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Olympic Medal Winning Mexican-American Cherishes Citizenship

Olympic Medal Winning Mexican-American Cherishes Citizenship

'For me not to be able to call myself American would be like a death in the family,' said 23-year-old Henry Cejudo. Born in South Central Los Angeles to undocumented Mexican immigrants, Cejudo won an Olympic gold medal for the U.S. in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, but he says his U.S. citizenship means more to him than any medal. continue reading »

New Jersey Cry “Dignity, Not Detention”

Wednesday, outside the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, around 30 people gathered chanted, “Dignity, not detention!” to protest conditions for immigrant detainees as well as the detentions themselves continue reading »

ICE Arrests 32 Convicted Criminal Aliens in New Jersey

ICE Arrests 32 Convicted Criminal Aliens in New Jersey

Arrests are part of national enforcement effort to remove convicted criminal aliens from the United States. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers have arrested and processed 32 convicted criminal alien continue reading »

“The List” May Be Keeping Utah Crime Victims Silent

“The List” May Be Keeping Utah Crime Victims Silent

A list of about 1,300 alleged unauthorized immigrants was released to the media and law enforcement earlier this year, and a domestic violence group believes it is keeping some Latino victims from seeking help. continue reading »

Berkeley Studies Finds Violent Crime Does Not Increase With Immigration

Berkeley Studies Finds Violent Crime Does Not Increase With Immigration

A study from the University of California Berkeley Law School challenges the somewhat accepted theory that immigration leads to violent crime. The study actually said that serious crime decreased during the U.S.’s most a continue reading »

USCIS to Host Open Houses Nationwide

USCIS to Host Open Houses Nationwide

Yesterday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will be inviting community stakeholders and the general public to open houses at its offices across the country to meet USCIS personnel continue reading »

Nebraska Gov. Expects to See Arizona-style Laws Passed Across the Country

Nebraska Gov. Expects to See Arizona-style Laws Passed Across the Country

Longtime supporter of strict immigration enforcement, Gov. Dave Heineman, has put Arizona-style immigration legislation at the center of his re-election campaign, and says similar bills will begin popping up throughout the country when state legislature reconvenes next year. continue reading »

U.S. Tour Bus Passengers Found with $3.1 million in Cash at Texas Border

Fourteen passengers aboard a tour bus bound for Mexico have been arrested and charged for knowingly conspiring to evade currency transaction reporting requirements by concealing in luggage $3.1 million in U.S. currency. continue reading »

Senator Menendez Introduces New Immigration Reform Bill

Senator Menendez Introduces New Immigration Reform Bill

Senator Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) introduced The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act and brought hope to many immigration supporters. The bill was filed Thursday just as Congress prepares to break until after the November 2nd elections. continue reading »

Thousands of Children Participate in USCIS National Children’s Art Project

Thousands of Children Participate in USCIS National Children’s Art Project

Yesterday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officially unveiled the National Children’s Art Project, an initiative launched this summer inviting children to illustrate the theme, “We Are America.” C continue reading »