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5:59 am on Wednesday June 20, 2012

16 Charleston-area residents accused in forgeries for New Mexico drivers licenses

Image by TheDigitel 16 from Charleston and North Charleston have been accused of going to New Mexico to obtain drivers licenses fraudulent with fraudulent materials. Prosecutors say the suspects were not U.S. citizens.
2:52 am on Monday November 21, 2011

Hundreds attend speech against tougher immigration enforcement

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., visited Charleston this weekend and urged residents to oppose South Carolina's new more aggressive immigration laws.
5:14 am on Monday December 13, 2010

An update on Charleston County jail's illegal alien screening program

Image by Flickr user GìpicsCharleston County detention officers began screening inmates as part of a federal program this year, and thus far, 546 illegal aliens have been flagged for deportation. To ease concerns, sheriff's officials are making...
11:01 am on Friday June 18, 2010

One stowaway dead, two captured in Charleston port incident (updated)

Image by Flickr user The MSC Colombia, a ship similar in size to the MSC Debra. Update June 18: The two surviving container ship stowaways Eddy Martinez Reyees and Jose Miquel Crisostomo-Perez, appeared in court this morning to face formal...
5:21 am on Monday January 25, 2010

South Carolina Latinos gather to rally support for immigration reform

Image by Flickr user celikins Sign from an immigration reform protest.South Carolina's Latino community has been gathering to discuss a strategy for pushing the immigration reform issue back into the national conversation. In 2008, South Carolina's...
9:00 am on Wednesday July 1, 2009

State cracks down on hiring illegal immigrants

South Carolina's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation are investigating and cracking down on businesses that hire illegal immigrants. The crackdown starts today, July 1, and is geared toward businesses that have 100 or more employees and...
4:12 pm on Saturday July 5, 2008

14,000 illegals sent home

U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has deported about 14,118 illegal immigrants from South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia since October 1, according to the agency. This agency is touting the number as proof of an increase in...