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First Alabama Business Becomes IMAGE Partner with ICE

Long's Human Resource Services in Mobile is the first Alabama business to become a member of the IMAGE program with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Short for "ICE Mutual Agreement between continue reading »

Neo-Nazi March to Support AZ Immigration Law Turns Violent (VIDEO)

A protest in Phoenix turned violent when a riot broke out during a Neo-Nazis march in support of the state’s controversial immigration policies. The largest Neo-Nazi group in America, the National Socialist Movement, continue reading »

Utah’s Catholic Church and Local Leaders Urge Humane Approach to Immigration Reform

Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City joined other governnment, business, and religious leaders in signing the “Utah Compact” on immigration reform. continue reading »

With GOP Victories, Harsh Immigration Copycat Laws Likely Across the Country

The abundance of Republican victories in the 2010 elections draw a bleak landscape for undocumented immigrants. The ascent of hard-line GOP governors (not to mention members of state legislatures) – many of whom highlighted opposition to illegal immigration in their campaigns – means that pens will be at the ready to sign bills like Arizona’s SB 1070. continue reading »

Wisconsin Rep to Introduce Arizona-like Immigration Legislation

A Republican legislator says he plans to introduce a Wisconsin version of Arizona's controversial SB-1070 immigration law. State Rep. Don Pridemore said he will introduce his bill in 2011, when a new Republican majority takes over, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. "I want Wisconsin to be recognized as a state that will be on the side of Arizona," he said. continue reading »

DREAM Act to get one Last Push During Lame Duck Session

Sen. Harry Reid has said he is going to make another attempt at passing the DREAM Act during the lame duck session of Congress. Reid, who was re-elected last week due to strong support from Latino Voters, will make a push in the final days of the 111th Congress. continue reading »

Deportations in Northwestern States Decrease for 2nd Year in a Row

For the second year in a row, federal data is showing a decrease in the deportation of undocumented immigrants in Northwestern states Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. The 9 percent drop reported at the end of the 2010 continue reading »

100,000 fewer Hispanics in AZ

According to a new study by BBVA Bancomer Research, there may be as many as 100, 000 fewer Latinos in Arizona than there were before debate over the highly controversial immigration law began earlier this year. continue reading »

New Mexico Gov Elect Doesn’t know what the DREAM Act is

Susana Martinez, the new Mexico Governor-elect needs to be reminded what the DREAM Act is. When a reporter asked the Republican politician if she supported the DREAM Act , her response was “Remind me. I know that the scholarship….” continue reading »

Huge Human Smuggling Cell Busted in Arizona

A major cell of a human smuggling ring has been dismantled. Investigators believe the cell to be responsible for the transportation of thousands of undocumented immigrants from the U.S.-Mexico border to Phoenix and other locations throughout the country. 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 »

Texas Immigration Bill Mirrors Arizona Bill- SB 1070

“Representative Riddle’s filing of these bills will only add to the current Texas budget deficit,” said LULAC National President Margaret Moran. “Texas has long been a state where common sense prevails over grandstanding and legislative extremes of any sort have almost been defeated. The Texas taxpayers expect better. Copycatting other legislation only illustrates a lack of vision on her part.” continue reading »

Secretary Napolitano Announces Enhancements to E-Verify

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas today announced the expansion of the E-Verify program' continue reading »

20 U.S. Cities Recognized for Best Immigrant Integration Programs, Offers Tips to Others

The National League of Cities, which represents 1,600 member cities and 49 state municipal leagues, has released a report with its list of the nation’s top 20 cities for integrating immigrants into local communities. continue reading »

20 U.S. Cities Recognized for Best Immigrant Integration Programs, Offers Tips to Others

The National League of Cities, which represents 1,600 member cities and 49 state municipal leagues, has released a report with its list of the nation’s top 20 cities for integrating immigrants into local communities. continue reading »

Texas Immigration Bill Mirrors Arizona Bill- SB 1070

“Representative Riddle’s filing of these bills will only add to the current Texas budget deficit,” said LULAC National President Margaret Moran. “Texas has long been a state where common sense prevails over grandstanding and legislative extremes of any sort have almost been defeated. The Texas taxpayers expect better. Copycatting other legislation only illustrates a lack of vision on her part.” continue reading »

Largest Number of Service Members Naturalized Since 1955

USCIS has implemented outreach tailored to reach members of the military and their family. Military liaison officers at USCIS field offices in the United States and abroad conduct educational continue reading »

King (R) Will Try to Work With Obama on Immigration, Has Limits

In January, Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa will become the chairman of the U.S. House subcommittee on immigration when Republicans take over. During former President 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 »

Hard Work, Tough Lessons

In light of the rampant xenophobia in this country, I reflect on the lessons that I learned as a tween day laborer many years ago. Working alongside Latino immigrant men during a hot summer in Malibu, I learned firsthand the trials and tribulations of manual labor. continue reading »