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Over Fifty-Thousand People Came to U.S. as Refugees in 2011, Cuba Leads from aLatin American Country

The U.S. provides refuge to persons who have been persecuted or have a well-founded fear of persecution through two programs: one for refugees and one for asylees, both allow for the affected person and their immediate relatives to be allowed into U.S. continue reading »

Hundreds Show Up To Support Gabino Sanchez: Deportation Delayed But Moving Forward

This week, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL-4) joined Gabino Sanchez, a South Carolina man facing deportation, at a hearing in Charlotte, NC and rallied with hundreds of supporters, including a large contingent of local clergy, outside the courthouse before the hearing. continue reading »

Fate of Undocumented Gabino Sanchez to be Decided Today

The case of an undocumented Mexican in South Carolina who is fighting deportation with support from U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) will put the validity of the authorities' new discretionary policy to the test. continue reading »

House Passes Amendment That Blocks DOJ’s Ability to Challenge Anti-Immigrant Laws

Late Tuesday night, the House of Representatives pushed through an amendment that would cut off the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) ability to bring new challenges or join existing challenges to nine specific state racial profiling, anti-immigrant laws. continue reading »

Court Rules Undocumented Immigrants Do Not Have Right to Own or Possess Firearms

A federal appeals court ruled that illegal immigrants do not have the right to own or possess firearms. This ruling came after illegal immigrant; Emmanuel Huitron-Guizar of Wyoming was arrested last year for the possession of firearms. continue reading »

New Hampshire Undocumented Face Crackdown Starting this Week with Secure Communities Program

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials enacted its Secure Communities program in New Hampshire on Tuesday. continue reading »

Plans in Peril for High School Standout & Duke Enrollee as Mom Faces Deportation

An outstanding student from western Colorado named last week as a recipient of a prestigious scholarship could find his dreams frustrated due to the recent arrest and possible deportation of his mother. continue reading »

Alabama Immigration Debate Heats UP

A year after approving the toughest state anti-immigration legislation in the country, Alabama lawmakers want to revise the law to make it easier to comply with and enforce. But their efforts have rekindled the same emotional fight that was so contentious in the first place. continue reading »

Unique Los Angeles Healthcare Program Provides for Undocumented Restaurant Workers

In a unique cooperative effort by a restaurant workers’ group and a Los Angeles community clinic, healthcare coverage now includes illegal LA workers. continue reading »

Families of Border Patrol Victims Seek Justice

The family of immigrant Anastacio Hernandez, who died at the hands of the Border Patrol, will take part in a march in San Diego to ask for justice. continue reading »

14 Year-Old Undocumented Girl Sells Herself for Sex Online to Other Illegal Aliens

A 14-year-old girl confessed to police that she posted photos of herself of Facebook and other online sites in order to solicit clients who wanted sex for money. continue reading »

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on SB1070- Decision Expected Late June

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court took on one of the most important legal cases of this year when it heard arguments over Arizona’s “show me your papers” law, SB 1070. The Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling on SB 1070 in late June. continue reading »

The Most Racist Organization - Behind SB1070 (VIDEO)

The United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments in Arizona v. United States, the Obama administration's challenge to Arizona's anti-immigration law, SB1070. What they won't be hearing is what a continue reading »

Tranquil Arizona-Mexico Border Masks Nogales’ Economic Woes

As the U.S. Supreme Court takes up Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law, the violent drug war in Mexico continues, with the death toll over the past six years exceeding 50,000. Supporters of the Arizona law often talk about violence spilling over the border, but there has been very little impact on the U.S. side, where trade and tourism continue in spite of all the bad press continue reading »

Marco Rubio’s Grandfather Was Ordered Deported; He Chose To Stay

Here’s the thing about Marco Rubio: he’s the son of Cuban immigrants, represents the state with the fourth-largest immigrant population in America, constantly bills himself and his background as the embodiment of the American Dream…and yet he seems to have much less sympathy for immigrants who have stories much like his. continue reading »

What’s At Stake: SB 1070 at the Supreme Court

SB 1070 is Arizona’s controversial anti-immigrant law. After the law passed in 2010, two dozen copycat bills were introduced in state legislatures across the country; five passed in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah. The ACLU and a coalition of civil rights organizations have filed lawsuits in all six states. continue reading »

Arizona’s SB1070 Get’s Its Day in Court, Won’t Change Anti-Latino Sentiment It Spawned

The Supreme Court heard arguments today for and against Arizona’s two-year old immigration law known as SB1070. SB1070 was the pioneer in anti-immigrant legislation that gave seed to 36 other states introducing similar legislation and 5 passing laws modeled on it. continue reading »

OPINION:  Arizona Immigration Law Targets Immigrant Women and Their Families

Today as the Supreme Court holds hearings to determine the constitutionality of the nation’s most controversial state immigration law, Arizona’s SB 1070. The National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) issued an opinion statement as follows: continue reading »

National Organization of Landscapers Sue Department of Labor Over Visa Issues

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA), in conjunction with other leading landscape organizations, filed a suit against the Department of Labor (DOL) to stop proposed regulations on the H-2B seasonal worker program that would severely reduce the number of visas issued to seasonal laborers and increase the cost of the program, discouraging employers from using the program. continue reading »

Immigrant Aid Group Defunded by Catholic Church for Support of Gay Immigrant Rights

A not for profit group helping immigrants in southwestern Colorado will now have to look somewhere other than the Catholic church for funding after being denied funding as a result of its ties to a gay rights group. continue reading »