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Activists say Border Patrol Staking out Arizona Hospitals

The Arizona Human Rights Coalition has asked for the cooperation of the immigrant community to report the presence of Border Patrol agents in hospitals. Kat Rodriguez, the spokesperson for the coalition, told Efe that they had seen an increase in complaints about the presence of Border Patrol agents in the emergency rooms and even maternity wards continue reading »

U.S. Visas Aid Trafficking Victims, At Their Peril

Zoraida Peña Canal, left, was trafficked from Peru to be a domestic servant in Walnut Creek. Lawyer Avantika Rao guided her through the complex T visa program. Peña Canal prevailed, without law enforcement certification of her case. Photo courtesy of Avantika Rao. continue reading »

“Twilight: New Moon” Director Shows Impact of Anti-Immigrant Law on Alabama Families

Last September, a federal court judge allowed a sweeping immigration crackdown law to take effect. That legislation, which was signed into law by Governor Bentley in June of 2011, continue reading »

LULAC Looking to Boost the Number of Latinos Involved in Politics

The Texas branch of the League of United Latin American Citizens has stepped up its efforts to get Latinos registered to vote and to have more women in the state running for public office. continue reading »

Denying Fairness and Human Rights to Some Put All of our Freedoms at Risk (AUDIO)

Mitt Romney’s line on “self-deportation” got a laugh from the audience at a Florida debate last week, but as thousands in Alabama, Arizona and elsewhere know — there’s nothing funny about it. continue reading »

Retiring Baby Boom Generation Will Rely on Immigrant, Hispanic Workforce

The U.S. population is rapidly growing older, which is having a dramatic impact on the U.S. labor force. The far-reaching effects of this demographic transformation continue reading »

What is an Upscale Latino?

Just what is an upscale Latino? Take a drive through some of the manicured suburban neighborhoods of Downey, Whittier, West Covina or parts of Glendale California to get an idea. Or you can read a new report put together by Packaged continue reading »

ICE hands over 14,237 unaccompanied minors to Mexico in ‘11

U.S. authorities handed over 14,237 unaccompanied children and teenagers of different nationalities found traveling alone on the border to Mexico last year, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said. Of the minors handed over to authorities in Mexico, 11,520, or nearly 81 percent, were Mexican and the other 2,717 were of various unspecified nationalities. continue reading »

How Congress Can Better Protect Immigrant Victims of Crime

This week the Washington Post reported on two laws that protect victims of domestic abuse who are also immigrants. The story profiles women who were literally saved from abusive relationships by law enforcement who then guided them to programs that offer a special form of immigration relief for victims. continue reading »

The Incredible Shrinking Rep. Lamar Smith

Does anyone (besides Mitt Romney) listen to the chair of the House Judiciary Committee anymore? This week, Rep. Lamar Smith is looking especially desperate. He's taken to the pages of Roll Call and National Review Online to continue reading »

John McCain Is No Fan of Romney’s “Self-Deportation” Immigration Strategy (VIDEO)

Mitt Romney's call for self-deportation has generated intense criticism from a wide swath of folks, ranging from editorial writers and activists to even John McCain! Yes, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee continue reading »

Arizona Democratic Party responds to Russell Pearce Running for Reelection

Arizona Democratic Party Executive Director Luis Heredia released the following statement on Russell Pearce filing for reelection: "As we saw last weekend when Russell Pearce was elected the GOP's shadow chairman, the Arizona Republican Party is doubling down on continue reading »

San Francisco Archbishop Says Secure Communities is Not the Answer

According to Catholic Culture Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco recently told a group of hundreds of immigrants and their supporters who met at St. Mary’s Cathedral on January 28, “We cannot allow the pain of family separation and the fear amongst our communities to continue.” continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Group Twists Facts on Effectiveness of Arizona’s Immigration Law

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has outdone itself when it comes to shoddy research. In a recently released report on “demographic changes” in Arizona, FAIR utilizes an almost random assortment of statistics to make its case that the state’s unauthorized immigrant continue reading »

Adoption Battle Over 5-Year Old Boy Pits Missouri Couple Vs. Illegal Immigrant

A tug-of-war over a five-year-old boy is at the center of a national debate over parental rights and immigration, and a sign of what critics say is a growing trend in which immigrants are being deemed unfit parents because they crossed the border illegally. Seth and Melinda Moser of Carthage, Missouri say the boy they call Jamison is their son, and that returning him to his birth mother after five years will cause him untold harm. continue reading »

Interesting View Of The US-Mexican Border

A small fence separates densely populated Tijuana, Mexico, right, from the United States in the Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector on the left. Construction is underway to extend a secondary fence over the top of this hill and eventually continue reading »

#1 Item CentAm Migrants in Mexico Need? Socks AI Responds (VIDEO)

Amnesty International has launched a new campaign to call attention to the plight of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico, urging the public to donate socks to help protect their feet during the perilous journey. The London-based rights group said in a statement Thursday that it conducted a survey of Central American migrants, continue reading »

Border Patrol to Roll Out New “Get Tough” Policy on Unauthorized Immigrants

This month, the U.S. Border Patrol is set to end the practice of sending unauthorized Mexican immigrants back to Mexico without any sort of punishment. As reported by the Associated Press continue reading »

Over Two Years in ICE Limbo- Help keep this Family Together

One of the most common misconceptions we Americans think is that once an immigrant and a US citizen marry the immigrant gets his green card. I'm here to say that is 100% false. You have to hire a lawyer to file these confusing litigation papers. You have to sit back and put all your hope in the hands of people that you don't know and wait. I'm Melissa Rodas a United States Citizen. continue reading »

Pilot Program to Review Deportations is Positive Step but Still too Slow for Many

Attorneys and activists involved in the recently completed pilot program in Denver and Baltimore to review deportation cases expressed their frustration Friday because, while this is a positive step forward, it's not a real solution to the problem. continue reading »