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Immigration News

August 2010 Archives

Texas Spends $250M on Illegal Immigrant Detentions

The Texas Department of Corrections testified at the state capital today regarding costs associated with housing and caring for the state's illegal immigrant detainees. continue reading »

Massachusetts Sheriff Will Not Allow Illegal Alien Detentions

Suffolk Sheriff, Andrea J. Cabral, located in Massachusetts has asked U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to remove all the illegal immigrant detainees it is currently holding in its jails. continue reading »

Utah Looks at Guest Worker Program

Utah was on the path to craft legislation similar to Arizona’s SB 1070 and go beyond Arizona’s controversial law and require state welfare workers to check the immigration status of applicants. Now all you hear in the halls of Utah government is the spirit of cooperation and worker integrat continue reading »

158 arrested in Utah’s largest ever ICE-led Gang Enforcement Action

A total of 158 gang members and individuals with gang ties, including many with prior criminal records, are facing new criminal charges or deportation following a four-month, multi-agency anti-gang surge spearheaded by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) that represents the largest operation of its kind ever carried out in the state. continue reading »

Laguna Nigel, California Wants to Declare Itself “Rule of Law” City

Laguna Nigel, California will shortly decide if its wants to be a "Rule of Law" city whereby it strongly discourages illegal immigration within its city borders. continue reading »

Colorado Republicans Seek to Draft and Pass Arizona-like SB 1070 Legislation

Colorado Republican legislators are seeking to introduce Arizona-like immigration legislation into the state law books. Colorado joins a growing list of U.S. states seeking to curb or outlaw illegal immigration through strict legislation. Several members of Colorado's Republican party will meet with Arizona legislators to see what they can learn about that state's controversial SB 1070. continue reading »

Mexican Woman Sets Asylum Standards in the United States

Mexican Woman Sets Asylum Standards in the United States

A Mexican woman who is only known as L.R., due to confidentiality issues, has just been granted asylum by the Obama administration, reported her lawyers last Thursday in a courtroom in San Francisco. continue reading »

South Carolina Council Approves Measure Requiring Landlords to Check Immigration Status

South Carolina Council Approves Measure Requiring Landlords to Check Immigration Status

This past Wednesday an ordinance was passed by Summerville’s City council that would require landlords and employers to verify the immigration status of renters and workers. continue reading »

Florida Proposes Enacting Similar SB 1070 Legislation

Florida is proposing to use “reasonable suspicion” to identify illegal immigrants thereby allowing law enforcement to ask for documentation in a new law proposed by the state’s Attorney General and a Republican Gubernatorial candidate, Bill McCollum. Florida state lawmakers had tried in July to introduce an immigration bill but were unsuccessful in garnering the necessary support. continue reading »

Indiana Foreign Gang Members in Custody

Federal and local authorities in southern Indiana have arrested fourteen men for their alleged involvement with violent foreign gangs. continue reading »

Portland Residents Decide if Legal Residents Can Vote

The League of Young Voters has compiled enough signatures to put a voting rights amendment on the November ballot. continue reading »

Wildomar City in California is Discussing E-Verify

Wildomar City in California is Discussing E-Verify

During Wednesday night’s council meeting at Wildomar City, residents inquired about E-Verify and its usage to verify the immigration status of employees working in the city. continue reading »

ICE officials Arrested 19 Criminal Immigrants Over the Weekend

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced on Tuesday the arrest of 19 undocumented immigrants with criminal convictions during the four-day roundup that ended on Saturday in El Paso continue reading »

Figures Indicate Few Undocumented Students in GA

Figures Indicate Few Undocumented Students in GA

The State Board of Regents released figures on Wednesday indicating that 4.8% of students in Georgia’s public colleges are undocumented. continue reading »

Park Rangers in Virginia Can Enforce Federal Immigration Laws

Park Rangers in Virginia Can Enforce Federal Immigration Laws

Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, gave Viriginia “Park Rangers” the authority to enforce federal immigration laws. This was a result of an “Advisory Opinion” solicited by Robert G. Marshall, a member of the state’s House of Delegates. continue reading »