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Forsyth County in Georgia to Use ICE Biometrics

Recently, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began using a federal information sharing capability in Forsyth County that helps federal immigration officials use biometrics to identify aliens continue reading »

Kansas’ Sedgwick County First to Use ICE Biometrics

On Tuesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began using a new biometric information-sharing capability in Sedgwick County that helps federal immigration officials identify aliens continue reading »

Faces of the Dream Act:  Bernard Pastor

Bernard Pastor of Ohio was detained over a month ago when, after a minor traffic accident, police officers discovered he was an undocumented immigrant and he was sent to immigration detention. Friday, he was finally released just in time for a last minute DREAM Act push. continue reading »

Winning the Diversity Lottery: Not Always the American Dream

When many think of someone getting the opportunity to come to the U.S. legally, they think of all the great advantages that await them in such a prosperous country, but for the winners of The Diversity Lottery, “winning” doesn’t always feel that way. continue reading »

Secretary Napolitano Makes Second Statement on Border Patrol Agent’s Death

In response to the shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano made another statement Friday. In her statement, she explained continue reading »

LULAC Lawsuit Against Arizona’s SB1070 Dismissed

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton has dismissed LULAC’s challenge of Arizona’s immigration law SB 1070. Last July, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) filed a lawsuit claiming continue reading »

Organized Crime Leader Receives 30 years for Transporting Drugs,Weapons

The head of a multi-state cocaine trafficking ring was sentenced last week to 30 years in federal prison for drug and firearms charges, following an investigation conducted by the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDEFT), continue reading »

ICE Discovers Tunnel and Marijuana in Nogales

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents seized more than 2,100 pounds of marijuana and identified a cross-border smuggling tunnel Monday in Nogales, Arizona. continue reading »

Hispanic Aurora Woman Named State GOP Co-chair

The new co-chairman of the Illinois Republican State Central Committee is now Aurora resident, Gabriela Wyatt. Saturday, Wyatt was appointed by party Chairman Pat Brady of St. Charles and received a unanimous vote from the state GOP committee. continue reading »

What is American Legislative Priority ; Secure Border vs. Amnesty ?

Voters still strongly believe that gaining control of the border should be the legislative priority. A new national telephone survey finds that 65% of Likely U.S. Voters say continue reading »

Chipotle’s “Mass Firing” of Latino Employees - Bah Humbug!

After nearly 50 immigrant workers were fired from various Chipotle restaurants in Minnesota, a immigrant rights group is questioning the reasoning. Amidst rumors of an I-9 audit by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement continue reading »

Immigration Scholars Hosting Teleconference Today on DREAM Act Issues

Today, noted immigration scholars will host a teleconference to discuss research on children who have grown-up and been educated in the United States without immigration status. continue reading »

Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem Preparing to Have What Some Would Call an “Anchor Baby”

Actors Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem have reportedly decided their baby will not be born in Spain but rather in the United States. This is the first child for the famous couple, who tied the knot in July. Cruz was born in Madrid and Bardem was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. continue reading »

Illegal Immigrant with Multiple Deporations Leads Texas Police on 30-mile Car Chase

After police in La Joya, Texas received a lead regarding a stolen vehicle, a miles-long chase began, and ended in a drug seizure. La Joya Police Chief Jose Del Angel said police received a tip regarding a stolen truck out of San Juan. continue reading »

3 Colombians Sentenced to 23 Months for Undocumented Immigrant Smuggling, Visa Fraud

Three Columbian nationals each were sentenced yesterday to 23 months in federal prison for their roles in a conspiracy to smuggle aliens for profit and conspiracy to commit visa fraud in an extensive and sophisticated visa fraud scheme through which they fraudulently procured visas from the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia continue reading »

Ecuador’s Government Offering Incentives for Migrants to Return Home

With the current state of the U.S. economy, programs that were initially set up to help Ecuadoreans assimilate in the U.S. are now being used to entice the very same people to come back to Ecuador. continue reading »

Dream Act Vote TOMORROW – TODAY White House Dialing for Votes

The third phone conference sponsored by the White House just concluded just ahead of tomorrow’s highly anticipated DREAM Act vote in the House. continue reading »

Tuesday December 7th DREAM Act- Day of Action, Help Spur Congress to Vote Yes

Immigrant Youth and Faith Communities Mobilize for DREAM Act across the Country for a Day of Action. Events in 26 States Highlight Moral and Economic Imperative for Congress to Pass the DREAM Act. continue reading »

Third Person Arrested in $55 Million Visa Fraud Case

Eduardo Dozzi Barbugli, 31, was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison Wednesday for his involvement in a $55 million visa fraud conspiracy, following an investigation led by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). continue reading »

TAKE ACTION: Ask Congress to Pass the DREAM Act Now

The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights has created a petition and facebook page encouraging supporters to ask their government officials to pass the DREAM Act during this weeks lame duck session. continue reading »