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Tag Results for "Undocumented Immigrants"

18 Now Confirmed Dead in Dominican Shipwreck

Eighteen people are now confirmed dead in a shipwreck over the weekend off the northeastern Dominican Republic, while rescue teams continue to search for dozens of people missing in the accident, officials said Monday. continue reading »

Number of Arrests of Undocumented Immigrants Lowest Since 1970s

Not since the 1970s has the number of undocumented immigrants arrested near the U.S.-Mexico border been as low as it was in fiscal year 2011. continue reading »

Christmas Letters to Obama by Immigrant Children - Stop Deporting our Parents

Most kids at this time of year get ready to write letters to Santa Claus, but many children of undocumented immigrants now prefer to write President Barack Obama continue reading »

Undocumented Student Takes Own Life, Frustrated DREAM Act Not Passed (VIDEO)

Letters from an undocumented student provide the only window into the mind of a high school student who committed suicide fearing he had no future. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrant Paralyzed in Work Accident says Texas Hospital is Telling Him to Leave

A hospital in Texas has been accused of trying to send a paralyzed immigrant away because he is undocumented. Francisco Martinez has been at the University of Texas Medical Branch continue reading »

Record Number of Undocumented Immigrant Deportations, Nearly 400,000 in Fiscal 2011

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton today announced the agency's fiscal year 2011 year-end removal numbers, highlighting trends that underscore the administration's focus on removing individuals from the country that fall into priority areas for enforcement. continue reading »

Rhode Island Officials Approve In-State College Tuition Rates for Undocumented Immigrants

Monday, following a long public hearing, Rhode Island education officials voted in favor of a measure allowing undocumented high school students to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities. continue reading »

Country’s First 24-Hour Deportation Hotline Launches in Chicago

The country's first 24-hour Deportation Family Support Hotline launched yesterday to help Illinois families and children left behind in deportations. The HELP-MY-F(amily) hotline will serve callers from Illinois in English, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese. continue reading »

How Do Ethnic Media Say “Illegal Immigrant?”

Before publishing a story on immigration, every editor faces a question: What term should be used to describe an immigrant who is in the United States illegally? continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Launches Initiative to Inform Immigrants About Obama’s New Deportation Policies

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) announced plans for a September 10 Community Forum on Immigration in Chicago to disseminate information about what President Obama's new prioritization policies mean for immigrants facing deportation. continue reading »

I-9 Audits Forcing Undocumented into the Shadows Once More

As immigration officials continue the audits of businesses across the U.S., undocumented immigrants aren’t all fleeing the country. Some are just being forced underground, and int continue reading »

Remittances to Mexico from Migrants for First Six Months of 2011 Were Up by 4.7%, Totaling $11.16B

Mexican national living and working outside of Mexico sent remittances totaling $11.16 Billion for the first six month of the year. This amount is a 4.7% increase from the same time last year. continue reading »

U.S. Farmers Opposing GOP E-Verify Mandate

It seems likely that Republicans will to lose the support of farmers, as their immigration legislation will cost farm owners a number of their workers. continue reading »

Rep. Smith Still Convinced Obama is Planning “Backdoor” Amnesty, Tries to Take (Unused) Power Away

U.S. Representative Lamar Smith from Texas (R-San Antonio) is still pushing to strip the Obama Administration of all immigration enforcement duties because he believes the president is setting up some sort of “backdoor” amnesty for undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Surge of Undocumented Coming Into U.S. are Not From Central or South America, but India

As the immigration debate continues, there has indeed been a surge of undocumented immigrants coming through Central and South America, but most of those coming into the U.S. are not Latin American. continue reading »

Jose Antonio Vargas On ‘THE COLBERT REPORT’ (VIDEO)

On Thursday, Jose sat down with Stephen Colbert to discuss why he prefers the term "undocumented" to "illegal," and his pledge for a new national conversation on immigration."I don't want a 12-year-old sitting in a middle school somewhere in America thinking that he or she is illegal.""Even your president George W. Bush, he knew that the immigration system was broken in 2006 when he gave a speech on this. People like him have said that the system is broken." continue reading »

Get Ready for the Alarmists: Illegal Immigrant Found Working at Nuke Plant

Yes, I know he was illegal, yes I know it was a nuclear power plant but lets get the facts. Alarmist reports are coming out more so because the incident happened in Arizona and Sheriff Joe Arpaio was called to make the arrest. Poor Cruz Loya Alvares, this was not his lucky day when his ID was found to be expired as he entered the nuke facility for a day of work. continue reading »

Congressman Smith Looks to Block Obama Administration’s (Unused) Ability to Stop Deportations

Texas Rep. Lamar Smith is sponsoring a bill that serves to block President Obama’s administration from using its executive power to grant amnesty to undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

DREAM ACT Call to Action by Jose Antonio Vargas garners Mentoring Challenge

After hearing the shocking news of Pulitzer Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas’ coming out about his immigration status, California author and entrepreneur Graciela Tiscareño-Sato decided to push her call for the “Two by 2020 Mentoring Challenge” harder than ever. continue reading »

OUTLAW: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas (VIDEO)

Mountain View High School Class of 2000 graduate and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas described his life growing up as an undocumented immigrant. continue reading »