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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 »

Mexican Rock Band Maná Calls for Immigration Reform On the Eve of Their First Album in 5 Years

Mexican rock band, Mana, calls for “justice for the undocumented” while attending Billboard’s Latin Music Conference in Miami. continue reading »

Obama Criticizes Georgia’s Immigration Bill (VIDEO)

President Obama has weighed in on the controversial Arizona style law that the Georgia Governor has said he intends to sign into law. continue reading »

Federal Judge Blocks Local Town’s Day Laborer Law - They Can Return to Corners to Seek Work

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today upheld a preliminary injunction barring enforcement of an ordinance in Oyster Bay, Long Island that violates day laborers’ core constitutional right to free speech. continue reading »

Conn. Governor Supports Keeping College Student in US and Homeland Security Reverses Decision

A Connecticut College Student fighting deportation has received word that the US dept of Homeland Security has reversed their decision to demand that he leave the country in 60 days. continue reading »

Just Released Picture Of Juanes in The Oval Office

Juanes met President Barack Obama earlier this month at the White House just released the photo op. continue reading »

Top Anchorage Police Officer Identified as Illegal Alien, This ‘Excellent Employee’ Now in Jail

Anchorage, Alaska law man Rafael Espinoza is actually Rafael Mora-Lopez an illegal alien from Mexico working here illegally and with false credentials. continue reading »

61% of Americans Oppose Granting Automatic Citizenship to Children of Illegal Immigrants

Several Republican senators are seeking to amend the law that grants full U.S. citizenship to children born to illegal immigrants in this country, and voters strongly support such an effort. continue reading »

Poll Results Indicate Uncertainty and Decline in Approval Towards the Democratic Vote

Obama still favored, but majority of Latino registered voters undecided about 2012 Election. 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 »

Seven Undocumented Youth Protest, Risk Deportation in Georgia

This week seven undocumented youth were arrested in an act of civil disobedience in Atlanta during a protest. The students oppose a change proposed by the Georgia Board of Regents who want to ban on undocumented students from the state’s top five public colleges and universities. 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 »

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 »

“Border Security First” Advocates Block Real Immigration Reform

The “border security first” mantra is a popular refrain in Congress these days. The Republican-led House of Representatives has held numerous border-focused hearings and many more are continue reading »

Yet Another State Leaves Immigration Enforcement Bill on Cutting Room Floor

The legislative graveyard got a little bit bigger this week as lawmakers in Mississippi pronounced a series of restrictive immigration measures dead. More than 30 immigration-related bills—including an Arizona-style enforcement bill—failed to meet a legislative deadline due to disagreements over the laws’ impact on the business community. continue reading »

H-1B Visa Reform: Open the Door to Highly Skilled Foreigners

The top immigration panel in the House of Representatives will examine the H-1B visa program this morning, just a day before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services begins accepting H-1B applications from companies. continue reading »

Little-Known High Court Case Could Help Beat Deportation

This week marks the one-year anniversary of Padilla v. Kentucky – arguably the most important U.S. Supreme Court decision to date regarding the nexus between local criminal courts and federal immigration laws. continue reading »

4 Yr Old US Citizen Emily Ruiz Back On American Soil

Emily Ruiz, the 4-year-old U.S. citizen who was sent back to Guatemala earlier this month, is back with her family on American soil. Her family's lawyer, David Sperling, continue reading »

Oregon Senate Approves In-State Tuition for some Undocumented immigrants

In an 18-11 vote on Tuesday, the Oregon Senate has voted to allow some illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at Oregon public universities. continue reading »

Ruiz Family Lawyer Discusses the case of 4 year-old Emily, a U.S. citizen

The case of Emily Ruiz, the 4-year-old US citizen who was separated from her parents and returned to Guatemala, has been generating widespread media attention since it broke a couple of weeks continue reading »