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Bottled Water Left for Migrants Is NOT Litter

On Thursday, a federal appeals court ruled that human-rights activist can not be charged with littering for leaving bottles of water for migrants along trails in the Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge just southwest of Tucson. continue reading »

U.S. Senate Candidate Looking to Make English Official Language

U.S. Senate Candidate Looking to Make English Official Language

New Hampshire’s population is ninety-five percent Caucasian and shares a border with Canada, not Mexico, yet Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Binnie is bringing his own immigration controversy to the center of his New Hampshire campaign. continue reading »

Illinois #5 in Undocumented Immigrants Population

Illinois #5 in Undocumented Immigrants Population

On Wednesday the Pew Hispanic Center released a study tracking the number of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. Overall the trend is showing a decline that experts believe is due to the recession and a decrease in available jobs. Illinois however bucks the trend with the states population remaining stable despite economic conditions. continue reading »

Contractor in Idaho Charged With Employing Unauthorized Workers

A Magic Valley home builder in Idaho pleaded guilty to federal charges of employing undocumented workers, following an investigation by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). continue reading »

5,500 LA County Immigrants Deported Due to “Secure Communities”

Since its inception in Los Angeles County, Secure Communities’ biometric information-sharing capability has resulted in the identification and removal of over 5,500 convicted criminal immigrants from the U.S. continue reading »

Juveniles Forced to Carry Marijuana Over Border

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station apprehended a group of undocumented immigrants who were backpacking marijuana. continue reading »

San Fran Sheriff Upholds Sanctuary City Policy

Sheriff Michael Hennessey has opted out of a federal program that would defy San Francisco’s Sanctuary City policy. continue reading »

Students Enrolling In NY Schools Not to Be Asked Immigration Status

School districts in New York were sent a memorandum from The State Education Department strongly recommending that school officials not ask for information that could reveal the immigration status of enrolling students. The memo came after a civil liberties organization stated that asking certain information was possibly in violation of federal law. continue reading »

The Effect of Immigration on Productivity: Evidence from US States

A one percent increase in employment in a US state, attributable only to immigration, is associated with a 0.4-0.5 percent increase in income per worker in that state. Immigration during the 1990s and the 2000s significantly increased the presence of foreign-born workers in the United States, but the increase was very unequal across states. In The Effect of Immigration on Productivity: Evidence from US States (NBER Working Paper No. 15507), NBER Research Associate Giovanni Peri analyzes state-by-state data to determine the impact o continue reading »

An Immigration Problem In Ohio? Not Really

Though there is nothing to lead anyone to believe that Ohio has an immense illegal immigration problem, it hasn’t stopped politicians from attempting to follow Arizona’s lead and ask its people to enact its own controversial legislation. continue reading »

SC Company Fired For Using Undocumented Workers On School Contracts

Nearly three dozen undocumented immigrants working at school construction sites in a South Carolina county were identified, and the company they work for, fined. continue reading »

ICE dismantles Long Island drug trafficking organization

ICE dismantles Long Island drug trafficking organization

Agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations in New York arrested 17 individuals for their role in a narcotics trafficking ring operating in Long Island. continue reading »

Immigrants In Maine Could Soon Be Voting In City Elections

In Portland, Maine residents will decide whether to support the initiative to allow legal immigrants who are not U.S. citizens the ability to vote in Portland City elections. Will Everitt of the Maine League of Young Voters states, ‘They’re sending their kids to our schools, and they should be able to have a right to vote for say, the school committee.’ continue reading »

Arizona-Like, Legislation Being Prepared For Colorado

Following in Arizona’s immigration footsteps, a Colorado Springs lawmaker has begun the process of introducing a bill in the Colorado General Assembly. Republican State Rep. Kent Lambert has reserved a bill title for the proposal, and Legislative Legal Services is in the process of reviewing the proposal draft. continue reading »

Maryland Officials Present Arizona-like Proposal

In Fredrick County, Maryland 3 commissioners have drafted a board proposal as it relates to immigration to be one of this year’s Board of County Commissioners proposals. County Commissioner John L. Thompson Jr., Delegate Charles Jenkins, and County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins wish to move Maryland towards an Arizona-type direction of immigration law. continue reading »