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Immigration Isn’t Everything: The Latino Vote Will Not Be Blindly Cast

As Latinos are projected to make up nearly nine percent of the electorate in November--a 26 percent increase over the 2008 figure, according to NALEO--the buzz around the power of the Latino vote is warranted. continue reading »

Georgia Passes New Immigration Law Concerning Dreamers

Last Monday, March 6th, the Georgia Senate, passed a new immigration law called the SB458. Represented by the Republican Party, this law addresses the current issues related to the Dream Act and recent state legislature that pertains to undocumented immigrants and their children. continue reading »

Undocumented Migrants Will Change U.S., Mexican Priest Activists Says

Undocumented immigrants will remake U.S. society and politics in the coming years, a Mexican priest who advocates on behalf of Central American migrants said. continue reading »

9500 Liberty - Watch Award Winning Immigrant Documentary Now on Snagfilms.com

9500 Liberty documents the first time in United States’ history that an Arizona-style immigration law was actually implemented. For eight weeks, Prince William County, Virginia adopted a law requiring the police to question continue reading »

“I’m Getting Arrested” App Aims to Help the Undocumented

A group of pro-immigrant rights activists in Arizona aim to develop a smartphone application that would help immigrants notify friends, family and their attorney if they are detained and arrested during a traffic stop. continue reading »

Latino Group Joins Re-Enactment of Selma to Montgomery March

Thousands of people gather in Alabama each year to re-enact the Selma to Montgomery March that took place 47 years ago. This year protesters will have not just a memory but a new cause as they march across the Edmund Pettis Bridge. continue reading »

Georgia Mulls Banning Undocumented from Public Universities

Activists and students in Georgia rallied here to urge legislators to reject SB 458, which if approved would prohibit access by undocumented immigrants to all of the state's public universities. continue reading »

Latinos Harassed, Immigrants Denied Pay, Families Live Without Water Thanks To Anti-Immigrant Law

Since HB 56, Alabama’s extreme immigration law, went into effect last fall, children stayed home from school out of fear that their parents would be deported, and U.S.-born children have been denied food stamps because of their parents’ immigration status. continue reading »

Activists say Border Patrol Staking out Arizona Hospitals

The Arizona Human Rights Coalition has asked for the cooperation of the immigrant community to report the presence of Border Patrol agents in hospitals. Kat Rodriguez, the spokesperson for the coalition, told Efe that they had seen an increase in complaints about the presence of Border Patrol agents in the emergency rooms and even maternity wards continue reading »

How Congress Can Better Protect Immigrant Victims of Crime

This week the Washington Post reported on two laws that protect victims of domestic abuse who are also immigrants. The story profiles women who were literally saved from abusive relationships by law enforcement who then guided them to programs that offer a special form of immigration relief for victims. continue reading »

Pilot Program to Review Deportations is Positive Step but Still too Slow for Many

Attorneys and activists involved in the recently completed pilot program in Denver and Baltimore to review deportation cases expressed their frustration Friday because, while this is a positive step forward, it's not a real solution to the problem. continue reading »

Mexican with Green Card Dies in ICE Custody in Las Vegas

A Mexican immigrant who had legal permanent residence in the United States died in Nevada while under the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE said.Miguel Sarabia-Ortega was arrested Tuesday in continue reading »

A Look Behind the U.S. Drop in Illegal Immigration

Illegal immigration to the United States has plummeted, with inflows significantly dampened by continuing weaknesses in the labor market and beefed-up enforcement at the U.S. borders and within the interior. Other factors are at play as well: Changing demographics in Mexico and El Salvador that are reducing migration pressures; the likelihood of more vibrant Mexican and Central American export markets continue reading »

ICE Releases Memo Outlining Justification for Making Secure Communities Mandatory

This is the latest chapter in a lengthy debate over whether Secure Communities is mandatory or voluntary. Initially ICE claimed that the program—which runs the fingerprints of individuals booked in local jails through federal databases—was voluntary. continue reading »

New Mexico Sued for Firing Latino Whistleblower- 1 of 3 states that OK licenses to Undocumented

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed a lawsuit against the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division on behalf of a Hispanic employee who was fired after she complained about its discrimination against Latinos. continue reading »

Immigrants, Latinos and Asians Contribute More to Your State Than You Think

Immigration has never been a numbers game. When people think of immigration in America, they likely call to mind fear-fueled myths perpetuated by immigration restrictionists, like “immigrants are stealing American jobs” or “immigrants are a drain on our system.” Sadly, numbers and facts have rarely been part of the discussion, especially as state legislatures continue to take immigration law into their own hands continue reading »

Fox’s Habit Of Providing Cover For Sheriff Arpaio Continues

Fox, it seems, has now become the go-to network for controversial Arizona sheriffs. Last week, Fox News' Megyn Kelly hosted Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio to address allegations that his office routinely violates civil rights laws. At the end of her show, Arpaio thumbed his nose at critics and announced on air that he was running for reelection. continue reading »