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Judge Sentences Women for Leaving Jugs of Water

The humanitarian-aid workers each get 15 months of probation

(Newser) - Four women who left food and water for migrants in a deadly border area have been sentenced by a federal judge, the Arizona Republic reports. US Magistrate Judge Bernando Velasco sentenced them Friday to 15 months of unsupervised probation and a $250 fine, on charges of abandonment of property and... More »

Record Migrant Group Tunnels Under Border Wall

The asylum seekers mostly come with minors

(Newser) - A record-high group of migrants entered the US on Monday by tunneling under a border wall near San Luis, Arizona, ABC News reports. The 376 asylum seekers can be seen on US Border Patrol video walking along the border fence to be processed by agents in the Yuma area. "... More »

Trump Club Crimes? Prosecutors Get the 'Evidence'

Attorney Anibal Romero reaches out to the feds

(Newser) - Robert Mueller, the FBI, and New Jersey prosecutors have all gotten involved in the case of two undocumented workers who apparently worked at one of President Trump's golf clubs, the Daily News reports. Anibal Romero, the workers' lawyer, says he's handed over evidence to the state attorney general'... More »

Even Migrants Are Blaming Group Behind Caravans

People Without Borders has its critics

(Newser) - Thousands of Central Americans journeying toward the United States were 2,500 miles from their destination in October when they reached a moment of decision: Should they press on toward the US border? Or should they stop and put down roots in Mexico, where the government offered to let them... More »

Boss Allegedly Ordered Killing of Worker Who Complained

Eliud Montoya's murder came after warning: prosecutors

(Newser) - When Eliud Montoya's mother arrived at the scene of the tree-service worker's murder, "without hesitation, she advised his boss killed him," according to an affidavit. Prosecutors say she's essentially right. "They are always watching me because of a complaint I [filed] on ways they... More »

She Has Made Trump's Bed, and She's Undocumented

'NYT' talks to woman who says she worked as undocumented employee at NJ golf club

(Newser) - Victorina Morales knows she stands a good chance of getting fired, or even deported, after speaking to the New York Times about her time as a housekeeper for President Trump's golf club in Bedminster, NJ. But the Guatemalan native says Trump's comments against Latin American immigrants, as well... More »

US Shuts Border After Hundreds Break Blockade

US agents also fire tear gas

(Newser) - Migrants approaching the US border from Mexico were enveloped with tear gas Sunday after a few tried to breach the fence separating the two countries, the AP reports. US agents shot the gas, according to an AP reporter on the scene. Children were screaming and coughing in the mayhem. Honduran... More »

Tijuana: Please Help Us

The city struggles to cope with 5K migrants

(Newser) - The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and said Friday he was asking the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants, most of whom were camped out inside a sports complex, the AP reports. The comments by... More »

ICE Nabs Undocumented Man. How Did 27 Get Arrested?

Samuel Oliver-Bruno, 47, thought he was going to USCIS office for fingerprinting

(Newser) - An undocumented man's arrest triggered a public demonstration by over two dozen supporters who were hauled off by the cops, ABC 11 reports. Samuel Oliver-Bruno, 47, was arrested Friday by ICE at a Morrisville, NC, office for US Citizenship and Immigration Services. Oliver-Bruno apparently believed he was there to... More »

Devin Nunes' California Dairy Farm Is Actually in Iowa

'Esquire' digs in, finds a lot of paranoia related to undocumented immigrants

(Newser) - One fact seems to emerge in every profile of Devin Nunes, the powerful GOP chair of the House Intelligence Committee and one of President Trump's staunchest defenders: As the familiar story goes, Nunes' family runs a dairy farm in California, and that farming background is central to his very... More »

Undocumented Worker: We're Not Taking Your Jobs

Migrant worker tells her story to 'Modern Farmer'

(Newser) - Odilia Chavez, a 40-year-old undocumented migrant farm worker based in California, is the first person to tell her story in a new Modern Farmer "Farm Confessional" feature, and she has a message for anyone who thinks people like her are stealing American jobs: "We’re not taking their... More »

Feds: Seized 7-Elevens Ran 'Modern Plantation System'

Employed, exploited unauthorized immigrants, say officials

(Newser) - Homeland Security and the DOJ raided 14 7-Eleven stores in Virginia and New York today, charging nine owners and managers with employing unauthorized immigrants and identify theft. According to officials, the stores hired more than 50 unauthorized immigrants, supplied them with stolen identities—some taken from children and dead people—... More »

Why Elites Love Illegal Immigration: Cheap Labor

Victor Davis Hanson on the hypocrisy of the corporate echelon

(Newser) - When it comes to immigration reform, the real divide lies not between Republicans and Democrats, but between elites and non-elites, writes Victor Davis Hanson in the National Review . "For the corporate echelon, creating a guest-worker program and granting amnesty—without worrying about securing the border first—ensures continued access... More »

Alaska Lawmaker Doesn't Exactly Apologize for Slur

Rep. Don Young says 'wetback' used to be common, but no longer appropriate

(Newser) - An Alaska politician who referred to Mexican laborers as "wetbacks" earlier in the week says he "meant no disrespect" by the term, but stopped short of apologizing, reports the Anchorage Daily News . Rep. Don Young was giving a radio interview Tuesday when, in a discussion about the economy,... More »

Journalist Comes Clean: I'm an Illegal Immigrant

Jose Antonio Vargas is tired of hiding after 19 years of deception

(Newser) - The name Jose Antonio Vargas may not be familiar, but there's a decent chance you've read his work as a journalist if you're a fan of the Washington Post (where he shared a Pulitzer for coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings), the Huffington Post, or the New ... More »

Proposed Texas Bill: No Hiring Illegals, Unless...

One big exception is getting attention in Texas

(Newser) - Under House Bill 1202, one of a number of proposed Texas bills that addresses illegal immigration, anyone who "intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly" hires an illegal immigrant would face up to two years in jail and a fine as high as $10,000 ... unless, of course, he or she is... More »

Chertoff's Cleaner Hired Illegals

Fined owner says he's a 'scapegoat,' blasts Homeland Security system

(Newser) - A cleaning service whose illegal workers got past Secret Service checks to scrub Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff’s home is facing fines for hiring undocumented laborers, the Washington Post reports. The owner calls the enforcement uneven, saying his small business may go under while customers and large companies enjoy... More »

US Illegal Immigration Plunges

For the first time in years, legal immigrants outnumber incoming illegals

(Newser) - The number of illegal immigrants entering the US has plummeted in the last several years, a new study has found. Close to 800,000 illegal immigrants entered the US each year from 2000-2004, but 500,000 have entered each year since, reports the Washington Post. For the first time in... More »

Texas Illegals Promised 'Hurricane Amnesty'

Officials don't want immigration enforcement to impede evacuations

(Newser) - The federal government has declared a “hurricane amnesty” in an attempt to get Texas’ illegal immigrants out of Hurricane Ike’s way, the Christian Science Monitor reports. Immigration officials will not attempt to arrest illegals in shelters or along common evacuation routes. The Red Cross has begun outreach programs... More »

Mitt Cans Landscapers in Dustup Over Illegals

Despite warning, Romney continued to use company employing illegal aliens

(Newser) - White House hopeful Mitt Romney has repeatedly lashed out at rival Rudy Giuliani for making New York a sanctuary for illegal aliens. But another sanctuary appears to be Romney's own Massachusetts estate, where illegal immigrants have been working as landscapers for at least a year, reports the Boston Globe. Romney... More »

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