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Immigration News

July 2010 Archives

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 »

Atlanta Metro Area Spends Thousands on Interpreter Services

Cities throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area are spending a significant amount of their budgets a year on interpreter services in local courts for non-speaking English defendants. Gwinnett County, home to Georgia’s largest Hispanic population, spent over half-a-million on interpreter services in its court systems in 2009. continue reading »

Senator of South Carolina to Introduce Anti-Birthright Citizenship Measure

Republican senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina announced Wednesday night his intent to change the 14th amendment, which currently grants citizenship to any child born in the United States. continue reading »

Florida Intends to Introduce Arizona-style Bill

Florida Intends to Introduce Arizona-style Bill

Lawmakers of the Sunshine State unsuccessfully attempted to introduce an Arizona-style bill during last week’s special legislative session. Lawmakers plan to bring up the issue again in September. continue reading »

87 convicted criminal aliens and fugitives were arrested in ICE enforcement surges

RICHMOND, Va. – 75 foreign nationals with criminal records and 12 fugitives were arrested in the Commonwealth of Virginia and Washington, D.C. following two enforcement surges this summer by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). During the two operations in June and July, the last of which concluded Wednesday, ICE officers located and arrested 75 criminal aliens with prior convictions for a variety of crimes, including robbery and narcotics possession with intent to distribute and 12 immigration fugitives. These special operations involved more than 70 officers from ICE and the U.S. Marshals Service. continue reading »

Texans Worry Pressure to Pass AZ SB 1070 Style Legislation will Cause Toxic Legislative Session

Texans worry that public statements by Reps. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, and Debbie Riddle, R-Tomball, stating that they have intentions of passing Arizona style immigration legislation in January when the new legislative session meets will detract from more critical business. For example, Texas already faces daunting budgetary issues and the challenge to maintain critical state services for its residents. continue reading »

South Carolina’s Growing Face of Intolerance

As the state legislature of South Carolina considers enacting illegal immigration laws similar to Arizona SB1070, other cities and counties throughout the state are crafting illegal alien legislation on their own. Regardless of motivation there is a growing pallor of intolerance and racial isolation continue reading »

Surge una Carta con Datos de 1,300 Inmigrantes Hispanos en Utah

Los medios de comunicación y agencias de seguridad recibieron una carta anónima con los datos de 1,300 inmigrantes hispanos. continue reading »

Hate Crimes Against Hispanics Up in Staten Island

A series of violent hate crimes against Hispanics has put the issue on the front burner in Staten Island, one of the five borough of New York City. A group of community organizations and the Mexican Consul General have come together to publicly discuss the issue. continue reading »

Dallas County Jail Guard arrested Friday was deported in 1998.

Maria Elvia Ross , 34 was arrested Friday on charges of being in the country illegally. Ross had worked in the Sheriffs department since 2001. Ross had been assigned in 2006 to an elite quality assurance team in the Sheriffs department jails. continue reading »

Immigration Prosecutions out number Drug Trafficking 4:1

The Federal Government ‘s record of all prosecutions since President Obama took office shows 52 percent were for immigration violations. “The most frequently cited lead charge was Title 8 U.S.C Section 1325 involving “Entry of alien at improper time or place”…[and Section] 1326 Reentry of deported alien” as reported Syracuse University TRAC. continue reading »

Many States Want AZ Immigration Law Only Three Will Probably Get It: Oklahoma, South Carolina & Utah

Even though there are over 17 states that have are introducing bills similar to Arizona’s SB 1070 only three states are likely to pass such initiatives due to receptive State Houses and Republican governors. continue reading »

Only 15 and Deaf, a Young Boy Sneaks into America

Only 15 and Deaf, a Young Boy Sneaks into America

Under the impression that America would offer a job, Jose Gutierrez left Mexico for a better life. But it was the slave trade that nabbed him instead. For two years young Jose was forced to sell trinkets on the streets and subways of New York. I continue reading »

The Problem with Obama and Immigration

The Problem with Obama and Immigration

Impatience has caused Latino support for Obama to drop from 69 percent in January to 57 percent in June per Gallop. continue reading »

Fuel for a Healthier Economy

Fuel for a Healthier Economy

The United States is a nation of immigrants. Newcomers to the countries find greater opportunities in the United States than their native countries offer. They want to create brighter futures for themselves and their children. continue reading »