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Minors from Central America Can Now Apply for Asylum in U.S.

The U.S. government will now allow minors in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras who have a relative living legally in the United States to apply for asylum or a residency permit at offices in their own country, Vice President Joe Biden said Friday. continue reading »

REPORT:  5 Million Undocumented Immigrants Expected to Benefit from Executive Action

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to announce next week a package of executive measures that will protect some five million undocumented immigrants from deportation, The New York Times reported Thursday. continue reading »

Detention of Undocumented Immigrants Declines by 39 Percent Over Last 18 Months

Detentions of immigrants in the United States fell 39 percent between the end of Fiscal Year 2012 and 2014, according to data compiled by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and included in a study published Wednesday by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, or TRAC, research center. continue reading »

Chicago Church Providing Sanctuary to Another Undocumented Mexican Immigrant

A week after winning the suspension of a deportation order for an undocumented mother, Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission in Chicago provided sanctuary for another Mexican immigrant. continue reading »

New York Times Urges President to Take Executive Action on Immigration

The New York Times on Friday urged President Barack Obama to take executive action on immigration reform as soon as possible and to "make it big" - despite recent Republican warnings against taking such steps on his own. continue reading »

Authorities Pick Up 11 Cuban Migrants at Sea Near Miami, 2 Others Are Missing

Authorities Pick Up 11 Cuban Migrants at Sea Near Miami, 2 Others Are Missing

U.S. Coast Guard and Miami search and rescue teams continued Tuesday looking for two men at sea after 11 Cuban migrants where picked up a day earlier from a rickety boat in Biscayne Bay. continue reading »

Former Homeland Secretary Napolitano Endorses President Using Executive Power on Immigration

Former Homeland Secretary Napolitano Endorses President Using Executive Power on Immigration

Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who pushed the program that suspended the deportation of certain young undocumented immigrants, supports President Barack Obama using his executive authority to deal with the immigration issue if Congress does not do so, she said in an interview published on the weekend in The Washington Post. continue reading »

New Book “The Forgotten Children of Immigration” Highlights Negative Impact of Deportation

New Book “The Forgotten Children of Immigration” Highlights Negative Impact of Deportation

A journalist and a writer, both Mexicans who have lived many years in Colorado, present the "forgotten children" of immigration in the United States with a work written in both English and Spanish, and which gathers together the testimonies of immigrants' children. continue reading »

Desert ‘Rescue Towers’ Saving Lives of Undocumented Immigrants Crossing Border Illegally

Desert ‘Rescue Towers’ Saving Lives of Undocumented Immigrants Crossing Border Illegally

The so-called rescue towers placed by the U.S. Border Patrol along the Arizona border may often mean the difference between life and death for migrants lost or abandoned in the desert without water or food. continue reading »

Republicans Say President About to Legalize Millions of Undocumented Immigrants

Republicans Say President About to Legalize Millions of Undocumented Immigrants

Conservative politicians are warning that President Barack Obama is preparing a plan to legalize the status of millions of undocumented immigrants after learning of a procurement request made by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service for up to 34 million work permits and green cards over the next five years. continue reading »

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 »