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Immigrant Jail Check Program May Be Extended In LA County

Immigrant Jail Check Program May Be Extended In LA County

Los Angeles County is considering the extension of a program that checks the immigration status of inmates and sends the information to federal authorities. The country’s largest sheriff’s department and U.S. Immigration continue reading »

ICE Announces Removal of 15 Convicted Criminal Immigrant Sex Offenders

ICE Announces Removal of 15 Convicted Criminal Immigrant Sex Offenders

Operation also identifies 356 foreign national sex offenders in federal, state and local facilities who will be removed upon completion of incarceration. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton, Virginia continue reading »

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano’s Kentucky Visit

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano’s Kentucky Visit

Last week, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano visited Lexington, Ky., to meet with state and local law enforcement partners and business leaders to discuss the Obama continue reading »

San Antonio Latinos, Advocates March For Immigration Reform

San Antonio Latinos, Advocates March For Immigration Reform

Today, at 5p.m Latinos groups from all over Texas are joining in to march for immigration reform. The civil rights activists want an executive order from the president to halt the deportation of unauthorized immigrant w continue reading »

Louisiana Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Slams Ad as Racist

Louisiana Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Slams Ad as Racist

The Louisiana Hispanic Chamber of Commerce slams Sen. David Vitter’s campaign for re-election to the U.S. Senate of running an anti-immigration TV ad against Rep. Charlie Melancon, D-Napoleonville that is being denounced as “racist” and “reprehensible.” continue reading »

Supreme Court to Hear Two Cases Regarding Immigration

Supreme Court to Hear Two Cases Regarding Immigration

The October session of the U.S. Supreme Court opened this week, and a case addressing state laws that sanction employers hiring unauthorized workers will be heard. This is first case challenging the recent surge in st continue reading »

Oregon Children March in Protest of Arizona-type Law

Oregon Children March in Protest of Arizona-type Law

Saturday, 268 people gathered for a Children's March & Rally for Immigration Reform at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. The children, their parents and supporters rallied to call on state and continue reading »

Brewer Wants 11 Latin American Countries to Butt Out

Brewer Wants 11 Latin American Countries to Butt Out

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has some Arizona Democrats on her side for the moment as they ask some countries to butt out, so to speak, of their immigration court proceedings. Last week, eleven La continue reading »

Olympic Medal Winning Mexican-American Cherishes Citizenship

Olympic Medal Winning Mexican-American Cherishes Citizenship

'For me not to be able to call myself American would be like a death in the family,' said 23-year-old Henry Cejudo. Born in South Central Los Angeles to undocumented Mexican immigrants, Cejudo won an Olympic gold medal for the U.S. in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, but he says his U.S. citizenship means more to him than any medal. continue reading »

New Jersey Cry “Dignity, Not Detention”

Wednesday, outside the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, around 30 people gathered chanted, “Dignity, not detention!” to protest conditions for immigrant detainees as well as the detentions themselves continue reading »

ICE Arrests 32 Convicted Criminal Aliens in New Jersey

ICE Arrests 32 Convicted Criminal Aliens in New Jersey

Arrests are part of national enforcement effort to remove convicted criminal aliens from the United States. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers have arrested and processed 32 convicted criminal alien continue reading »

“The List” May Be Keeping Utah Crime Victims Silent

“The List” May Be Keeping Utah Crime Victims Silent

A list of about 1,300 alleged unauthorized immigrants was released to the media and law enforcement earlier this year, and a domestic violence group believes it is keeping some Latino victims from seeking help. continue reading »

Berkeley Studies Finds Violent Crime Does Not Increase With Immigration

Berkeley Studies Finds Violent Crime Does Not Increase With Immigration

A study from the University of California Berkeley Law School challenges the somewhat accepted theory that immigration leads to violent crime. The study actually said that serious crime decreased during the U.S.’s most a continue reading »

USCIS to Host Open Houses Nationwide

USCIS to Host Open Houses Nationwide

Yesterday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will be inviting community stakeholders and the general public to open houses at its offices across the country to meet USCIS personnel continue reading »

Nebraska Gov. Expects to See Arizona-style Laws Passed Across the Country

Nebraska Gov. Expects to See Arizona-style Laws Passed Across the Country

Longtime supporter of strict immigration enforcement, Gov. Dave Heineman, has put Arizona-style immigration legislation at the center of his re-election campaign, and says similar bills will begin popping up throughout the country when state legislature reconvenes next year. continue reading »