Eric Balderas, age 19, was recently arrested by ICE (US Immigration & Customs Enforcement) for being in the US illegally. While the arrest of another undocumented immigrant may not be unusually newsworthy, the fact that Balderas is currently a sophomore at Harvard University makes it so. Balderas, a Mexican citizen, was facing deportation before US [...]
Although the number of immigrant residents has been falling across the nation, the Census Bureau reports that Massachusetts immigration is on the rise. Other states, such as California, Florida and Rhode Island have seen no where near MA's 2.5% increase in the immigrant population. It is estimated that 14% of the population in Massachusetts is [...]
In 2007, immigration enforcement officers (ICE) raided the Massachusetts factory of military contractor Alliant Techsystems and arrested over 360 undocumented workers. The new owner, Eagle Industries, has announced that the factory, which employs over 300 workers, will close.