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Same-Sex Couples Are Not Part Of Immigration Reform Bill

Same-Sex Couples Are Not Part Of Immigration Reform Bill

by on April 17 2013, 1:20PM

The immigration reform bill from the Senate excludes gay and lesbian couples from petitioning for non-citizen partners.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Immigration Bill's Criminal Checks Include 'Gang Affiliation' Without Conviction

Immigration Bill’s Criminal Checks Include ‘Gang Affiliation’ Without Conviction

by on April 17 2013, 12:45PM

The Gang of Eight bill will bar people with gang affiliations and many criminal offenses from a path to citizenship and does nothing to change the “aggravated felony” laws.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

The Senate Immigration Bill Has Arrived! Here Are Its Basics

The Senate Immigration Bill Has Arrived! Here Are Its Basics

by on April 17 2013, 8:41AM

Post #1 on the bill’s 844 pages. We’ll comb through the details for answers to the big questions: Who gets citizenship, how and what new enforcement powers come in return.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

History Would Repeat Itself If Boston Derailed Immigration Reform

History Would Repeat Itself If Boston Derailed Immigration Reform

by on April 16 2013, 7:52AM

American lawmakers have generally responded to acts of mass violence, whether by U.S. citizens or foreigners, with anti-immigration laws and a retreat from reform.

Topics: Boston Bombing, Immigration, Immigration Reform, National Security

Big Win? Senate Immigration Bill May Let Some Deportees Return

Big Win? Senate Immigration Bill May Let Some Deportees Return

by on April 15 2013, 5:32PM

In a huge, unexpected victory, sources familiar with the soon-to-be-released Senate immigration reform bill say it may allow some deportees to return to their families in the U.S.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

How an Immigration Bill Could Become Law

How an Immigration Bill Could Become Law

by on April 14 2013, 10:12AM

A little racial justice School House Rocks.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Deaf Arizona Teen Separated From Family After Arpaio Immigration Raid

Deaf Arizona Teen Separated From Family After Arpaio Immigration Raid

by Jorge Rivas on April 12 2013, 12:00PM

Los Angeles based band Las Cafeteras sends a message of support to a young deaf woman who’s family is in immigration detention.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Hey Grey Lady, 'Get With the Times' on the I-Word [VIDEO] Play

Hey Grey Lady, ‘Get With the Times’ on the I-Word [VIDEO]

by Rebekah Spicuglia on April 3 2013, 2:48PM

Catch up already, paper of record, you’re looking out of touch.

Topics: Immigration, Media, /NOW

Associated Press Stylebook Drops 'Illegal Immigrant'

Associated Press Stylebook Drops ‘Illegal Immigrant’

by Jorge Rivas on April 2 2013, 3:24PM

The Associated Press announced on Tuesday they will no longer recommend journalists use the term illegal immigrant when referring to immigrants in the United States without legal permission.

Topics: Immigration, Media, /NOW

What Rubio Really Wants on Immigration Reform Is Control

What Rubio Really Wants on Immigration Reform Is Control

by on April 2 2013, 12:06PM

We’ve long known a bill will be released in the Senate next week, so why does Marco Rubio suddenly want to look like a spoiler?

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

How Should We Speak of Our Undocumented Immigrant Parents? [Reader Forum]

How Should We Speak of Our Undocumented Immigrant Parents? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on April 1 2013, 6:50AM

Colorlines readers remark on the powerful portraits, taken by 20-year-old Carla Chavarria, of Arizona immigrant women and their moms.

Topics: Immigration

Undocumented Youth Pay Tribute to the Original DREAMers [Photos] Photo

Undocumented Youth Pay Tribute to the Original DREAMers [Photos]

by Julianne Hing on March 29 2013, 6:00AM

In the fight for immigration reform, the parents of undocumented youth are regularly chastised for their immigration misdeeds. An undocumented Arizona photographer wants to change the conversation.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration

Could You Wait 163 Years to be Reunited With Your Family?

Could You Wait 163 Years to be Reunited With Your Family?

by Jorge Rivas on March 26 2013, 11:02AM

A 163-year pathway to citizenship contingent upon a broken family immigration system is not a real pathway.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Obama Tells New U.S. Citizens 'Immigration Makes Us Stronger'

Obama Tells New U.S. Citizens ‘Immigration Makes Us Stronger’

by Jorge Rivas on March 25 2013, 2:52PM

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a naturalization ceremony Monday at the White House.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Deported Father Who Returned To U.S. Makes Final Plea To Remain

Deported Father Who Returned To U.S. Makes Final Plea To Remain

by on March 21 2013, 8:57AM

Felipe Montes, who lost his kids to foster care when he was deported, is now asking ICE for permission to stay in the U.S.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Poll Finds 63 Percent of Latino Voters Personally Know an Undocumented Immigrant

Poll Finds 63 Percent of Latino Voters Personally Know an Undocumented Immigrant

by Jorge Rivas on March 19 2013, 3:02PM

Immigration reform is once again the number one political issue for Latino voters.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Mee Moua Politely Schools GOP Senator Jeff Sessions on Separating Families

Mee Moua Politely Schools GOP Senator Jeff Sessions on Separating Families

by Jorge Rivas on March 19 2013, 1:34PM

When white men get schooled by Asian women.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Why Immigration Policy Is 'Sexclusionary' (and How To Fix It)

Why Immigration Policy Is ‘Sexclusionary’ (and How To Fix It)

by Pramila Jayapal on March 18 2013, 9:05AM

The U.S. immigration system boxes women out in several ways, from the type of work it recognizes to the pressure it places on families. Here’s how Congress can make reform work for everybody.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

Colorado’s In-State Tuition ASSET Bill One Signature Away From Law

by Julianne Hing on March 8 2013, 4:12PM

It’s another tuition equity win for undocumented students.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

What Ever Happened to SB 1070?

What Ever Happened to SB 1070?

by on March 5 2013, 9:00AM

Suddenly, federal immigration reform is all the rage. Does this mean an end to the recent trend of racially charged, anti-immigrant laws like Arizona’s SB 1070?

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform