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38 Central American Migrants Detained in Mexico

A total of 38 Central American migrants were detained in three operations in the southern state of Chiapas and the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, with a suspected people trafficker arrested and a Mexican captive freed, the Mexican Government Secretariat said. continue reading »

ICE Arrests 97 Immigrants With Criminal Backgrounds in Michigan

As part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) ongoing efforts to focus agency resources on the removal of criminal aliens and egregious immigration law violators, 97 convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and other immigration violators were arrested during a four-day operation in West Michigan. continue reading »

U.S. Spent $18 Billion on Immigration Enforcement in 2012, More Than FBI and DEA Combined

The U.S. government in 2012 spent about $18 billion on immigration enforcement, 24 percent more than the combined budgets of all other federal law enforcement agencies, according to a report from the Migration Policy Institute. continue reading »

GAME On: Rep. Gutierrez Joins House Judiciary Committee To Fight For Immigration Reform

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) announced that he will join the House Judiciary Committee, stepping away from a plum post as the third ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, so that he can fight for immigration reform. As Rep. continue reading »

Immigration Reform is Opportunity for Latino Leadership

Twenty eight Latinos were sworn into the 113th Congress today. That’s enough to put a new notch on the Latino political wall – there have never been that many Latinos in congress before. Neither has there been a more polarized congress, at least not since the civil war. continue reading »

Border Patrol Nabs 2 for Illegal Re-Entry: MS-13 Gang Member, Sex Offender

In two separate incidents, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station apprehended a registered sex offender, and a Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13) gang member. continue reading »

Guatemalan in ICE Custody Passes Away

A Guatemalan man in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) passed away early Sunday at St. Joseph's Hospital, where he had been undergoing treatment for diabetes complications. continue reading »

American Convicted of Alien Smuggling by Border Patrol

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents’ recent arrests have led to the successful conviction and sentencing of 13 illegal aliens with prior convictions for other crime(s), and one individual for alien smuggling. continue reading »

ICE Settles Case on Controversial Home Raids

Attorneys announced the settlement of a home raids case against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Seven men and women and one child brought the case in 2008 against more than thirty individual ICE officers for a series of predawn raids of their homes undertaken without consent or a warrant. continue reading »

Activist Group Helps Save North Carolina Immigrant from Deportation

U.S. immigration authorities have suspended the deportation of a Mexican woman who entered the country illegally 12 years ago and is the mother of three U.S. citizen children, a move taken after activists launched a campaign and sought the help of Sen. Kay Hagan. continue reading »

Citizenship for the 11 Million is Our Bottom Line

A bipartisan group of 8 Senators has just stepped up to create the framework for immigration reform next year and they need to hear from us. continue reading »

Immigration Enforcement Negatively Impacting Children of Deported Parents

One of the many consequences of an aggressive immigration enforcement system is the separation of children, often U.S. citizens, from their unauthorized parents. 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 »

In North Carolina, GOP-led Legislative Committee on Immigration Won’t Make Recommendations

When Republicans in the North Carolina House of Representatives put together a special committee on immigration last year, the expectation was that we’d see ugly legislative recommendations along the lines of Arizona’s SB 1070 and Alabama’s HB 56 recommendations. continue reading »

Hundreds Celebrate “Posadas Sin Fronteras” on U.S.-Mexico border

Hundreds of people on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border joined together this weekend for the traditional "Posadas Sin Fronteras" (Posadas Without Borders), at which they recalled the thousands of families separated by strict immigration laws and those who have lost their lives in their attempt to achieve "the American Dream." continue reading »

Hispanic Youth Use “Magic Kites” to Reveal The Effects of Deportation on Families

Hispanic children and teens in North Carolina with parents or relatives in the process of deportation are creating "magic kites" with bits of their dear ones' clothing to tell their stories. 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 »

North Carolina Lawmakers Urge State to Not Target Undocumented Immigrants

A panel of lawmakers set up to analyze the immigration issue in North Carolina recommended on Thursday not approving laws to combat undocumented foreigners. continue reading »

America: Start-Up Nation of Immigrants

AOL co-founder Steve Case brought an important message to the National Strategy Session on Immigration in Washington, D.C. this week: America is a start-up nation. continue reading »

Santorum: U.S. Needs Immigrants To Grow Its Population

Another Republican is coming around on supporting an immigration reform policy that is less hostile toward immigrants and Latino voters. continue reading »