• Undocumented Immigrants Push States for Driver’s Licenses

    Dairy farm worker Luis Jiménez gambles every time he drives without a license. Even a minor traffic stop could alert immigration agents that he is in the country illegally and lead to deportation. But in the wide open spaces of upstate New York’s farm country, supermarkets and job sites are often too far away for […]

  • Border Patrol Agents Arrest 18th Street Gang Member

    U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an “18th Street” gang member near Calexico Saturday morning. At approximately 9:01 p.m., Border Patrol agents encountered a man that they suspected had entered the United States illegally approximately one-half-miles east of the Calexico West Port of Entry. Agents arrested the man and transported him to […]

  • ACLU says records show racial profiling, mocking of Marine detained by ICE

    The American Civil Liberties Union released records Monday that it says show a police officer racially profiling a U.S. citizen and Marine veteran who was detained for deportation and mocking his disability. Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, a former Marine who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, was held for three days in an immigration facility in Michigan in December for […]

  • Dutch Church Holds 24/7 Service to Shield Asylum Seekers

    For more than a month, a rotating roster of preachers has been leading a non-stop, round-the-clock service at a small Protestant chapel in The Hague in an attempt to shield a family of Armenian asylum-seekers from deportation. Under a centuries-old tradition, authorities in the Netherlands don’t enter a church while a service is underway. That […]

  • Texas woman with four children gets eight years in jail for voter fraud

    A Texas appeals court upheld the conviction of green card holder Rosa Maria Ortega for voter fraud on Wednesday, cementing a sentence of eight years in jail and a likely deportation. Ortega, a mother of four, reportedly thought she was able to vote because she was a permanent resident. She voted five times between 2004 […]

  • New California pardon law may help those facing deportation

    A new California law is expected to speed up the state’s criminal pardon process in a move that advocates hope will offer relief for some facing the possibility of deportation. California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law a bill that requires the state parole board to consider an expedited review of pardon applications from individuals […]

  • Deportation-Themed Board Game Raises Concerns at Oceanside Middle School

    A board game called “Deportation Time” that was created by students at a North County San Diego middle school has sparked a backlash from some students and parents. Four seventh- and eighth-grade students at César Chávez Middle School in Oceanside created the game as part of a class project that asked students to design a […]

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