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Statistics Show US-Mexico Border is Secure- NPR

Statistics Show US-Mexico Border is Secure- NPR

At NPR today is an analogy on why people find themselves forced to come to the US without papers: Imagine immigration, especially from Latin America, as a two-lane residential street with a 20-mile-an-hour speed limit. Over the decades, it’s grown to an eight-lane superhighway. But the speed limit is still 20 mph. That is, visas for needed workers haven’t risen along with the traffic. continue reading »

USCIS to Close Field Office in Panama City in February

USCIS to Close Field Office in Panama City in February

USCIS will permanently close its field office in Panama City, Panama, on Feb. 1, 2013. The Panama City Field Office had jurisdiction over Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana, and Suriname. continue reading »

ICE Settles Case on Controversial Home Raids

ICE Settles Case on Controversial Home Raids

Attorneys announced the settlement of a home raids case against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Seven men and women and one child brought the case in 2008 against more than thirty individual ICE officers for a series of predawn raids of their homes undertaken without consent or a warrant. continue reading »

Activist Group Helps Save North Carolina Immigrant from Deportation

Activist Group Helps Save North Carolina Immigrant from Deportation

U.S. immigration authorities have suspended the deportation of a Mexican woman who entered the country illegally 12 years ago and is the mother of three U.S. citizen children, a move taken after activists launched a campaign and sought the help of Sen. Kay Hagan. continue reading »

Immigration Whore Arrested For Marrying Undocumented Migrants for Cash

Immigration Whore Arrested For Marrying Undocumented Migrants for Cash

A 40-year-old Spanish woman has been arrested for being simultaneously married to three Nigerians who paid her 3,000 euros ($3,952) each to marry them so they would be eligible to be naturalized, police said Friday. continue reading »

Immigration News:  California Jails May Limit Immigration Holds to Convicts Only

Immigration News:  California Jails May Limit Immigration Holds to Convicts Only

In the next year, many of California’s local jails might limit federal immigration “holds” to detainees with felony convictions, greatly reducing the number of people deported from the state solely for entering the country without permission. continue reading »

Hispanic Education: California Cuts Adult English Classes

Hispanic Education: California Cuts Adult English Classes

Just four years ago, Oakland public schools taught English as a second language to 14,000 adults. The students’ native tongues included Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic and more than 40 other languages. Then, the school district eliminated the program. continue reading »

Oxfam Campaign in Mexico Promotes Job Creation, Slowed Migration to the U.S.

Oxfam Campaign in Mexico Promotes Job Creation, Slowed Migration to the U.S.

Oxfam has launched a campaign in Mexico aimed at promoting job creation and slowing migration to the United States. continue reading »

ACLU is Calling for Support for All Illinois Drivers

ACLU is Calling for Support for All Illinois Drivers

During the first week of January 2013, the Illinois House will consider a measure that provides a way for all persons who are present in the United States without documentation - to obtain a driving document under Illinois law. This is a unique opportunity that needs to move forward now. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Border Officer Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes to Allow Undocumented to Enter U.S.

LATINO BLOTTER: Border Officer Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes to Allow Undocumented to Enter U.S.

A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer, his girlfriend and two of their associates pleaded guilty today in federal court for their participation in multi-year bribery and alien smuggling activities along the U.S./Mexico border. continue reading »