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Another Boat with Migrants Capsizes off Italian Coast, 27 Reportedly Dead

Another Boat with Migrants Capsizes off Italian Coast, 27 Reportedly Dead

Another boat overloaded with migrants has capsized off the Italian coast. BBC is reporting that Malta authorities are handling rescue operations with victims being transported to the Italian island of Lampedusa. continue reading »

IMMIGRATION: Is Obama Happy to See E-Verify Go?

IMMIGRATION: Is Obama Happy to See E-Verify Go?

The federal right-to-work database E-Verify has become a casualty of the government shutdown, leaving some to wonder whether the Obama administration is taking advantage of Washington politics to kill a program unpopular with Democrats on Capitol Hill. continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, 5 Other Democrats Arrested at Immigration Protest

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, 5 Other Democrats Arrested at Immigration Protest

Six Democratic members of the House of Representatives were arrested on Tuesday in front of the Capitol in an act of civil disobedience staged in favor of comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

Arizona’s Harsh Immigration Law SB1070 Dealt Another Blow in Court

Arizona’s Harsh Immigration Law SB1070 Dealt Another Blow in Court

Yesterday the 9th Circuit Court of Arizona dealt another blow to Arizona’s harsh immigration law known as SB1070. This court’s decision basically upheld a lower Arizona court’s decision to block the “harboring” provision of the law. continue reading »

Human Traffickers Arrested in Deaths of 274 Migrants off Italian Coast

Human Traffickers Arrested in Deaths of 274 Migrants off Italian Coast

A Tunisian man is in custody in connection with the shipwreck that claimed the lives of at least 274 Eritrean and Somali migrants, an Italian prosecutor said Tuesday. continue reading »

California’s Historic Legislation Benefiting Immigrant Community Welcomed by Many

California’s Historic Legislation Benefiting Immigrant Community Welcomed by Many

Hispanic leaders and activists hailed the importance for the immigrant community of the half-dozen measures benefiting them that California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law. continue reading »

Los Tigres del Norte Performing on Washington Mall for Immigration Reform

Los Tigres del Norte Performing on Washington Mall for Immigration Reform

The iconic Norteño band Los Tigres del Norte will offer a free concert on the Washington Mall to demonstrate the group's solidarity with the more than 11 million undocumented foreigners in the United States. continue reading »

Death Toll of Capsized Migrant Boat off Italian Coast Now Stands at 211

Death Toll of Capsized Migrant Boat off Italian Coast Now Stands at 211

Divers on Monday recovered another 17 bodies of Eritrean and Somali migrants killed in last week's shipwreck off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, bringing the official death toll to 211. continue reading »

POLL:  68% of Likely U.S. Voters Oppose Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

POLL:  68% of Likely U.S. Voters Oppose Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

California last week became the latest – and biggest – state to authorize driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants. But most voters still strongly oppose letting illegal immigrants drive legally in their state. continue reading »

Five Questions for the New Custom & Border Protection Commissioner Nominee

Five Questions for the New Custom & Border Protection Commissioner Nominee

Even if you consider yourself up on current events and a major newshound, no one would fault you for not knowing the name Gil Kerlikowske. The president nominating a new commissioner for Customs and Border Protection would rarely garner headlines anyway, but since this president has been unable to get a Senate-confirmed commissioner in place his entire five years in office, it’s worth giving Kerlikowske a close look. continue reading »

Hundreds of Rallies and Marches Planned Across Country in Support of Immigrants

Hundreds of Rallies and Marches Planned Across Country in Support of Immigrants

More than 150 events in 41 states have been planned this weekend in support of immigrants and immigration reform. The rallies and marches are all part of the ‘National Day of Action for Immigrant Dignity and Respect.’ continue reading »

Puerto Rican Authorities Detain 91 Undocumented Immigrants

Puerto Rican Authorities Detain 91 Undocumented Immigrants

Puerto Rican authorities on Thursday detained 91 undocumented migrants from Haiti and the Dominican Republic as they were trying to illegally enter the U.S. commonwealth, police said. continue reading »

FINALLY:  House Democrats Introduce Comprehensive Immigration Bill

FINALLY:  House Democrats Introduce Comprehensive Immigration Bill

Today several Congressional Democrats gave a lifeline to immigration reform when they introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the House. The proposed legislation, H.R. 15, is based on the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

26-Ft Long Boat with 250 Migrants Capsizes, 13 Die Trying to Reach Coast of Italy

26-Ft Long Boat with 250 Migrants Capsizes, 13 Die Trying to Reach Coast of Italy

At least 13 undocumented men from Eritrea died Monday trying to reach the beach at Sampieri in southeastern Sicily, Italian media said. continue reading »

Another Group of ‘Dream’ Activists Attempt to Re-Enter U.S. Applying for Humanitarian Visas

Another Group of ‘Dream’ Activists Attempt to Re-Enter U.S. Applying for Humanitarian Visas

Following in the footsteps of the Dream 9, a larger group of undocumented migrants tried to enter the United States from Mexico with plans to apply for political asylum. continue reading »