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Connecticut to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Apply for Driving Licenses

Connecticut to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Apply for Driving Licenses

by Jorge Rivas on May 31 2013, 12:18PM

Connecticut is set to become the latest state to allow immigrants to get driver’s licenses regardless of their legal status.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Novelist A.X. Ahmad's New Thriller

Novelist A.X. Ahmad’s New Thriller

by Rinku Sen on May 31 2013, 8:21AM

His new novel features an undocumented Sikh immigrant caught in a political thriller.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, Movement

Federal Judge Rules Sheriff Arpaio Guilty of Racial Profiling

Federal Judge Rules Sheriff Arpaio Guilty of Racial Profiling

by on May 28 2013, 9:45AM

A federal court ruled on Friday that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies violated the civil and constitutional rights of Phoenix Latinos.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

Deported Parents Who Return Found Dead In Desert or Locked Up In Prison

Deported Parents Who Return Found Dead In Desert or Locked Up In Prison

by on May 22 2013, 11:00AM

As Congress considers immigration reform, hundreds of thousands of deportees are waiting to see if the bill will allow them to return. In the meantime, thousands of returning deportees are dying in the desert or ending up in federal prison.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Immigration Bill Leaps Forward, Heads to Full Senate

Immigration Bill Leaps Forward, Heads to Full Senate

by on May 22 2013, 7:15AM

The Judiciary Committee passed the bill without rights for LGBT couples, and with new visa provisions tech companies had demanded over labor’s opposition.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

On the Street: UndocuAsians Come Out [Photos]

On the Street: UndocuAsians Come Out [Photos]

by Julianne Hing on May 17 2013, 3:49PM

Asian-American undocumented youth share their stories in a bold social media project, and invite the community to share theirs.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, /NOW

New York Times Recycles Same 'Racist Undertones' It Covers

New York Times Recycles Same ‘Racist Undertones’ It Covers

by on May 7 2013, 3:15PM

The paper of record’s A1 story could have been about how public policy pushes workers of color to the margins. Instead, it’s about an imagined battle between blacks and Latinos.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Another Flat-Earth Argument About Immigration's Economic Drain

Another Flat-Earth Argument About Immigration’s Economic Drain

by on May 7 2013, 9:00AM

The conservative think tank released a report yesterday to convince lawmakers that immigration reform costs too much. Its claims are mostly false, but they’ve worked before.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, Immigration Reform

Los Angeles Times Drops 'Illegal Immigrant'

Los Angeles Times Drops ‘Illegal Immigrant’

by Jamilah King on May 2 2013, 9:50AM

The announcement comes after weeks of discussion at the paper.

Topics: Immigration, Media, /NOW

Sierra Club Officially Endorses Immigration Reform

Sierra Club Officially Endorses Immigration Reform

by Jorge Rivas on April 25 2013, 3:14PM

The environmental organization now supports immigration reform.

Topics: Environment, Immigration, /NOW

Watch 70K People Tell The New York Times to Drop The I-Word Play

Watch 70K People Tell The New York Times to Drop The I-Word

by Jay Smooth on April 25 2013, 9:00AM

The Drop The I-Word team and a coalition of activists deliver 70,000 signatures to the New York Times.

Topics: Immigration, Media, /NOW

Will the Courts Block Deferred Action? Keep Calm and Apply For DACA

Will the Courts Block Deferred Action? Keep Calm and Apply For DACA

by Jorge Rivas on April 24 2013, 7:03PM

Experts say rest assured, “DACA is alive and well.”

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Calif. Bill That Allows Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Moves Forward

Calif. Bill That Allows Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Moves Forward

by Jorge Rivas on April 24 2013, 1:13PM

Under current law, if you don’t have a Social Security number, you can’t get a license to drive in California. But proposed legislation would change that.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Hospitals Caught 'Deporting' Sick, Undocumented Immigrants [Video]

Hospitals Caught ‘Deporting’ Sick, Undocumented Immigrants [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on April 24 2013, 10:55AM

Hospitals trying to curb costs have chartered flights to send sick, uninsured, undocumented immigrants back to their home countries.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Sen. Durbin Schools Anti-Immigration Leader, Reminds Him Voters Rejected Self Deportation

Sen. Durbin Schools Anti-Immigration Leader, Reminds Him Voters Rejected Self Deportation

by on April 22 2013, 4:01PM

Anti-immigration leader Kris Kobach argued for “self deportation” today at a Senate committee hearing but Sen. Dick Durban shut him down.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Boston Rattles Immigration Reform Hearings

Boston Rattles Immigration Reform Hearings

by on April 22 2013, 2:25PM

Senators on all sides of immigration negotiations are getting testy about how Boston should or should not matter.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

No Obamacare or Safety Net While on Senate's Path to Citizenship

No Obamacare or Safety Net While on Senate’s Path to Citizenship

by on April 18 2013, 11:57AM

That’s a long wait for a disproportionately poor population—that will continue paying taxes for benefits they can’t access.

Topics: Health, Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW, Obamacare

A Synopsis (in Progress) of the Senate's Immigration Bill

A Synopsis (in Progress) of the Senate’s Immigration Bill

by on April 18 2013, 8:58AM

Colorlines’ Seth Freed Wessler is plowing through all 844 pages. Here’s the big picture thus far.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

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