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September 2010 Archives

39 Arrested for Immigration-related Crimes

39 Arrested for Immigration-related Crimes

29 men and 10 women were arrested in their homes in San Diego and in San Diego County cities for crimes involving immigration. Federal agents in San Diego County said more than half the people were convicted continue reading »

2010 Deadliest Year For Immigrants Crossing into Arizona

2010 Deadliest Year For Immigrants Crossing into Arizona

The body count for fiscal 2010, which ends Sept. 30, is the 2nd highest on record said the Coalición de Derechos Humanos (the Human Rights Coalition), which gathers data on border-crossing fatalities in Arizona. 2005 set the record, with 282 bodies recovered. continue reading »

Rep. Bilbray Says Supporters of DREAM Act Are Accessories to Murder

Rep. Bilbray Says Supporters of DREAM Act Are Accessories to Murder

The day before the Defense Authorization bill vote that would determine whether the DREAM Act would be offered as an amendment, Representative Brian Bilbray (R-CA), a Chairman for the House Immigration Reform Caucus, wrote an essay in The Hill called “Something to consider before casting a vote for the DREAM Act”. continue reading »

St. Louis First in MIssouri to Use ICE’s Biometric Identification

St. Louis First in MIssouri to Use ICE’s Biometric Identification

On Tuesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began using a new biometric information sharing capability in St. Louis City and County that helps federal immigration officials identify aliens, both lawfully continue reading »

23 Gang-related Arrests in New York

23 Gang-related Arrests in New York

May, the ICE Violent Gang Units have arrested a total of 170 suspected gang members and associates in New York City, Westchester County and Long Island. "Transnational gangs operate as criminal organizations that prey on immigrants continue reading »

Obama Says No to Administrative Action on Immigration Reform

Obama Says No to Administrative Action on Immigration Reform

President Obama implied that he would not push for reformation of the immigration system through regulations of other administrative action. When asked what options he has to pursue immigration reform, t continue reading »

2 Chicago Immigration Organizations Awarded USCIS Grants

2 Chicago Immigration Organizations Awarded USCIS Grants

On Monday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the 75 organizations it would be giving immigration grants to. Among the 75 receiving grants, two were from Chicago. Institute for Latino Progress (Instituto del Progreso Latino) and Association House of Chicago. Both were awarded $100,000. continue reading »

ICE Arrest 20 Gang Members in Chicago

ICE Arrest 20 Gang Members in Chicago

Agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in close partnership with local law enforcement, arrested 20 suspected gang members during a three-day operation last week continue reading »

Undocumented Students Rally in support the DREAM Act  (VIDEO)

Undocumented Students Rally in support the DREAM Act (VIDEO)

After being introduced 9 years ago, the DREAM Act is being resurrected this week. The Dream Act would give conditional, legal status to the children of illegal immigrations after they complete two years of college or military service. continue reading »

Vozmob Gives Immigrants Phones To Share Their Lives

Vozmob Gives Immigrants Phones To Share Their Lives

In the age of the internet, it only makes sense that everyone be given the opportunity to document their lives, or perhaps others’, for the world to see. A project born of a collaboration between the Institute of Popular Education of continue reading »

Immigration Finds Support In Unlikely Place

Immigration Finds Support In Unlikely Place

Joseph Cannon, a former Republican National Convention delegate, chairman of the Utah Republican Convention, and editor for a Mormon-owned newspaper, is now being called a “liberal freak” by some outraged readers. continue reading »

Colin Powell Pushes For Support of DREAM Act

Colin Powell Pushes For Support of DREAM Act

Sunday, Retired Gen. Colin Powell encouraged the passage of the DREAM Act which would allow young undocumented immigrants to become citizens if they join the military or attend college continue reading »

Obama Recommitted to Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Obama Recommitted to Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Thursday, at President Obama reiterated his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform, which combines a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants already in the U.S. and tougher border protection. continue reading »

MTV To Show 2007 Immigration Doc, Could Be Warning For AZ (VIDEO)

MTV To Show 2007 Immigration Doc, Could Be Warning For AZ (VIDEO)

The MTV network, announced today that the networks have acquired the television rights to the 9500 Liberty. The critically acclaimed documentary chronicles the social continue reading »

UPDATE: Immigration Raids In Las Vegas Were Based On Faulty Information

Tuesday night, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid met with officials from the Department of Homeland Security to address the community’s concerns about the immigration raids of July 29th. continue reading »