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South Carolina Legislators Advance Arizona Style Immigration Bill Regardless of Concerns

Although some of the legislators on the South Carolina Senate judiciary subcommittee had concerns about the legality of some of the provisions, they still continue reading »

Rep Luis Gutierrez Criticizes Effort to Repeal Birthright Citizenship (VIDEO)

Rep Luis Guiterrez: Right now, children of illegal immigrants are granted citizenship by the 14th Amendment, which says: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof continue reading »

Anti-Immigration Legislation Could Cause Texas Millions in Lost Mexican Investors

“The xenophobic agenda has come to Texas,” said a coordinator with the Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance Adriana Cadena. Businesses, along with religious and civil rights groups say that new Texas anti-immigration legislation continue reading »

Steve King (Iowa) Introduces House Bill to End Birthright Citizenship in U.S.

Republican Representative Steve King introduced a bill on Wednesday to end birthright citizenship. So far, King's bill has three co-sponsors listed: Reps. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.), Gary Miller (R-Calif.) and Rob Woodall (R-Ga.). continue reading »

Arizona Immigration Law Author Now Takes on Birthright Citizensip

Kansas Secretary of State-elect Kris Kobach has been working on two measures to deal with what they call "the problem" of birthright citizenship. The first defines a “citizen of the state” as a person who has at least one parent who is legally living in the country, and the second measure is really just an urging for Congress to redefine American citizenship using the same requisite. continue reading »

Condemnation for State Efforts to Violate the 14th Amendment

Anti-immigrant legislators seek to create permanent underclass of easily exploitable workers with no civil rights or occupational protections in perpetuity. continue reading »

Mexico Police Allege U.S. Border Patrol Shot Teen as He Was Climbing Border Wall in Arizona

According to Mexican police, the 17-year old Mexican teenager identified as Ramsés Barron who died in a Sonora, Mexico hospital was shot by U.S. Border Patrol. continue reading »

Nebraska State Senator Criticized for Using Term “Anchor Babies”

Hispanic Republican Group Somos is critisizing Nebraska State Senator Charlie Janssen, for his use of the term “Anchor Babies.” The grassroots organization is demanding an apology for the use of the derogatory term, which continue reading »

Ending Birthright Citizenship Would Not Stop Illegal Immigration

Ending Birthright Citizenship Would Be Unconstitutional, Impractical, Expensive, Complicated and Would Not Stop Illegal Immigration. Anti-immigrant groups and legislators have persisted in their attempts to restrict or repeal birthright citizenship in State Houses and the U.S. Congress. continue reading »

State Legislators Prepare Immigration Bills for Upcoming Session

Legislators in several states are preparing legislation aimed at curbing illegal immigration Several states plan to coordinate their efforts and seek to repeal automatic citizenship rights that are granted to all children born in this country, continue reading »

ICE Sets Their Goal for 2011 -  404,000 Deportations

During Fiscal Year 2010, ICE deported 392,862 undocumented foreigners, of whom more than 195,000 were convicted criminals, an increase of more than 23,000 deportations – including 81,000 people with criminal records – compared with 2008. continue reading »

NY Governor Attempts to “Protect” Undocumented Without Criminal Records

As part of a pact with the federal government, and in an attempt to appease opponents of a program used to identify undocumented immigrants, New York Gov. David A. Paterson says he has reached an agreement continue reading »

DOJ Swears In New Immigration Judges

Acting Deputy Attorney General Gary G. Grindler recently invested 23 new immigration judges during a ceremony held at the Executive Office for Immigration Review’s (EOIR) headquarters, marking a roughly continue reading »

Rep. King Plans to Change U.S. Approach to Immigration Policy

Representative Peter King (R-LI) told he New York Post that when he becomes the new chairman of the House’s Homeland Security Committee in January, he plans to tighten border security and have more undocumented immigrants arrested if they cross the border continue reading »

Nebraska Senators to Introduce Arizona-style Immigration Bills

In an attempt to give local police more power to monitor the state’s illegal immigration population, Nebraska senators have revealed that they are presenting bills to give them such authority. Senators Charlie Janssen (Fremont) and Tony Fulton (Lincoln) continue reading »

ICE Deportations Hindering Criminal Prosecutions in Ohio

In central Ohio, there is a growing trend of federal law enforcement taking undocumented immigrant detainees from local authorities’ custody. Last year, the number of those arrested and transferred to ICE custody soared a continue reading »

Tennessee Senator Prepares to Fight for Arizona-Style Law in His State

As many already have, Tennessee is following in the legislative footsteps of Arizona when it comes to immigration, as Senator Bill Ketron is preparing a bill much like SB 1070 to make illegally being in the U.S. a criminal offense rather than a civil violation as the federal government classifies it now. continue reading »

One Out of Three Deportation Requests Denied

As immigration reform is being argued all across the country, deportations are at a high, but one out of three deportation requests are being rejected according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. continue reading »

All Eyes on Arizona as it Implements New Immigration Law

As Arizona’s controversial immigration law takes effect next month, organizations like the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) say they will be keeping an eye out for any sort of mistreatment or racial profiling of immigrants questioned by police, and will not hesitate to immediately sue if it occurs. continue reading »

3 South Carolina Counties to Use ICE Biometric Program

Recently, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began using a federal information sharing capability in Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties that helps federal immigration officials use bio continue reading »