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On Being an (Ex) Undocumented Immigrant Father

Sofia and I had been making that turn since we had moved to Castro Valley. In those five years, the protesters at the corner of Castro Valley Boulevard and Redwood Road had become an constant example of the way politics continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Laws Fuel Private Prison System (VIDEO)

Immigrants are for sale in this country. Sold to private prison corporations who are locking them up for obscene profits! continue reading »

Green Card Lottery Ruled Invalid After Thousand Notified of Selection

The US state department has ruled the green card lottery that ran on May 1st was invalid- after 22,000 people had been notified of their win. A computer glitch is being blamed for the error. continue reading »

On Dream Act: Rubio Out of Step with Florida Hispanics

Only a week after Florida Hispanics rose-up to defeat an Arizona-like immigration bill in the Florida legislature, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has decided to cast aside the large Florida Hispanic community in favor of the national continue reading »

GLAHR Condemns Governor Nathan Deal’s Signature of HB-87

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, the state’s leading grass roots immigrant rights organization, condemns Gov. Nathan Deal’s decision to sign HB 87 into law. continue reading »

Border Agents Killed Today are Identified by Sec. Janet Napolitano

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano addressed the death of two Arizona border agents, killed earlier today in a SUV-train crash. Reports are attributing the auto accident to the pursuit of several illegal border crossers that might of been drug smugglers. continue reading »

Obama at Hispanic Prayer Breakfast:“Keep Preaching, Keep Persuading” for Reform

President Barack Obama continues his outreach to the Hispanic community or better said the Hispanic vote by keynoting today’s National Hispanic Prayer breakfast. continue reading »

U.S. Catholic Bishops Urge Congress to Pass Immigration Reform

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration, today urged the President and the Congress to work together to enact comprehensive immigration reform legislation. continue reading »

President Obama on Fixing Our Broken Immigration System: “E Pluribus, Unum”

In a debate where the participants on all sides are too often portrayed as caricatures, the President sought to break through the stalemate by reminding us all that it is a debate about real people. continue reading »

23 Cuban Illegals Land on U.S. Island Territories

Between Sunday and this morning, 23 aliens, claiming to be Cuban citizens, landed in both Mona Island and Monito Island after entering illegally into United States territory. continue reading »

30 Senators Led by Senators Durbin, Reid & Menendez Introduce the DREAM Act

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and 30 other Senators introduced the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors continue reading »

President Obama on Fixing Our Broken Immigration System- San Antonio Speech

In a debate where the participants on all sides are too often portrayed as caricatures, the President sought to break through the stalemate by reminding us all that it is a debate about real people. continue reading »

12 Illegal Aliens Rescued Inside Cargo Truck with No Ventilation

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias Station saved the lives of 12 illegal aliens, who were confined in a cargo truck with no ventilation on Saturday. continue reading »

Announcement Coming that DREAM Act Bill to be Reintroduced in Senate

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and others will hold a press conference later today to announce the introduction of the DREAM Act continue reading »

Majority of Americans Favor Cutting Funding to Immigration Sanctuary Cities

New legislation being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives would stop all federal funding for cities that give sanctuary to illegal immigrants, continue reading »

The State of Arizona Decides to Take their SB 1070 Appeal Directly to the US Supreme Court

Gov Jan Brewer has decided to take the state of Arizona's case to the US Supreme Court. Brewer is seeking the courts opinion on whether US District Judge Susan Bolton acted correctly when she issued her injunction in continue reading »

Rights of Immigrants Who Have Mental Disabilities and Are Being Deported

The American Immigration Council’s Legal Action Center (LAC) cautiously applauds last week’s decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) concerning the rights of immigrants with mental disabilities in removal proceedings. continue reading »

Nevada DMV Employee Charged with Selling Driver’s Licenses to Illegal Aliens

An employee with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has been charged with bribery for accepting thousands of dollars to provide driver's licenses to illegal aliens who were not entitled continue reading »

Napolitano Calls for Federal Immigration Reform- Not State Level Legislation

In a speech at the Atlanta Press Club Saturday, US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the federal government, not states, should write immigration laws. continue reading »

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Calls for Moratorium on “Secure Communities” Deportation Program

Following a chorus of growing criticism over the President's Secure Communities (S-Comm) policy, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus delivered a letter to the White House calling on the Administration to place a moratorium continue reading »