Mexico Authorities Find 370 Immigrant Children Abandoned by Smugglers

Mexico City, Mexico- Authorities in Mexico have found 370 immigrants children after they were abandoned by traffickers who took money to smuggle them into the U.S. The children half of which are under the age of 18 were found wandering around…

Five People Charged Smuggling 115 Undocumented Immigrants in Houston Home

Houston, TX- Last week, ICE agents and Houston Police, acting on a tip, raided a stash house in Houston where 115 undocumented immigrants were being held captive in squalid conditions. Now, five men are facing federal charges for human smuggling…

Congressional Democrats Move to Force a Vote in Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C. - It’s been nine months since the Senate passed their comprehensive immigration reform bill, but since last June little else has been done to overhaul the country’s immigration laws. This has compelled Democrats in Congress…

California Woman Accused of Immigration Fraud and Establishing Phony University

San Francisco, CA- A California woman was convicted Monday of multiple federal charges, including immigration fraud, for establishing a phony college and defrauding immigrants out of millions of dollars. Three years ago, federal prosecutors…

Unlawful Reentry Fuels Increase in Federal Convictions

Washington, D.C. – Over the past two decades, convictions for unlawful reentry has increased significantly and fueled a dramatic rise in federal convictions according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. From 1992 to 2012, convictions…

Dream Act for Young Immigrants Fails is New York, Narrowly Passes Committee in Florida

New York, NY- New York has a large concentration of immigrants, but surprisingly lawmakers in the state voted “No” in a Dream Act-like measure. Meanwhile in Florida, which also has a large immigration population, a similar bill gained, and…

Ahead of St. Patrick’s Day, Irish Prime Minister Pushes President Obama on Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C. - With approximately 50,000 undocumented Irish immigrants living in the U.S., the Prime Minister of Ireland urged President Obama pass immigration reform during trip to the White House last Friday. Prime Minister Edna Kenney…

President Aims to Make Deportation Policies “More Humane”

Washington, D.C.- Soon deportations under President Obama’s watch will reach 2 million, a fact that has garnered him a great deal of reproach from immigration advocates. In a move that will surely annoy his critics, President Obama announced…

Conservative Lawmakers Stand By Immigration Detention Bed Quotas

Washington, D.C.- President Obama’s 2015 federal is not surprisingly receiving a great deal of criticism from Conservative lawmakers, especially right-minded lawmakers on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee who are outraged…

Arizona Governor Asks Supreme Court to Look at Immigration Law Again

Phoenix, AZ- The U.S. Supreme Court may once again look at the Arizona’s controversial immigration law after Governor Jan Brewer asked justices to take another look at a provision that makes it illegal for a person to harbor undocumented immigrants. Gov.…

Immigrants Make Easy Prey for Fraudsters

Louisville, KY- Immigration reform appears to be unlikely this year, and, sadly, it seems like Conservatives will continue to put off an overhaul of the country’s immigration laws indefinitely. Immigration reform would help many immigrants…

House Votes to Block ICE Immigration Advocate

Washington, D.C. - House Republicans are reluctant to vote on immigration reform; but there is one immigration law they didn’t hesitate to take up. This week a House Judiciary Committee voted to eliminate an Immigration and Customs Enforcement…

South Carolina Settles Immigration Law Challenge

Greenville, SC- South Carolina is the latest state to back-off a controversial and harsh immigration law passed in 2011.  As of Monday, South Carolina state officials reached a settlement with the feds and immigration advocacy groups to change…

Justin Bieber’s DUI: Is it Grounds for Deportation?

Louisville, KY- Last month, Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber was arrested for driving under the influence, driving on suspended driver’s license, and resisting arrest. Not only did his arrest garner an enormous amount of media coverage, it…