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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 »

Immigration Reform Advocate Sen. Robert Menendez had Undocumented, Registered Sex Offender as Intern

Immigration Reform Advocate Sen. Robert Menendez had Undocumented, Registered Sex Offender as Intern

AP is reporting an unpaid intern working for Democratic New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez was found to be undocumented and a registered sex offender. continue reading »

STUDY:  Legal Violence in the Lives of Immigrants

STUDY:  Legal Violence in the Lives of Immigrants

Even as the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States has plateaued at around 11.1 million people, federal enforcement of immigration law has intensified over the last decade. continue reading »

The Best Christmas Gift For Some Kids is an End to Deportations

The Best Christmas Gift For Some Kids is an End to Deportations

Many children in the United States are preparing the lists of presents they want from Santa, but Eliza Morales and Anthony Hoz-Peña have just one wish: an end to deportations and the separation of families. continue reading »

Homeland Security Takes Down Human Smuggling Ring Run By Mexican Nationals Living Here Illegally

Homeland Security Takes Down Human Smuggling Ring Run By Mexican Nationals Living Here Illegally

Homeland Security identified human smuggling organization that operated out of Arizona and Alabama. The organization transported illegal aliens to final destinations throughout the United States. continue reading »

Hispanic Youth Use “Magic Kites” to Reveal The Effects of Deportation on Families

Hispanic Youth Use “Magic Kites” to Reveal The Effects of Deportation on Families

Hispanic children and teens in North Carolina with parents or relatives in the process of deportation are creating "magic kites" with bits of their dear ones' clothing to tell their stories. continue reading »