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REPORT:  Illegal Border Crossings in Texas Drops to Lowest Level in Decades

REPORT:  Illegal Border Crossings in Texas Drops to Lowest Level in Decades

Illegal border crossing by undocumented immigrants at the Texas – Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in the last two decades according to a study by NY Center for Migration Studies. continue reading »

Mexico Captures 81 Central American Migrants Enroute to U.S.

Mexico Captures 81 Central American Migrants Enroute to U.S.

Federal police intercepted 81 undocumented immigrants from Central America, the Mexican government said Tuesday. continue reading »

Deported Mexican Dad Regains Custody of Children After 2-Year Legal Battle

Deported Mexican Dad Regains Custody of Children After 2-Year Legal Battle

A North Carolina judge decided Tuesday to return custody of three children to Mexican citizen Felipe Bautista Montes after a two-year legal battle that included his deportation and subsequent return to this country, along with lengthy court proceedings. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: How do First and Second Generation  Hispanic Americans Compare?

INFOGRAPHIC: How do First and Second Generation Hispanic Americans Compare?

Half of the 44 million immigrants who have come to the United States since 1965 have been from Latin America. Currently, there are 50.3 million Hispanics living in the U.S. and studies show that Hispanics will represent an even larger percentage of the total population in only a few years. continue reading »

Illinois Woman Arrested for Selling Fraudulent Identity Documents

Illinois Woman Arrested for Selling Fraudulent Identity Documents

A woman was arrested Wednesday on charges she allegedly sold fraudulent identity documents to illegal aliens. These charges resulted from an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Custom continue reading »

National Immigrant Justice Center Slams Deportation Quotas

National Immigrant Justice Center Slams Deportation Quotas

Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center rejected Friday practices attributed to immigration authorities to increase the number of deportees. continue reading »

Bill to Cut Tuition for Undocumented Students Advances in Colorado

Bill to Cut Tuition for Undocumented Students Advances in Colorado

A Colorado Senate committee passed Friday a bill to allow qualified undocumented college students to pay in-state tuition at public universities. With a 4-3 vote, the Appropriations Com continue reading »

Ex-Peruvian Police Officer Deported, Wanted for Weapons Trafficking

Ex-Peruvian Police Officer Deported, Wanted for Weapons Trafficking

A former Peruvian police officer wanted in his native country for weapons trafficking was handed over to authorities in Lima late Wednesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) following his capture in Stockton, Calif. continue reading »

North Carolina to Grant Driving Privileges to Deferred Action Immigrants

North Carolina to Grant Driving Privileges to Deferred Action Immigrants

Immigrants accepted into the immigration program “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” in the state of North Carolina will be granted driving privileges. The state is now in compliance with its State Attorney that opined that young undocumented immigrants were eligible to drive. continue reading »

Catholic Churches Urging Followers to Contact Members of Congress on Immigration Reform

Catholic Churches Urging Followers to Contact Members of Congress on Immigration Reform

Catholic Church through its Conference of Bishops are urging their followers to contact their Congressmen, Senator to support comprehensive immigration reform and focus on needs of the poor. continue reading »

Jon Stewart: Marco Rubio, GOP Are Pandering to Hispanics (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart: Marco Rubio, GOP Are Pandering to Hispanics (VIDEO)

Though Jon Stewart did joke about Senator Marco Rubio’s water moment he also pointed out the GOP’s pandering to Hispanics following the realization that presidential elections cannot be won withou continue reading »

Rethinking Border Security

Rethinking Border Security

On Tuesday, the Immigration Policy Center hosted a briefing on rethinking border security. The Senate immigration proposal from the “Gang of 8”conditions legalization on meeting a series of border benchmarks. And while the President’s outline does continue reading »

Activists Urge Rubio to Support Path to Citizenship for Undocumented

Activists Urge Rubio to Support Path to Citizenship for Undocumented

Cuban-American Sen. Marco Rubio needs to endorse a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants when he offers the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, activists said Tuesday. continue reading »

Five Reasons Why the U.S. Economy Needs Immigrants

Five Reasons Why the U.S. Economy Needs Immigrants

Last night’s State of the Union, as well as the rebuttal, spoke to a bilateral desire to achieve immigration reform. As legislation moves forward, facts and figures continue to be presented about immigrants and their contributions to the U.S. economy. continue reading »

Immigrant Women Advocates Disappointed Additional U-Visas Will Not be Issued

Immigrant Women Advocates Disappointed Additional U-Visas Will Not be Issued

The National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) commends the Senate’s passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), but expresses concern over the exclusion of critical provisions for immigrant survivors of domestic and sexual violence. continue reading »