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Tag Results for "Illegal Immigration"

UN Calls for Respect of Migrant Rights and their Crucial Economic Role

With mounting unemployment spurring discrimination and the politics of polarization on the rise, United Nations officials have decried the human rights violations, xenophobia, and exploitation faced by many of the world's 214 million international migrants. continue reading »

ANALYSIS:  Senate Vote Against DREAM Act Goes Against Polled Latino Priorities

Yesterday the U.S. Senate failed to invoke cloture on the DREAM Act (HR 5281), ending the chance for any legislative accomplishments on the issue of immigration. While much of the last two years was continue reading »

Two Colombian Stowaways Nationals Sentenced to 15-25 Years for Cocaine Distribution

Two Colombian men were sentenced on Wednesday for trying to distribute 457 pounds of cocaine. The joint investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) with assistance provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS:  WATCH NOW DREAM ACT DEBATE - DREAM Act Vote Set for 9:30 a.m. (CST)/10:30 a.m. (ET)

Watch the live DREAM Act procedural vote on C-Span video stream at 9:30 a.m. CST/10:30 a.m. ET. on the Senate Floor. RIGHT NOW Republican Senator Jeff Sessions speaking right now on the "illegality at the border" continue reading »

Hours Before DREAM Act Vote:  Key Supporter Rep. Gutierrez DOESN’T See the Votes Needed

Hours before the DREAM Act is to go the Senate for a crucial and final vote, one of its leading proponents, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, doesn’t see the votes it needs to pass. continue reading »

VIVA Las Vegas:  Senator John Ensign of Nevada the Focus of DREAM Act Students

The Republican Senator from Nevada, John Ensign, is getting a lot of attention and mail this week from Nevada students in support of the DREAM Act. There are the 3,000 postcards that have been mailed to his Las Vegas office, continue reading »

Number of Bodies Found at Arizona-Mexico Border Reach Record High

As border crossings along Arizona’s stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border decreased over the 2010 fiscal year (ending Sept. 30) it appears that deaths along the border actually increased. continue reading »

Attorney General Eric Holder’s Letter Urging Congress to Pass DREAM Act

The following post is authored by the Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder. As the son of an immigrant, I grew up in New York City with a deep appreciation for the ideals that, since America’s earliest days, have defined our nation. continue reading »

Immigration Deports Dominican Wanted for Murder

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Wednesday removed a Dominican national, wanted in the Dominican Republic for first degree murder. continue reading »

Does the Senate Need A Big Kick to Bring DREAM Act to Vote?

A lot of our readers keep asking us when will the Senate bring the DREAM Act to a vote. Will it be this week, next week or on Christmas Day? continue reading »

Rarely Granted Private Immigration Bills Passed by Government

Two Japanese citizens were granted U.S. legal status after Congress passed two separate (and rare) private immigration bills. When private bills are granted, it is usually to give relief to specific individuals or companies when all other options have been exhausted. continue reading »

Nebraska County To Use ICE Biometrics Program to Identify, Remove Undocumented Immigrants

Tuesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began using a federal information-sharing capability in Sarpy County that helps federal immigration officials use biometrics to identify aliens, both lawfully and unlawfully present continue reading »

Homeland Sec. Napolitano Checks in with Southwest Border Sheriffs and Police Chiefs

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today held a quarterly conference call with sheriffs and police chiefs from 30 jurisdictions along the Southwest border to discuss the Department’s ongoing support for state and local law enforcement in their efforts to keep their communities safe from violence and other threats. continue reading »

Enter Illegally in Arizona, Get Deported Out of Texas - A Deterrent for Illegal Immigration?

Last week, buses filled with as many as 47 undocumented immigrant males aged 20-60 began transporting the men to the Texas-Mexico border once again. The program began in November of 2009, and shipped undocumented immigrants found in Arizona to Presidio, Texas continue reading »

What is American Legislative Priority ; Secure Border vs. Amnesty ?

Voters still strongly believe that gaining control of the border should be the legislative priority. A new national telephone survey finds that 65% of Likely U.S. Voters say continue reading »

95 Criminal Aliens Removed in Florida Immigration Sweep

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 93 foreign nationals with criminal records and two others during a five-day enforcement action throughout Florida targeting convicted criminal aliens identified with being in violation of U.S. immigration law. continue reading »

STUDY: Majority of Americans Oppose Automatic Citizenship to Children Born to an Undocumented Parent

Voters are evenly divided over whether young people brought to this country illegally by their parents should be viewed as breaking the law. Making a distinction between illegal immigrants and their children is at the heart of the so-called DREAM Act that some in continue reading »

Immigration Scholars Hosting Teleconference Today on DREAM Act Issues

Today, noted immigration scholars will host a teleconference to discuss research on children who have grown-up and been educated in the United States without immigration status. continue reading »

Illegal Aliens Sentenced to 2-to-4 Years for Causing Death of Immigrant They Were Smuggling

Two illegal aliens from Mexico were sentenced this week to 27 and 51 months imprisonment, respectively, for conspiring to transport and harbor an illegal alien within the United States resulting in his death. The sentences were announced by U.S. Attorney José Angel Moreno. continue reading »

DREAM VOTE UPDATE:  DREAM Act’s Hope May Lie With AgJobs Bill

As hope for the DREAM Act’s passage dwindles, House leaders are now considering adding it to an agriculture jobs bill in a last-ditch effort to gather additional votes. Adding it to the AgJobs bill, which has had support from “moderate Republicans and Democrats from agriculture districts,” continue reading »