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The Incredible Shrinking Rep. Lamar Smith

Does anyone (besides Mitt Romney) listen to the chair of the House Judiciary Committee anymore? This week, Rep. Lamar Smith is looking especially desperate. He's taken to the pages of Roll Call and National Review Online to continue reading »

John McCain Is No Fan of Romney’s “Self-Deportation” Immigration Strategy (VIDEO)

Mitt Romney's call for self-deportation has generated intense criticism from a wide swath of folks, ranging from editorial writers and activists to even John McCain! Yes, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee continue reading »

What does Romney mean by “Self-Deportation” for the 8.8 Million Undocumented Hispanics in the US?

When he was asked about his plan to deal with illegal immigration, Republican front runner Mitt Romney said: "The answer is self-deportation, which is people decide they can do better by going home because they can't find work here because they don't have legal documentation to allow them to work here. And so we're not going to round people continue reading »

How to Fix a Broken Border: Disrupting Smuggling at Its Source

This week, the Immigration Policy Center releases How to Fix a Broken Border: Disrupting Smuggling at Its Source. This perspectives paper is part two of a three-part series by former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard. continue reading »

San Francisco Archbishop Says Secure Communities is Not the Answer

According to Catholic Culture Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco recently told a group of hundreds of immigrants and their supporters who met at St. Mary’s Cathedral on January 28, “We cannot allow the pain of family separation and the fear amongst our communities to continue.” continue reading »

Alabama’s Immigration Law Will Cost $2.3 Billion

The entry into force of Alabama's harsh immigration law will result in losses of at least $2.3 billion to the state's economy and destroy upwards of 70,000 jobs, according to a study released by the University of Alabama. continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Group Twists Facts on Effectiveness of Arizona’s Immigration Law

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has outdone itself when it comes to shoddy research. In a recently released report on “demographic changes” in Arizona, FAIR utilizes an almost random assortment of statistics to make its case that the state’s unauthorized immigrant continue reading »

Nearly 5,000 Tons of Border Trash Attributed to Illegal Immigration in Arizona

More than 10,000 pounds of border trash were collected by 123 volunteers during the Saturday, Jan. 28 cleanup event on the Santa Cruz River north of Nogales in Rio Rico, Arizona continue reading »

Adoption Battle Over 5-Year Old Boy Pits Missouri Couple Vs. Illegal Immigrant

A tug-of-war over a five-year-old boy is at the center of a national debate over parental rights and immigration, and a sign of what critics say is a growing trend in which immigrants are being deemed unfit parents because they crossed the border illegally. Seth and Melinda Moser of Carthage, Missouri say the boy they call Jamison is their son, and that returning him to his birth mother after five years will cause him untold harm. continue reading »

Polled Registered Voters in Favor of Undocumented Children Gaining Path to Citizenship

The Hill has just published a poll of likely voters and their view on offering citizenship to undocumented immigrant children, specifically children brought to the U.S. at a very young age. continue reading »

Undocumented Students Protest Romney Over DREAM Act (VIDEO)

Students Protest Romney's stand on the DREAM Act. Felipe Matos - a BRILLIANT Florida Dreamer is interviewed. continue reading »

#1 Item CentAm Migrants in Mexico Need? Socks AI Responds (VIDEO)

Amnesty International has launched a new campaign to call attention to the plight of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico, urging the public to donate socks to help protect their feet during the perilous journey. The London-based rights group said in a statement Thursday that it conducted a survey of Central American migrants, continue reading »

Newt Gingrich “I have plan to Legalize Undocumented People”

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich on Wednesday called for creating an immigration reform plan so that undocumented foreigners who have links with this country can remain here legally continue reading »

Aircraft Smuggling Operation Disrupted by Border Patrol

On January 20, Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Sector disrupted a criminal operation that intended to utilize a Cessna airplane as a means to smuggle illegal aliens out of the Imperial Valley. continue reading »

U.S. Immigration Services Improves Access to Legal Counsel for Immigrants

During its nine-year history, issues have arisen with respect to restrictions on counsel by the Department of Homeland Security’s immigration agencies. Tuesday, in response to calls from the American Immigration Council and the American Immigration Lawyers Association continue reading »

Republican Business & Professional Women Group Invite Notorious Immigrant Hater to Speak

I was utterly dismayed to learn that the Republican Business & Professional Women has invited Nebraska’s most notorious immigrant hater, Susan Smith, to speak at your dinner meeting on January 16, 2012. Susan Smith is the leader continue reading »

Immigration Reform Should be Humane say Catholic Bishops

Catholics should be politically active at both the local and national level to promote a humane reform of immigration law is the message coming out of a conference in Salt Lake City sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network. continue reading »

Stephen Colbert to Alabama: ‘I Told You So’  (VIDEO)

As immigrant workers flee the stringent immigration laws in Alabama, no one picks the state’s crops. Who could have predicted this? Only Stephen Colbert. continue reading »

Court Upholds Key Parts of Alabama Immigration Law

A federal appeals court has temporarily restricted enforcement of some parts of the controversial Alabama HB 56 Law. The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta issued a restriction today, after the U.S. Justice Department and a coalition of immigrant right continue reading »

Journalist José Antonio Vargas Reveals he is an Illegal Immigrant (VIDEO)

The Pulitzer Prize winner will talk about it tonight and tomorrow night on an ABC special interview. continue reading »