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Hundreds of Immigration Cases Being Dismissed

Hundreds of Immigration Cases Being Dismissed

A number of Houston immigration cases were dismissed in the month following Homeland Security officials starting reviews of the Houston courts’ docket. This is more than 200 dismissed cases show a 700 percent increase from the month before. continue reading »

Liberal Arizona Ads Trying to Turn Anger Into Votes

Liberal Arizona Ads Trying to Turn Anger Into Votes

New ads being run by a liberal group are banking on the fact that the mere mention of the names of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is all it takes to get Arizona Hispanics fired up enough to vote. continue reading »

Immigrant Mother Arrested, Smuggled Children Returned

Immigrant Mother Arrested, Smuggled Children Returned

Two Mexican children who were separated from their mother while being smuggled into the United States were reunited with her a short time later owing to the quick actions of federal, state and local law enforcement authorities here Wednesday afternoon. continue reading »

Brazilian Couple Arrested in $55 Million Visa Scheme

Brazilian Couple Arrested in $55 Million Visa Scheme

A Brazilian husband and wife were sentenced Thursday for their involvement in a $55 million visa fraud scheme, following an investigation led by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). continue reading »

Mexican National Receives 2.5 Years in Prison for Illegal Re-entry

Mexican National Receives 2.5 Years in Prison for Illegal Re-entry

A criminal [immigrant], who had been previously deported twice, was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday to 30 months in prison for illegally re-entering the United States after being deported. This sentence was announced by Joh continue reading »

New American Voters

New American Voters

Today, the Immigration Policy Center releases a report on the rapidly rising number of New American voters. In The New American Electorate: The Growing Political Power of Immigrants and their Children, N continue reading »

Judge Rules on Validity of Lawsuits Against Arizona

Judge Rules on Validity of Lawsuits Against Arizona

A motion from Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona immigration law SB1070 was dismissed by a federal judge on Friday. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Man Arrested For impersonating a DHS Agent

Puerto Rican Man Arrested For impersonating a DHS Agent

Francis Ryan Romano-Maria, 22, of San Juan, was arrested Oct. 11 on federal charges of impersonating a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agent following an investigation b continue reading »

U.S. Immigration Less Strict Than the Rest of the World

U.S. Immigration Less Strict Than the Rest of the World

Global immigration research has revealed that the United States is one of only 30 countries that currently grant automatic birthright citizenship to the children of undocumented immigrants. Overall, the U.S. is an exception to the overall trend of tight immigration policies. continue reading »

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 »