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Tough Stances On Immigration Didn’t Help Everyone’s Campaign

Tough Stances On Immigration Didn’t Help Everyone’s Campaign

While riding the “anti-immigration wave” worked out for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, it didn’t do the same for campaigns across the board. In Nevada, Harry Reid beat out Sharron Angle (R). In Colorado, Tom Tancredo lost to John Hickenlooper, and Jerry Brown took California over Meg Whitman. continue reading »

Immigrant Smugglers and Immigrants Sentenced After Failed Venture

Immigrant Smugglers and Immigrants Sentenced After Failed Venture

Kelsey James McQueen, 24, of the Bahamas; Juan Carlos Paredes-Rodriguez, 44, of the Dominican Republic; Oneil Black, 32, Andrew Fitzgerald Saint Aubyn Brissett, 45, Sheldon Lewis, 35, and Carolyn Denise Waddles, 36, all of Jamaica, were sentenced to prison in connection with a failed migrant smuggling venture in West Palm Beach in April. continue reading »

15 Sailors Naturalized in the Philippines

15 Sailors Naturalized in the Philippines

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) conducted two naturalization ceremonies for 15 sailors onboard two U.S. Navy ships deployed from Japan. The first ceremony, for five sailors, was conducted at sunset on the deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver on Oct. 13, 2010. The second ceremony, for 10 sailors, was held the next evening in the forecastle of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex. continue reading »

Vying for Obama’s Old Seat- Kirk and Giannoulias Differ on Immigration Reform

Vying for Obama’s Old Seat- Kirk and Giannoulias Differ on Immigration Reform

While both US Senate Candidates agree that there should be tougher border security, they do not agree on what to do with immigrants who are already in the country illegally. continue reading »

Immigration Reform in Other States Since Arizona’s SB 1070

Immigration Reform in Other States Since Arizona’s SB 1070

A report released by ImmigrationWorks USA is predicting that 25 states may try to pass anti-illegal-immigration laws similar to Arizona’s controversial legislation next year. continue reading »

Dominican Man Charged with Identity Theft

Dominican Man Charged with Identity Theft

A Dominican native who was deported in December 2009 after having been convicted of drug trafficking pleaded not guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Providence to charges of identity theft and falsely representing his citizenship continue reading »

7 Arrested For Making Fake ID’s in Chicago’s “Little Village”

7 Arrested For Making Fake ID’s in Chicago’s “Little Village”

Special agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on Thursday arrested seven alleged members of a counterfeit document ring in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood. continue reading »

Missouri Politician Dodges Questions on Hiring an Undocumented Immigrant

Missouri Politician Dodges Questions on Hiring an Undocumented Immigrant

Missouri’s GOP Senate Candidate Roy Blunt was a little more than annoyed when a reporter asked him to clarify his position on whether or not he hired an undocumented immigrant. Blunt is accused of hiring undocumented immigrant Dora Narvaez continue reading »

USCIS: Facts For Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

USCIS: Facts For Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

Immigrants are particularly vulnerable to domestic violence because they may not speak English, are often separated from family and friends, and may not understand the laws of the United States. continue reading »

Smuggler Pleads Guilty to Hostage-Taking

Smuggler Pleads Guilty to Hostage-Taking

An undocumented Guatemalan national faces a maximum sentence of life in prison after pleading guilty to charges arising from his involvement in a human smuggling scheme linked to a drop house uncovered last year in Lancaster, Calif., where aliens were held against their will, denied food and assaulted. continue reading »

Government Agencies Join Forces to Stop Smugglers

Government Agencies Join Forces to Stop Smugglers

Quietly, and for the last seven weeks, the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Border Patrol have carried out and anti-smuggling campaign in areas with reportedly high numbers of drug runners and unauthorized immigrants. continue reading »

Deportation Could Separate A Recently Married Gay Couple

Deportation Could Separate A Recently Married Gay Couple

A couple, married earlier this year, is fighting to stay together as one is about to be deported. Though legally married in Montville, Connecticut this past August, Josh Vandiver may soon be alone. continue reading »

Obama: Immigration Could Hinge on Nov. 2 Elections

Monday, the president expressed his desire to pass comprehensive immigration reform, but that Republicans are currently blocking his attempts, and says major Republican victories on Election Day could further disrupt passing reform. continue reading »

Newly Redesigned Certificate of Naturalization Issued

Newly Redesigned Certificate of Naturalization Issued

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas today announced the launch of a redesigned Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550) with new security features that will reduce fraud—part of USCIS’ ongoing efforts to enhance the integrity of the immigration continue reading »

ICE Loses Track of Its Money, Where Did It Go?

ICE Loses Track of Its Money, Where Did It Go?

Critics of the 287(g) program, which gives local police permission to enforce federal immigration laws, were given a boost to their cause after a report released Friday revealed that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had lost track of its money. continue reading »