Five undocumented immigrant youth staged a sit-in at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement prosecutor's office in Los Angeles, Oct. 18
U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn on Wednesday upheld major provisions of the draconian measure.
Matias Ramos, 25, was about to board a plane during a domestic flight last year when immigration officials in Minneapolis detained him for 12 hours.
The U.S. Border Patrol and its agents are consistently mistreating, abusing and violating the human rights of immigrant detainees in its custody.
California is poised to become the first state to grant undocumented immigrant college students access to publicly funded financial aid.
Cook County passed a major immigrant rights ordinance aiming to free undocumented immigrants being held in jails throughout the county.
A federal judge temporarily halted Alabama's anti-immigrant law - a measure so harsh that it makes Arizona's notorious law and its prejudice against Hispanics look mild by comparison.
A few hours after Wednesday's press conference to protest the Friday deportation of Florencio Avila Cachu, word was received the case will be reviewed.
Concern is rising rapidly among immigrant communities and civil liberties advocates as law enforcement agencies step up sharing of personal information.
Last week the Obama administration announced it would suspend deportation proceeding against thousands of undocumented immigrants that pose no serious threat to national security or public safety.