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Current Illegal Alien Border Apprehensions Down by 17%

United States Border Patrol Illegal Alien Apprehensions by Fiscal Year (October 1st through September 30th) continue reading »

Hispanically Speaking News Statement on Defeat of the DREAM Act

After a heated debate on the Senate floor, the Senate today defeated passage of the DREAM Act. The vote today came 3 votes short of passage, with three Republicans supporting the measure. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: DREAM Act Dies In The Senate 55N - 41Y

Starting at around 10:30 today the Senate took up a cloture vote on the DREAM Act. Cloture needs a super-majority of 60 senators to get passed, which stops debate on the bill and moves it into being considered for final passage. continue reading »

Judge Rules ICE High Officials Responsible for Actions of Agents

Thursday, a federal judge ruled that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials can be sued for breaching the constitution. The government’s argument that officials are immune from lawsuits brought on constitutional grounds was dismissed by the judge continue reading »

Dream Act Vote Scheduled for Saturday- Show Your Support NOW!

Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid filed Cloture for both the Dream Act and a stand-alone repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”. This begins the process of being able to call both bills for a vote as early as Saturday. continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez : Make This a Dream Act Christmas

This holiday season in Congress, the Democrats have provided the Republicans with a gift-wrapped opportunity to change their tune on the immigration issue. By bringing the DREAM Act to the floor in both chambers, Democrats have offered up a most sympathetic and deserving cohort of young people for protection from deportation. continue reading »

Number of Bodies Found at Arizona-Mexico Border Reach Record High

As border crossings along Arizona’s stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border decreased over the 2010 fiscal year (ending Sept. 30) it appears that deaths along the border actually increased. continue reading »

13 Arrested in Puerto Rico For Document Fraud, Identity Theft

Thirteen individuals charged in four different criminal complaints with conspiracy, document fraud, aggravated identity theft, and reentering the United States after being deported, were arrested this morning by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's continue reading »

ICE Discovers Tunnel and Marijuana in Nogales

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents seized more than 2,100 pounds of marijuana and identified a cross-border smuggling tunnel Monday in Nogales, Arizona. continue reading »

Enter Illegally in Arizona, Get Deported Out of Texas - A Deterrent for Illegal Immigration?

Last week, buses filled with as many as 47 undocumented immigrant males aged 20-60 began transporting the men to the Texas-Mexico border once again. The program began in November of 2009, and shipped undocumented immigrants found in Arizona to Presidio, Texas continue reading »

What is American Legislative Priority ; Secure Border vs. Amnesty ?

Voters still strongly believe that gaining control of the border should be the legislative priority. A new national telephone survey finds that 65% of Likely U.S. Voters say continue reading »

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses   -  Why the Top Reasons for Opposing the DREAM Act are Wrong

CLAIM: The DREAM Act will encourage more illegal immigration. FACT: The DREAM Act DOES NOT encourage more illegal immigration. continue reading »

Judge Orders Woman Adopted from Mexico at 5 Months Old to be Deported

This week a federal immigration judge has ordered a 38 year old woman who was adopted from a Mexican orphanage by US citizens at 5 months old to be deported back to Mexico. continue reading »

U.S. Should Learn a Lesson from Texas, and pass the DREAM Act

The quality of Texas' future will be determined by our state's ability to educate the next generation of students. Fortunately, Texas has enacted important legislation that recognizes the contributions of all students. It's now time for Congress to follow suit. continue reading »

A DREAMer Profile:  The Face of the DREAM Act

With all the controversy surrounding the DREAM Act, it’s sometimes easy to forget that people’s lives and futures are at stake. For young people with a past like David Moreno's, the DREAM Act means a future full of possibility. continue reading »

Ecuador’s Government Offering Incentives for Migrants to Return Home

With the current state of the U.S. economy, programs that were initially set up to help Ecuadoreans assimilate in the U.S. are now being used to entice the very same people to come back to Ecuador. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez Delivers Speech to House Today, prior to DREAM Act Vote

Rep. Gutierrez: DREAM Act Is Test of "Our Tolerance, Our Fairness, Our Sense of Justice". This morning as the House of Representatives opened for the day, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) delivered a "one-minute" address to the House. The House is expected to take up the American Dream Act (HR 6497, aka the DREAM Act) later today. The following is the text, as prepared, of the Congressman's remarks. continue reading »

Bay Area restaurant Owners Charged with Undocumented Immigrants

A Pleasanton, Calif., couple who own a chain of Bay Area Mexican restaurants were arraigned in federal court here Monday after being charged in a 20-count criminal information with tax and immigration violations. continue reading »

24 Hours Before DREAM Act Vote - How are the Votes Stacking Up?

Who is standing, switching, and teetering on the DREAM Act fence. Over the last decade, the DREAM Act has been in the hands of many politicians, but these days it’s tough to determine who stands where. continue reading »

Pending Deportation of Canadian Adult Highlights Immigration Law Flaws

“I was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, My dad worked for a division of Capitol Records. He received a transfer to Los Angeles, got permanent resident visas for the whole family and when I was two years eleven months old, we moved to the States. “ said Mike Burrows. continue reading »