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Men plead guilty to selling memberships (April 23, 2008)

Two California men have pleaded guilty to selling memberships in a non-recognized tribe that has been linked to a number of scams. Victor Granados and Kim Thomas Johnson sold membership in the Pembina Nation Little Shell Band of North America...


Canadian Native man gives up U.S. green card (April 14, 2008)

A Native man from Canada has dropped efforts to obtain a U.S. green card. Peter Roberts is a member of the Campbell River Indian Band of British Columbia. He asserted his rights under the Jay Treaty to cross the border...


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Pascua Yaquis targeted for looking 'Mexican' (April 4, 2008)

Members of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona are upset by the immigration tactics of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Tribal members in the town of Guadalupe say they are being pulled over because they look Mexican. It's part...


Default judgment issued in 'membership' case (November 20, 2007)

A Texas judge issued a default judgment against an unrecognized group that is accused of selling "membership" cards to immigrants. The Kaweah Indian Nation of Kansas is not recognized by the state or federal government. Its leaders failed to respond...


Texas seeks final judgment against fake tribe (November 7, 2007)

The state of Texas is seeking a default judgment against a fake tribe accused of selling "memberships" to immigrants. The state sued the Kaweah Indian Nation of Kansas and its leader, Malcolm L. Webber, for allegedly violating the Texas...


Opinion: Indigenous nations oppose border fence (June 20, 2007)

"The Southern Border Indigenous Nations continuously faces abuse of authority and violation of rights by the current and proposed U.S. anti-immigrant legislation and by border enforcement policies and practice. The Alianza Indígena Sin Fronteras (Indigenous Alliance Without Borders) strongly...


Humor: Natives seek changes to immigration bill (June 12, 2007)

"Flexing their new-found political muscle, Native Americans — the only “true” Americans — have now weighed in on the McCain-Kennedy immigration bill, lobbying Congress to provide for the immediate deportation of all Mayflower descendants. Speaking for the National Council...


Mark Trahant: Economics of immigration reform (May 28, 2007)

"Immigration reform is about two things: our nation's values and the economy. Forget the first -- save the debate about principle for another day -- and explore some of the economic impacts. In a narrow sense, immigration reform proposals might...