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Activists Call for Release of Immigrants Detained in ICE Raid

Activists Call for Release of Immigrants Detained in ICE Raid

Activists and family members called Monday for the release of 30 workers who remain in custody after an operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at carwashes in the Phoenix area. continue reading »

One Year Out Of The Shadows: How Legal Status Changed The Lives Of Seven Immigrants

One Year Out Of The Shadows: How Legal Status Changed The Lives Of Seven Immigrants

August 15 marks the one-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a presidential initiative that grants temporary legal presence to non-criminal undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country as youths by their parents continue reading »

400,000 Mexicans Repatriated from U.S. in 2012

400,000 Mexicans Repatriated from U.S. in 2012

Roughly 400,000 Mexican undocumented migrants were repatriated from the United States last year, according to the National Migration Institute, or INM. continue reading »

Sheriff Arpaio’s Stunt is Criticized by Activist Group

Sheriff Arpaio’s Stunt is Criticized by Activist Group

Arizona activists described as a "publicity stunt" Friday the announcement by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio that his deputies are going to place crosses in the desert as a warning to the undocumented and to save them from the dangers of crossing that parched land. continue reading »

GOP RESOLUTION:  NO Citizenship, YES 2-Year Work Permits and Militarizing the Border

GOP RESOLUTION:  NO Citizenship, YES 2-Year Work Permits and Militarizing the Border

The Grand Old Party of Republicans had their annual summer planning meeting and passed several policy resolutions including one on immigration reform yesterday. continue reading »

4,650 Undocumented Immigrants Are Rounded Up in Russia

4,650 Undocumented Immigrants Are Rounded Up in Russia

At least 4,650 foreigners have been detained by the police in operation "Illegal Immigrant" in two districts of the Moscow region, Russian authorities announced Thursday. continue reading »

Fear Mongering via Mexican Asylum Cases

Fear Mongering via Mexican Asylum Cases

Here’s how an immigration rumor gets started. Take one local Fox news station, mix in a bunch of undisclosed sources complaining about asylum seekers at the Otay border crossing, add in some inflammatory comments from continue reading »

Feliz Cumpleaños: Deferred Action “DACA” Turns One-Year Old

Feliz Cumpleaños: Deferred Action “DACA” Turns One-Year Old

The community of undocumented youth that have benefitted from the Deferred Action for Childhood program (DACA) are celebrating the one -year anniversary of programs implementation. continue reading »

Rep. Steve King Says Latino Immigrants Are A ‘Violent Civilization,’ Will Bring More Violence

Rep. Steve King Says Latino Immigrants Are A ‘Violent Civilization,’ Will Bring More Violence

During a sparsely attended, Tea Party-sponsored, “Stop Amnesty” rally against immigration reform on Monday, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) launched into a vicious tirade against individuals from Latin America, claiming that the population gets more violent as one moves further south in Latin America. continue reading »

Deported Veterans: Banished for Committing Crimes After Serving in the U.S. Military

Deported Veterans: Banished for Committing Crimes After Serving in the U.S. Military

Washington Post Senior Correspondent Kevin Sullivan looks at deported veterans, a group that has almost no attention in the Washington debate over immigration reform. They are part of a little-known cadre of warriors who served in the U.S. military as green-card holders — permanent legal residents continue reading »