Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Georgia Lawmaker Proposes Driving Cards That Identify ‘Illegal Aliens’

* By  Elise Foley, Huffington Post Politics If a Republican state senator in Georgia gets his way, recipients of temporary reprieve from deportation would be more easily identified as undocumented — by putting their immigration status on their driving privilege cards. The state senator, Josh McKoon, proposed new cards that would be used only for

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

US Officials: Women, Children Crossing Southwest Border Illegally Drops

* By Lorne Matalon, Fronteras The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says the number of women and children illegally crossing the Southwest border into the United States dropped sharply last month. There was a 65 percent drop...

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Homeland Security produces first estimate of foreign visitors to U.S. who overstay deadline to leave

*It’s no sevret that many of the unauthorized residents in the U.S. overstay their visas. This is the first official count of the overstayers, there are 482,781 in total – 93 thousand are from Canada, 42 thousand...

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

A dozen states are looking to ban ‘sanctuary cities’

*This surge in banning sanctuary cities began after the murder of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco. The U.S. Congress tried but failed to pass a ban. So now state legislatures are taking it upon themselves to do it....

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Seante probe faults government for migrant child abuse

*An Associated Press report published this week found that “more than two dozen unaccompanied children were sent to homes across the country where they were sexually assaulted, starved or forced to work for little or no pay.”...

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Donald Trump’s remarks spur Latino ‘naturalization blitz’ before election

*What’s that saying in Spanish? “No hay mal que por bien no venga.” Trump’s rantings today are producing the Latino voters of tomorrow. VL By Daniel Hernandez, The Guardian Donald Trump’s scathing rhetoric about Latin American immigrants...

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Minneapolis students stage walkout to protest immigration policies

*Many of the student protesters said they have been personally affected by the Obama Administration’s recent deportation raids. There’s no mention in the story about the similarity with the L.A. walk out of 1968, but I wouldn’t be...

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

U.S. illegal immigrant population falls below 11 million

*Facts are pesky things when you’re trying to convince voters that immigrants are swarming across the U.S. border. The number of undocumented in the U.S. has been declining steadily for the past decade and it’s now at...

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obama Immigration Actions

*The Obama administration and immigration activists are breathing a collective sigh of solace. The U. S. Supreme Court had left the president’s executive actions on immigration case out of its initial docket list on Friday. Speculation heated-up about...

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Federal Suit Against Border Patrol Detention Practices Moves Forward

*This is an update to a story that originated in June when a group of detained immigrants sued in Federal Court. The gist of their allegations is that by detaining them in harsh conditions the Border Patrol...

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

After 14 months, Senate finally approves Latino judge

*It’s done, finally. Four hundred days after he was nominated by President Obama, Luis Felipe Resptrepo was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to sit on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. It took a change of Senate...

Friday, January 8th, 2016

After immigration raids, Latino leaders ask Obama to show ‘moral leadership’

*The issue seems to be a simple choice of following, or not, the deportation orders issued by immigration judges. But the action is laden with nuance and contradictions. In November President Obama promised that his deportation priorities...

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Hasty raids led to mistakes: Deportation halted for at least 20 migrants targeted

*Some of the affected families were apprehended in their homes, sent to a detention facility in Texas, placed on a plane and were about to be deported when the Board of Immigration Appeals halted their deportation because there...

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

U.S. authorities begin raids, taking 121 illegal immigrants into custody over the weekend

*This was big news over the weekend when the 121 were rounded-up, now it’s become a back page story. What’s missing in the number is how many of the deported are children – there’s no official count...

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