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Statistics Show Immigrant’s Economic Impact in Georgia

Estimates show that nearly 1 million foreign-born residents currently reside in Georgia, with estimates that half of the immigrants are undocumented. Regardless of their migratory status, undocumented immigrants contribute $9.4 billion to Georgia’s approximate $320 billion robust economy. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrants Flee AZ for Colorado

Undocumented Immigrants Flee AZ for Colorado

According to the American Friends Service Committee more than a dozen families have arrived in Colorado in the past weeks. The single mother of three, Elia, who does not want to give her last name for fear of being deported, said she left Phoenix about two weeks ago. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrant Awaits Deportation After Causing Crash

Undocumented Immigrant Awaits Deportation After Causing Crash

Drunk driver, Carlos Montano, crashed Sunday morning into a vehicle carrying three nuns. One sister was killed in the collision and two were critically injured. continue reading »

Mississippi Politicians Plan to Adopt AZ-style Law

Mississippi’s Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant and state Rep. Becky Currie, both republicans, are pushing for an immigration-enforcement law similar to Arizona’s. continue reading »

Undocumented Teen Forced to Work to Pay Off His Smuggling Fee

An undocumented Mexican teen was arrested for tending to marijuana crops in Ventura County, California. The juvenile was forced to work for illegal pot growers to pay off his debt to his immigrant smuggler. continue reading »

Virginia Attorney General Rules in Favor of AZ-style Law

Virginia Attorney General ruled in an official legal opinion that police officers and other legal authorities can question individuals on immigration status of anyone stopped or arrested. In the state of Virginia, official opinions of an attorney general are considered law unless a judge disagrees. continue reading »

Indiana Residents Protest Arizona’s Immigration Law

More than 100 people ranging in ages arrived downtown Thursday in South Bend, Indiana to protest the anti-immigration law in Arizona. Protesters first held a rally at Morris Center for Performing Arts where the overwhelming messages was the respect of a diverse community. continue reading »

Latino Children In North Carolina

The Latino children of North Carolina represent the fastest growing segment of the state’s population, increasing 34% in the last three years, and yet are the most underserved. A study by Action for Children, a nonpartisan advocacy group, identified the issues negatively effecting this young population that have resulted in low-test performances, high drop out rates and low graduation rates. continue reading »

County in Virginia Drafts Arizona-like Measure

The Prince William County in Virginia released on Thursday an Arizona-like piece of legislation called the Virginia Rule of Law Act. The measure enhances police official’s power to capture, detain and deport undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Atlanta Metro Area Spends Thousands on Interpreter Services

Cities throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area are spending a significant amount of their budgets a year on interpreter services in local courts for non-speaking English defendants. Gwinnett County, home to Georgia’s largest Hispanic population, spent over half-a-million on interpreter services in its court systems in 2009. continue reading »