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Obama Administration Deports Record Number Of Immigrants

AP | By SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Huge increases in deportations of people after they were arrested for breaking traffic or immigration laws or driving drunk helped ...

Elise Foley

Love Or Country: Americans Married To Immigrants Push For Reform | Elise Foley | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

Nazry and Hope Mustakim will celebrate their one-year anniversary on July 31 through a plate of glass. Nazry, a 31-year-old from Singapore who is ...

Whack-a Mole Immigration Policy

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

As a nation where immigrants historically have had a fair chance and been treated humanely, we need to give up Whac-a-Mole and devise one comprehensive policy, including a legalization plan.

Elise Foley

Secure Communities Immigration Program A Gateway For Other FBI Data-Sharing | Elise Foley | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Documents released on Wednesday reveal more details about how the government planned to roll out its Secure Communities immigration-enfo...

Elise Foley

Undocumented Journalist And Students Push Obama To Halt Deportations | Elise Foley | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Undocumented journalist Jose Antonio Vargas and other young people without legal status called on Wednesday for the president to stop de...

What ICE's Latest Memo on Prosecutorial Discretion Means for Future Immigration Cases

Mary Giovagnoli | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Mary Giovagnoli

In a culture where many people still believe that "enforcing the law" and "removing people" are exactly the same, John Morton's new memo is likely to shake some things up.

Immigration Detention: The Golden Goose for Private Prisons

Amnesty International | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

Imprisoning immigrants should not be a golden goose for private corporations,

Elise Foley

Department Of Homeland Security Announces Reform To Deportation Program | Elise Foley | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Department of Homeland Security announced reforms to a key immigration enforcement program Friday, responding to criticism from sta...

Elise Foley

Massachusetts Rejects Immigration Enforcement Program | Elise Foley | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts will not sign onto the Department of Homeland Security's controversial fingerprint-sharing system, Democratic Gov. Deval P...

Chipotle Firings: One Story of a Broken Immigration System

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

While the broken state of our immigration system, and its desperate need for reform, might not be a part of your daily life, there are many for whom it is. It's time we all start following this story.

Elise Foley

Rep. Zoe Lofgren To DHS: Investigation of Secure Communities Should Start Now | Elise Foley | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) called on Wednesday for the Department of Homeland Security to immediately investigate whether its officials...

Dave Jamieson

Chipotle Immigration Scandal Sparks Reform Debate | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - Miguel Bravo's year-and-a-half-long stint working at a Chipotle in Washington, D.C., came to an abrupt end on March 9. That day, he says,...

Thanks to ICE, Families Are Under Threat This Mother's Day

Nahal Zamani | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics
Nahal Zamani

On Sunday, countless people across the country will honor the women and mothers in their families. For many, however, Mother's Day will be a tragic re...

Elise Foley

Homeland Security Refuses To Allow State Out Of Controversial Program | Elise Foley | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

HOUSTON -- The Department of Homeland Security will not allow Illinois law enforcement to stop sharing information with immigration enforcement, despi...

Elise Foley

Janet Napolitano Defends Deportation Program | Elise Foley | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Director Janet Napolitano defended her agency’s rollout of Secure Communities, an immigration enforcement ...

Under Investigation

AP | Posted 06.21.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Federal prosecutors are investigating Chipotle Mexican Grill over issues with documents showing whether its employees can work legally ...

For Little Emily, the Story Has Not Yet Ended

David Sperling | Posted 06.05.2011 | Media
David Sperling

Why didn't the media try to resolve the conflicting accounts in the case of Emily Ruiz's deportation? Why doesn't anyone want to follow up and determine who is telling the truth?

Elise Foley

Officials Refuse To Budge On Deportation Of Students, Families | Elise Foley | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite appeals from immigration reform advocates and some Congressional Democrats, the Obama administration will not block deportations...

Could the Government Really Shut Down Facebook? New Video Explains Threats to Internet Freedom

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

There's no telling what sort of trouble DHS and ICE will stir up next. If they want to assert some nuance in their policy that would prevent them from shutting down Facebook, they need to explain it.

Newly Obtained Homeland Security Documents Reveal Radical Shift In Internet Policy

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

Under the logic that governs Brian McCarthy's arrest, any Internet user who sends around a link to a copyrighted YouTube video -- or posts such a link on their personal blog -- is a criminal.

Former Obama Immigration Official Roxana Bacon Blasts White House

Andrew Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Becker

With uncommon candor for a once-public official, Bacon says the administration has shied away from vision and practical leadership on immigration, because of indifference and timidity, respectively.

Deeper Into the Shadows: The Unintended Consequences of Immigration Worksite Enforcement

Jeffrey Kaye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Kaye

Obama's budget request aims to continue an immigration enforcement policy whose unintended consequences are pushing tens of thousands of people deeper into the shadows and into the underground economy.

Elise Foley

Honduran Immigrant Faces Deportation After Helping Her Sister Report Domestic Violence | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An undocumented Florida woman who helped her sister report domestic violence now faces an order of deportation from Immigration and Cust...

Elise Foley

House GOP Poised To Introduce Bill Cracking Down On Illegal Workers | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The balance between Republican calls to reduce government regulation of business and the GOP's campaign against undocumented workers is ...

ICE Reviewing More Chipotle Workers' Documents

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — An immigration review of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.'s workers has spread to 60 of its restaurants in Virginia and the nation's capital...