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March 2014 Archives

Over 200 Migrants Rescued at Sea by U.S. Coast This Week

Over 200 Migrants Rescued at Sea by U.S. Coast This Week

More than 200 migrants from Cuba, Haiti, the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic were rescued at sea during the course of one week and repatriated to their countries of origin, the U.S. Coast Guard reported Monday. continue reading »

Arizona Sees Major Drop in Immigrant Deaths on Border

Arizona Sees Major Drop in Immigrant Deaths on Border

The arrest of undocumented immigrants on the Arizona border has decreased by 16 percent while deaths have dropped by 40 percent during the present fiscal year. continue reading »

Latinos Ask Pope to Pressure Obama to Halt Deportations

Latinos Ask Pope to Pressure Obama to Halt Deportations

A group of 14 U.S. Latino activists traveled today to the Vatican to request the intercession of Pope Francis to halt deportations, which increased under the office of President Barack Obama. continue reading »

3 out of 5 Deported Immigrants in 2013 Were Convicted of a Crime

3 out of 5 Deported Immigrants in 2013 Were Convicted of a Crime

President Obama ordered a review of immigration enforcement policies last week, following weeks of growing pressure from Democrats and Latino leaders, one of whom recently called him “deporter in chief.” continue reading »

REPORT: Immigration Reform Would Reduce Deficit by $900 Billion

REPORT: Immigration Reform Would Reduce Deficit by $900 Billion

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday that the immigration form plan presented by Democrats in the House of Representatives would reduce the U.S. budget deficit by $900 billion over the next 20 years. continue reading »

New Democrat Coalition Applauds Introduction of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Discharge Petition

New Democrat Coalition Applauds Introduction of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Discharge Petition

Led by the original sponsor of House Democrats’ comprehensive immigration reform measure, H.R. 15 and the leader of House Democrats’ discharge petition effort, Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL), the New Democrat Coalition’s Immigration Reform Task Force Co-Chairs, Reps continue reading »

Homeland Security Contemplates Placing Cameras on All Border Patrol Agents

Homeland Security Contemplates Placing Cameras on All Border Patrol Agents

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is prepared to consider the proposal to place cameras on all Border Patrol agents with the aim of preventing or elucidating violent incidents, an activist with the Southern Border Communities Coalition said Tuesday. continue reading »

Eight Year Old Reportedly Committed Suicide After Deportation

Eight Year Old Reportedly Committed Suicide After Deportation

An eight year old reportedly committed suicide last week after border patrol authorities caught her with a migrant smuggler as they attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, according to the Associated Press. Mexico’s Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos (National continue reading »

Police Discover Over 100 Undocumented Immigrants Living in Houston Home

Police Discover Over 100 Undocumented Immigrants Living in Houston Home

Police on Wednesday rescued 109 people, most of them believed to be undocumented immigrants, from a house in southeastern Houston, local media reported. continue reading »

Talk of Immigration Reform Fuels Spike in Fraud Cases

Talk of Immigration Reform Fuels Spike in Fraud Cases

Cecilia, an undocumented Mexican immigrant, never anticipated that her life in the United States would turn into a real-world telenovela, the popular Spanish language dramas. A few years ago she married a U.S. citizen who soon started to mistreat her. He later filed for divorce without telling her, but then the couple reconciled and got remarried. continue reading »

How The Obama Administration Can Reduce Deportations

How The Obama Administration Can Reduce Deportations

On Thursday evening, President Barack Obama (D) told three top members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that he would ask the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to review options to achieve a “more humane” deportation policy. continue reading »

Tougher Oversight of Border Patrol Agents Urged by Some Legislators

Tougher Oversight of Border Patrol Agents Urged by Some Legislators

A pair of congressmen representing districts on the Mexican border are promoting a bill that would subject Department of Homeland Security agencies, including the Border Patrol, to greater oversight and accountability. continue reading »

Obama Vows to Have “More Humane” Immigration Enforcement

Obama Vows to Have “More Humane” Immigration Enforcement

President Barack Obama ordered a review of immigration enforcement at a time when his administration is being strongly criticized by the Hispanic community, which is about to surpass the 2 million mark in deportations. continue reading »

Bishops Gather on Behalf of 6000 Migrants Who Have Died in US Desert

Bishops Gather on Behalf of 6000 Migrants Who Have Died in US Desert

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration, joined by bishops on the border, will travel to Nogales, Arizona, March 30-April 1 to tour the U.S.-Mexico border and celebrate Mass on behalf of the close to 6,000 migrants who have died in the U.S. desert since 1998. continue reading »

More Than 100 Undocumented Immigrants Are Crossing U.S. Border To Highlight Impact Of Deportations

More Than 100 Undocumented Immigrants Are Crossing U.S. Border To Highlight Impact Of Deportations

In an effort to renew focus on the Obama administration’s handling of deportations, between 150 and 200 immigrant activists are attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border this week. The group, consisting of both undocumented immigrants and U.S. continue reading »