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Cristina Costantini

DREAM Act Poster Child Spared Deportation

HuffingtonPost.com | Cristina Costantini | Posted 01.06.2012 | Latino Voices

Benita Veliz, a poster child for the DREAM Act, was spared deportation earlier this week under deportation guidelines established by the Morton Memo o...

Ray Sanchez

Wave Of Deportations Leaves Thousands Of Children In Foster Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Ray Sanchez | Posted 01.02.2012 | Latino Voices

An unprecedented increase in the deportation of undocumented immigrants has left an estimated 5,100 children languishing in U.S. foster homes -- a tro...

Elise Foley

House Republicans Move Forward With Subpoena Effort On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on the immigration subcommittee voted on Wednesday to authorize a subpoena of the Obama administration over its deport...

Elise Foley

Undocumented Immigrant Forced To Return To Detention After Surgery, Family Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Balal Parveez, a 22-year-old born in Pakistan, underwent a chest surgery on Thursday. No family members were there to comfort him afterw...

'Massive' Smuggling Ring Dismantled In Arizona

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 12.31.2011 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX — Arizona authorities have disrupted a Mexican drug cartel's distribution network, arresting dozens of smugglers in dismantling a ring r...

Elise Foley

DHS Documents: Local Police Not Required To Hold Undocumented Immigrants For U.S. Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Local law enforcement agencies are not required to hold undocumented immigrants at the request of the federal government, according to i...

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray Heading in the Right Direction With Immigration Executive Order

Franklin Garcia | Posted 12.28.2011 | DC
Franklin Garcia

On October 19, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray did something that placed D.C. on top, as the nation's defender of immigrant rights.

Rep. Gutiérrez: "Alabama is fertile ground for implementing the discretion policy in prioritizing deportations"

Maribel Hastings | Posted 12.25.2011 | Latino Voices
Maribel Hastings

As Latinos and as immigrants, the first thing we have to do is thank all the members of the NAACP who gave their lives so that one day we would have a Civil Rights Act and a Voting Rights Act, and ask that as an institution they defend our people, as we will do for them.

"Lost in Detention" Shows Broken System

Voto Latino | Posted 12.23.2011 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

It appears the administration will continue doing "the stuff they've asked for," and get nothing in return, except for even more broken families and scorn from the congressmen they're trying to appease.

Elise Foley

Immigrant Detainees Report Nearly 200 Instances Of Sexual Abuse

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 180 sexual abuse complaints have been reported in immigration detention centers since 2007, according to government documents ...

Deportation Officer Arrested For Pot Smuggling After High-Speed Chase

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — A deportation officer with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement led Arizona state police and federal agents on a high-speed desert...

Elise Foley

Obama Administration Sets Deportation Record

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration set a new record for deportations, removing nearly 400,000 undocumented immigrants in the last fiscal year, Imm...

WATCH: Musician Holds Entire Concert With Ice Instruments

Posted 01.17.2013 | Arts

"You have to move all the time, because if you stop, you will just freeze," the Iceman reported to CNN. That's quite an intense statement coming from ...

Dogs Bark Because We Gallop

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 12.06.2011 | Latino Voices
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

There is no room for second-guessing, Mr. President. Congress and the White House must hold onto courage, heart, and mind to stop the types of ill-intentioned, myopic, inhumane laws such as SB1070 and SB56, and get back to work on smart, humane, and sensible updates to our nation's broken and inconsistent immigration laws.

Elise Foley

Janet Napolitano: Immigration Effort 'Got Off To A Bad Start'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano admitted on Wednesday that there had been major missteps in rolling out Secure Communities,...

The Obama Administration Should Not Be Impeded By the City and State From Implementing Its Program to Deport Criminal Illegal and Legal Aliens

Ed Koch | Posted 12.03.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

To effectively eliminate by local law the right of the federal government to make appealable deportation decisions would turn New York City into a sanctuary city.

Lizzie Schiffman

Police Chiefs: Releasing Immigrants From ICE Detainers Sets 'Dangerous Precedent'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 11.28.2011 | Chicago

A group of west suburban police chiefs sent a letter to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to "express extreme disappointment" with the Boar...

The Electric Car Branding Trick Even Nissan's Leaf Is Missing

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

Why aren't the headlines about what a cool experience it is to drive an electric car?

UPDATE: School Officer Accused Of Having Students' Parents Deported (WATCH)

Posted 11.22.2011 | Denver

If a school resource police officer is tasked with promoting school safety, and also works for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), does that cr...

5 Places To Get Away From It All

Black Tomato | Posted 11.20.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

There are times in life when the only remedy is to disappear for a while, to get off the grid.

Cristina Costantini

Undocumented Women Forced To Give Birth While Shackled And In Police Custody

HuffingtonPost.com | Cristina Costantini | Posted 12.21.2011 | Latino Voices

"When I was in bed, I was begging the sheriff, 'Please let me free -- at least one hand,' and he said, no, he didn't want to," Juana Villegas said in ...

Elise Foley

Secure Communities Task Force Releases Recommendations, Five Members Resign In Disagreement

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group tasked with suggesting fixes for the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program released its report on Thursday as five ...

Aurelia Fierros

WATCH: Mentally Impaired Man Awaits His Fate In Deportation Trial

HuffingtonPost.com | Aurelia Fierros | Posted 11.15.2011 | Latino Voices

Guillermo Gomez-Sanchez, a Mexican national and lawful U.S. resident declared incompetent to stand trial in an ongoing deportation case, will learn hi...

Latinos And Terrorism: In The Name Of National Security

Michelle Garcia | Posted 11.09.2011 | Latino Voices

In an analysis of post 9/11 security measures, journalist Michelle Garcia looks at the intersection of fear and national security and its impact on La...

Illinois Rejects Federal Immigration Mandate, Again

Posted 11.10.2011 | Chicago

When it comes to federal immigration compliance, Illinois lawmakers have been bold in their rejection of some Obama administration policies in recent ...