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Opponents call for alternatives to immigrant detention centers (Corrected)

By | 03.14.12 | 3:07 pm

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also known as ICE, led a tour this week of their new immigrant detention center in Texas. The detention center, which will be managed by Florida-based private prison industry corporation The GEO Group, has raised concerns from immigrant advocates.

Department of Justice report details another case of police discrimination against Latinos

By | 12.21.11 | 9:30 am

A Department of Justice report released Monday indicates that the East Haven, Conn., police department “has engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against Latinos in violation of the Constitution and federal law.”

VIDEO: Homestead residents call on Miami-Dade police to stop racial profiling against Latinos

By | 12.15.11 | 8:04 am

Homestead residents and immigrant advocates will deliver a petition with 2,000 signatures Thursday to Miami-Dade County Police Department headquarters, “calling on the department to stop its practice of stopping Latino drivers based on their racial profile.”

Napolitano defends Secure Communities in speech at American University

By | 10.05.11 | 5:17 pm

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano delivered a speech today at American University about border security, immigration enforcement and her department’s controversial Secure Communities program.

The Northwest Gardens construction site (Pic by Marcos Restrepo)

Broward construction workers begin receiving wages they are owed

By | 09.02.11 | 11:02 am

South Florida construction workers tell The Florida Independent that about 40 to 45 men, after weeks of being stiffed out of their wages, were paid with checks issued by Florida Shell Construction at the Northwest Gardens worksite on Thursday.

Workers at the Northwest Gardens construction site (Pic by Marcos Restrepo)

Stiffed construction workers seek legal support, get it from advocate organization

By | 08.30.11 | 1:41 pm

Broward County construction workers who said Monday that they have not been paid for several weeks of work at a Fort Lauderdale building project are looking at their legal options to recover their wages.

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Process to review 300,000 deportation proceedings leaves room for doubts

By | 08.23.11 | 4:16 pm

The implementation of a case by case review of at least 300,000 deportation proceedings, announced by the Department of Homeland Security last week, has left room for questions among immigrant advocate groups.

The Miami anti-deportation protest (Pic by Marcos Restrepo)

At Miami rally, stories about why Secure Communities doesn’t work

By | 08.17.11 | 4:37 pm

A Tuesday rally in Miami brought out activists upset with the federal government’s Secure Communities immigration enforcement program, as well as residents who say they’ve seen firsthand why Secure Communities doesn’t work.

President Barack Obama (Pic by The White House)

Across the U.S., immigrant advocates demand Obama terminate Secure Communities

By | 08.16.11 | 9:47 am

Immigrant rights organizations will join today in a national day of action in six U.S. cities, including Miami, to deliver a report that documents what they see as Secure Communities abuses, demanding that the Obama administration terminate the immigration enforcement program immediately.

DREAM Act supporters (Pic by Mark Samala/

Immigrant organizations call for action on immigration reform

By | 05.12.11 | 1:25 pm

The reaction from different pro-immigrant organizations to President Obama’s speech this week on immigration was mixed, but all tend to agree the administration needs to lead with action.
In his speech President Obama spelled out on his administrations increases…

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