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Filling Quotas or Setting Priorities? ICE Announcement to Increase Deportations Raises Concerns

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently announced that it would pull 150 agents from desk jobs and add them to Fugitive Operations Teams—teams created to locate and detain “fugitive immigrants” who pose a threat to the nation or the community or who have a violent criminal history—in order to find and deport additional “criminal aliens.” continue reading »

Congressman C. Gonzalez Cites Romney’s False Promises to American Families and American Business

Congressman Charlie Gonzalez (TX-20) criticized Mitt Romney’s attack on President Obama’s accomplishments and policies at a campaign stop in Fort Worth, Texas. Congressman Gonzalez issued the following statement regarding Romney’s attacks: continue reading »

RUBIO WATCH- STARS Act Highlights Potential Pitfalls of Rubio DREAM Proposal

When news broke yesterday that a Florida congressman introduced an alternative version of the DREAM Act, many assumed it was Sen. Marco Rubio, who has been promising for months to introduce such legislation. In fact, the bill in question—dubbed the STARS Act—was introduced by Rep. continue reading »

Anti-Immigration Group Blames Students for Maryland’s Budget Gap

In a case of very creative accounting, the nativist Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is blaming students for Maryland’s fiscal woes. In a new report, FAIR lumps together students who are unauthorized immigrants continue reading »

Undocumented Law Graduate Awaits California Supreme Court Decision

Sergio Garcia graduated from law school three years ago, but he cannot practice his profession because he is undocumented, and so the California Bar Association is asking the state Supreme Court to make an exception and approve his license. continue reading »

This Weeks Immigration Policy Update

On May 16, the House passed its version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill. Although some last-minute changes were made in a manager's amendment, the bill would still weaken protections for immigrant victims of domestic violence. continue reading »

Alabama Governor Signs Bill That Makes State’s Immigration Law Even Worse

Last week, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley publicly criticized a bill intended to revise key sections of the state’s controversial immigration law (HB 56). He even announced a special legislative session to address his issues with the bill­­­­­—namely, a provision that requires school officials to check the immigration status of enrolling students and that of their parents and a provision that requires Alabama’s Department of Homeland Security continue reading »

The Ad Says, “No One Wants to be Called a Pig,” And Then Does Precisely That to All Mexicans

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights demands an explanation and apology from Pro Carpet and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for the ad that appeared recently in AJC Reach. The ad says, “no one wants to be called a pig,” and then does precisely that to all Mexicans continue reading »

With 50% of Farmworkers Undocumented,Females are Defenseless Against Sexual Abuse in US

Female farmworkers in the United States are defenseless against the sexual abuse to which they fall victim at their places of work, as in the case of a young undocumented Mexican woman who was deported when she reported the fact that a fellow worker had raped her. continue reading »

Hundreds Show Up To Support Gabino Sanchez: Deportation Delayed But Moving Forward

This week, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL-4) joined Gabino Sanchez, a South Carolina man facing deportation, at a hearing in Charlotte, NC and rallied with hundreds of supporters, including a large contingent of local clergy, outside the courthouse before the hearing. continue reading »

Deportation of Hispanic Mom from Colorado Suspended

The mother of a brilliant student in Colorado was set free after authorities suspended her scheduled deportation for a year, apparently in response to a mobilization by pro-immigrant groups. Norma Galindo, who was being held in a jail for the undocumented in Aurora, east of Denver, left there at 5:30 p.m. Friday a continue reading »

In Heart of Texas, Sheriff Takes Heat for Honoring Immigration Detainers

A local election in Travis County, Texas, is bringing to light important questions surrounding the controversial Secure Communities program. As recently reported by the Texas Tribune, Democratic primary challenger John Sisson has criticized incumbent Sheriff Greg Hamilton for honoring federal immigration “detainers” continue reading »

House Passes Amendment That Blocks DOJ’s Ability to Challenge Anti-Immigrant Laws

Late Tuesday night, the House of Representatives pushed through an amendment that would cut off the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) ability to bring new challenges or join existing challenges to nine specific state racial profiling, anti-immigrant laws. continue reading »

Guitierrez: Romney Must Make Immigration Position Clear

Today, Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) reacted to news out of Washington that the Director of Hispanic Outreach for Mitt Romney's campaign admitted that Romney "is still deciding what his immigration position is," according to several news reports continue reading »

Lack of Difference Between Secure Communities And Arizona’s SB 1070

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its long-awaited response to last year’s report from the Secure Communities Task Force. Secure Communities, the Obama Administration’s signature immigration enforcement program, has been fiercely criticized by law enforcement experts, state governors and legislatures, continue reading »

A Guide to Racial Profiling

This week the Department of Justice sued Sheriff Arpaio in Arizona for his refusal to cooperate with their investigation into his historic racial profiling and violations of civil rights. continue reading »

Rubio Watch: Rubio Proposal Overlooks Obstacles Ahead For DREAMers

Though it has yet to be introduced in Congress, Senator Marco Rubio’s alternative to the DREAM Act received an appraisal from the Washington Post this week, which noted that it represents an effort to shake the hard-line anti-immigrant sentiment voiced by many leading conservative politicians. The editorial also noted, however, that the outlines of his proposal promote what’s tantamount to “permanent second-class status.” continue reading »

Reported Neo-Nazi Spree Killer Called SB 1070 Sponsor Russell Pearce His ‘Surrogate Father’

Yesterday, J.T. Ready, a neo-Nazi and member of the anti-immigrant Minutemen Civil Defense Corps, reportedly strapped on body armor, grabbed several firearms, and then killed four people in Gilbert, Arizona. One of the dead is a toddler. Ready also was killed in this incident, although reports vary on whether he took his own life. At the time of his death, Ready was running for Pinal County sheriff. continue reading »

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on SB1070- Decision Expected Late June

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court took on one of the most important legal cases of this year when it heard arguments over Arizona’s “show me your papers” law, SB 1070. The Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling on SB 1070 in late June. continue reading »

ICE Plans to Deport 14 Year-Old New Yorker , Victoria Tomorrow

This week, Dream Activist brings us news of a ninth grader who is scheduled to be deported this coming Sunday. According to their petition: Victoria was brought to the US when she was only 3 years old. Carina, Victoria’s mother wanted to give her little girl a better future, something she couldn’t do in Argentina. She worked hard to provide Victoria with everything she needed, including a good education. continue reading »