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Forsyth County in Georgia to Use ICE Biometrics

Recently, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began using a federal information sharing capability in Forsyth County that helps federal immigration officials use biometrics to identify aliens continue reading »

Kansas’ Sedgwick County First to Use ICE Biometrics

On Tuesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began using a new biometric information-sharing capability in Sedgwick County that helps federal immigration officials identify aliens continue reading »

Immigrant Community Not Only Growing in Size but Also in Power

The five Democrats who voted against the DREAM Act and ultimately lead to its failing in the Senate yesterday will not soon be forgotten. The immigrant community is growing not only in numbers, but they are increasing their power by becoming more politically aware. continue reading »

Hispanically Speaking News Statement on Defeat of the DREAM Act

After a heated debate on the Senate floor, the Senate today defeated passage of the DREAM Act. The vote today came 3 votes short of passage, with three Republicans supporting the measure. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: DREAM Act Dies In The Senate 55N - 41Y

Starting at around 10:30 today the Senate took up a cloture vote on the DREAM Act. Cloture needs a super-majority of 60 senators to get passed, which stops debate on the bill and moves it into being considered for final passage. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS:  WATCH NOW DREAM ACT DEBATE - DREAM Act Vote Set for 9:30 a.m. (CST)/10:30 a.m. (ET)

Watch the live DREAM Act procedural vote on C-Span video stream at 9:30 a.m. CST/10:30 a.m. ET. on the Senate Floor. RIGHT NOW Republican Senator Jeff Sessions speaking right now on the "illegality at the border" continue reading »

Hours Before DREAM Act Vote:  Key Supporter Rep. Gutierrez DOESN’T See the Votes Needed

Hours before the DREAM Act is to go the Senate for a crucial and final vote, one of its leading proponents, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, doesn’t see the votes it needs to pass. continue reading »

Judge Rules ICE High Officials Responsible for Actions of Agents

Thursday, a federal judge ruled that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials can be sued for breaching the constitution. The government’s argument that officials are immune from lawsuits brought on constitutional grounds was dismissed by the judge continue reading »

Dream Act Vote Scheduled for Saturday- Show Your Support NOW!

Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid filed Cloture for both the Dream Act and a stand-alone repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”. This begins the process of being able to call both bills for a vote as early as Saturday. continue reading »

Organizations Ask Virginia DMV to Accept Immigrant Work Permits for Licenses Again

In Virginia, 67 organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations are urging the state’s DMV to once again accept federal work permits as proof of legal status for those applying for a driver’s licenses. continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez : Make This a Dream Act Christmas

This holiday season in Congress, the Democrats have provided the Republicans with a gift-wrapped opportunity to change their tune on the immigration issue. By bringing the DREAM Act to the floor in both chambers, Democrats have offered up a most sympathetic and deserving cohort of young people for protection from deportation. continue reading »

Attorney General Eric Holder’s Letter Urging Congress to Pass DREAM Act

The following post is authored by the Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder. As the son of an immigrant, I grew up in New York City with a deep appreciation for the ideals that, since America’s earliest days, have defined our nation. continue reading »

LULAC Lawsuit Against Arizona’s SB1070 Dismissed

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton has dismissed LULAC’s challenge of Arizona’s immigration law SB 1070. Last July, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) filed a lawsuit claiming continue reading »

13 Arrested in Puerto Rico For Document Fraud, Identity Theft

Thirteen individuals charged in four different criminal complaints with conspiracy, document fraud, aggravated identity theft, and reentering the United States after being deported, were arrested this morning by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's continue reading »

HERE WE GO AGAIN:  Proposed Arizona Bill to Target U.S.-born Children of Undocumented

In an attempt to challenge “birthright citizenship”, Arizona’s Legislature, with support from at least a dozen other states, is drafting a new bill and now pushing buttons once again. continue reading »

Rarely Granted Private Immigration Bills Passed by Government

Two Japanese citizens were granted U.S. legal status after Congress passed two separate (and rare) private immigration bills. When private bills are granted, it is usually to give relief to specific individuals or companies when all other options have been exhausted. continue reading »

Santana, Willie Nelson, Alberto Cortez and Others Support Immigration Reform Through Song (VIDEO)

How to get huge artists like Carlos Santana, Los Lonely Boys, Alberto Cortez, Alex Lora from El Tri and Willie Nelson in a recording studio for free? continue reading »

Nebraska County To Use ICE Biometrics Program to Identify, Remove Undocumented Immigrants

Tuesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began using a federal information-sharing capability in Sarpy County that helps federal immigration officials use biometrics to identify aliens, both lawfully and unlawfully present continue reading »

Judge Rules US Immigration Enforcement to Release “Secure Communities” Docs

Thursday, a federal judge ruled that the decision-making process behind the controversial Secure Communities program must be revealed and requested documents be handed over. continue reading »

Activist Dolores Huerta Joins in DREAM Act Protests in Front of Sen. McCain’s Office

Co-founder of National Farm Workers Association (which later became the Unit's Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee) and former Cesar Chavez associate, Dolores Huerta, has joined a group continue reading »