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Connecticut Bakery Owner May Face 5 Yrs in Jail and $250,000 Fine for Hiring 10 Illegal Aliens

David B. Fein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced this week that Anthony DiBenedetto, 64, of North Branford, Conn., waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful continue reading »

The White House Blog: Immigration & Winning the Future

In his State of the Union address, President Obama laid out his vision for winning our future. Part of accomplishing this important goal means fixing our nation’s broken immigration system. continue reading »

Latino Leaders Release State of the Union Policy Priorities Wishlist

On the eve of the State of the Union address by President Barack Obama, representatives of three of the nation’s leading Latino organizations have issued a set of policy priorities they would like the President t continue reading »

Wyoming Imm. Bill called “Unfunded Mandate” by Police Auth, Bill Sponsor says “Tough”

Wyoming’s proposed House Bill 94 allows for Wyoming citizens to sue local and state officials for not fully enforcing federal immigration laws, with fines ranging from $500 to $5000 per day that enforcement is not in effect. continue reading »

Major Immigration Sweep in Michigan Nets 70 Criminal Aliens, 525,000 Estimated to be in Country

More than 70 criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and immigration violators are facing deportation and criminal charges following a four-day enforcement operation spearheaded by U.S. Immigration and Customs continue reading »

Nebraska State Senator Introduces New Take on Immigration

Omaha state lawmaker Brenda Council has introduced a new measure that would make immigration a federal issue rather than a state concern. continue reading »

Reid lists Spending ,Tax and Immigration Reform As Priority for Senate

Harry Reid stated Tuesday that he places government spending, taxes, and immigration reform as objectives for this congressional term. Reid, the current Senate Majority Leader said that he would be willing to compromise with Republicans in order to achieve these goals. On a Nevada television program, Reid said that tax reform “certainly needs to be done this Congress,” adding “We need to go back to a flatter tax.” continue reading »

There will be No Florida Crackdown on Undocumented Workers- They are too Valuable

Now that the campaigns are over, and reality has set in, Florida’s economy is too dependent on illegal workers to survive any serious immigration crackdown. It is hard to find anyone who supports a crackdown in any serious manner. continue reading »

Indiana’s SB 590 Attacks Immigrants and their Languages

Indiana State Sen. Mike Delph, R- Carmel not only wants to implement a Arizona style bill but wants to bar the use of any language but English in most government transactions. continue reading »

Human Rights Watch:  Urges Legislatures to Reject Marked Birth Certificate Initiative

State legislatures in the United States should reject a proposal to mark birth certificates of US citizens on the basis of their parents' immigration status, continue reading »

Consulate General of Mexico Warns About “Safe Communities” Program Implementaton in Wisconsin

Safe Comunities has as its main objective to locate, detain and deport those individuals with serious criminal records, or those with deportation orders pending, who could represent a threat to the public. continue reading »

Mississippi’s Arizona Style SB 1070 Bill Faces Uphill Battle

Public Safety Commissioner Stephen Simpson was called upon to give his opinion on an immigration bill that, if passed and signed into law, would let law enforcement officers in Mississippi demand proof of citizenship from drivers stopped for traffic violations. continue reading »

Nations Largest Farm Lobbying Group Cautions States on Immigration

During the annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation, a policy was approved that retains the Farm Bureau's long-held view that immigration policy should be set by the federal government. continue reading »

All Wisconsin counties to utilize ICE strategy of biometrics to identify and remove Criminals

On Tuesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began using a federal information-sharing capability in all Wisconsin counties that helps federal immigration officials use biometrics to identify aliens, both lawfully and unlawfully present in the United States, who are booked into local law enforcement's custody for a crime. continue reading »

Florida Legislature May Never Pass Arizona-Style Immigration Law

Though Florida Gov. Rick Scott made a campaign promise to bring Arizona-style immigration reform to his state, Florida businesses, police chiefs, and Hispanic Republicans are expressing concerns on the bill. continue reading »

Had SB 1070 Been Enacted, Shooting Hero Could have been Singled Out and Asked for his Papers

Certainly one of Saturday’s heroes was Rep. Gifford’s 20-year-old intern Daniel Hernandez. On the job only 5 days, Hernandez used his training, as a nurse’s assistant to give Ms, Gifford’s immediate aid that is saved her life. continue reading »

Florida Legislators to Meet for Immigration Law Discussion

Monday, in what will be the first of three meetings, the Senate will be discussing an issue that Florida Gov. Rick Scott campaigned on heavily; immigration. During the Senate meetings continue reading »

Faces of the DREAM Act: California College Student Faces Deportation

Elizabeth Lee, born in Peru, faces deportation to a country she barely knows. After Melissa Lee, Elizabeth’s mother, was arrested for the third time last May, Elizabeth went from looking forward to attending UC Berkeley to worrying about being deported back to Peru. continue reading »

AZ Sheriff Calls Arizona “Mecca for Prejudice and Bigotry”

On Saturday Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said that the state has "become the mecca for prejudice and bigotry." While addressing Saturdays shooting of Rep Giffords, he said he believes the congresswoman was the target and that suspect Jared Loughner (22) likely did not act alone. continue reading »

Ex Police Officer Fleeing Drug Cartels and Police Corruption Denied US Asylum

As violence in Mexico continues to escalate, so does the number of asylum requests coming before federal immigration judges. Jose Alarcon, 27, was denied asylum this week by a judge in Dallas. continue reading »