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Gutierrez Calls on Obama to Use Discretionary Power to End Deportation of DREAMers (VIDEO)

Comprehensive immigration reform is not coming any time soon, says Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.). But that doesn’t mean President Barack Obama cannot use his discretionary power to end deportations of young people, he says. continue reading »

Up to 220,000 California Children Excluded from Health Care Reform Due to Immigrant Status

Restrictions on eligibility for health care reform programs will result in the potential exclusion of up to 220,000 children from affordable health care coverage in California, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. continue reading »

Michigan Dairy Farmer Fined $2.7 Million for Hiring 78 Illegal Aliens Representing 75% of Workforce

A Michigan dairy farm and its two owners pleaded guilty this week to charges of employing illegal aliens, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). continue reading »

Tucson Border Patrol Rescue 30 Illegal Aliens in 24 Hours - Heat the Issue

n five separate incidents in the last 24 hours, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued 30 illegal aliens suffering from varying states of dehydration in the West Desert area of operations. continue reading »

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in Advance of his DREAM Act Testimony

The DREAM Act is a common-sense piece of legislation that is in keeping with core American values. By creating opportunities for these bright and talented young people to attend college, not only will they have a chance to realize the American dream, but they will be able to strengthen the American economy and make our workforce stronger. continue reading »

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Alleging Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination by Farmland

The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit against Farmland Foods Inc., a major producer of pork products in the United States, alleging that it engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination by imposing unnecessary documentary requirements on non-U.S. citizens when establishing their authority to work in the United States. Farmland Foods, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods Inc., is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. continue reading »

Texas Contract Security Officer Charged with Sexual Abuse of Detainee

The Justice Department today announced the unsealing of an indictment charging Contract Security Officer Edwin Rodriguez, 31, of Raymondville, Texas, with sexual abuse of a female Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainee who was under his supervision at the Willacy Detention Center, a federally contracted detention facility in Raymondville, Texas. continue reading »

Two Indicted in Kentucky on Conspiracy and Harboring of Undocumented Bolivian National for Gain

Javier Arce, 58, and Cristina Mier Arce, 55, were indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiracy and harboring of an undocumented Bolivian national for their financial gain, the Justice Department announced today. continue reading »

Menendez, Colleagues Re-introduce Comprehensive Immigration Reform

U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Harry Reid (D-NV), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chuck Schumer (D-NY) John Kerry (D-MA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) re-introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill aimed at addressing the broken immigration system with tough, smart, and fair measures. continue reading »

Citing Precarious Conditions, UN Urges Governments Not to Return Haitians

The United Nations is appealing to governments to suspend all involuntary returns to Haiti, given the precarious conditions that continue to persist in the Caribbean nation 18 months after the devastating January 2010 earthquake. continue reading »

ICE Assists Mexican Authorities in Seizing Over $2.4 million Concealed Inside Telephone Cable

Mexico's customs authority, the Servicio de Administración Tributaria (SAT), with assistance from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), seized over $2.4 million concealed within four large rolls of telephone cable at the cargo facility of Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport continue reading »

Once Again, Congress Pursues Costly E-Verify Legislation to the Peril of U.S. Economy

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement held a hearing on the “Legal Workforce Act,” another enforcement-only bill introduced by Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX). continue reading »

U.S. Bishops Launch Immigration Campaign in Opposition to the E-Verify Program Expanding

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Justice for Immigrants campaign is urging Catholics to oppose the expansion of E-Verify in the absence of comprehensive immigration reform continue reading »

Open Letter to Arizona Senator After He Shows up Wearing Sombrero and 1/2 Filled Bottle of Tequilla

Yuma County has had a long standing tradition of sending Representatives and Senators to the State Capital that have displayed a code of conduct conducive to the position they hold as elected officials. continue reading »

New York City Mayor Bloomberg calls US Immigration Policy “National Suicide”

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the US risks “national suicide” if it doesn’t implement a more welcoming immigration policy. Bloomberg spoke on Wednesday to the Council on Foreign Relations. continue reading »

ICE Testimony Before Senate on ‘Illegal Tunnels’ at U.S.-Mexico Border

The following is the testimony of Executive Associate Director James A. Dinkins, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, before the Senate Caucus on international narcotics control and "illegal tunnels on the southwest border". continue reading »

Human Rights Watch Shows Immigrant Detainees Moved Repeatedly Away from Family and Lawyers

Detained immigrants facing deportation in the United States are being transferred, often repeatedly, to remote detention centers by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Human Rights Watch said today in a report analyzing 12 years of data. continue reading »

Cain Trips Over The Constitution Again, Bungles The 14th Amendment At GOP Debate (VIDEO)

Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain has had his struggles with the Constitution lately, confusing it and the Declaration of Independence, misunderstanding a clause about bankruptcy, and failing to grasp the unconstitutionality of religious tests in determining someone’s fitness for employment. continue reading »

Five Illegal Aliens with Criminal Histories Apprehended at Arizona-Mexico Border

Over the weekend, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested five illegal aliens with dangerous criminal histories. Three of the illegal aliens are members of violent street gangs and two had felony convictions for manslaughter. continue reading »

Violent MS-13 Gang Member Previously Deported, Rearrested in Maryland

On June 10, 2011, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers in Baltimore arrested Saul Antonio Uriba, continue reading »