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December 2013 Archives

Dream 9 activist Who Defied Federal Gov’t Is Beginning New Life

Dream 9 activist Who Defied Federal Gov’t Is Beginning New Life

The life of Maria Peniche, a Mexican immigrant who joined the group known as the Dream 9, has changed radically since she courageously crossed the border into Mexico, then asked the federal government to let her "return home" to the United States. continue reading »

Nearly 1 in 4 Americans Think Congress Hasn’t Done Anything Worthwhile in 2013

Nearly 1 in 4 Americans Think Congress Hasn’t Done Anything Worthwhile in 2013

Seventy-three percent of Americans feel that Congress has done practically nothing good for the country since the November 2012 elections, according to a CNN survey released Thursday. continue reading »

New ICE Deportation Statistics Are No Cause for Celebration

New ICE Deportation Statistics Are No Cause for Celebration

There is little to cheer in the new deportation statistics released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). While the numbers document a 10 percent decline in the total number of deportations compared to last year, continue reading »

Eight Immigration Wins In 2013

Eight Immigration Wins In 2013

Despite a landmark comprehensive immigration reform bill that cleared the Senate in June, a corresponding bill that addresses the 11.7 million undocumented immigrants in the United States has yet to come to a vote in the House. continue reading »

Deportation Cases Due to Serious Crimes Continue to Decrease Less than 1 in 25 Recently

Deportation Cases Due to Serious Crimes Continue to Decrease Less than 1 in 25 Recently

Only 637 of the 17,689 people deported from the United States in the first two months of the 2014 fiscal year were removed on the basis of convictions for aggravated felonies, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse said.That figure works out to fewer than one in 25 of those expelled from the country between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30. continue reading »

REPORT: 44 Undocumented Cubans Enroute to U.S. Detained in Honduras

REPORT: 44 Undocumented Cubans Enroute to U.S. Detained in Honduras

Honduran authorities detained Monday 44 undocumented Cubans attempting to travel to the United States, police said. continue reading »

World’s Busiest Border Crossing Needs a $226 Billion Overhaul

World’s Busiest Border Crossing Needs a $226 Billion Overhaul

Southern California politicians and business leaders held a press conference here Monday to urge the U.S. Congress to fund the renovation of the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the world's busiest border crossing. continue reading »

New Jersey Ok’s In-State Tuition Rates for Undocumented Students

New Jersey Ok’s In-State Tuition Rates for Undocumented Students

After a long and public battle between immigrant advocates and others, New Jersey will now offer its own version of a DREAM Act. Qualified undocumented immigrant students will be eligible for in-state tuition rates. continue reading »

Obama Looks to 2014 for Congress to Pass Immigration Reform

Obama Looks to 2014 for Congress to Pass Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama said Friday that while Congress' failure to pass immigration reform this year was disappointing, he is hopeful about the prospects for success in 2014. continue reading »

Immigrants Focus on Deportation Concerns Over Citizenship

Immigrants Focus on Deportation Concerns Over Citizenship

The deportation of undocumented migrants is the main concern for most immigrants in the United States, above obtaining citizenship, according to two Pew Research Center surveys released Thursday. continue reading »

“Angels” Set Up Camp for Deportees in Tijuana

“Angels” Set Up Camp for Deportees in Tijuana

Immigrants deported from the United States are finding shelter here in a camp established just a short distance from the border. The camp, located in Tijuana's Constitution Square, was set up by the Angeles Sin Fronteras (Angels Without Borders) organization because of the need for a place to house deportees seeking work in a city with which most of them are unfamiliar. continue reading »

STUDY:  Passage of Immigration Reform Can Lead to Reduction in Violence Against Women

STUDY:  Passage of Immigration Reform Can Lead to Reduction in Violence Against Women

A policy brief around the issue of comprehensive immigration reform has concluded that passing immigration reform can reduce the level of violence against immigrant and refugee women. continue reading »

Hope Fades for Immigration Reform in 2013

Hope Fades for Immigration Reform in 2013

When he thinks about the children he left behind in Mexico more than a decade ago, Jorge is at a loss for words. continue reading »

Joe Biden To Immigration Opponents: My Family Came To The U.S. Undocumented, Yours Might Have Too

Joe Biden To Immigration Opponents: My Family Came To The U.S. Undocumented, Yours Might Have Too

On Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden challenged the myth that ancestors of American citizens were legal immigrants, so the U.S. should not establish a path to citizenship for the nation’s undocumented population. Responding to one person who argued her family legally emigrated from Ireland in the 19th century, Biden explained his did not. continue reading »

New York Police Arrest 22 Anti-Deportation Protesters

New York Police Arrest 22 Anti-Deportation Protesters

Twenty-two people were arrested after they disrupted traffic in front of the New York headquarters of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to demand a halt to deportations. continue reading »