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New Puerto Rican Birth Certificates

New Puerto Rican Birth Certificates

On July 1, 2010, the Vital Statistics Office of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico began issuing new, more secure certified copies of birth certificates to U.S. citizens born in Puerto Rico because of a new Puerto Rico birth certificate law. After Sept. 30, 2010, continue reading »

Pearce Not Wanted at Ruling on SB1070

Pearce Not Wanted at Ruling on SB1070

The author of controversial Arizona law, Russell Pearce, was told that the U.S. Justice Department does not want him at the appeal of a ruling that put a hold on parts of the law. continue reading »

McCain Receives Endorsement of National Border Patrol Council

McCain Receives Endorsement of National Border Patrol Council

The National Border Patrol Council backed U.S. Senator, John McCain’s re-election campaign, his office announced Thursday. “On behalf of nearly 3,000 rank and file men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol continue reading »

Brewer, Pearce Would See Personal Financial Gain From Arizona Immigration Law

Brewer, Pearce Would See Personal Financial Gain From Arizona Immigration Law

Data collected by the Department of Homeland Security and the Pew Hispanic Center state that illegal crossings into this country have dropped nearly 70 percent since 2000. Yet, despite that statistic, officials like Arizona Governor Jan Brewer are insisting that undocumented workers are pouring into this country. continue reading »

Court Overturns Pennsylvania Immigration Ordinance

Court Overturns Pennsylvania Immigration Ordinance

A U.S. appeals court has overturned a Pennsylvania city’s law that called for the punishment of landlords and employers that rent to or hire undocumented immigrants. The court ruled that the regulation continue reading »

37 Immigrants Rescued From California Home

37 Immigrants Rescued From California Home

More than three dozen immigrants were rescued from a California home. Wednesday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said that many of the 37 people rescued had been locked inside an almost unbearably hot 10 by 10 foot boarded-up room. Three children were among the 37, and many of the immigrants had gone days without food continue reading »

Seven Arrested For Killing of 72 Migrants

Seven Arrested For Killing of 72 Migrants

Wednesday, Mexican authorities arrested seven men believed to be members of the drug cartel, The Zetas, and whom they suspect are responsible for the killing of 72 migrants. Those killed were mostly Central and South American migrants. continue reading »

More Water Stations Allowed at Border

U.S. Fish and Wildlife new policy could allow humanitarian aid groups to set up more water stations along public trails in Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge to aid migrants from the south. The groups would have to follow new rules though. continue reading »

3 More Georgia Counties Effected By ICE Strategy to Enhance Identification

On Wednesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began using a new biometric information sharing capability in Cobb, Fulton and Muscogee counties that helps federal immigration officials identify aliens, both lawfully and unlawfully present in the United States, who are booked into local law enforcement's custody for a crime. continue reading »

Bottled Water Left for Migrants Is NOT Litter

On Thursday, a federal appeals court ruled that human-rights activist can not be charged with littering for leaving bottles of water for migrants along trails in the Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge just southwest of Tucson. continue reading »