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Why This Round of Immigration Reform Is Different

Why This Round of Immigration Reform Is Different

by Pramila Jayapal on January 16 2013, 10:06AM

Because the immigrant rights movement is ready, says Pramila Jayapal. We’ve deepened, grown—and built strength out of previous losses.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

DREAMer Erika Andiola Tells Arizona Lawmakers: ‘You Can End Our Family’s Pain’

by Julianne Hing on January 15 2013, 5:50PM

After experiencing the horrors of immigration detention firsthand, the media-savvy and well-connected immigrant rights activist demands action from her senators.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Evangelical Leaders Say Jesus Would Want Immigration Reform

Evangelical Leaders Say Jesus Would Want Immigration Reform

by Jorge Rivas on January 15 2013, 4:10PM

The coalition says their “I Was a Stranger” immigration prayer challenge will reach out to political leaders and more than 100,000 churches.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Where Does Immigration Reform Begin for Same-Sex Couples?

Where Does Immigration Reform Begin for Same-Sex Couples?

by on January 14 2013, 8:40AM

As many eyes turn to the Supreme Court’s ruling on federal recognition, advocates are also working to include LGBT rights in the upcoming reform bill.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Immigration, Immigration Reform

Release of DREAMer Erika Andiola's Family Highlights Youth Movement's Power

Release of DREAMer Erika Andiola’s Family Highlights Youth Movement’s Power

by Julianne Hing on January 11 2013, 2:30PM

A prominent activist’s family is detained, and the swift response highlights the utter normalcy of the immigration system’s cruel design.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Watch DREAMer's Personal Plea Shortly After Mother Taken in ICE Raid

Watch DREAMer’s Personal Plea Shortly After Mother Taken in ICE Raid

by Julianne Hing on January 11 2013, 11:53AM

Erika Andiola, a prominent immigrant rights activist, describes an immigration raid on her own home.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Talks Immigration Reform with Seth Freed Wessler

by Jorge Rivas on January 10 2013, 5:01PM

Wessler told Harris-Perry “the pressure is really on” for comprehensive immigration reform.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

U.S. Spends More On Immigration Enforcement Than FBI, DEA, Secret Service Combined

by Jorge Rivas on January 7 2013, 2:53PM

Nearly $187 Billion Spent on Federal Immigration Enforcement over Past 26 Years

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

What to Expect From Immigration Reform, and When to Expect It

What to Expect From Immigration Reform, and When to Expect It

by on January 7 2013, 9:01AM

The fiscal fight isn’t nearly done, but Senate insiders say immigration reform is moving ahead all the same. Here’s a primer for the who, what, when—and why.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

Arizona Woman Deported After Winning Casino Jackpot

Arizona Woman Deported After Winning Casino Jackpot

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2013, 7:15PM

Mirna Valenzuela went to an Arizona casino, hit a $1200 jackpot and then got deported.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

New White House Rule Will Cut Extended Separations of Immigrant Families

New White House Rule Will Cut Extended Separations of Immigrant Families

by Julianne Hing on January 3 2013, 9:05AM

The updated rule goes into effect March 4.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Rep. Gutierrez: Stop Deporting Parents as Reform Debate Unfolds

Rep. Gutierrez: Stop Deporting Parents as Reform Debate Unfolds

by on December 18 2012, 9:55AM

After new data reveals rapid pace of parental deportation, key congressional leader and advocates pressure President Obama to broaden his DREAM Act order.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, Felipe Montes

Nearly 205K Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizens in Just Over Two Years

Nearly 205K Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizens in Just Over Two Years

by on December 17 2012, 9:45AM

New data obtained by Colorlines.com shows the disturbing pace of parental deportation has not changed, despite ICE vow to use greater “discretion.”

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, Felipe Montes

Primary Data: Deportations of Parents of U.S. Citizen Kids

by on December 17 2012, 9:30AM

The full data set on parental deportations, obtained from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Topics: Immigration

DREAMer On Washington Post Cover Tells Editors to Not Call Her 'Illegal'

DREAMer On Washington Post Cover Tells Editors to Not Call Her ‘Illegal’

by Jorge Rivas on December 14 2012, 11:21AM

She wants the editor to know how the the i-word affected her growing up.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

L.A. May Send Hundreds of Foreign Teachers Back to Their Home Countries

L.A. May Send Hundreds of Foreign Teachers Back to Their Home Countries

by Jorge Rivas on December 12 2012, 12:26PM

Foreign teachers who have been teaching in L.A. schools for more than six years are being forced home.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Judge Clears Way for Georgia’s ‘Show Me Your Papers’ Provision

by Jorge Rivas on December 11 2012, 4:30PM

A Judge has cleared the way for the show me your papers provision to take effect in Georgia.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Undocumented Youth Tell Their Own Stories in New Book Play

Undocumented Youth Tell Their Own Stories in New Book

by Jorge Rivas on December 11 2012, 9:55AM

“Papers: Stories By Undocumented Youth” includes 30 stories by undocumented youth who range in age from 10-32.

Topics: Immigration

Undocumented Youth Take Over the National Mall With Kites [Photos]

Undocumented Youth Take Over the National Mall With Kites [Photos]

by Jorge Rivas on December 7 2012, 3:45PM

Puerto Rican-born artist Miguel Luciano helps undocumented youth take flight over the National Mall.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Prison GEO Group Exec Threatened to Deport Daughter-in-Law

Prison GEO Group Exec Threatened to Deport Daughter-in-Law

by Jorge Rivas on December 6 2012, 4:00PM

Thomas M. Wierdsma, a Senior Vice President for Project Development at GEO is seen confirming he said he would use his position to deport his son’s Hungarian wife.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW