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Arizona Sees Major Drop in Immigrant Deaths on Border

Arizona Sees Major Drop in Immigrant Deaths on Border

The arrest of undocumented immigrants on the Arizona border has decreased by 16 percent while deaths have dropped by 40 percent during the present fiscal year. continue reading »

Latinos Ask Pope to Pressure Obama to Halt Deportations

Latinos Ask Pope to Pressure Obama to Halt Deportations

A group of 14 U.S. Latino activists traveled today to the Vatican to request the intercession of Pope Francis to halt deportations, which increased under the office of President Barack Obama. continue reading »

3 out of 5 Deported Immigrants in 2013 Were Convicted of a Crime

3 out of 5 Deported Immigrants in 2013 Were Convicted of a Crime

President Obama ordered a review of immigration enforcement policies last week, following weeks of growing pressure from Democrats and Latino leaders, one of whom recently called him “deporter in chief.” continue reading »

REPORT: Immigration Reform Would Reduce Deficit by $900 Billion

REPORT: Immigration Reform Would Reduce Deficit by $900 Billion

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday that the immigration form plan presented by Democrats in the House of Representatives would reduce the U.S. budget deficit by $900 billion over the next 20 years. continue reading »

New Democrat Coalition Applauds Introduction of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Discharge Petition

New Democrat Coalition Applauds Introduction of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Discharge Petition

Led by the original sponsor of House Democrats’ comprehensive immigration reform measure, H.R. 15 and the leader of House Democrats’ discharge petition effort, Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL), the New Democrat Coalition’s Immigration Reform Task Force Co-Chairs, Reps continue reading »

Homeland Security Contemplates Placing Cameras on All Border Patrol Agents

Homeland Security Contemplates Placing Cameras on All Border Patrol Agents

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is prepared to consider the proposal to place cameras on all Border Patrol agents with the aim of preventing or elucidating violent incidents, an activist with the Southern Border Communities Coalition said Tuesday. continue reading »

Eight Year Old Reportedly Committed Suicide After Deportation

Eight Year Old Reportedly Committed Suicide After Deportation

An eight year old reportedly committed suicide last week after border patrol authorities caught her with a migrant smuggler as they attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, according to the Associated Press. Mexico’s Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos (National continue reading »

Police Discover Over 100 Undocumented Immigrants Living in Houston Home

Police Discover Over 100 Undocumented Immigrants Living in Houston Home

Police on Wednesday rescued 109 people, most of them believed to be undocumented immigrants, from a house in southeastern Houston, local media reported. continue reading »

Talk of Immigration Reform Fuels Spike in Fraud Cases

Talk of Immigration Reform Fuels Spike in Fraud Cases

Cecilia, an undocumented Mexican immigrant, never anticipated that her life in the United States would turn into a real-world telenovela, the popular Spanish language dramas. A few years ago she married a U.S. citizen who soon started to mistreat her. He later filed for divorce without telling her, but then the couple reconciled and got remarried. continue reading »

How The Obama Administration Can Reduce Deportations

How The Obama Administration Can Reduce Deportations

On Thursday evening, President Barack Obama (D) told three top members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that he would ask the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to review options to achieve a “more humane” deportation policy. continue reading »