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Prison Companies Making Big Money Off Arrests of Illegal Immigrants

A recent review by the Associated Press found prison companies are seeing large profits from the detention of undocumented immigrants. However, it is the American taxpayers who are paying more than $2 billion a year. continue reading »

Anti-Racial Profiling Law in New Mexico has Done Little to Stop It

Only 22 percent of law enforcement agencies in New Mexico are complying with the regulations established by a state law to prevent racial profiling, according to a study released Thursday. continue reading »

Two Guatemalan Women Sentenced to 9 Years Each for Human Trafficking

Two Guatemalan women have been sentenced to nine-year prison terms by a Mexican court in a case involving eight children, the Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

DEA Installs License-Plate Recognition Devices to Deter Illegal Immigration

In their unending battle to deter illegal immigration, drug trafficking and terrorism, U.S. authorities already have beefed up border security with drug-sniffing dogs, aircraft and thousands more agents manning interior checkpoints. continue reading »

Human Smugglers Use Private Plane to Transport Immigrants Through Texas

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents teamed up with Border Patrol in Texas where BP agents say a man attempted to charter a private plane to transport illegal immigrants from safe houses to San Antonio. continue reading »

Mitt Romney Promises Latino Forum He’ll Have his Own Immigration Plan

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney promised Thursday before a Latino forum his own immigration plan to replace the provisional measure announced last week by President Barack Obama. continue reading »

California Family of Detained 5-year-old Immigrant from El Salvador Found

Consular authorities were able to contact the family in California of a 5-year-old Salvadoran girl who was detained with a group of undocumented immigrants being smuggled into Arizona. continue reading »

Coalition Unites 50 Groups, Calling for Support of Immigrant Women’s Health

June 20 designated as Awareness Day on Immigrant Women's Health; Marked with Twitter chat - WHAT: The National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) will join with 50 other organizations to i continue reading »

Poll: Obama Approval Rating Among Latino Voters Rising After Last Week’s Immigration Announcement

On June 17, Latino Decisions and America’s Voice released the findings of a new poll and found many registered voters in the Latino community were very glad to hear about President Obama’s recent memo to immigration officials, in which he asked for a stop to deportations of undocumented youth. continue reading »

Latino Media Outlets Announce Plans For Unprecedented 30-minute Program On U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

"Hoy Somos Arizona" to roadblock regularly scheduled programming and air simultaneously on dozens of TV and radio outlets in Arizona and nationwide - A new chapter will be written in Arizona's history on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 when 23 media continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: Obama to Stop Deportation of Undocumented Youth

Ahead of a press conference this afternoon, Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano has released a statement announcing that President Obama will stop the deportation of undocumented youth. Here is her statement: continue reading »

Faces of the DREAM Act: “Limbo” Captures the Story of Three Los Angeles DREAMers

After winning the 25k Grant from the Vimeo Awards, Director Eliot Rausch partnered with Producer Mark Schwartz and the Dreamers of Los Angeles to create LIMBO. This 19 minute film exposes the lives of 3 undocumented students, living in the US without legal status. continue reading »

Virginia Teen, Heydi Mehia, Granted Last-Minute Reprieve from Deportation

Monday afternoon, 18-year-old Heydi Mejia received the news she and her family had been praying for. Just a few days after her high school graduation, Mejia was granted a reprieve from deportation. continue reading »

Chicago Hunger Strike Continues Over Undocumented Being Denied Transplants

A woman in the group of five Latinos who are on a hunger strike here to demand organ transplants for undocumented immigrants lacking health insurance was treated by paramedics on Monday but later rejoined the protest begun nine days ago. continue reading »

US Women Forced to Renounce Her Citizenship to Re-Enter from Mexico Now Suing to Regain Citizenship

In February, Brenda Vazquez was attempting to re-enter the U.S. from Mexico when she was stopped. What has happened since that day has been nothing short of a nightmare. continue reading »

Mexican “Theme Park” Shows What It’s Like to Illegally Cross U.S.-Mexico Border

"Every year, thousands of Mexicans illegally cross the US border," writes Vice, "To find out exactly how it's done we went to El Alberto, Mexico to film the experience. continue reading »

Family of Ildelfonso Martinez Sanchez May Sue Border Patrol After he Died in AZ Desert

The family of undocumented immigrant Ildelfonso Martinez Sanchez, who died in the Arizona desert trying to cross into the United States after being deported, may sue the U.S. Border Patrol because they consider that the agents' long delayed search for him contributed to the tragedy. continue reading »

Elizabeth Olivas Back in U.S. for Graduation After Being Stuck in Immigration Web in Mexico

Elizabeth Olivas was looking forward to graduated high school and going on to college and until Friday morning see saw the experience slipping away. When she was just 4 years old, Elizabeth was brought to the U.S. (India continue reading »

Activists Push Gov’t to Implement Proposal Allowing Spouses, Children of Citizens to Stay in U.S.

Several pro-immigrant organizations demanded on Thursday that the Obama administration implement the proposal for a new procedure that would allow the spouses and children of U.S. citizens to remain in the country while their immigration situation is regularized. continue reading »

Cuban Men Rescued by Disney Cruise Ship Near Key West - Were They Trying to Get to U.S.?

While one cruise ship defends itself for not helping stranded boaters, some of who died, another is being called heroic. Over the weekend, cruise ship Disney Fantasy embarked from Port Canaveral, on its way to Gra continue reading »