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Minority Caucus Members Gain Clout in New Congress

After this year’s mid-term election members of the Black and Hispanic caucus hold nearly a third of all the Democratic seats in Congress. The minority caucuses hold 61 of the 190 Democratic seats with most members considered liberal. continue reading »

Jorge Ramos gives $20,000 to DREAM Act-Eligible Students

Jorge Ramos, a Univision anchorman, has put up $20,000 to fund scholarships for students who, if passed, would be DREAM Act eligible.The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) continue reading »

ICE Arrests 85 Undocumented Immigrants in Colorado, Wyoming

During a four-day targeted enforcement operation throughout Colorado ending Friday, 85 convicted criminal aliens and immigration fugitives have been arrested by agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). continue reading »

ICE Arrests 18 Unauthorized Immigrants for Sex Offenses in Georgia

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) administratively arrested 18 aliens in Georgia, Tuesday through Thursday, including sex offenders and other serious continue reading »

NY Congressman Comes Out Loud and Strong In Support of DREAM Act and Urges Others to Follow

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Queens/L.I.) announced today that he is circulating a letter among House Democrats urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to schedule a floor vote continue reading »

Hunger Strike Day 13: Texas DREAMers Get Boost over Weekend (VIDEO in Spanish)

Today marks the 13th day of the UTSA DREAMers’ hunger strike being held to raise support of the passage of the DREAM Act this year. The hunger strikers received alot of attention and support over the weekend to keep them going. continue reading »

ICE Arrests 54 previously Deported Aliens in the NYC Area

This week, the largest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operation of its kind targeting previously deported criminal aliens was carried out all over the greater New York City area. Dubbed Operation R continue reading »

See John Run. McCain Flees from Hispanic DREAMers

Outside Arizona Senator John McCain’s Washington D.C. office, six undocumented students staged an all-day sit-in with a plan to get the senator to give a statement in support of the DREAM Act. continue reading »

Congressional Hispanic Caucus has New Leadership

Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) announced the unanimous election of its leadership for the 112th Congress. The CHC elected Congressman Charles A. Gonzalez (TX) as Chair, continue reading »

MX Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Illegal Re-entry, Firearms, Drugs

A previously deported Mexican national, who unlawfully re-entered the United States and illegally possessed drugs and firearms, was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison following his guilty plea. continue reading »

Boycott Costs AZ Businesses $141 Million+

A report released Monday states that seven months after the boycott of Arizona businesses in response to the state’s controversial immigration law has cost the state $141 million in lost meeting and convention business alone since governor Jan Brewer signed the law in April. continue reading »

He’s a CA Student Body President and an Undocumented Immigrant

One secret. That’s all it took to throw Cal State Fresno Student Body President Pedro Ramirez’s life into controversy. When the high school valedictorian was filling out college applications and his parents clued him in on a major continue reading »

Is Arizona’s Sheriff Arpaio Creating the “INjustice League”?

Joe Arpaio of Phoenix, Arizona, who calls himself “America’s Toughest Sheriff”, is looking to create an “Immigration Posse” to contest the undocumented immigration population, and he looks to be getting celebrities, however irrelevant they are today, to join him. continue reading »

San Fran College Student’s Deportation to Peru Halted

A California senator has asked immigration officials to halt the deportation of college student Steve Li to Peru until she can consider introducing a bill that would allow him to stay in the country. continue reading »

5 Charged with Scheming to Transport Prostitutes to MD Brothels

Five men were charged in a criminal complaint and nine search warrants were executed yesterday in connection with a scheme to transport individuals from Virginia and Washington, D.C., to engage in prostitution in Annapolis and Easton, Md. continue reading »

Va. Immigrant Population Reduced by Arizona-like Policy

A study of Prince William County, Va.’s Arizona-style immigration policy has revealed that the policy lowered the number of illegal immigrants in the county, but failed to bring any conclusive evidence on the effect on violent crime. continue reading »

Number of Undocumented Filing Tax Returns Decreases

When undocumented immigrants file taxes, their returns are primarily filed under a special number. According to federal data, the number of those returns has decreased, as well as the number of requests for those specific numbers. continue reading »

Missouri Counties Will Use ICE Biometrics to Identify, Remove Undocumented

On Tuesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began using a federal information sharing capability in Clay, Jackson and Platte counties that helps federal immigration officials use biometrics to identify aliens continue reading »

Florida Cuban American Republicans Support DREAM Act

Cuban American Republicans from Miami are standing up to say they support the DREAM Act. Going agaist the current conservative trending of their party, these Republicans are backing a bill that would give a break to children of illegal immigrants. Comments by Republican U.S. Reps. Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Cuban-Americans from Miami, in support of the proposed DREAM Act have encouraged reform advocates. continue reading »

Law Banning Immigrants Costs Local Town $2.4 Million in Legal Fees

Hazleton, Pennsylvania is now responsible for at least $2.4 million in plaintiffs’ legal fees resulting from a lawsuit brought against them after the town’s officials passed a law attempting to ban undocumented immigrants from living in the Pennsylvania town continue reading »