Welcome to the land of the free. While we decide whether we feel like deporting you, we've got a cold dank cell that'll suit you just fine.
For a glimpse at how a Republican can turn a relatively moderate stance on immigration into a winning (or, at the very least, not suicidal) political issue, look at State Representative Jason Villalba. Read the meditation he penned for The Dallas Morning News in which the 42-year-old wonders how to ... More >>
Back when he was trying to become president, Rick Perry was ridiculed by Mitt Romney for Texas' growing population of illegal immigrants. Romney had said in a debate that while California and Florida had "no increase in illegal immigration, Texas has had 60 percent increase in illegal immigrants." ... More >>
Quitting now on city's anti-immigrant court fight would be pricey.
The decade-long fight by the City of Farmers Branch to purge itself of undocumented immigrants may be coming to a court-ordered close. Last year, a judge ordered the city to implement single-member City Council districts, which shook up the formerly lily-white city government with the May election ... More >>
Jaime Moreno-Gutierrez and Roberto Moreno-Gutierrez just wanted to reduce their carbon footprint. Or maybe they just wanted to save on gas costs. Either way, they sold their gas-guzzling 2004 GMC Envoy and set off from their home in Killeen on March 31, 2011, and headed for Plano, where a dealership ... More >>
And how many cases of leprosy come from Mexico per year?
On Thursday afternoon, patrol officers performed a routine traffic stop in Oak Cliff. They found that the driver, 24-year-old Jesus Gonzalez, wasn't wearing a seat belt, was driving without a license, and was in the country illegally. They also found a little bonus prize: 15 AK-style assault rifles ... More >>
Ten ICE agents, including one from the Dallas office, are suing ICE and Homeland Security in a Dallas federal court over a directive from President Barack Obama that would defer in some cases the deportation of undocumented immigrants brought here as children. Dallas enforcement and removal officer ... More >>
And why do they always yell "Cu-le-ro" at bands they love?
Opposing counsel in a six-year legal battle over a proposed Farmers Branch immigration ordinance are trading letters to the judge, arguing, naturally, that the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Arizona's immigration law supports their side. Last month, the high court struck down every provision of Ari ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down much of Arizona's illegal immigration law Monday morning, leaving its most controversial, show-me-your-papers provision standing, and that only provisionally. Experts say the decision provides a road map to federal courts evaluating immigration laws enacted in plac ... More >>
Do you agree with #Obama's decision to stop deporting illegal immigrants? chron.com/news/houston-t...— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 15, 2012 Today, President Barack Obama announced an executive order effective immediately that will protect undocumented immigrants under the age of 30 who ... More >>
These days it seems as though both political parties are doing everything they can to disenfranchise one of the fastest-growing demographics in the country: Hispanics. While the GOP ratchets up anti-immigrant rhetoric and champions Arizona-style immigration legislation, the Obama administration rac ... More >>
Unfair Park dropped by the Democratic New Leaders Texas PAC meeting at The Kessler last night. The group is billed as a statewide network of Dems "nurturing and promoting the next generation of principled, capable Texas leaders" -- like, for example, the affable and polished state Rep. Rafael Anchia ... More >>
Tuesday night, the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council's Task Force on Secure Communities (hold on, gotta catch my breath after that pithy title) held a pilot meeting at the Dallas County Community College's Bill J. Priest Campus to discuss ICE's controversial fingerprint screeni ... More >>
Photo by Mark GrahamRalph IsenbergBy now you're likely well aware of Ralph Isenberg's ongoing efforts to bring Saad Nabeel back to North Texas, after the the 20-year-old Frisco Liberty High grad was sent to Bangladesh last year by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials -- after Saad's pare ... More >>
Russell Pearce and Other Illegal-Immigration Populists Rely on Misleading, Right-Wing Reports to Scapegoat Immigrants and Terrify Penny-Pinched Americans.
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big.
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Young Conservatives make a fuss with immigration protest
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The INS is asking the impossible of a Laotian refugee who believes he's an American
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A bungling bureaucracy allowed murder suspect Maricela Martinez to escape to Mexico
A legal loophole lets illegal immigrants get out of jail nearly free
An illegal immigrant mother battles against bureaucracy to stay near her ailing daughter