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Alabama’s State House Passes Arizona-like Anti-Immigration Law

Late last night the Alabama State House of Representatives in a 73-28 vote passed an anti-immigration law that will allow police officers to hold people suspected of being in the country illegally. continue reading »

New York Governor: State’s Borders Will Remain Open, Immigrants Welcome

“…If you want to make New York your home, we want you,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a Hispanic conference Saturday.As some say Cuomo, 53, is eying a presidential run in 2016, continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez Announces 20 City Tour- Focus on Families Being Split by Deportations

At a Capitol Hill press conference, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL-4) was joined by families, community advocates, religious leaders, and other Members of Congress to announce the kick off of the Campaign continue reading »

“Border Security First” Advocates Block Real Immigration Reform

The “border security first” mantra is a popular refrain in Congress these days. The Republican-led House of Representatives has held numerous border-focused hearings and many more are continue reading »

Cesar Chavez Knew Change Requires More than Chanting “Yes We Can”

As Cesar Chavez is honored this week, his legacy offers a powerful reminder that achieving real change is difficult, and involves more than chanting “Yes We Can.” Two years after the 2008 election appeared to usher in a new progressive era, many activists are dispirited. continue reading »

4 Yr Old US Citizen Emily Ruiz Back On American Soil

Emily Ruiz, the 4-year-old U.S. citizen who was sent back to Guatemala earlier this month, is back with her family on American soil. Her family's lawyer, David Sperling, continue reading »

Oregon Senate Approves In-State Tuition for some Undocumented immigrants

In an 18-11 vote on Tuesday, the Oregon Senate has voted to allow some illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at Oregon public universities. continue reading »

Ruiz Family Lawyer Discusses the case of 4 year-old Emily, a U.S. citizen

The case of Emily Ruiz, the 4-year-old US citizen who was separated from her parents and returned to Guatemala, has been generating widespread media attention since it broke a couple of weeks continue reading »

Groups Across U.S. Standing Up to State Governments’ Harsh Immigration Legislation Proposals

As more and more states are considering immigration laws that would mirror Arizona’s controversial legislation, immigrant advocate groups are “building momentum” and stopping them. continue reading »

Illegal Alien Charged with Assaulting ICE Officer with Box Cutter

A Mexican national was charged Thursday with assaulting a federal immigration officer with a box cutter. The charges resulted from an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). continue reading »

Big Business Dictates Immigration Policy—At Workers’ Expense

Arizona’s business leaders, frustrated by the deep financial fallout of increasingly radical immigration proposals, successfully swayed state lawmakers into defeating five extremist anti-immigrant bills. continue reading »

The Economic Impact of Legalization Versus Deportation in Arizona

Our national debate over urgently needed immigration reform is now careening through our state legislatures, city halls, and town councils due to political gridlock at the federal level. continue reading »

Kansas House Judiciary Committee Rejects Arizona Copy-Cat Bill, HB2372 - Hate Groups Suffer Defeat

Kansas House Judiciary Committee Rejects Arizona Copy-Cat Bill, HB2372 The Bigotry of Rep Peck and anti-immigrant hate groups suffer defeat. continue reading »

U.S. Citizenship Test Questions—Do You Know the Answers?

The U.S. Citizenship Test is making news today as many Americans are discovering how little they know about their country. The test, administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, is a requirement for those continue reading »

Elizabeth NJ Police Officer Charged with Shaking Down Hispanics

Officer Rocco Malgieri would drive around seeking a victim for his next shakedown. The 19-year veteran typically picked out Hispanic looking men. The officer would pull over the chosen vehicle, usually without any reason. He would then demand between $100- $150 as a bribe for not turning in the victim for being in America undocumented. continue reading »

E-Verify Self Check Launches Today

Today the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the launch of E-Verify Self Check continue reading »

Paulina Rael Jaramillo:  Immigration and How it Benefits the U.S.

Immigrants from various countries come to America seeking an opportunity to improve their lives and create a foundation of success for their children to build upon. continue reading »

International Criticism for U.S. Immigration Detention Centers

A key international human rights organization is reporting that U.S. immigration detention centers are woefully inadequate with detainees receiving unjust treatment, poor health care and minimal access to legal aid. continue reading »

Mayor of Juarez Would Welcome US Help to Stop Cartel Violence

U.S. Ambassador in Mexico Carlos Pascual met with Juárez Mayor Héctor Murguía to discuss national security matters after last week's blow against the Barrio Azteca gang, known to operate in both El Paso and Juárez. continue reading »

Obama Urged to Halt Deportations until Promised Immigration Reform is Approved

34 Leaders of 24-immigrant advocacy US organizations leaders have asked President Obama to issue an executive order halting all deportations until immigration reform is approved. continue reading »