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2 Illegal Aliens Sentenced for Transporting, Harboring an Alien Resulting in Death

HOUSTON – Two illegal aliens from Mexico were sentenced on Wednesday to 27 and 51 months imprisonment, respectively, for conspiring to transport and harbor an illegal alien within the United States resulting in his death. Aburto-Gamino, 48, and Guzman-Villa, 28, pleaded guilty to the felony immigration offense on June 16.Guzman-Villa was identified as having been  Read more→

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Leading Professors Again Urge Congress to Pass DREAM Act

Today, leading scholars re-issued a national sign-on letter in support of the DREAM Act; the letter currently has 288 signatories representing scholars in 38 states. To launch the letter and discuss their support of the DREAM Act, several leading immigration scholars joined a national teleconference. Their collective view, after decades of research, is that punishing  Read more→

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Dream Act Vote Delayed; Fate May Now Hinge on Funding and Tax Votes

The Associated Press reports Democrats have delayed a showdown vote on legislation carving out a path to legal status for foreign-born youngsters brought to this country illegally. Facing GOP objections, Democrats are putting aside the so-called Dream Act. They’re short of the 60 votes needed to advance the measure. Democratic officials say they’ll try to  Read more→

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New Jersey Company Fined $638,449; Barred From Participating in H-1B Program

Following a consent order obtained by the U.S. Department of Labor, Peri Software Solutions, Inc. and its owner have agreed to pay $638,449 in back wages and interest to 67 workers for violating the H-1B provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The Newark company sponsored the H-1B non-immigrant workers to work as programmer analysts  Read more→

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Federal Jury Convicts Mexican National of Human Trafficking in Atlanta

On November 23, a federal jury convicted Amador Cortes-Meza, 36, of Mexico, of multiple charges of sex trafficking and human smuggling offenses related to a scheme to force women and juveniles into prostitution. "The exploitation of these vulnerable individuals is a violation of the fundamental rights on which our country was founded, and is intolerable  Read more→

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