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San Fernando Valley man pleads guilty in visa fraud scheme

LOS ANGELES – A West Hills man has pled guilty to visa fraud for filing bogus paperwork on behalf of businesses seeking temporary work visas, as well as fraudulently charging prospective immigrants in Mexico thousands of dollars for visas.  Carlos Alberto Silva, 29, of West...

CBP launches human trafficking awareness campaign

“Don’t Be Fooled” to Complement Central America/Mexico Campaign WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today launched two public service announcements as part of the “Don’t Be Fooled” campaign – a public awareness campaign designed to educate...
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Why Pinoy Pulitzer winner Vargas won’t be deported

By Alex P. Vidal AS LONG as he did not commit a serious crime, the government of the United States will never waste its resources to zero in and deport confessed undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas. U.S. has a lot of problems to tackle and prioritize than throw the books...

Legalizing racial profiling proves burdensome for states

Clarissa Martínez-De-Castro, NCLR’s Director of Immigration and National Campaigns, responds to recent action on immigration bills in four states Washington, D.C. – Throughout the past week, state-level legislative and judicial action has created an increasingly complex...

Immigrants: Building U.S. Competitiveness – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

By Gary Locke and Carlos Gutierrez America’s economic future depends on the strength and innovative capacity of our people. We must make the American workforce the strongest in the world. That means educating and training our people. It also means ensuring we continue to bring...
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LAPD serves warrants in SF Giants fan attack

LOS ANGELES, May 23, 2011 (AFP) – Los Angeles police detained several people for questioning and served search warrants Sunday as part of an investigation into the severe beating of a San Francisco Giants supporter at Dodger Stadium. The beating took place March 31 after the...
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Supreme Court orders California to free prisoners

By Lucile Malandain WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 (AFP) – The U.S. Supreme Court ordered California Monday to free thousands of prison inmates, saying chronic overcrowding violated inmates’ rights – but one judge warned the ruling was “outrageous.” In a narrow...

PlayStation Network revival stumbles

(AFP) Though Sony’s PlayStation Network had just recently been revived last May 15, the discovery of a flaw in resetting passwords or a security hole in the system which hackers could utilize quickly put the Sony staff into a state of unrest. The vulnerability in the...
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Yemeni kept behind bars after U.S. plane scare in SFO

SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, 2011 (AFP) – A Yemeni man accused of trying to break into the cockpit of a U.S. airliner yelling “Allahu Akbar” has a history of mental health problems, a U.S. judge said Friday, ordering him to remain behind bars. Judge James Larson said...
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Cyber scams rife at social networks: Microsoft

By Glenn Chapman SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2011 (AFP) – Social networks are “lucrative hot beds” for cyber scams as crooks endeavor to dupe members of online communities, according to a Microsoft security report released on Thursday. “Phishing” attacks...