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Alabama Immigration Law Sparks Department Of Justice Investigation Into School Enrollment

The U.S. Department of Justice is further pressuring Alabama schools to abide by federal mandates that states cannot deny children equal access to public education based on immigration status. Read more >

Transfer programs push deportations to record high

Deportations along the California-Mexico border rose sharply during the past fiscal year mainly because of U.S. efforts to disrupt smuggling routes and discourage migrants who keep making illegal crossings, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

During the 12-month period that ended Sept. 30, the agency reported 33,006 removals in the region — an increase of more than 82 percent over the previous year. The latest figure is a record high for the California-Mexico region. Read more >

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

WASHINGTON -- Local law enforcement agencies are not required to hold undocumented immigrants at the request of the federal government, according to internal Department of Homeland Security documents obtained by a coalition of groups critical of the Secure Communities enforcement program. Read more >

ICE Removes Record Number of Immigrants in FY 2011

 

 

VOICES: Obama skewers the immigrant justice movement

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Undocumented Students Should Stand Up

My name is Ju Hong, and I am undocumented and unafraid.

On Tuesday, July 12, six other undocumented students and I conducted an act of civil disobedience to empower young undocumented immigrant youth and to protest the inhuman treatment of immigrants. We sat in the street near San Bernardino Valley College and submitted to arrest.

We were taken to jail, and we are now being threatened with deportation. This is one of the first times in California where undocumented youths have participated in non-violent acts of civil disobedience.
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Who's responsible for the massacre of migrants?

Who's responsible for the massacre of migrants?
Placing the massacre at the feet of U.S. Immigration Control and Trade Policies

Migrant workers continue paying a heavy price as a result of the volatile mixture of the U.S. militarization of immigration control and border communities, the criminalization of migration, the expansion of NAFTA or “free” trade under the “Merida Initiative,” a war on drugs and national security. Read more >