Laws & Immigration

DREAMer Recounts Difficult Journey from Mexico, DACA Opportunities, Immigration Reform Developments

It was a difficult three-day walk for 9-year-old Rubi Sanchez and her family as they escaped life from Mexico because of the presence of drug cartels in their state. Now 19 years old, Sanchez recounted her life as an immigrant and recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Catalino Guerrero faces deportation back to Mexico on August 28, a country he hasn't lived in for 23 years

Religious Leaders Rally in Support of Mexican Grandfather Facing Deportation

In two days, a Mexican-born man, Catalino Guerrero, will be on a plane back to a country he hasn't lived in for 23 years. At 57 years old, he has no living family there or any connections.

Brazil Prison Riot Leaves Four Dead, Several Injured

Prisoners are rioting in protest of prison conditions
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Rep. Paul Ryan Avoids DACA Questions From DREAMers During Book Signing

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was confronted over his stance on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program during a book signing session in Florida.

Mexican Official Calls Governor Rick Perry's Claims of ISIS Crossing US-Mexico Border 'Absurd'

On Saturday, Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade responded to Texas Gov. Rick Perry's assertions that ISIS terrorists could be entering the United States through the Mexico border.

California Lawmakers to Pass $3 Million for Unaccompanied, Undocumented Children's Legal Aid

California lawmakers are attempting to pass $3 million to provide legal counsel for unaccompanied, undocumented immigrant children in immigration court.
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President Barack Obama to Review 1033 Program on Military Weapons for Local Police After Ferguson Protests

Following calls by individuals and national organizations after the Ferguson, Missouri, protests, President Barack Obama has ordered a review of a U.S. Department of Defense program that allows local law enforcement to access surplus military-grade weapons.

Russia & Ukraine Humanitarian Aid Controversy: Kremlin Plans Second Aid Convoy to Neighboring Ukraine

First convoy was called a direct invasion by Ukrainian officials

Michael Brown Funeral 2014: Thousands Flock to St. Louis for Slain Teen's Funeral; Al Sharpton, Brown's Parents Call for Peace

The Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to attend funeral for teenager killed by police
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Hollywood: Entertainment Industry Leaders Sign Pro-Israel Statement

A statement signed by more than 190 entertainment industry leaders was published criticizing Hamas’ actions in the Middle East.
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Emails Reveal Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Was Heavily Involved in Fundraising, Advised to Take Koch Brothers' Money

There is new evidence that Wisconsin governor Scott Walker played heavily in arranging for hefty donations to conservative organizations from contributors according to emails recovered in an investigation.

Immigration: Mexico's Double Standard

Mexico's immigration dilemma is with its own citizens and Central America.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Continues to Rally Support for Potential 2016 Presidential Campaign Amid Indictment

Despite facing an indictment by a grand jury on two felony counts of abuse, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has continued to press on with his unannounced 2016 presidential campaign.
California State Sen. Ben Hueso

California State Senator Ben Hueso Arrested for DUI

California State Senator Ben Hueso was arrested in Sacramento early Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Man Wrongly Convicted of Arson Murder Freed After 24 Years

Conviction was based on science that has been disproven
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Immigrants' Rights Groups Sue US Government for Violating Immigration, Deportation Laws Against Mothers, Children

National immigrants' rights groups are suing the U.S. government over claims of lack of due process for "scores" of Central American women and children at the Artesia immigrant detention facility in New Mexico.

Marriage in Florida: Federal Judge Declares State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Tallahassee decided Thursday that the ban in Florida on same-sex marriages was unconstitutional.

Hamas Kills 18 for Allegedly Passing Along Information to Israel: Report

Militant group carries out shootings near mosque and at police station
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Immigration Courts Speed Review of Undocumented Immigrant Children Due to New Obama Directive

Immigration courts nationwide are encountering a backlog of scheduled cases as an influx of undocumentd immigrant children enter the U.S. The Baltimore Immigration Court is receiving attention for rapidly expediting cases, which could be a concern for the unaccompanied minor's future in the U.S.

Judge Orders ‘Fast and Furious’ Documents from the Department of Justice

A U.S. District Judge ordered the Justice Department Wednesday to give Congress a list of law enforcement documents on a failed program called Operation Fast and Furious.
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