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REPORT:   Systematic Mistreatment of Deported Migrants at Hands of U.S. Officials

REPORT:  Systematic Mistreatment of Deported Migrants at Hands of U.S. Officials

A recent report exposes a systematic, widespread abuse of immigrants waiting to be deported from the U.S. continue reading »

HELP US:  Locate Parents of Toddler Found Alone in NM Desert Near Border Fence

HELP US:  Locate Parents of Toddler Found Alone in NM Desert Near Border Fence

New Mexico authorities and the Mexican consulate office are seeking help in trying to locate the parents or relatives of a toddler they found wondering the desolate New Mexico desert Saturday night. Sunland Park borders El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. continue reading »

Gov. Christie Supports Tuition Equity for DREAMers, but Won’t Sign Tuition Equity Bill

Gov. Christie Supports Tuition Equity for DREAMers, but Won’t Sign Tuition Equity Bill

New Jersey governor and rumored GOP presidential hopeful Chris Christie says he supports tuition equity for undocumented immigrant students, just not S2479, the New Jersey DREAM Act passed by the state legislature last month which would offer that very benefit. continue reading »

Catholic Bishops: What is Happening to Latino Immigrant Families ‘Offense Against God’

Catholic Bishops: What is Happening to Latino Immigrant Families ‘Offense Against God’

A group of Catholic bishops that work on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are urging care and attention to Latino immigrant families that are facing unprecedented threats. Threats from violence to human trafficking by drug cartel to deportation. continue reading »

Alejandro Almanza First Undocumented Immigrant to Apply for Illinois Driver’s License

Alejandro Almanza First Undocumented Immigrant to Apply for Illinois Driver’s License

Mexican immigrant Alejandro Almanza, who has lived in the United States for 13 years, on Tuesday became the first undocumented person in Illinois to initiate the process of obtaining a temporary driver's license. continue reading »

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL)- “Immigration: You Cannot Do Nothing”

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL)- “Immigration: You Cannot Do Nothing”

Today, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on "The President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws" but has not acted in a substantive way to address immigration reform. Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL), in his prepared opening statement, said that rather than attack the President and accuse him of not faithfully enforcing laws, the time of the Judiciary Committee continue reading »

Immigration Rallies Planned on Virgin de Guadalupe Feast Day

Immigration Rallies Planned on Virgin de Guadalupe Feast Day

Activist groups in Chicago are preparing to participate on Dec. 12 in a National Action Day to demand that President Barack Obama halt deportations and the separation of immigrant families. continue reading »

Undocumented Students Turn to Crowdfunding to Pay for College

Undocumented Students Turn to Crowdfunding to Pay for College

Undocumented students are turning to ‘crowdfunding’ to pay for their college tuition since most traditional sources of financial aid are not available to them. continue reading »

President Obama Visits Immigration Advocates Fasting For Reform

President Obama Visits Immigration Advocates Fasting For Reform

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited Fast For Families on the national mall on Friday, a group of faith, civil rights leaders, and immigrants gathered to pressure the House of Representatives to take up immigration reform. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrants Suffer Abuse at Nevada Detention Center

Undocumented Immigrants Suffer Abuse at Nevada Detention Center

Undocumented immigrants held at Nevada's Henderson Detention Center suffer frequent verbal abuse and do not receive adequate legal assistance, a new report says. continue reading »