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Asylum Denials Higher Among Politically Vetted Judges

Aug 26, 2008   Asylum Denials Higher Among Politically Vetted Judges

The New York Times reports that judges selected during three years of an illegal patronage-style process have rejected requests for asylum at a higher rate than other judges in the Justice Department's immigration court system


 Immigrants Less Likely to Use Emergency Rooms

Aug 25, 2008   Immigrants Less Likely to Use Emergency Rooms

A recent study by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) found that non-citizens, including undocumented immigrants, are less likely to visit an emergency department for medical treatment. The report is another blow to the myth that undocumented immigrants are a disproportionate strain on local hospitals. MORE


Community Organization in Houston Takes on Immigrant Myths

Aug 24, 2008   Community Organization in Houston Takes on Immigrant Myths

Neighborhood Centers Inc., a Houston-based organization with the mission of “bringing resources, education and connection to underserved neighborhoods,” recently put out a myth-busting booklet on immigrants. We applaud NCI’s efforts to improve the immigration debate. MORE


Former Border Patrol Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Charges

Aug 21, 2008   Former Border Patrol Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Charges

The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice recently announced the guilty plea of a former Customs and Border Protection officer who violated the civil rights of two undocumented immigrants. MORE Santiago Perez, a former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer, pleaded guilty [on August 19] in federal court in Houston to violating the civil rights of a Guatemalan national and a Mexican national, who had crossed the border into the United States. In pleading guilty, Perez admitted that in December 2006 near Falcon Heights, Texas, he struck an individual from Guatemala in the head with his service pistol after the individual had attempted to flee. The blow produced a significant gash on the victim’s head.


SPECIAL REPORT: The Myth of Widespread Non-Citizen Voting

Aug 20, 2008   SPECIAL REPORT: The Myth of Widespread Non-Citizen Voting

In a recent segment, CNN anchor Lou Dobbs told viewers that substantial evidence suggests that large numbers of non-citizens, including undocumented immigrants, are voting in federal elections and could be the deciding factor in November’s elections.


 Immigration Is Snaring U.S. Citizens In Its Raids

Aug 18, 2008   Immigration Is Snaring U.S. Citizens In Its Raids

From the Washington Post: As the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement compiles a record number of arrests through household and work-site raids seeking illegal immigrants, a growing number of U.S. citizens such as [Marie Justeen] Mancha say they have gotten caught in the net.


Another Immigration Detainee Dies

Aug 13, 2008   Another Immigration Detainee Dies

Today, the New York Times reported that Hiu Lui “Jason” Ng, a 33-year-old computer engineer from New York, died August 6, 2008, while in custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. [W]hen Mr. Ng, who had overstayed a visa years earlier, went to immigration headquarters in Manhattan last summer for his final interview for a green card, he was swept into immigration detention and shuttled through jails and detention centers in three New England states.


 Companies Take Proactive Efforts to Integrate Immigrants

Aug 12, 2008   Companies Take Proactive Efforts to Integrate Immigrants

Numerous studies have found that the vast majority of immigrants take affirmative steps in learning English and integrating into American society. A recent article by the Washington Post examines how companies are creating programs to help these “new Americans” become better employees and citizens. MORE


Hospitals Carrying Out Legally Questionable Deportations

Aug 6, 2008   Hospitals Carrying Out Legally Questionable Deportations

To limit their patient-care responsibilities, some American hospitals have engaged in a troubling practice that places immigrants at risk. A recent story in The New York Times documents how several hospitals have privately initiated deportations of immigrant patients for post-hospital care. MORE


 File This One Under "Baseless Claims" for Team Dobbs

Aug 5, 2008   File This One Under "Baseless Claims" for Team Dobbs

The need for evidence has rarely been an impediment for Lou Dobbs and his correspondents, but this week, Dobbs’ fill-in host Kitty Pilgrim, in addition to exaggerating the number of undocumented immigrants in the U.S., made the baseless claim that all undocumented immigrants are uninsured.


 VIDEO: CNN Discusses Shenandoah Murder with MALDEF

Aug 4, 2008   VIDEO: CNN Discusses Shenandoah Murder with MALDEF

SUSAN ROESGEN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, a violent death in a small town is turning into a question of race and hate. It happened in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. The victim was a Mexican illegal immigrant whose girlfriend was a local white woman, and the suspects are three popular teenagers.


UPDATE: Federal Authorities Open Investigation into Shenandoah Murder

Jul 31, 2008   UPDATE: Federal Authorities Open Investigation into Shenandoah Murder

Previously, Truth in Immigration reported on the beating death of Luis Ramirez in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania and MALDEF’s subsequent involvement. On the same day as a vigil held for Luis Ramirez, federal authorities opened investigations into his murder and the possible motivations for the attack. MORE


Ethnic and Gender Disparities Found on Prime-Time Cable News

Jul 29, 2008   Ethnic and Gender Disparities Found on Prime-Time Cable News

Pop Quiz: It’s 8pm and you’re watching one of the three major cable news networks. You see a Latino face. Is he or she more likely to be (A) a guest on the show commentating on the latest news item, or (B) video footage of illegal immigrants jumping a border fence?


The Ugly Side of the Immigration Debate

Jul 25, 2008   The Ugly Side of the Immigration Debate

Thanks to ImmigrationProf Blog for flagging this story for us. Increasing death threats aimed at prominent Latino leaders have come as a result of the deterioration of the immigration debate. Truth in Immigration is steadfast in its mission to bring the debate back to a rational and hate-free environment. MORE


 UPDATED: Anti-Immigrant Tragedy in Pennsylvania

Jul 21, 2008   UPDATED: Anti-Immigrant Tragedy in Pennsylvania

UPDATE: MALDEF President and General Counsel John Trasviña has sent a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey requesting that the Department of Justice "initiate an investigation into the death of Luis Ramirez to determine if his murder was motivated by bias." Click here to read the letter.


CT Commission Ruling Prevents Anti-Immigrant Activists from Endangering Immigrants

Jul 17, 2008   CT Commission Ruling Prevents Anti-Immigrant Activists from Endangering Immigrants

Anti-immigrant groups often claim that their activities do not threaten the safety of immigrants. Whether they like it or not, however, these groups’ agendas may be exploited by those wishing to carry out violence against immigrants.


 Anti-Immigrant Organizations Try Environmental Spin

Jul 15, 2008   Anti-Immigrant Organizations Try Environmental Spin

The Southern Poverty Law Center recently criticized two high-profile ads placed in The New York Times and The Nation. Produced by a coalition that includes three listed “hate groups,” the ads attempt to blame traffic congestion and global deforestation on recent immigration to the United States. MORE


SPECIAL REPORT: Truth In Immigration Responds to CIS Backgrounder Targeting Foreign Students

Jul 11, 2008   SPECIAL REPORT: Truth In Immigration Responds to CIS Backgrounder Targeting Foreign Students

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has a history of misrepresenting facts concerning immigrants and Latinos. Now, in a recently released “backgrounder,” CIS targets foreign students. The backgrounder questions the accuracy of a 2007 Institute for International Education (IIE) report, which concludes that foreign students contribute billions of dollars to the U.S. economy. MORE


"Pervasive and Serious Problems" at USCIS

Jul 8, 2008   "Pervasive and Serious Problems" at USCIS

The Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CIS Ombudsman) provides recommendations for resolving individual and employer problems with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). As mandated by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 § 452, CISOMB is an independent DHS office that reports directly to the DHS Deputy Secretary.


Victims of E-Verify Errors

Jul 7, 2008   Victims of E-Verify Errors

From the Christian Science Monitor (July 7, 2008): Two hours after Fernando Tinoco started his new job at a meatpacking plant in Chicago, he was escorted by security guards to the office and fired.


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