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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 »

Texas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Says ‘No’ to Arizona-type Law

Texas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Says ‘No’ to Arizona-type Law

One of the largest Hispanic chambers of commerce has stated its opposition to an Arizona-type legislation recently filed in the state legislature. At the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s (RGVHCC) Legislative “Report Card” Dinner continue reading »

San Fran College Student’s Deportation to Peru Halted

San Fran College Student’s Deportation to Peru Halted

A California senator has asked immigration officials to halt the deportation of college student Steve Li to Peru until she can consider introducing a bill that would allow him to stay in the country. continue reading »

Va. Immigrant Population Reduced by Arizona-like Policy

Va. Immigrant Population Reduced by Arizona-like Policy

A study of Prince William County, Va.’s Arizona-style immigration policy has revealed that the policy lowered the number of illegal immigrants in the county, but failed to bring any conclusive evidence on the effect on violent crime. continue reading »

Young Sex Slaves Saved From Trafficking Ring

Young Sex Slaves Saved From Trafficking Ring

Soledad was an easy mark for Juan Mendez and his girlfriend Christina Andres Perfecto to ensnare into their sex trafficking ring. Thirteen-year-old Soledad lived in poverty with her family in a small rural town in Mexico. continue reading »

Neo-Nazi March to Support AZ Immigration Law Turns Violent (VIDEO)

Neo-Nazi March to Support AZ Immigration Law Turns Violent (VIDEO)

A protest in Phoenix turned violent when a riot broke out during a Neo-Nazis march in support of the state’s controversial immigration policies. The largest Neo-Nazi group in America, the National Socialist Movement, continue reading »

Fmr. Pres. Bush says he Tried to Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Fmr. Pres. Bush says he Tried to Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Former President George W. Bush, in his memoirs, is now saying that the failure to reform the U.S.’s immigration laws is the result of parties pressure from the electoral process to select ideological pure candidates. continue reading »