Bay Area labor unions demanded Wednesday that the Obama administration stop its increased practice of auditing business payrolls to check for illegal immigrant workers. Known as I-9 audits, investigators check the legal status of employees through the Social Security numbers and green card information the employees supplied to the... Continue »
The battle to stop Alberto Yanez's deportation is far from over, but at least it has been delayed for another year. Alberto Yanez -- father of three American citizens, brother of two American citizens, and a passionate DREAMer -- saw major breakthrough when he was granted a one... Continue »
Outrageous news out of Glenwood Springs, Colorado today: a team of agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reportedly swept through a corner of the Strawberry Days festivities on Saturday, rounding up two or possibly three suspects. Continue »
Today, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that it is establishing an advisory board to review the Secure Communities deportation program, and implementing new guidance throughout the field on prosecutorial discretion. Continue »
The Obama administration intensified a crackdown on employers of illegal immigrants, notifying another 1,000 companies in all 50 states Wednesday the government plans to inspect their hiring records. Businesses across the U.S. that rely on low-skilled labor are working to stave off Immigration and Customs Enforcement audits, which can... Continue »
Last week, the Supreme Court provided yet another sign that the drumbeat of immigration enforcement continues unabated. And with the nation on the cusp of summer, nowhere is the harmful impact of enforcement-only policies more evident than on America's fruit and vegetable farms. Continue »
In response to Governor Quinn's (see previous blog post from today) attempt to opt-out of the Secure Communities Program, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is saying "No, actually. We won't let you." Continue »
The morning of March 31 started out like most others, with parents driving their children to school and Ali Abdel, the principal of Hope of Detroit Academy, watching over the morning safety patrol. Chaos, however, was lurking behind the scenes, in the form of Detroit ICE agents who had... Continue »
A California congresswoman Thursday called for an investigation into "misconduct, including possible violations of criminal law," by federal immigration officials who misled local governments about a sweeping enforcement program that purported to prioritize violent convicted criminals for deportation. Continue »
Move over, Jersey Shore. The AMC channel has announced that it will be launching a new reality show this fall, Inside DHS, based on the inner workings and daily toils of the Department of Homeland Security. That's right, the Department of Homeland Security, the same people who... Continue »