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REPORT:  Immigration Detention Program Strains Local Budgets

REPORT:  Immigration Detention Program Strains Local Budgets

A new study shows the Federal “Secure Communities Program,” which aims to extend prison stays and the deportation of people perceived as threats, is straining local budgets costing taxpayers about $12.5 million a year. continue reading »

Will Congress Be Ready To Play Ball on Immigration Reform?

Will Congress Be Ready To Play Ball on Immigration Reform?

In the classic baseball movie Bull Durham, Kevin Costner’s eyes go misty as he talks about how great it was to be “in the show” (the major league) for 21 days before being kicked back down to minor league ball. Immigration reform was in the show this spring for 60 days or so, ending in June with the passage of S. 744. continue reading »

41 Undocumented Immigrants Captured In Puerto Rico Near Mona Island

41 Undocumented Immigrants Captured In Puerto Rico Near Mona Island

U.S. Immigration authorities are reporting the capture of 41 undocumented immigrants near Mona Island, Puerto Rico. Three of the undocumented were from the Dominican Republic and the rest from Haiti. There were eight females amongst the group. continue reading »

Students Urging CA College Pres. Napolitano to Make Campuses Safe from Deportations

Students Urging CA College Pres. Napolitano to Make Campuses Safe from Deportations

Janet Napolitano, the incoming president of the University of California (UC) public university system is faced with an interesting request from students in her schools – make them deportation safe. continue reading »

San Francisco Poised to End Immigration Detention and Not Cooperate with Immigration Officials

San Francisco Poised to End Immigration Detention and Not Cooperate with Immigration Officials

San Francisco is poised to shape its own immigration reform law by ending immigration detention. The legislative proposal would make it illegal for San Francisco law enforcement to detain anyone on suspicion of immigration violations on behalf of the federal government. continue reading »

CENSUS: 21 Percent of Married-Couple Households Have at Least One Foreign-Born Spouse

CENSUS: 21 Percent of Married-Couple Households Have at Least One Foreign-Born Spouse

The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that 11.4 million married-couple households, or 21 percent of all married-couple households in America in 2011, had at least one spouse born in another country. About 13 percent (7.3 million) of households had two foreign-born spouses, and 7 percent (4.1 million) had one native-born and one foreign-born spouse. continue reading »

What You Will Hear in Your Sunday Sermon:  Pass Immigration Reform NOW

What You Will Hear in Your Sunday Sermon:  Pass Immigration Reform NOW

Today’s Sunday sermon across pulpits in the United States will focus on the issue of comprehensive immigration reform. The Catholic Church through it’s U.S. Conference on Catholic Bishops is making its support for immigration reform known through its thousands of U.S. churches. continue reading »

Sen. Feinstein to Immigration Officials: Stop Deporting Undocumented Farmworkers

Sen. Feinstein to Immigration Officials: Stop Deporting Undocumented Farmworkers

California’s senior senator, Dianne Feinstein, didn’t mince words “Stop deporting farmworkers” or you risk crippling the country’s food supply and devastating the agricultural industry. continue reading »

CA Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Why Undocumented Should Be Admitted to State Bar

CA Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Why Undocumented Should Be Admitted to State Bar

On Wednesday the California Supreme Court will begin to hear oral arguments as to why the undocumented should be admitted to the state bar when it reviews the case of Sergio Garcia. continue reading »

UCLA Bans Use of Term “Illegal Immigrant”

UCLA Bans Use of Term “Illegal Immigrant”

The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) student government unanimously passed a resolution banning the use of the term “illegal immigrant” labeling it as racially derogatory. continue reading »