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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 »

Arizona Democratic Party responds to Russell Pearce Running for Reelection

Arizona Democratic Party Executive Director Luis Heredia released the following statement on Russell Pearce filing for reelection: "As we saw last weekend when Russell Pearce was elected the GOP's shadow chairman, the Arizona Republican Party is doubling down on 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 »

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 »

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 »

Interesting View Of The US-Mexican Border

A small fence separates densely populated Tijuana, Mexico, right, from the United States in the Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector on the left. Construction is underway to extend a secondary fence over the top of this hill and eventually 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 »

FTC ‘Immigration Center’ Banned from Providing Immigration Services

The 'Immigration Center' immigration services business will be permanently off limits to an operation that allegedly posed as the federal government and tricked people into paying up to $2,500 for immigration forms, under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission. continue reading »

Border Patrol to Roll Out New “Get Tough” Policy on Unauthorized Immigrants

This month, the U.S. Border Patrol is set to end the practice of sending unauthorized Mexican immigrants back to Mexico without any sort of punishment. As reported by the Associated Press continue reading »

Over Two Years in ICE Limbo- Help keep this Family Together

One of the most common misconceptions we Americans think is that once an immigrant and a US citizen marry the immigrant gets his green card. I'm here to say that is 100% false. You have to hire a lawyer to file these confusing litigation papers. You have to sit back and put all your hope in the hands of people that you don't know and wait. I'm Melissa Rodas a United States Citizen. continue reading »

Pilot Program to Review Deportations is Positive Step but Still too Slow for Many

Attorneys and activists involved in the recently completed pilot program in Denver and Baltimore to review deportation cases expressed their frustration Friday because, while this is a positive step forward, it's not a real solution to the problem. continue reading »

Meet Town Bankrupted By Private Prisons Intended for Detainees (VIDEO)

The GEO Group, along with CCA (Corrections Corporation of America) are the two largest private prison and immigrant detention operators in the country. At an average rate of $200 per night/per inmate, private prison operators profit continue reading »

Mexican with Green Card Dies in ICE Custody in Las Vegas

A Mexican immigrant who had legal permanent residence in the United States died in Nevada while under the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE said.Miguel Sarabia-Ortega was arrested Tuesday in continue reading »

A Look Behind the U.S. Drop in Illegal Immigration

Illegal immigration to the United States has plummeted, with inflows significantly dampened by continuing weaknesses in the labor market and beefed-up enforcement at the U.S. borders and within the interior. Other factors are at play as well: Changing demographics in Mexico and El Salvador that are reducing migration pressures; the likelihood of more vibrant Mexican and Central American export markets continue reading »

GALLUP Poll:  Majority of Americans Want Less Foreigners, Immigrants Coming Here

According to a recent Gallup poll a majority of Americans (64%) want to see less foreigners migrate into this country. The poll taken from January 5-8, 2012 show that nearly two out of three Americans are dissatisfied continue reading »

59 Undocumented Guatemalans Located in Mexico in Cargo Truck

Federal police intercepted 59 undocumented Guatemalans traveling in a cargo truck in the western state of Sinaloa, Mexico's public safety department said. 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 »

ICE Releases Memo Outlining Justification for Making Secure Communities Mandatory

This is the latest chapter in a lengthy debate over whether Secure Communities is mandatory or voluntary. Initially ICE claimed that the program—which runs the fingerprints of individuals booked in local jails through federal databases—was voluntary. continue reading »