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Border Patrol Uncovers Unique Method to Smuggle Illegal Aliens into U.S.

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two male United States citizens in Jacumba on Tuesday for smuggling four undocumented Mexican nationals in a uniquely constructed compartment in the bed of a 1997 black Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. continue reading »

Raft Made of Wood & Intertubes Intercepted on U.S. Waters with Cubans Attempting to Reach U.S.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection marine interdiction agents thwarted an attempt by four Cuban citizens to reach the U.S. on a crude raft Thursday morning. continue reading »

ACLU Challenges Utah’s Immigration “Show Me Your Papers” Law

The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Utah, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) and the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olsen filed a class action lawsuit today charging that Utah’s recently passed law, HB 497 continue reading »

San Ysidro Border Crossing to Expand Under Presidential Permit, Is Busiest in U.S.

In order to help develop a modernized U.S.-Mexico border that promotes both economic competitiveness and enhanced security, the Department of State has issued a Presidential permit for the expansion and continue reading »

Boat on San Diego Beach Leads to Seizure of Large-Scale Human Smuggling Operation

A key figure in a large-scale maritime human smuggling organization and three alleged are facing charges, that began with the discovery of an abandoned vessel on a San Diego County beach and culminated six hours later with t continue reading »

Michigan Governor Welcomes Immigration as a Way to Spur Economic Growth

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says he welcomes using immigration to repopulate areas of his state and spur economic growth. continue reading »

Legal Experts Weigh in on Executive Branch Authority as Its Relates to Immigration

President Obama’s insistence that his “hands are tied” by Congressional inaction on immigration has raised questions about how much executive power the President has when it comes to immigration. continue reading »

Illegal Immigrants Lose Homes in Tornadoes, Fearful to Ask for Federal Aid

As the southeast region of the U.S. starts its recovery from deadly tornadoes that left countless dead, undocumented aliens living in the region are fearful to rebuild with federal aid. continue reading »

Arizona Governor Brewer Authorizes Border Fence, Hopes to Fund with Donations

Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill authorizing the construction of a U.S.-Mexico border fence that will either connect with other states or be a stand alone. continue reading »

Mayor Bloomberg New Immigration Solution: Send Immigrants to Detroit to Revive Economy

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who appears to have more ideas on immigration reform then the President himself presented another idea on “Meet the Press” today. continue reading »

While President Obama Reconfirms Commitment to DREAM Act, Pro-Immigration Rallies Held for May Day

This May 1st, known as the day synonymous with International Workers’ Day or Labor Day, many American cities are holding immigrant right rallies and marches. n Los Angeles there will be a march kicking of at 10:00 am (PST), continue reading »

Spotlighting the Plight of Immigrant Minors Detained in Texas

Even as strict immigration bills await committee hearings in the Texas Legislature, a steady stream of unaccompanied immigrant minors continues to attempt to cross the border into the United States. continue reading »

Senior Policy Analyst Michele Waslin Discusses Immigration on Univision (VIDEO)

Watch IPC's Michele Waslin discussing discussses the Immigration Policy Center's Second Annual Review of Department of Homeland Security. continue reading »

California Dream Act Hearing Thursday May 5th

While the youth-driven movement to pass the Dream Act failed in its objective last year, the political fight raised awareness about the estimated half-million Californians continue reading »

Karl Rove Says President Obama’s Lack of Immigration Reform is Losing Him Latino Voters

This week on Fox Business Network, former top presidential adviser Carl Rove also said that President Obama’s numbers are tumbling in the Latino community continue reading »

Brazilian Prison Guard Accused of Torture Deported by U.S. Immigration

A man wanted for torturing prisoners in Brazil in 2005 was deported on Tuesday and turned over to Brazilian authorities Wednesday morning by officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). continue reading »

Sen. Menendez in Support of Rep. Lofgren’s Call to Investigate Secure Communities Program

Amid reports that the Department of Homeland Security misled local governments to coerce them into participating in the Secure Communities program and ignored concerns with the program’s impact on crime fighting continue reading »

Florida Shouldn’t Make AZ’s Mistake; Anti-Immigrant Bills Will Be Bad for the State’s Economy

Roughly a year after passage of Arizona’s harsh anti-immigrant legislation, S.B. 1070, the Florida state legislature is considering two similar bills. These bills pose a severe economic threat to the state. If passed, they will undoubtedly blight the state’s image, hurt businesses, and alienate the state’s legal immigrant population—all without solving the problem of undocumented immigration. continue reading »

U.S. Immigration’s Victim Assistance Program Puts Victim’s Needs First

The phone rings at 1:32 a.m. At that hour, the news can't be good. The agent on the line received a referral from a local law enforcement partner who encountered an abused and exploited individual, potentially someone who has been trafficked for sex or labor. continue reading »

How America has Fueled Illegal Immigration

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg railed against the current anti-immigrant sentiment on Fox News Sunday this past weekend. continue reading »