This morning, the Associated Press and Minnesota Public Radio reported that 1,200 undocumented janitors had been fired from Twin Cities company ABM under pressure from the Department of Homeland Security. ICE worked with ABM, giving employees a few months to produce documentation and then firing those who couldn’t in four waves throughout October in what might be called a “silent raid.” None of the janitors were arrested, and ICE hasn’t yet fined ABM.

A former Frederick County resident is taking Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins, the county’s board of commissioners, sheriff’s deputy Jeffrey Openshaw and current and former immigration officials to federal court for allegedly violating her civil rights.

Bishop of Derry Seamus Hegarty provided a much needed lift to the plight of the undocumented during a busy visit to the United States last week.

Whatever one thinks of the substance, and whatever happens from now on, the House Democrats’ victory Saturday on their health care reform package with only a single Republican supporter was a triumph of legislative maneuvering, with the biggest kudos going to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

10/11/09 a 11:08am por Maribel Hastings 2a parte serie especial La Reforma Migratoria y sus Protagonistas WASHINGTON, D.C. – Un grupo que ha experimentado grandes transformaciones respecto a pasados debates migratorios al echar mano de la creciente influencia de las redes sociales, son los llamados “Soñadores”, jóvenes indocumentados que se beneficiarían de la propuesta DREAM… Continue »

Andrea Nill at the Wonk Room reports: “This weekend, in an interview with Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera, action star and conservative activist Chuck Norris pointed out that most undocumented immigrants are “good and law abiding” and even proposed a three-step plan for providing them with a path to legalization. Norris went as far to suggest that friend and political idol, Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AK), might support his proposal.” Chuck Norris: conservative activist, voice of reason on immigration reform.

As her fellow college graduates busy themselves with spamming every available e-mail inbox with resumes, 25-year-old Lizbeth Mateo keeps to the same Los Angeles coffee shop she’s worked in for the past five years.

One of the largest immigration crackdowns under the Obama administration to date took place in the Twin Cities last month, when 1,200 undocumented janitors were fired from their jobs, according to immigration lawyers.

Today conservative columnist Ruben Navarrette has a pretty simple message for Congress– it’s time to get out those calendars and set a date for immigration reform legislation. He also goes one step further and suggests that immigration reform advocates send calendars to Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who stated earlier this year that he would have an immigration bill drafted by Labor Day. Navarrette argues: “I think immigration reform activists should flood Schumer’s office with thousands of 2009 calendars, each one with a red circle around Labor Day.”

The most ambitious overhaul of the U.S. health care system in 40 years squeaked through the House late Saturday, allowing President Obama to win a preliminary round in what could still be a long battle for his top domestic priority.