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Daniela Pelaez, high school valedictorian: 2,600 protest possible deportation (VIDEO)

"The law and the judge, they see her as a statistic," Pelaez’s friend Emily Sell told NBC Miami. "And we're trying to put a face on a cause."

New US hotline for immigration detainees

Detainees who "believe they may be US citizens or victims of a crime" may call (855) 448-6903 to talk to ICE personnel who “will collect information from the individual and refer it to the relevant ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Field Office for immediate action,” the agency said in a press release.

Australian government to pay $23M to asylum seekers for negligence, unlawful detainment

The Australian federal government will be paying $23 million to asylum seekers for unlawful detention and negligence, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Wednesday. 

U.S. deports record number of people

Nearly 55 percent of the 396,906 individuals removed by immigration officials had been convicted of felonies or misdemeanors, CNN reports, which is an 89 percent increase of criminals from three years ago.

Alabama immigration law: Appeals court blocks some sections

While the appeals court reviews the legislation, illegal immigrants will not have to carry identification and schools will not be required to collect information on the immigration status of their students, USA Today reports.

Gov. Jerry Brown signs California Dream Act

Group appeals Alabama immigration law ruling

McCain blasted for Arizona wildfire remarks

Illegal immigrant hailed as a hero

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