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Authorities Detain 56 Immigrants in Western Mexico

Authorities Detain 56 Immigrants in Western Mexico

Authorities detained 50 Central American and six Cuban migrants in three operations in the southern state of Chiapas and the western state of Jalisco, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said. continue reading »

Chicago Cardinal Pulls Funding From Immigration Groups For Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

Chicago Cardinal Pulls Funding From Immigration Groups For Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

Chicago Cardinal Francis George has pulled funding from a coalition of immigration groups that support same-sex marriage in Illinois, according to a Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) statement released last week. continue reading »

Organizations Claim Abuse by Private Security Agents at U.S.-Mexico Border

Organizations Claim Abuse by Private Security Agents at U.S.-Mexico Border

Private security personnel hired to guard the San Ysidro Port of Entry on the U.S.-Mexico border have been slammed for their abuse of authority, activists in San Diego say. continue reading »

DREAM 9 Activists Qualify for Political Asylum Says Immigration Authorities

DREAM 9 Activists Qualify for Political Asylum Says Immigration Authorities

U.S. immigration authorities have determined that seven of the DREAM 9 activists detained in Arizona have grounds to fear persecution if they are returned to Mexico, representatives of the detainees said Tuesday. continue reading »

Immigrant Advocates Plead to President for Release of DREAM 9 Members

Immigrant Advocates Plead to President for Release of DREAM 9 Members

The mother, teachers and classmates of Lulu Martinez on Monday asked President Barack Obama for her immediate release along with the eight other immigration activists being detained in Arizona, known collectively as the DREAM 9. continue reading »

Border Patrol Finds 84 Undocumented Haitian Migrants Near Puerto Rico Mainland

Border Patrol Finds 84 Undocumented Haitian Migrants Near Puerto Rico Mainland

U.S Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Coast Guard apprehended 84 undocumented immigrant citizens of Haiti today after they landed last night in Desecheo Island, 13 miles west of the mainland of Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Gov’t Urged Not to Keep Immigration Activists in Solitary Confinement

Gov’t Urged Not to Keep Immigration Activists in Solitary Confinement

The National Immigrant Justice Center urged the Department of Homeland Security on Friday not to hold in solitary confinement the nine immigration activists known as the DREAM 9. continue reading »

64 Percent of Americans Favor Legalizing Undocumented Immigrants

64 Percent of Americans Favor Legalizing Undocumented Immigrants

Sixty-four percent of U.S. voters say they are in favor of resolving the legal status of the country's estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants and providing them with a path to citizenship, according to a survey released Friday. continue reading »

United We Dream Activists Deliver 224 Cantaloupes, Urge Immigration Reform

United We Dream Activists Deliver 224 Cantaloupes, Urge Immigration Reform

Activists supporting immigration reform on Thursday delivered 224 cantaloupes to lawmakers in Congress to symbolize immigrant labor and demanded a vote on legalizing undocumented residents of the United States. continue reading »

Protesters Demanding Immigration Reform Arrested Near U.S. Capital

Protesters Demanding Immigration Reform Arrested Near U.S. Capital

About 60 activists from the immigrant community were arrested Thursday in protests in front of the U.S. Congress demanding approval of a comprehensive immigration reform package that would legalize the country's 11 million undocumented migrants. continue reading »