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Governor of Minnesota Backs Changing the 14th Amendment

Governor of Minnesota Backs Changing the 14th Amendment

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty appeared on Bloomberg Television this past weekend and joined in on the call to amend the 14th Amendment. Lawmakers across the nation are pushing to revoke the current birthright citizenship that children of undocumented mothers currently receive. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrants Fear Attending Salvadoran Festival

Undocumented Immigrants Fear Attending Salvadoran Festival

The Salvadoran Cultural Festival drew a crowd of 1,500 this past Sunday at the Prince William County Fairground in Virginia. Event organizers said the turnout would have been higher if not for the recent implementation of laws in the region targeting undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

60,000 Babies Born in Texas to Non-Citizen Mothers

The state of Texas is home to 1.5 million undocumented immigrants with at least 60,000 babies added to their households annually. Parkland Memorial Hospital reports that last year approx 74% of all deliveries were to non-citizen mothers. continue reading »

Mexican Guest Workers File Claims with BP

Mexican Guest Workers File Claims with BP

Although thousands have lost their jobs as a result of BP’s massive oil spill, for those workers here as guest workers, primarily hotel workers and shellfish processors, the problems are unique. Under an H-2B visa, you are allowed to work only for the employer listed on the visa and you are obligated to leave the US within 10 days of discontinued employment. continue reading »

Senate Raises Employer Sponsored Visa Application Fees

Senate Raises Employer Sponsored Visa Application Fees

Senate has approved a large fee increase on the employer-sponsored visas; H-1B and L-1 this past Thursday. The fee increase is to help offset the costs of a $600 million emergency package to improve security along the U.S.-Mexico border. continue reading »

Iowa’s Largest Work Raid Back in the News

A motion was filed on behalf of a former Iowa kosher slaughterhouse executive seeking a new trial, claiming that the judge who sentenced him participated in the planning of a May 2008 Immigration raid that lead to his arrest. continue reading »

Statistics Show Immigrant’s Economic Impact in Georgia

Estimates show that nearly 1 million foreign-born residents currently reside in Georgia, with estimates that half of the immigrants are undocumented. Regardless of their migratory status, undocumented immigrants contribute $9.4 billion to Georgia’s approximate $320 billion robust economy. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrants Flee AZ for Colorado

Undocumented Immigrants Flee AZ for Colorado

According to the American Friends Service Committee more than a dozen families have arrived in Colorado in the past weeks. The single mother of three, Elia, who does not want to give her last name for fear of being deported, said she left Phoenix about two weeks ago. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrant Awaits Deportation After Causing Crash

Undocumented Immigrant Awaits Deportation After Causing Crash

Drunk driver, Carlos Montano, crashed Sunday morning into a vehicle carrying three nuns. One sister was killed in the collision and two were critically injured. continue reading »

Mississippi Politicians Plan to Adopt AZ-style Law

Mississippi’s Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant and state Rep. Becky Currie, both republicans, are pushing for an immigration-enforcement law similar to Arizona’s. continue reading »

Undocumented Teen Forced to Work to Pay Off His Smuggling Fee

An undocumented Mexican teen was arrested for tending to marijuana crops in Ventura County, California. The juvenile was forced to work for illegal pot growers to pay off his debt to his immigrant smuggler. continue reading »

Virginia Attorney General Rules in Favor of AZ-style Law

Virginia Attorney General ruled in an official legal opinion that police officers and other legal authorities can question individuals on immigration status of anyone stopped or arrested. In the state of Virginia, official opinions of an attorney general are considered law unless a judge disagrees. continue reading »

Indiana Residents Protest Arizona’s Immigration Law

More than 100 people ranging in ages arrived downtown Thursday in South Bend, Indiana to protest the anti-immigration law in Arizona. Protesters first held a rally at Morris Center for Performing Arts where the overwhelming messages was the respect of a diverse community. continue reading »

Latino Children In North Carolina

The Latino children of North Carolina represent the fastest growing segment of the state’s population, increasing 34% in the last three years, and yet are the most underserved. A study by Action for Children, a nonpartisan advocacy group, identified the issues negatively effecting this young population that have resulted in low-test performances, high drop out rates and low graduation rates. continue reading »

County in Virginia Drafts Arizona-like Measure

The Prince William County in Virginia released on Thursday an Arizona-like piece of legislation called the Virginia Rule of Law Act. The measure enhances police official’s power to capture, detain and deport undocumented immigrants. continue reading »