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NELSON BALDIDO: Better to Prepare for U.S.-Mexico Border Terror Threat Than to React to Aftermath

NELSON BALDIDO: Better to Prepare for U.S.-Mexico Border Terror Threat Than to React to Aftermath

The president’s recent address on the threat of the Islamic State terrorist group and its effect on U.S.security resulted in a mixed bag of post-speech analysis and commentary, and it should affect the way policymakers consider U.S.-Mexico border security in the future. continue reading »

Border Patrol to Test Body Cameras on Its Agents

Border Patrol to Test Body Cameras on Its Agents

he U.S. Border Patrol is ready to test the use of body cameras on its agents in New Mexico to determine if they are using excessive force in certain cases. continue reading »

NELSON BALIDO: With All the Immigration Fireworks, Why Do They Seem So Surprised?

NELSON BALIDO: With All the Immigration Fireworks, Why Do They Seem So Surprised?

While the drama is unfurling on Capitol Hill on what to do about an emergency border bill, the public is becoming aware that various high level departments within the administration were sending warning flares of what was coming and yet the administration chose to ignore the signals. continue reading »

NELSON BALIDO: Failed Immigration Policy Rears Its Ugly Head as Minors Stream Across Border

NELSON BALIDO: Failed Immigration Policy Rears Its Ugly Head as Minors Stream Across Border

Unaccompanied minors from Central America are flooding across the United States-Mexico border in response to rumors that American immigration policy is changing. The kids want in before it’s too late. continue reading »

Experts Predict More Central American Children to Arrive in U.S. Soon

Experts Predict More Central American Children to Arrive in U.S. Soon

While the U.S. government acknowledges that there is still a lot to do about the crisis of Central American children entering the country, experts and activists believe that sooner rather than later a new wave of unaccompanied youngsters will arrive at the border with Mexico. continue reading »

Cities Recognize the Power of Naturalization During Citizenship Day and Welcoming Week

Each year on September 17, the United States observes Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, a combined event that commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the constitution in 1787 and recognizes all those who are or have become U.S. citizens. This week, U.S. continue reading »

Lack of Immigration Reform Will Hurt Democrats at Polls, Says Wilmer Valderrama

Lack of Immigration Reform Will Hurt Democrats at Polls, Says Wilmer Valderrama

President Barack Obama's decision to postpone doing anything about immigration reform to help the undocumented will get a strong backlash from the Hispanic community in the November elections, actor and political activist Wilmer Valderrama said. continue reading »

Deploying National Guard to Border Hurt Texas Economy

Deploying National Guard to Border Hurt Texas Economy

The thousands of Central American children and families fleeing violence and arriving at the southern U.S. border became national front-page news over the summer. Congress responded by saying a lot but doing nothing, while many states and cities continue reading »

U.S. Deportations Hit Lowest Level Since 2007

U.S. Deportations Hit Lowest Level Since 2007

Deportations from the United States have dropped 20 percent over the past 10 months compared with the same period last year, to reach their lowest level since at least 2007 and represent the largest decline since Barack Obama has been in office, officials said. continue reading »

4 Out of 5 Deportees Were No Threat to Public Security in 2014

4 Out of 5 Deportees Were No Threat to Public Security in 2014

Close to 80 percent of deported immigrants in the 2014 fiscal year represented no threat to public security, according to an analysis by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. continue reading »

Conservative Lawmakers Double Down on Deporting DREAMers and Limiting Deferred Action

Conservative Lawmakers Double Down on Deporting DREAMers and Limiting Deferred Action

Before adjourning for their summer recess a month ago, the House passed a partisan supplemental spending bill that had no hope of making it through the Senate. First, it did not provide anywhere near what the White House was requesting in continue reading »

Obama’s Approval Rating Drops 15 Percent Among Hispanics

Obama’s Approval Rating Drops 15 Percent Among Hispanics

Approval among Hispanics for the way President Barack Obama is doing his job has fallen 15 percentage points since April 2013 to 47 percent, according to a new survey showing that the immigration issue is still a priority for Latinos. continue reading »

The Faces of Delay: Executive Action Will Come Too Late for Families Facing Deportation

With President Obama’s decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the November elections, the hopes of thousands of American families facing deportation were dashed. On a press call yesterday, national, local immigration advocates, legal experts, and family members—including those profiled by Julia Preston of the New York Times today continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Group Reduces Lives of Refugee Children to Costs of Education

Anti-Immigrant Group Reduces Lives of Refugee Children to Costs of Education

The nativist Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has long blamed children for the costs of their own educations. Whether focusing its ire on immigrant children or the U.S.-born children of immigrants, FAIR is routinely outraged at continue reading »

White House Says President WILL Act on Immigration Before Year-End

White House Says President WILL Act on Immigration Before Year-End

President Barack Obama intends to take executive action on immigration before the end of the year, the White House said Monday, two days after the president announced that he would take no action on the matter before the November mid-term elections. continue reading »