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Activists Prepare for Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona’s SB 1070 Immigration Law

Defenders of immigrants' rights on the national level are preparing to respond immediately to the Supreme Court ruling on the future of Arizona's harsh immigration law. continue reading »

Panga That Washed Ashore in El Segundo Was Carrying 15 Deported Criminals

A panga that washed ashore in El Segundo Wednesday reportedly carried 20 undocumented immigrants to U.S. shores. Of the 20 immigrants, more than a dozen of them were criminals who had been deported after being c continue reading »

House Hearing Mocks Humane Immigration Detention Standards

Cynically entitled “Holiday on ICE,” the hearing reflects Chairman Lamar Smith’s allegation that the new standards—which set minimum requirements for medical care, access to counsel, and other living conditions—are a “hospitality guideline” for detained immigrants. continue reading »

Sen. Marco Rubio Sponsors new Republican-Backed DREAM Act, Some View as Election Ploy

Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate are preparing a watered-down version of the DREAM Act to legalize undocumented students as a type of "lure" to capture the Hispanic vote in November. continue reading »

U.S. Government Sued for $1 Million by Widow of Migrant Who Died in Immigration Detention

The widow of an undocumented Mexican immigrant who died in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement filed a lawsuit against the federal government for negligence on Tuesday. continue reading »

EXCLUSIVE: Cessylia’s Road from Teotihuacan to Life in Fear in Alabama

Cessylia didn’t want to move from Mexico. “That wasn’t important to me. I had work all the time,” she says. continue reading »

Uninsured Immigrant Women Go Underground for Birth Control Pills

Most undocumented immigrants in Arizona either can’t afford private health insurance or don’t qualify for state insurance programs for low-income families. As a result, many seek alternative ways of meeting their health care needs by tapping into an underground market for medications, including birth control pills. continue reading »

POLL:  60% Polled Americans Say Border Control Priority in Immigration Reform Debate

Voters continue to support a welcoming immigration policy and still feel strongly that immigration reform should focus on border control. continue reading »

Unintended Consequences of U.S. Immigration Policy: the Post 1965 Surge from Latin America

The post-1965 surge in Mexican, Central American, and to a lesser extent South American immigration was not a direct result of policy reforms enacted in the mid-1960s but rather the unintended consequences that unfolded afterward. continue reading »

Top Texas Immigration Official Resigns Amid Allegations Cash Stolen from Undocumented Immigrants

Nuria Prendes has stepped down as the top immigration official in Dallas, Texas amid allegation that money taken from detained undocumented immigrants was never returned to them. continue reading »

Mississippi House Passes HB 56-Style Anti-Immigrant Bill

Alabama has just had two more provisions of its anti-immigrant law HB 56 blocked by a federal appeals court, but the state of Mississippi is apparently determined to make a similar mistake of its own. continue reading »

Immigrant Protester, Uriel Alberto Still Facing Deportation

Uriel Alberto, arrested on February 29th in Raleigh, North Carolina during a protest of U.S. immigration policies, has been released from prison, yet still faces possible deportation. continue reading »

Gingrich Wants UPS and FedEx to Find the “Illegal Immigrants” in the Country

For the one or two people that are currently following the Presidential candidacy of Newt “I can still win” Gingrich, he is currently spouting off about immigration in Illinois, where he is visiting ahead of the Tuesday primary. continue reading »

Gingrich Wants UPS and FedEx to Find the “Illegal Immigrants” in the Country

For the one or two people that are currently following the Presidential candidacy of Newt “I can still win” Gingrich, he is currently spouting off about immigration in Illinois, where he is visiting ahead of the Tuesday primary. continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Join the Fight to Stop Deportation of Mexican Dad, Gabino Sanchez

Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez returned to North Carolina to witness the deportation hearing of a Mexican man and be able to test the policy of President Barack Obama to give priority for deportation to criminals continue reading »

Immigration Advocates File Suit Against DHS to Disclose Its Deportation Records

Last week, an alliance of national immigration advocacy organizations filed suit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), seeking to compel the release of documents concerning the agency’s Criminal Alien Program (CAP). continue reading »

Court Criticizes Sheriff Arpaio’s Pink Underwear for Inmates Practice

Known to be ‘America’s toughest sheriff,’ Joe Arpaio’s policy of dressing Arizona inmates in pink underwear has recently come under scrutiny after a mentally ill inmate believed he was being raped by prison officials attempting to dress him. 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 »

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 »

U.S. Veterans Fight to Obtain Legal Status for Their Families

While many veterans of current U.S. wars wrestle with physical and emotional wounds and the challenges of getting a job, some must also contend with obstacles to obtaining legal residence for their loved ones. continue reading »