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Who Said: “We’re Better off Hiring Skilled Immigrants?” Alan Greenspan That’s Who

It appears former Federal Reserve chairman, Alan Greenspan, is mad at America’s youth labeling them as a work force that ‘doesn’t shape up’ to the very productive baby boomer generation. continue reading »

Why Is Mandating E-Verify a Problem? (VIDEO)

What is E-Verify? Why is E-Verify such a problem? Is there a better solution than mandatory E-Verify? continue reading »

Illegal Alien Jailed for Harboring & Underpaying Other Illegal Aliens Working at His Restaurants

A Mexican national, who was convicted of harboring illegal aliens for commercial advantage, was sentenced to 46 months in prison. The sentence stems from an extensive investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). continue reading »

House Judiciary Committee to Look at Two Immigraiton Bills

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee took up two immigration bills that supposedly address community safety, but in reality are simply the latest attempts to restrict immigration and limit due process for immigrants. continue reading »

US Immigration Removes Former Guatemalan Army Member Linked to 1980’s Massacre

A former member of the Guatemalan army whom witnesses say participated in a massacre there three decades ago that claimed at least 162 lives was deported to his native country Tuesday, capping an effort by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to investigate the case and win the ex-commando’s removal from the United States. continue reading »

U.S. &  MX Govts Resume Program Providing Safe & Voluntarily Return to Mexico for the Undocumented

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Mexican Ministry of the Interior announced Monday that the Mexican Interior Repatriation Program (MIRP) - a bilateral, voluntary program that ensures the safe return of Mexican nationals found to be unlawfully in the Sonora Arizona desert region of the United States to their places of residence in the Mexican interior - has resumed for the eighth consecutive summer. continue reading »

Court Mandates Govt Release Documents on ‘Secure Communities’ Deportation Program

In a victory today for plaintiffs the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the Cardozo Law School Immigration Justice Clinic in their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), Judge Shira A. Scheindlin of the Southern District of New York ordered the agencies to produce further information concerning whether and how localities may “opt-out” or limit participation participation in Secure Communities. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrants Steer Clear of Arizona

People on both sides of the immigration debate in Arizona are skeptical of new research that shows a national decrease in the flow of illegal immigration from Mexico into the United States. But there is one thing they are certain of: undocumented immigrants are steering clear of the border state. continue reading »

Three Sent to Prison for Holding Three Illegal Immigrants Captive for Ransom

Three Mexican citizens were sentenced to three years in California state prison after pleading no contest to charges that they held three illegal immigrants captive for ransom. continue reading »

Mexico’s Economic, Demographic and Social Advances Resulting in Illegal Immigration Decline

In a recent article by The New York Times, Mexico's impressive advances in education, economy and democracy are making Mexican citizens choose to stay in Mexico rather than migrate north to the United States. MexicoToday's video on YouTube and blog on its website illustrate the story. continue reading »

Fox Hypes Photo Of One Man Climbing Border Fence To Fearmonger Over Border Security

Fox & Friends repeatedly aired a photo of a man climbing a fence on the Mexican border to fearmonger over border security. However, illegal border crossings have reportedly "sputtered to a trickle," and the Obama administration has taken measures to increase border security; moreover, according to Fox's own reporting, the man shown in the picture was captured by Border Patrol agents. continue reading »

Alabama Must Now Defend Tough New Immigration Law in Federal Court Against Class Action Lawsuit

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and a coalition of civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit today challenging Alabama’s extreme anti-immigrant law, HB 56, passed last month. The draconian law is even more restrictive than the Arizona law it was inspired by—Arizona’s SB 1070. continue reading »

Obama’s New Border Strategy:  Information Sharing

Yesterday the White House and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano unveiled an updated border strategy that wholelly consists of increased coordination and resource sharing between all enforcement agencies at the federal, state and local levels. continue reading »

The 5 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Applying for Citizenship (VIDEO)

Becoming a naturalized citizen can be one of the most important milestones in an immigrant’s life. But it’s not always easy. There’s lots of paperwork to fill out, appointments to keep and tests to pass. The following are the five most common mistakes people make when applying for citizenship. By avoiding these you’ll be able to save money, time and perhaps most importantly, stress. continue reading »

New Documents Reveal FBI Role in Controversial Immigration Deportation Program

Documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation by the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), and the Cardozo Law School Immigration Justice Clinic show that the controversial Secure Communities deportation program (S-Comm), designed by Immigration and Customs continue reading »

Rhode Island Embraces Voter ID

The Rhode Island Tea Party is praising the Democratic-led General Assembly and Governor Lincoln Chafee, an independent, for requiring voters in future elections to show identification at the polls. continue reading »

DHS Program Needs Fundamental Reform to Reverse the Damage Done to Community Policing

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is preparing to announce the constitution of a new Secure Communities Advisory Committee, a group assembled to analyze growing concerns about the program’s scope and implementation and to recommend improvements. Earlier this week, ICE also re-iterated that all states and localities will be forced to participate in the program, disregarding continue reading »

Conservative Commentator George Will: ‘Deporting All Illegal Immigrants is Never Going to Happen’

Renowned conservative commentator and thought leader George Will was doing the Sunday talk show circuit when the subject of immigration and illegal immigrants came up. continue reading »

Georgia’s New Immigration Law Brings Thousands of Protesters to Street

Yesterday, Georgia saw thousands of people protesting against the newly enacted immigration laws, in spite of some of those laws are being challenged in court. continue reading »

Mass March for Justice After Day without Immigrants in Georgia - Passage of HB 87 Leads to Outcry

After a state-wide ‘Day without Immigrants’ where people refused to go to work or shop and businesses shut their doors, thousands will march at Georgia’s capitol in a circuit that passes detention centers and Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices to demonstrate against HB 87 and call for a Georgia that honors its immigrant population. continue reading »