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Foreigners ‘Face Tougher Sentences’ In U.S. Courts

A study has found that in 2008, 96 percent of convicted non-U.S. citizens received a prison sentence, compared to only 85 percent of convicted U.S. citizens.

October 1, 2014
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Water ‘Angels’ Save Migrants On U.S. Border

By Sara Puig Jacumba (United States) (AFP) — Every year, would-be immigrants steal across the U.S.-Mexican border — and over the years, thousands have died in the baking, snake-infested desert on either side. A group of activists is now working to keep the desperate migrants alive. The so-called “Border Angels” hide bottles of water in […]

September 12, 2014
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States Fill Federal Vacuum On Immigrants

By Jake Grovum, Stateline.org MINNEAPOLIS — With Congress at a standstill on immigration issues, states have pursued their own solutions, with some offering in-state tuition and financial aid to unauthorized students and others approving more spending to enforce immigration laws. “While Congress cannot seem to take action on immigration issues, states remain engaged in debating […]

August 25, 2014
On Texas border, volunteers get to work to help flood of immigrants

Amid Border Crisis Debate, Many New Immigrants Land In D.C. Area

By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Virginia is more than 1,500 miles from the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas, epicenter of the border crisis. And it is the home state of Rep. Eric Cantor, who was defeated by a Tea Party novice who attacked the former House majority leader for […]

August 4, 2014
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Central America Turmoil, Not U.S. Policies, May Be Behind Surge Of Child Migrants

By Tim Johnson, McClatchy Foreign Staff ARRIAGA, Mexico — Wilson Coxaj, looking braver than his 16 years might merit, left his village in Guatemala’s highlands earlier this month and is making his way to the United States. It is a perilous journey. If he’s successful, he’ll join what U.S. officials are calling “the surge” — […]

June 11, 2014
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Jeb Bush Says Illegal Immigration Not A Felony, But An ‘Act Of Love’

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Republican Jeb Bush knew that calling illegal immigration an “act of love” was going to light up the political world even before he made the unorthodox comment, and then he did it anyway. The former Florida governor and potential 2016 Republican presidential contender served up a tough-love […]

April 7, 2014
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High Deportation Figures Under Obama Are Misleading

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Immigration activists have sharply criticized President Barack Obama for a rising volume of deportations, labeling him the “deporter in chief” and staging large protests that have harmed his standing with some Latinos, a key group of voters for Democrats. But the portrait of a steadily increasing number […]

April 2, 2014
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New York City To Issue Undocumented Immigrants Papers

New York (AFP) – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that the city would give undocumented immigrants identity papers to allow them to live more normal lives. “To all of my fellow New Yorkers who are undocumented, I say: New York City is your home too, and we will not force ANY […]

February 10, 2014

Federal Government Cancels Deportation in Same-Sex Marriage Case

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in Newark have cancelled the deportation of Henry Velandia, closing a case that drew national attention for its possible ramifications for same-sex couples and undocumented immigrants. “I’m happy that I can still be with my husband,” Velendia said during an interview on MSNBC. “I can finally breathe again.” A […]

June 30, 2011

Federal Government Halts Deportation of Undocumented Immigrant in Same-Sex Couple

ICE officials in Newark have cancelled the deportation of Henry Velandia, an undocumented Venezuelan immigrant married to an American graduate, in a case that has drawn national attention for its possible ramifications for undocumented immigrants and same-sex couples. Mr. Velandia and his husband, Josh Vandiver, were married in Connecticut—one of five states, along with the […]

June 30, 2011