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Mothers of Missing Migrants Finish Their Caravan Through Mexico

The caravan of Central American mothers, who came to Mexico in search of their offspring and to denounce the violence suffered by migrants crossing this country, concluded Saturday, having raised awareness of the problem but meeting with total indifference from the government. continue reading »

ICE Arrests 11 Sex Offenders, Criminal Aliens in Central Florida

Eleven convicted alien sex offenders and other criminal aliens were arrested as part of a four-day operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). continue reading »

USCIS Publishes New Petition for Alien Worker Forms

A new Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, is now available. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) changed the format to improve intake processing and added Adobe fillable format features to make it easier for you to complete the form. continue reading »

Without Sin, A Novel

NILC to Honor Actor Demián Bichir For His Contribution to Immigration Debate

Demián Bichir, an award-winning actor who redefined the immigration debate through his groundbreaking role in "A Better Life", will be among this year's recipients of the National Immigration Law Center's Courageous Luminaries award. The organization will recognize Bichir and other luminaries at an awards dinner at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, December 6, 2012. continue reading »

Latino Decisions: Immigration Issue Matter to New Mexico Voters

Hispanic voters comprise nearly 40% of the electorate in the state of New Mexico, making New Mexico the state where Latino voters have the greatest influence on the election outcomes. Consequently, many have suggested that New Mexico may provide a glimpse into the future of Latino politics nationally. This context makes New Mexico important even in an election year when the state is not included in the list of must watch battleground races. continue reading »

Republicans, Democrats Attack Other Party’s Stance on Immigration

The campaigns of President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney on Wednesday continued to snipe back and forth at each other about immigration reform a day after the issue came up in their second televised debate. continue reading »

Mothers of Missing Migrants Follow the “Route of the Immigrant” Through Mexico

A caravan made up of Central American women whose children went missing in Mexico while trying to reach the United States has set out to try to find out what happened to the migrants. continue reading »

Deported Father Continues to Wait for Custody Ruling

Judge Michael Duncan has said that in November he will have to give further study to the case of a deported Mexican who returned with a special permit to North Carolina in order to fight for the custody of his three children. continue reading »

Earning a Spot in the Devil’s Backyard

I never figured that my father was quite the revolutionary or an agent for social change. He just did what he did, and would later state the morality at stake, as if it should have been obvious. I knew that he was a democrat with the exception of the 1980’s when the Reagan Revolution allowed him to fix the legal paperwork that gave him and my mother amnesty. continue reading »

New Short Film Depicts the Lives of Immigrant Women in the U.S. (VIDEO)

This week, global human rights organization Breakthrough announced the release of “The Call,” a short film that tells the story of millions of immigrant women forced by inhumane U.S. immigration policy to choose between keeping their children safe today and keeping their families together for good. The film is the centerpiece of #ImHere, a high-impact, pop-driven campaign designed to put the human rights of immigrant women on the national agenda of the United States during this election season. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: U.S. Immigration Enforcement

Immigration and immigration enforcement have been covered daily in the news as well as a hot topic for both parties' 2012 platforms. Many misconceptions and "statistics" have been thrown around. Here are the facts. continue reading »

DREAMers Finding New Confidence Since Obama’s Deferred Action Announcement

More and more DREAMers - young undocumented immigrants who grew up in the United States - are publicly acknowledging their irregular status without fear of being deported and with the aim of bringing pressure to bear on politicians. continue reading »

Anti-immigration Measures Have Negatively Impacted Arizona’s Economy

The state of Arizona is hurting its own economy by approving harsh measures targeting undocumented immigrants, according to a report by a libertarian think-tank. continue reading »

Authorities Calling Upon Hispanics to Build Immigration Fraud Case Against Utah Man

Utah judicial authorities have asked for the public's cooperation in gathering complaints against a man who defrauded dozens of Hispanic families by claiming he was an immigration agent. continue reading »

Costa Rica Starts Crack Down on Undocumented Workers, Large Fines for Employers

Starting this week Costa Rica will implement new regulations that will heavily fine employers that hire undocumented workers. The initiative is meant to discourage the hiring of the estimated 60,000 foreigners living in the country and work undocumented. continue reading »

2014 Diversity Visa Program Registration Period Begins In Early October

The 2014 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2014) will open at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Tuesday, October 2, 2012, and will close at noon, EDT, Saturday, November 3, 2012. Applicants must submit entries electronically during this registration period using the electronic DV entry form (E-DV) at www.dvlottery.state.gov. Paper entries will not be accepted. We strongly encourage applicants not to wait until the last week of the registration period to enter. Heavy demand may result in website delays. No entries will be accepted after noon, EDT, on November 3, 2012. continue reading »

Gutierrez Responds to Obama’s Statement that Not Passing Immigration Reform Has Been “Failure”

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL-4) issued the following statement reacting to two candidate forums conducted this week on Univision, the nation's largest Spanish-language network. On Thursday, President Obama stated that his "biggest failure" during his first term was being unable to enact comprehensive immigration reform that couples legal immigration reform, legalization for undocumented immigrants, and improved enforcement at the border and in the workplace. Rep. Gutierrez is the Chair of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and a national leader on the immigration reform issue. Rep. Gutierrez' statement: continue reading »

Immigration Rates Decrease, Proportion of Latinos Among Immigrants Drops in 2011

Immigration to the United States last year had its smallest increase in a decade, and the proportion of Latin Americans among immigrants fell, according to calculations published Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. continue reading »

Arizona Immigration Agent Arrested for Harboring Undocumented Migrants

An employee of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was arrested on charges she allowed her Arizona home to be used as a hideout for undocumented immigrants smuggled across the border from Mexico, authorities said. continue reading »