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REPORT:  Latinos 26 Times More Likely to be Asked for Identification at Border Crossings

REPORT:  Latinos 26 Times More Likely to be Asked for Identification at Border Crossings

A report prepared by a group of U.S. citizens living near the border with Mexico says that Latinos are 26 times more likely to be required by the Border Patrol to identify themselves than Anglo-Saxons. continue reading »

U.S. Government Extends Temporary Protected Status for Over 80,000 Immigrants

U.S. Government Extends Temporary Protected Status for Over 80,000 Immigrants

The U.S. government on Friday extended for 18 months the Temporary Protected Status enjoyed by more than 83,000 Honduran migrants and some 4,200 people from Nicaragua. continue reading »

Border Report: Illegal Immigration of Unaccompanied Minors Grew by 77 Percent in 2014

Border Report: Illegal Immigration of Unaccompanied Minors Grew by 77 Percent in 2014

The number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border from Mexico grew by 77 percent during fiscal year 2014, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. continue reading »

Number of Cuban Immigrants Trying to Enter U.S Illegally Increases by 75 Percent in 2014

Number of Cuban Immigrants Trying to Enter U.S Illegally Increases by 75 Percent in 2014

The number of undocumented Cuban migrants trying to reach U.S. territory by sea increased 75 percent during the 2014 fiscal year, the Coast Guard said. continue reading »

Spanish Authorities Rescue Nearly 60 African Immigrants at Sea

Spanish Authorities Rescue Nearly 60 African Immigrants at Sea

Spain's Maritime Rescue service on Sunday picked up 58 Sub-Saharan immigrants who had set sail from the Moroccan coast in a small and unstable boat, intercepting them 10 nautical miles from the Spanish islet of Alboran in the Mediterranean Sea. continue reading »

OAS:  Detention of Immigrants Especially Children Violates Fundamental Human Rights

OAS:  Detention of Immigrants Especially Children Violates Fundamental Human Rights

The Inter-American Human Rights Commission, a body of the Organization of American States, has asked the U.S. government to close detention centers for undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Border Patrol Agent Accused of Assaulting Migrant Teen

Border Patrol Agent Accused of Assaulting Migrant Teen

A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been formally accused of assaulting a 15-year-old migrant detained in southern Arizona, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Mexico, U.S., CentAm Designing Plan to Protect Migrant Children

Mexico, U.S., CentAm Designing Plan to Protect Migrant Children

Senior justice officials from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, the United States and Mexico met in Mexico City Thursday to study the creation of a plan to protect unaccompanied immigrant children, the Mexican Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Latino Leaders Call For Public Safety Changes in Denver

Latino Leaders Call For Public Safety Changes in Denver

Dozens of Latino leaders met with top police authorities in Denver to ask for changes in the public safety regulations in Colorado's capital. continue reading »

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 »