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States Pick Side in Arizona Immigration Debate before Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court case over Arizona’s latest anti-immigration law, scheduled for a hearing next week, hinges largely on the question of where states’ power over immigration ends and federal power begins. But in a sign of how contentious the case is, many states are supporting the federal government instead of Arizona. continue reading »

Cuban Actors Disappear after Arriving in U.S. For Tribeca Film Festival

Two Cuban actors, stars of a film about the adventures of three young people trying to leave Cuba, disappeared over the weekend after setting foot on U.S. soil on their trip from the island to present the movie at New York's Tribeca Film Festival, U.S. media outlets reported. continue reading »

In the Last Four Years 80,000 Migrants Kidnapped and Killed in Mexico

"The country is currently experiencing the worst historical humanitarian crisis with regards to migration." With these words His Exc. Raúl Vera, Bishop of Saltillo, in the Forum entitled "Budget Law on Human Rights and Migration, Findings and Challenges " organized by the Mexican Senate. This meeting was attended by legislators, representatives of organizations that defend human rights, religious and social groups. continue reading »

Report Brings Border Patrol Abuses to Light in Washington State

The borderlands of the southwestern United States are not the only place where immigration enforcement tramples upon the most basic of civil and human rights. Many communities along the northern border are also subject to such abuses, as detailed in a recent report from OneAmerica and the University of Washington Center for Human Rights continue reading »

15-Year Old Charged with Murder and Human Smuggling that Left 9 Undocumented Migrants Dead in Crash

Texas authorities filed murder charges Monday against a 15-year-old boy who was at the wheel of a minivan that flipped over and crashed, killing nine undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

13 Cuban Migrants Transferred over to Colombian Immigration Authorities

The Colombian navy found 13 illegal Cuban migrants who were traveling on a boat in Colombian territorial waters in the Gulf of Uraba, officials said Monday. The Cubans were on board a fishing boat that was intercepted off the coast near Titumate, a village in Choco province near the border with Panama. continue reading »

Should Undocumented Immigrant Jose Godinez-Samperio Be Admiited to Florida Bar?

Jose Godinez-Samperio was valedictorian of his high school class in 2004. He graduated at the top of his class from the Florida State University College of Law and he passed the Bar exam. It would seem th continue reading »

Obama Reiterates Commitment to Immigration Reform and Calls Republican Hypocrites

President Barack Obama joined news anchor, José Díaz-Balart in an in-depth conversation about the economy, international relations, immigration reform and other subjects of interest to the Hispanic community, before heading to the “2012 Summit of the Americas” in Cartagena, Colombia. continue reading »

Communities of Faith in Alabama Launch TV Ad Calling Immigration Law Immoral

Late last week, the Alabama legislature introduced a bill to change the state’s disastrous anti-immigrant law, HB 56. The new changes don’t even come close to fixing the problem - in fact they even make some provisions even worse! continue reading »

23 Cuban Migrants Rescued by Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship this week, rescued 23 Cuban migrants after their small boat was spotted near Jamaica. continue reading »

Arizona Drywall Company Fined $450,000 and Owner Given Probation for Hiring Undocumented Workers

The president of a Sierra Vista drywall company was sentenced Thursday to one year of probation and ordered to pay fines totaling $450,000 following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) that revealed the business employed illegal aliens. continue reading »

Rep. Guitierrez Blasts Dangerous Game GOP Senators are Playing With “Stolen Dreams” Act

Writing at Huffington Post, Rep. Luis Gutierrez lets loose on Republican Senators, including Marco Rubio, for their craven attempt to score cheap political points after walking away from DREAMers in 2010: continue reading »

Deported Father Fights for Custody of 3 US Born Children

A North Carolina court postponed a decision in the case of an immigrant deported to Mexico who is fighting for the custody of his three U.S.-born children. District Court Judge Michael Duncan heard for eight hours the arguments as to whether Felipe Montes, who lived in Sparta for nine years, is capable of bringing up his children in Mexico or whether it would be better to put them up for adoption. continue reading »

USCIS One Step Closer to Adopting Changes to Immigration Waiver Process Reducing 3 and 10 Year Bars

A provision of the immigration law commonly known as the “3 and 10 year bars” has proven to be one of the most heart-breaking of the many draconian changes made to the immigration law at the time. continue reading »

U.S. Woman Moves with 4 Children to Join Deported Husband in Mexico

Wisconsin native Jennifer Martinez is preparing to move her four U.S.-born children to Mexico, where their father, an undocumented immigrant, was deported last month despite a campaign that included a direct appeal to President Barack Obama. continue reading »

Nationwide Immigration Sweep Nets 3,100 Convicted Criminal Aliens

As part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) ongoing commitment to prioritizing the removal of criminal aliens, the agency announced today the results of a six-day national "Cross Check" continue reading »

Obama Proposes New Rules Favorable to Undocumented Immigrant Families

The Obama administration is proposing a new rule which would make it easier for illegal immigrants with immediate family members that are U.S. citizens to apply for their own legal residency. continue reading »

PERSONAL STORY: Fear and Uncertainty for the Undocumented Like Oscar Molina in Alabama

Oscar Molina and his wife are undocumented workers in Montgomery, Alabama, where fear and uncertainty about local laws are causing some immigrants to consider moving to other states or returning to Mexico. continue reading »

ICE Reports Deporting Nearly 47,000 Parents of U.S. Citizen Children

Troubling New Report Revealing Deportations Data for First Half of 2011. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the first half of 2011 deported 46,686 parents who had at least one U.S. citizen child, says an ICE report made public on Monday. continue reading »

Menendez Introduces Resolution to Honor César Estrada Chavez on the 85th Anniv of His Birthday

With Saturday, March 31st marking the 85th anniversary of Cesar Estrada Chavez’s birthday, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today introduced a resolution to commemorate his life and legacy, a recognition that has become an annual tradition. For the sixth year in a row, Republicans in the Senate prevented an official honor of the civil rights leader, objecting to Unanimous Consent passage of the resolution. continue reading »