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Undocumented Immigrants

More Than 1,600 Deportation Cases Set To Be Closed

Posted 01.20.2012 | Latino Voices

Associated Press, By Alicia A. Caldwell WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has recommended canceling deportation proceedings for more than 1,60...

WATCH: What Migrants Left Behind While Crossing The Border

The Huffington Post | Cindy Y. Rodriguez | Posted 01.24.2012 | Latino Voices

Not many people consider the human side of immigration, let alone take the time to document the belongings of those left behind by the migrants crossi...

Foreigners Banned From Elections But Some Participate

Erwin de Leon | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

The outcome of November's elections will not only affect the lives of native-born Americans but immigrants as well, but the prohibition on foreign nationals influencing and financially contributing to U.S. elections is sound.

WATCH: How Cesar Millan Got Into The U.S.

Posted 01.18.2012 | Latino Voices

Famed dog behavioralist Cesar Millan discusses his 'path to America' on AOL's "You've Got..." video series. Although not everyone agrees with Mill...

Immigration's Top 10 Heroes for 2012

Amy Novick | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
Amy Novick

The 2012 Immigrants' List Annual Heroes come from across the country, and work to positively impact policies on immigration. We are grateful for their work and excited to honor their achievements.

Border Patrol To Toughen Policy

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 03.18.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Border Patrol is moving to halt a revolving-door policy of sending migrants back to Mexico without any punishment. The age...

Jon Ward

Mitt Moves To Fix 'Damage' With Hispanic Voters | Jon Ward | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a campaign appearance on Monday in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney was asked how to woo voters to the Republican party and to his candidac...

Missouri Copycat Bill Would Require Schools To Verify Student Immigration Status

Posted 01.12.2012 | Education

In a move similar to ones chided by federal courts in Alabama and Arizona, one Kansas City area lawmaker has proposed a bill that would require Missou...

Arrests In Puerto Rico, U.S. In Document Fraud Case

AP | By DANICA COTO | Posted 01.12.2012 | Latino Voices

Associated Press, Danica Coto SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Fifty people have been accused of conspiring to sell the identities of hundreds of Puerto Ri...

Obama Administration Plans Change In Immigration Rule

AP | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Associated Press, Luis Alonso Lugo and Alicia A. Caldwell WASHINGTON — The Obama administration plans a rule change to help reduce the time undoc...

Joe Arpaio Asks For Facts To Back Up Civil Rights Case

AP | By JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 01.05.2012 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX -- An Arizona sheriff whose office has been accused of a wide range of civil rights violations conditionally agreed Wednesday to take part in ...

Paying Damages to Falsely Arrested Citizens

Peter H. Schuck | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Peter H. Schuck

A recent report in the New York Times details how many Americans have been arrested and detained simply because immigration authorities mistakenly took them for deportable immigrants.

Immigration, Deportation and States' Rights: What Martha Taught Me

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

I am proud to live in a country where the rule of law and federal immigration preeminence enshrined in the constitution are tools to undo what legislatures in Alabama, South Carolina, and elsewhere have tried to do when politicizing and polarizing the immigration issue.

ICE Launches Hotline For Detained Undocumented Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Cindy Y. Rodriguez | Posted 01.04.2012 | Latino Voices

At a time when states such as Alabama and Arizona push for tougher immigration laws, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has launched a hot...

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney Says He Would Veto Dream Act | Elise Foley | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

OTTUMWA, Iowa -- Mitt Romney said Saturday that he would veto the Dream Act, a bill that would provide legal status to some undocumented immigrants wh...

Georgia's Anti-Capitalist Immigration Law

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 02.29.2012 | Latino Voices
Alex Nowrasteh

Georgia is wise in not applying E-Verify to businesses with fewer than 10 employees, but the smartest policy is avoiding invasive workplace regulations like E-Verify altogether. A flood of new regulations from Washington is a major reason why the economy is so rotten. Adding E-Verify on top of that will only hurt Georgia's recovery.

No More Dissappearing Cars

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 02.24.2012 | Latino Voices

ESCONDIDO, Calif. — Police in California will soon stop towing cars from unlicensed drivers at sobriety checkpoints. A state law that takes eff...

Joe Arpaio Hit With Sanctions

Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

JACQUES BILLEAUD, The Associated Press PHOENIX -- A judge overseeing a lawsuit that alleges racial profiling in Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio'...

Conn. Mayor Seeks To Let Undocumented Immigrants Vote

Posted 12.20.2011 | Latino Voices

Associated Press, Michael Melia Already known as a refuge for people from other lands, New Haven is tightening its embrace of newcomers as its mayo...

Romney and Gingrich Present Doubtful "Solutions" to Unauthorized Immigration

Pilar Marrero | Posted 02.19.2012 | Latino Voices
Pilar Marrero

Neither proposal will actually do much to solve the situation of millions of unauthorized immigrants, many of whom have been here for many years and have families.

Andrea Long Chavez

DREAM Act Student-Activists Ramp Up Tactics, Risk Deportation For Cause | Andrea Long Chavez | Posted 01.25.2012 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- A pair of college students from Southern California recently walked into a Border Patrol office in Alabama, the state whose immigration...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Hopeful On Immigration: 'There's Not A Problem Anymore' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

Jon Huntsman went after his former boss, President Obama, tying his "failure" on the economy to lower levels of undocumented immigration. Essentially,...

Secure Communities Program Arrested U.S. Citizens: Report

AP | By E.J. TAMARA | Posted 12.15.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Four U.S. citizens were erroneously arrested in Southern California recently through the federal immigration enforcement program called...

Arizona Memo to Journalists / Editors on Immigration: Drop the I-Word.

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.11.2012 | Media
Jeff Biggers

It's time for the AP -- and all journalists and editors -- to drop the "I-word" and find a decent and more accurate way of framing immigration matters.

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Steps Into Political Storm Center In Deciding Arizona Immigration Case | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics

The Supreme Court took another step into the political fray on Monday morning when it agreed to determine the fate of several key provisions in Arizon...