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Secure Communities task force to Homeland Security: Stop Secure Communities

Former members of a task force on Secure Communities sent a letter this week to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano calling on her to suspend the immigration enforcement program.

Proposed immigration rule would ease application for legal status

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) introduced a proposed rule change today that would allow immigrants with U.S. citizen spouses to submit a waiver of inadmissibility before returning to their country to attend their immigrant visa interview.

Study: Border fences blocking black bear migration between Arizona, Mexico

There is a new political animal in America’s age-old immigration debate: the black bear.

Payroll tax bill includes funds for more immigration detention beds

The congressional showdown over payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits continues after the GOP-led House voted Tuesday against a Senate bill approved over the weekend.

Spanish media reporters debate Supreme Court decision on immigration laws

Spanish-language news reporters who spoke Sunday on Al Punto, a Univision program, said the coming Supreme Court decision on Arizona’s immigration enforcement law S.B. 1070 will have an impact on both the 2012 elections and on the lives of millions of immigrants.

Homeland Security severs immigration-enforcement ties with Arizona sheriff

The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday it is immediately terminating its immigration-enforcement agreements with the office of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz.

Federal report: Arizona has shown ‘systematic disregard’ for constitutional protections

A federal report released Thursday finds that Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., an advocate for controversial immigration enforcement and detention measures, has committed a “wide range of civil rights violations.”

Supreme Court to hear challenge to Arizona immigration law

By | 12.12.11 | 2:27 pm | More from The Florida Independent

A legal challenge to Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law, known as S.B. 1070, will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Gingrich leads in polls despite ‘humane’ immigration-enforcement proposal

By | 12.07.11 | 2:10 pm | More from The Florida Independent

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s recent call for a “humane” path to immigration enforcement for undocumented immigrants does not seem to have hurt his poling numbers.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports today: ”A month before voting starts, Gingrich has established double-digit leads in some polls in the early voting states More…