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Students, Law Officials Join to Testify Against Anti-Immigration Bills in TX

Students, Law Officials Join to Testify Against Anti-Immigration Bills in TX

This week, over two dozen Hispanic Texas students arrived at the state capital to testify against a number of new anti-immigration bills that mirror Arizona’s. The students met at the Mexican American Legislative Caucus’ offices continue reading »

State Sen. Claims Illegals Draw Benefits in OK & Introduces Bill to Deport

State Sen. Claims Illegals Draw Benefits in OK & Introduces Bill to Deport

During a Senate Appropriations committee meeting Wenesday morning, State Senator Mark Allen proposed a bill (SB 820) which would call for deporting family members of illegal aliens who are incarcerated if those family members are also illegal and collecting public assistance. continue reading »

Texas State Rep. Claims Immigrants Bring the Plague and Polio to His State

In a recent interview with The Texas Tribune, State Representative Leo Berman (R-Tyler) flat out blamed undocumented immigrants for bringing tuberculosis, malaria, polio, leprosy, and the plague into Texas. continue reading »

STUDY: Immigrants Not Cause of High Unemployment & Low Wages Among Minorities

STUDY: Immigrants Not Cause of High Unemployment & Low Wages Among Minorities

Despite plenty of evidence to the contrary, some are still trying to make the claim that deporting millions of unauthorized immigrants would free up jobs for unemployed continue reading »

Immigration Debate in Illinois Heats Up- Whose Job Is It?

Immigration Debate in Illinois Heats Up- Whose Job Is It?

The questions of whose responsibility to legislate and enforce immigration issues are being vigorously debated in the Illinois General Assembly. continue reading »

U.S. Ranks in Top 10 for Immigration Integration Policies and Practices

In cooperation with the Immigration Policy Center, the British Council and the Migration Policy Group release a new study today which reviews and ranks U.S. immigrant integration continue reading »

Florida Legislature May Never Pass Arizona-Style Immigration Law

Though Florida Gov. Rick Scott made a campaign promise to bring Arizona-style immigration reform to his state, Florida businesses, police chiefs, and Hispanic Republicans are expressing concerns on the bill. continue reading »

Organizations Ask Virginia DMV to Accept Immigrant Work Permits for Licenses Again

Organizations Ask Virginia DMV to Accept Immigrant Work Permits for Licenses Again

In Virginia, 67 organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations are urging the state’s DMV to once again accept federal work permits as proof of legal status for those applying for a driver’s licenses. continue reading »

13 Arrested in Puerto Rico For Document Fraud, Identity Theft

13 Arrested in Puerto Rico For Document Fraud, Identity Theft

Thirteen individuals charged in four different criminal complaints with conspiracy, document fraud, aggravated identity theft, and reentering the United States after being deported, were arrested this morning by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's continue reading »

Nebraska County To Use ICE Biometrics Program to Identify, Remove Undocumented Immigrants

Nebraska County To Use ICE Biometrics Program to Identify, Remove Undocumented Immigrants

Tuesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began using a federal information-sharing capability in Sarpy County that helps federal immigration officials use biometrics to identify aliens, both lawfully and unlawfully present continue reading »

Organized Crime Leader Receives 30 years for Transporting Drugs,Weapons

Organized Crime Leader Receives 30 years for Transporting Drugs,Weapons

The head of a multi-state cocaine trafficking ring was sentenced last week to 30 years in federal prison for drug and firearms charges, following an investigation conducted by the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDEFT), continue reading »

3 Colombians Sentenced to 23 Months for Undocumented Immigrant Smuggling, Visa Fraud

3 Colombians Sentenced to 23 Months for Undocumented Immigrant Smuggling, Visa Fraud

Three Columbian nationals each were sentenced yesterday to 23 months in federal prison for their roles in a conspiracy to smuggle aliens for profit and conspiracy to commit visa fraud in an extensive and sophisticated visa fraud scheme through which they fraudulently procured visas from the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia continue reading »

USCIS Announces First Ever “Request for Fee Waiver” Form

For the first time, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is introducing a standardized form for requesting waivers of the fees charged for immigration-benefit processing. Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, will become available for use on Nov. 23, 2010 – the same day USCIS’s latest fee schedule takes effect. continue reading »

ICE Arrests 85 Undocumented Immigrants in Colorado, Wyoming

ICE Arrests 85 Undocumented Immigrants in Colorado, Wyoming

During a four-day targeted enforcement operation throughout Colorado ending Friday, 85 convicted criminal aliens and immigration fugitives have been arrested by agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). continue reading »

Miami: 6 Convicted Criminal Immigrants Arrested

Miami: 6 Convicted Criminal Immigrants Arrested

Six convicted criminals residing in Miami were arrested on Tuesday by officers with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) continue reading »