempt when suspects attempting to drive a vehicle over the border fence fell prey to their own devices. continue reading »

15 Undocumented Found Stuffed into Yacht in Southern California

Authorities discovered 15 undocumented immigrants hiding in the hull of a pleasure craft in Southern California's Newport Harbor. The migrants were detected after an Orange County Harbor Patrol continue reading »

Maryland May be First to Pass a State DREAM Act

Maryland could become the first state in America to pass its own version of the DREAM Act by referendum. The proposal will appear as Question 4 on the ballot in the Nov. 6 elections. continue reading »

Community Again Outraged by Immigration Agents Targeting Families Outside Detroit Schools

As a community member I am outraged, and as a mother, I am heartbroken. Those were the words of State Representative Rashida Tlaib after parents called for her to do som continue reading »

Republicans, Democrats Attack Other Party’s Stance on Immigration

The campaigns of President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney on Wednesday continued to snipe back and forth at each other about immigration reform a day after the issue came up in their second televised debate. continue reading »

Facing Death, Undocumented Immigrant Finally Given Kidney Transplant

After thousands fought for him, an undocumented immigrant in need of a kidney transplant was finally granted the life-saving operation on September 27th. For seven years, 36-year-old Jesus Navarro has been in need of a kidney transplant, but des continue reading »