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NELSON BALIDO: Five Issues Facing the New Secretary of Homeland Security

NELSON BALIDO: Five Issues Facing the New Secretary of Homeland Security

Jeh Johnson has been confirmed by the Senate to be the new secretary of Homeland Security. Not only is it one of the most challenging jobs in all of federal government, but there‚Äôs not a lot of experience to draw upon as the new appointee charts his course. There have been a grand total of four secretaries of the department and two acting secretaries. There is no dog-eared training manual for this post. continue reading »

Republican Congressman: Some Republicans Ready for Immigration Reform

Republican Congressman: Some Republicans Ready for Immigration Reform

Republican Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart said that a number of his GOP colleagues in the House of Representatives are ready to tackle immigration reform, the Washington Post reported Friday. continue reading »

Guidance Released on How to Renew DACA Granted by ICE

Guidance Released on How to Renew DACA Granted by ICE

The subset of individuals who received DACA from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may request renewal of their deferred action 120 days prior to the expiration of their original 2-year period of deferred action, continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrant Throws Rocks at Border Patrol, Agent Fatally Attacks

Undocumented Immigrant Throws Rocks at Border Patrol, Agent Fatally Attacks

An undocumented immigrant who hurled rocks at a Border Patrol agent in a remote area east of San Diego was killed when the agent responded with gunfire. continue reading »

Justice Dept. Urged to Investigate Treatment of Immigrant Children in NC Schools

Justice Dept. Urged to Investigate Treatment of Immigrant Children in NC Schools

A coalition of civil rights groups on Tuesday urged the federal Justice Department to launch an investigation of two North Carolina school districts for discrimination by denying admission to - or turning away - immigrant children. continue reading »

3,000 Americans Renounced Citizenship in 2013, Triple Usual Number

3,000 Americans Renounced Citizenship in 2013, Triple Usual Number

An analysis of U.S. government data by CNNMoney shows that 3,000 Americans renounced their citizenship in 2013, a record number. continue reading »

GALLUP POLL:  More Americans View Dealing with Undocumented More Important than Border Security

GALLUP POLL:  More Americans View Dealing with Undocumented More Important than Border Security

More Americans every day believe that resolving the immigration status of the undocumented is more important than strengthening border security. continue reading »

Immigration Activists Protesting in Front of White House Arrested

Immigration Activists Protesting in Front of White House Arrested

More than a score of people were arrested Monday at a peaceful vigil staged in front of the White House to protest deportations and support immigration reform that would regularize the status of millions of illegal immigrants. continue reading »

STUDY: Half of Immigrants Facing Deportation Have No Criminal Record

STUDY: Half of Immigrants Facing Deportation Have No Criminal Record

Nearly half of the undocumented immigrants tagged by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 2012-2013 for possible deportation had no criminal convictions, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse says. continue reading »

New York City Considers ID Cards for Undocumented Immigrants

New York City Considers ID Cards for Undocumented Immigrants

The New York City Council's Committee on Immigration will hold public hearings on Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal to provide municipal identity cards for undocumented foreigners. continue reading »