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Tag Results for "Illegal Immigration"

E-Verify Gets High Marks from Employers

A recent customer satisfaction survey validates what U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has long asserted continue reading »

Aspiring Marine, Orphan Faces Deportation

On Tuesday, January 18th, friends of Pedro Gutierrez, met at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix to show their support for the DREAMer who is currently facing deportation. continue reading »

Sacramento County Uses Biometrics to Remove 461 Undocumented in First Year

Since its activation in Sacramento County a year ago, Secure Communities’ biometric information-sharing initiative has resulted in the identification and removal of more than 460 convicted criminal immigrants encountered by local law enforcement in Sacramento County. continue reading »

Virginia Delegate Looking to Ban Undocumented from Public Universities

In 2008, Virginia’s Republican state Delegate Christopher Peace attempting to pass a bill that would ban undocumented immigrants from attending public university. The bill was not passed, but now he’s trying again. continue reading »

Human Rights Watch:  Urges Legislatures to Reject Marked Birth Certificate Initiative

State legislatures in the United States should reject a proposal to mark birth certificates of US citizens on the basis of their parents' immigration status, continue reading »

Consulate General of Mexico Warns About “Safe Communities” Program Implementaton in Wisconsin

Safe Comunities has as its main objective to locate, detain and deport those individuals with serious criminal records, or those with deportation orders pending, who could represent a threat to the public. continue reading »

Two Tunnels Between U.S.-Mexico Border Discovered as They’re Being Built

Sunday, during a joint tunnel sweep along the International Boundary Fence in Nogales, Border Patrol agents and Mexican law enforcement officers discovered two illicit tunnels leading from Mexico toward the United States. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: DREAM Act Foe, Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison Won’t Seek Reelection

Texas Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison announced that she will retire from the Senate when her term expires in 2012. continue reading »

UPDATE: New Information Released About Arrested Border Patrol Agent, Had Secret Room

Earlier this week, Border Patrol agent Marcos Gerardo Manzano Jr. was arrested for reportedly harboring his father, an unauthorized immigrant. Upon investigation of Manzano's home, however, it was discovered that Manzano Jr. was not only allowing his father to reside in his home, but other suspected undocumented immigrants as well. continue reading »

Undocumented.tv Set to Launch Next Week - Get Ready for the Uproar (VIDEO)

Undocumented.tv is a media-driven, social-action movement seeking to inspire and mobilize young Evangelical Christians towards championing the needs of immigrants continue reading »

Border Patrol Agent Arrested for Harboring His Undocumented Father

Tuesday, a U.S. Border Patrol agent was charged with harboring a twice-removed undocumented immigrant, and lying to federal investigators. The immigrant he was harboring? His father. continue reading »

Trash Along Arizona-Mexico Border Target of New Website

Attempting to draw attention to the amount of trash left by those crossing the U.S.-Mexico border of Arizona, state officials have launched a new website called azbordertrash.gov. continue reading »

South Carolina Legislators Advance Arizona Style Immigration Bill Regardless of Concerns

Although some of the legislators on the South Carolina Senate judiciary subcommittee had concerns about the legality of some of the provisions, they still continue reading »

Texas Sheriffs Oppose Proposed Anti-Immigration Law

When the legislature reconvenes on January 11th, they’ll be met with support and opposition from the state’s sheriffs. A number of sheriffs in Texas are saying they oppose their state legislators’ plans to push anti-immigration bills continue reading »

HISPANIC HATE:  DREAM Acter, President of Fresno Student Body, Target of Hate Website

On November 18 we wrote about Pedro Ramirez’ dual role in life: Cal State Fresno Student Body President and undocumented student. An anonymous tip took him, initially uncomfortably, out of the shadows to the forefront of the DREAM Act and why it is so desperately needed in this country. continue reading »

‘El Ponchis’ Child Hit Man’s Mom Pleads Not Guilty to Being in U.S. Illegally

Yolanda Jimenez Lugo and her husband Gabriel Aguirre Manuel, both pleaded not guilty in a San Diego court room today to not being in this country illegally. continue reading »

Gay Couple Separated by Deportation Site Peru’s Discrimination Seeking Humanitarian Parole

A couple that has been together for five years are now separated by thousands of miles because a Peruvian citizen overstayed his visa and has now been deported. The federal government does not recognize the civil union of Richard Dennis, continue reading »

Mexico Police Allege U.S. Border Patrol Shot Teen as He Was Climbing Border Wall in Arizona

According to Mexican police, the 17-year old Mexican teenager identified as Ramsés Barron who died in a Sonora, Mexico hospital was shot by U.S. Border Patrol. continue reading »

Rhode Island Governor Fulfills Campaign Promise And Repeals Anti-Immigrant Order

Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee has rescinded an executive order signed in 2008 that directed state departments and vendors that do business with the state to use E-Verify as well as the police to enter into agreement [287(g).] with federal immigration authorities. continue reading »

Immigrant Rights Advocates Push for Rescinding of Day Laborer Law

Immigrant rights and social justice advocates are asking a Virginia town council to rescind an ordinance that prohibits the solicitation of work by day laborers. In Herndon, Virginia, residents and advocate groups say the specific prohibition of allowing people to tell passers-by that they are looking for work but not outlawing all communication violates the workers’ First Amendment rights. continue reading »