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Former Massage Parlor Owner Gets Life for Trafficking Undocumented Female Migrants & Abuse

Former Massage Parlor Owner Gets Life for Trafficking Undocumented Female Migrants & Abuse

Alex Campbell, 45, of Glenview, Ill., a former northwest suburban massage parlor owner was sentenced today to life in federal prison for various crimes including sex-trafficking, forced labor continue reading »

Mexican Citizen Sentenced 54 Months in Prison for Trafficking ID’s of Puerto Rican, U.S. Citizens

Mexican Citizen Sentenced 54 Months in Prison for Trafficking ID’s of Puerto Rican, U.S. Citizens

A Mexican national was sentenced today to 54 months in prison for trafficking of identities of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens and corresponding identity documents. continue reading »

Border Patrol Arrests Human Smuggler, 14 Undocumented Immigrants

Border Patrol Arrests Human Smuggler, 14 Undocumented Immigrants

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio, Calif. station stopped a tractor trailer with 14 people inside and arrested one suspected alien smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint located between Westmorland and Salton City, Calif. continue reading »

Foreign Students Add Billions of Dollars to the U.S. Economy Each Year

Foreign Students Add Billions of Dollars to the U.S. Economy Each Year

Most people don’t think of foreign students as an economic resource, yet that is precisely what they are. Each year, students from other countries spend billions of dollars in the U.S. economy, pumping money not only into the colleges and universities they attend, but the surrounding businesses as well. continue reading »

Illinois Politicians Support Plan for Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented

Illinois Politicians Support Plan for Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented

Some of the main politicians in Illinois, including Gov. Pat Quinn and Senate President John Cullerton, on Tuesday publicly expressed their support for a bill to issue driver's licenses to some 250,000 undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

A Look at Immigrant Detention Facilities: Abuses and Proposed Reform

A Look at Immigrant Detention Facilities: Abuses and Proposed Reform

Last week, Detention Watch Network (DWN) launched its “Expose and Close” campaign, an initiative designed to reveal the egregious human rights violations taking place in immigrant detention facilities throughout the United States and to advocate for reform. continue reading »

Massachusetts to Allow Undocumented to Pay In-State Tuition

Massachusetts to Allow Undocumented to Pay In-State Tuition

On Monday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that, under existing Board of Higher Education policy, certain young immigrants who meet criteria under the federal continue reading »

Border Protection Seeks to Expand Its Drone Fleet

Border Protection Seeks to Expand Its Drone Fleet

U.S. Customs and Border Protection last month received its latest unmanned aircraft, but it’s a new sole-source contract that could approach a half-billion dollars that offers the latest insight into the agency’s vision for its controversial eyes-in-the-sky drone program. continue reading »

Massachusetts Will Offer In-State Tuition To DREAMers With Work Permits

Massachusetts Will Offer In-State Tuition To DREAMers With Work Permits

The state of Massachusetts will soon allow undocumented immigrants protected under the President’s deferred action program to pay in-state tuition at public universities. continue reading »

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): Immigration Reform is the “Civil Rights Issue of Our Time”

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): Immigration Reform is the “Civil Rights Issue of Our Time”

At the Center for American Progress this afternoon, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) discussed what he believes immigration reform should look like and called it the “civil rights issue of our time.” After host Neera Tanden, the President of the Center for American Progress, called Latino voters “THE story of the 2012 elections,” continue reading »

Senator Marco Rubio Pushes for Legal Immigration

Senator Marco Rubio Pushes for Legal Immigration

GOP Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday pushed for legal immigration to this country, called for prudence in the possible regularization of the status of millions of undocumented foreigners already living here and urged a permanent solution for people brought here illegally as children. continue reading »

Georgia Immigration Law Causing Headaches for Doctors, Nurses

Georgia Immigration Law Causing Headaches for Doctors, Nurses

As part of Georgia’s new immigration law, health care workers are required to prove their citizenship or legal residency in order to renew their medical licenses. Unfortunately, this requirement comes at a time when staff at the secretary of state’s office was just cut by 40 percent. continue reading »

NY Yankee Robinson Cano Becomes a True ‘Yankee’ After Becoming U.S. Citizen

NY Yankee Robinson Cano Becomes a True ‘Yankee’ After Becoming U.S. Citizen

The New York Yankees’ second baseman Robinson Canó (born Robinson José Canó Mercedes) was born in the Dominican Republic but he became a true Yankee this week as an official naturalized citizen. continue reading »

U.S. Bishops Call for Immigration Reform in 2013

U.S. Bishops Call for Immigration Reform in 2013

The Archbishop of Los Angeles, His Exc. Mgr. Jose Gomez, who chairs the Committee on Migration of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the United States of America (USCCB), urged re-elected President Barack Obama and Congress to make an immigration reform in 2013. continue reading »

ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Majority of Americans Support a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented

ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Majority of Americans Support a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented

Americans support a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States by 57 percent to 39 percent, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Wednesday. continue reading »