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Deported Veterans: Banished for Committing Crimes After Serving in the U.S. Military

Deported Veterans: Banished for Committing Crimes After Serving in the U.S. Military

Washington Post Senior Correspondent Kevin Sullivan looks at deported veterans, a group that has almost no attention in the Washington debate over immigration reform. They are part of a little-known cadre of warriors who served in the U.S. military as green-card holders — permanent legal residents continue reading »

REPORT: 8.8 Million of 13.3M Undocumented Will Qualify for Citizenship

REPORT: 8.8 Million of 13.3M Undocumented Will Qualify for Citizenship

There are more than 13.3 million documented immigrants who reside permanently in the United States, of whom 8.8 million qualify to apply for citizenship, the Department of Homeland Security reported Monday. continue reading »

Congressman Says Giving DREAMers A Path To Citizenship But Deporting Parents Is  ‘Compassionate”

Congressman Says Giving DREAMers A Path To Citizenship But Deporting Parents Is ‘Compassionate”

Undocumented youths brought to the country by their parents, or so-called DREAMers, should be given a pathway to citizenship while their parents should be deported, according to statements by Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) at two Texas town hall events in Bastrop and Luling on Saturday. continue reading »

Authorities Bust Spanish Immigrant Smuggling Ring Working in Europe, U.S.

Authorities Bust Spanish Immigrant Smuggling Ring Working in Europe, U.S.

Spanish and French police have arrested 75 people - 51 in Spain and 24 in France - for smuggling Chinese into various European countries and the United States through a people-trafficking ring that charged the immigrants between 40,000 and 50,000 euros (between $55,000 and $65,000). continue reading »

ICE Halts Deportation of Immigrant Activist in Colorado

ICE Halts Deportation of Immigrant Activist in Colorado

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have released Jeanette Vizguerra, a Mexican activist living in Colorado, supporters of her 4-year-long battle against deportation said Friday. continue reading »

Counting the Votes on Immigration Reform in the House

Counting the Votes on Immigration Reform in the House

For most people who follow the immigration debate, it is an issue which at its core is about values like fairness, faith, and family. Those who support immigrants’ rights and want to see our immigration system reformed follow the ins and outs of the debate via nightly news, daily media clips, or blogs like this one. continue reading »

DREAM 9 Immigrant Youth Released from Immigration Detention as They Await Political Asylum

DREAM 9 Immigrant Youth Released from Immigration Detention as They Await Political Asylum

The young immigration activists known as the DREAM 9 were released from Arizona's Eloy Detention Center pending consideration of their requests for political asylum. continue reading »

Authorities Detain 56 Immigrants in Western Mexico

Authorities Detain 56 Immigrants in Western Mexico

Authorities detained 50 Central American and six Cuban migrants in three operations in the southern state of Chiapas and the western state of Jalisco, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said. continue reading »

Chicago Cardinal Pulls Funding From Immigration Groups For Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

Chicago Cardinal Pulls Funding From Immigration Groups For Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

Chicago Cardinal Francis George has pulled funding from a coalition of immigration groups that support same-sex marriage in Illinois, according to a Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) statement released last week. continue reading »

Organizations Claim Abuse by Private Security Agents at U.S.-Mexico Border

Organizations Claim Abuse by Private Security Agents at U.S.-Mexico Border

Private security personnel hired to guard the San Ysidro Port of Entry on the U.S.-Mexico border have been slammed for their abuse of authority, activists in San Diego say. continue reading »

DREAM 9 Activists Qualify for Political Asylum Says Immigration Authorities

DREAM 9 Activists Qualify for Political Asylum Says Immigration Authorities

U.S. immigration authorities have determined that seven of the DREAM 9 activists detained in Arizona have grounds to fear persecution if they are returned to Mexico, representatives of the detainees said Tuesday. continue reading »

Immigrant Advocates Plead to President for Release of DREAM 9 Members

Immigrant Advocates Plead to President for Release of DREAM 9 Members

The mother, teachers and classmates of Lulu Martinez on Monday asked President Barack Obama for her immediate release along with the eight other immigration activists being detained in Arizona, known collectively as the DREAM 9. continue reading »

Border Patrol Finds 84 Undocumented Haitian Migrants Near Puerto Rico Mainland

Border Patrol Finds 84 Undocumented Haitian Migrants Near Puerto Rico Mainland

U.S Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Coast Guard apprehended 84 undocumented immigrant citizens of Haiti today after they landed last night in Desecheo Island, 13 miles west of the mainland of Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Gov’t Urged Not to Keep Immigration Activists in Solitary Confinement

Gov’t Urged Not to Keep Immigration Activists in Solitary Confinement

The National Immigrant Justice Center urged the Department of Homeland Security on Friday not to hold in solitary confinement the nine immigration activists known as the DREAM 9. continue reading »

64 Percent of Americans Favor Legalizing Undocumented Immigrants

64 Percent of Americans Favor Legalizing Undocumented Immigrants

Sixty-four percent of U.S. voters say they are in favor of resolving the legal status of the country's estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants and providing them with a path to citizenship, according to a survey released Friday. continue reading »