Today, Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) will announce that he will not return to the U.S. Senate after the August recess. Continue »
Today, Judge Sonia Sotomayor became the first ever Latina and only the third woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. This will surely be seen as a historic moment for all Americans, including the Latino community. Unfortunately, what should have been a proud... Continue »
Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced significant changes to the detention policies that have been in place since 2006. According the New York Times, "Details are sketchy, and even the first steps will take months or years to complete. They include reviewing the federal government's contracts... Continue »
On the heels of several reports critical of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) enforcement and detention tactics, America's Voice has created a new video demanding that DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano do more to reject the failed strategies of the Bush Administration and move forward on workable comprehensive immigration... Continue »
Tomorrow, Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) will introduce two bills that begin to correct some of these excesses crafted during the Bush years and continued under Secretary Napolitano. "People on the ground are becoming increasingly frustrated with DHS, and with good reason," said Frank Sharry, Executive Director... Continue »
Today, a series of news items shows the Republican Party still has not learned the lessons of the 2006 and 2008 elections. NEWS FLASH 1: After days of condescending questions designed to "grill" the President's distinguished nominee for the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, most Republican Senators on the... Continue »
Over one hundred leading law enforcement officials gathered in Phoenix this week to discuss how the current federal immigration policy impacts community policing at the local level. At the National Summit on Local Immigration Policies, hosted by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), these chiefs concluded that the... Continue »
A report released today finds that over the past several years, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has allowed a "cowboy mentality" to flourish, including SWAT-team style raids of homes that violate constitutional law and basic standards of humanity...The report states that agents were required to obtain informed consent... Continue »
Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) is holding a hearing today on employment verification issues - the latest in a series of hearings examining different facets of the broken immigration system. Senator Schumer, the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security, recently wrote... Continue »
An array of state and local law enforcement officials and organizations are demanding federal action on immigration reform. Leaders in law enforcement from across the nation are pointing to the broken immigration system's impact on community policing and public safety, and asking to be part of the effort... Continue »