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Did You Know INS No Longer Exists? Thousands Doing Internet Search Don’t

Each month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) publishes a report on traffic to their website, which includes statistics on popular search terms people use to find the site. And every month, tens of thousands of visitors search “INS” to find them. In January 2011, that monthly report registered nearly 30,000 searches for the term “INS.” continue reading »

Federal Court Decision Protects H-1B Visa Employees from Wrongful Arrest

The decision in El Badrawi v. United States, by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall, recognized that a federal regulation allows H-1B employees to continue working for 240 days pending the adjudication of their extension applications. continue reading »

ICE Programs to Identify & Remove Criminal Aliens Spreading in Michigan

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today began using the Secure Communities program in seven Michigan counties including Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Jackson continue reading »

AZ Governor Brewer Vows to Fight On

Republican Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer says she will continue to fight regardless of a second court declaring portions of SB70 are unconstitutional. continue reading »

Immigrants Win $60 Million Lawsuit After Claiming Company Contract was Indentured Servitude

Shortly after arriving, the primarily Vietnamese workers were presented with a “fine print” surprise. According to the lawsuit filed by the workers, per their contract, each worker was to pay the American company as much as $7,000 to get a job in the U.S. continue reading »

Maryland’s DREAM Act One Step Away from Become State Law

Maryland’s own version of the DREAM Act is one step away from becoming law after passing in the state House in a 74-66 vote this last Friday. continue reading »

College Town issues ID’s regardless of Citizenship

For the past nine months, the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, a Princeton-based Hispanic advocacy non-profit organization, has been issuing municipal identification cards to any one who can continue reading »

National Latino Republican Group Urges Arizona Governor to Drop SB 1070 Litigation

National Latino Republican Group Urges Arizona Governor to Drop SB 1070 Litigation continue reading »

US Court of Appeals Agrees: Portions of AZ SB 1070 Should NOT Go into Effect

Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has agreed in its ruling that portions of Arizona’s anti-immigrant legislation, SB 1070, should have been stopped. continue reading »

Pennsylvania Judge Stops Deportation of British Immigrant

In a stunning decision, Judge Andrew Arthur ended deportation proceedings against Paula Spiers, a 43 year-old British citizen who immigrated to the United States over 40 years ago. Spiers, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania resident, continue reading »

POLL:  Majority of Americans Feel Enforcing Immigration Law Would Reduce Poverty Levels in Country

Americans feel more strongly than ever that the lack of immigration law enforcement directly effects poverty in the country. continue reading »

ICE Repatriates 69 Criminal Immigration Violators to Dominican Republic via Miami Charter Flight

In a chartered flight that originated in Miami Thursday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) returned 73 aliens, including 69 convicted criminals, to the Dominican Republic. Those removed included three convicted of murder, two convicted of sex offenses and one who was wanted for murder in the Dominican Republic. continue reading »

Justice Department Settles Allegations Of Immigration Discrimination Against Iowa Firm

The Justice Department today announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with LF Staffing Services Inc., located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to resolve allegations that LF Staffing Services engaged i continue reading »

Community Outraged Over ICE Agents “Stalking” Parents to Detroit Schools

A Michigan lawmaker is alleging that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested suspected undocumented immigrants after stalking them "without warrants" as they took their children to school. continue reading »

US Gov to Pay $1.95M to Family of Immigrant Denied Care in Detention

This week the federal government agreed to pay the family of a now deceased undocumented immigrant who died while being denied medical treatment in detention. continue reading »

Impending National Boycott of Georgia

A national network of organizations instrumental in coordinating the boycott in Arizona after controversial anti-immigrant legislation passed there in 2009 has sent a letter to Governor Deal of Georgia “notifying [him] of efforts underway to organize a national boycott of Georgia, in the event that Georgia’s Arizona copycat legislation -- HB 87 and SB 40 -- should become law. “ continue reading »

Owners of L.A.-area Immigration Consulting Business Arrested for Visa Fraud

Three members of an Orange County family who operate an immigration consulting business that caters primarily to Indian nationals were arrested Wednesday morning continue reading »

Physicians Call for Better Access to Health Care for Immigrants

As the U.S. immigrant population grows it will be necessary to address the vast number of immigrants who do not have access to health insurance coverage, or who face other barriers to accessing health care, the American College of Physicians (ACP) continue reading »

Immigration Rally Ends in Arrests after Protesters Block Downtown Street

More than 100 protesters led by seven young people brought to the United States as young children — and who were later arrested after blocking traffic in protest — marched through downtown Atlanta to raise awareness about undocumented youths. continue reading »

Bill Introduced in Senate to Limit Birthright Citizenship

U.S. Sens. David Vitter (R-LA), Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Jerry Moran (R-KS) this week introduced legislation that amends the Immigration and Nationality Act in order to limit birthright citizenship continue reading »