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Smuggler Pleads Guilty to Hostage-Taking

Smuggler Pleads Guilty to Hostage-Taking

An undocumented Guatemalan national faces a maximum sentence of life in prison after pleading guilty to charges arising from his involvement in a human smuggling scheme linked to a drop house uncovered last year in Lancaster, Calif., where aliens were held against their will, denied food and assaulted. continue reading »

Government Agencies Join Forces to Stop Smugglers

Government Agencies Join Forces to Stop Smugglers

Quietly, and for the last seven weeks, the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Border Patrol have carried out and anti-smuggling campaign in areas with reportedly high numbers of drug runners and unauthorized immigrants. continue reading »

Deportation Could Separate A Recently Married Gay Couple

Deportation Could Separate A Recently Married Gay Couple

A couple, married earlier this year, is fighting to stay together as one is about to be deported. Though legally married in Montville, Connecticut this past August, Josh Vandiver may soon be alone. continue reading »

Obama: Immigration Could Hinge on Nov. 2 Elections

Monday, the president expressed his desire to pass comprehensive immigration reform, but that Republicans are currently blocking his attempts, and says major Republican victories on Election Day could further disrupt passing reform. continue reading »

Newly Redesigned Certificate of Naturalization Issued

Newly Redesigned Certificate of Naturalization Issued

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas today announced the launch of a redesigned Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550) with new security features that will reduce fraud—part of USCIS’ ongoing efforts to enhance the integrity of the immigration continue reading »

ICE Loses Track of Its Money, Where Did It Go?

ICE Loses Track of Its Money, Where Did It Go?

Critics of the 287(g) program, which gives local police permission to enforce federal immigration laws, were given a boost to their cause after a report released Friday revealed that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had lost track of its money. continue reading »

Maine City to Vote on Non-Citizen Voting Proposal

On November 2nd in Portland, Maine, residents will vote on a proposal that could give legal residents who are not citizens the right to vote in local elections. Right now, legal residents who are not yet U.S. citizens are paying taxes, and have their children going to public schools, but are not allowed to vote in the very cities they pay for. continue reading »

New Florida Law Said to Racially Profile

Tallahassee, Florida’s version of the Arizona SB 1070 immigration bill, drafted by Florida State Representative William Snyder, may just clench the title of “Most Racist New Law”. The most odd and seemingly racist part of Snyder’s law is where it says th continue reading »

San Juan Woman Impersonates A Federal Officer

Alicia Domench-Van Rhyn, 50, of San Juan, was arrested Wednesday on charges of impersonating a federal agent and harboring illegal aliens, following an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). continue reading »

USCIS Issues Two Precedent Appeals Decisions

USCIS Issues Two Precedent Appeals Decisions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced that it has issued two decisions from the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) as binding precedent for the agency. These decisions will provide guidance to USCIS adjudicators and help deli continue reading »