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HIV-Positive DREAMer in Urgent Need of Medical Care Stuck in ICE Custody

by Jorge Rivas on October 26 2012, 3:28PM

A DREAMactivist.org petition is urging ICE to immediately release and end deportation proceedings for a 27-year-old HIV-positive DREAMer that was held in a Florida detention center without medical care.

Topics: Health, Immigration, /NOW

Dignity Beyond Voting: Undocumented Immigrants Cast Their Hopes

Dignity Beyond Voting: Undocumented Immigrants Cast Their Hopes

by Aura Bogado on October 25 2012, 9:25AM

Long locked out of the front door to electoral process, undocumented immigrants are creating a window of opportunity.

Topics: Voting Rights, Immigration, Politics

Off the Record, Obama tells Reporter: If I Win, It'll Be Because GOP 'Alienated' Latinos

Off the Record, Obama tells Reporter: If I Win, It’ll Be Because GOP ‘Alienated’ Latinos

by Jorge Rivas on October 24 2012, 1:42PM

The Obama administration set a new record for deportations in 2011, removing nearly 400,000 undocumented immigrants.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

José Antonio Vargas: 'You Know Someone Undocumented'

José Antonio Vargas: ‘You Know Someone Undocumented’

by Rinku Sen on October 24 2012, 9:00AM

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who’s become one of the nation’s most high profile immigration reform advocates talks to Rinku Sen about his journey.

Topics: Facing Race 2012, Immigration

Who Are 'Gangbangers' and Are They Treated Fairly? [Reader Forum]

Who Are ‘Gangbangers’ and Are They Treated Fairly? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on October 22 2012, 9:03AM

Colorlines readers respond to the second presidential debate’s heated exchanges on immigrants, women, and diversity vs. fairness.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, Politics

DREAMers Call Romney’s Latest Spanish Language Ad Deceptive

by Julianne Hing on October 18 2012, 5:17PM

Undocumented youth and other immigrant rights groups want the ad taken down.

Topics: 2012 Election, Immigration, /NOW

Romney Cares About All Immigrant Children, But Only After They Join the Military

by Julianne Hing on October 17 2012, 10:50AM

From self-deportation to the DREAM Act and comprehensive immigration reform, Romney spoke up about all of them last night.

Topics: 2012 Election, Immigration, /NOW

Who Are Those 'Gangbangers' Obama's So Proud of Deporting?

Who Are Those ‘Gangbangers’ Obama’s So Proud of Deporting?

by Julianne Hing on October 17 2012, 10:11AM

What curious language, given the reality of Obama’s deportation record

Topics: 2012 Election, Immigration, /NOW

Romney Uses the Term 'Undocumented Illegals' in Second Presidential Debate

Romney Uses the Term ‘Undocumented Illegals’ in Second Presidential Debate

by Jorge Rivas on October 17 2012, 9:35AM

It was awkward from the start. Her name was Lorainne and Romney wanted to call her “Loraina.”

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

L.A. City Council Committee Unanimously Approves ID Cards for Undocumented Immigrants

by Jorge Rivas on October 16 2012, 3:49PM

A “key vote” to move ahead with the official city ID cards.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Deported Dad Granted Visits With His Children, But Not His Parental Rights

Deported Dad Granted Visits With His Children, But Not His Parental Rights

by on October 15 2012, 10:21AM

Felipe Montes is still fighting to save his family.

Topics: Immigration, Felipe Montes

Poll: Obama Has Latinos' Support, But Not Necessarily Their Vote

Poll: Obama Has Latinos’ Support, But Not Necessarily Their Vote

by Julianne Hing on October 11 2012, 4:35PM

And a young undocumented immigrant responds to Obama’s latest overture to Latino voters.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Mississippi Joins Lawsuit to Sue Obama Admin Over Deferred Action

by Julianne Hing on October 10 2012, 5:42PM

Kris Kobach is keeping himself busy with more lawsuits.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Immigration to U.S. Stagnates, But Climbing Migrant Death Toll Breaks Records

by Julianne Hing on October 9 2012, 2:43PM

Migrants are dying in record numbers while trying to cross into the U.S.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Won’t Hand Over Low Level Arrestees to Immigration Officials

by Julianne Hing on October 5 2012, 4:01PM

Los Angeles, home to 750,000 immigrants, could see a big shift in immigration enforcement soon.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Day Laborers Denounce Governor Brown’s Veto of TRUST Act

by Jorge Rivas on October 1 2012, 5:42PM

The TRUST Act could have been a significant blow to the Secure Communities program because over a quarter of ‘S-Comm deportations’ are currently from California.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

California Approves Driver's Licenses for Young Undocumented Immigrants

California Approves Driver’s Licenses for Young Undocumented Immigrants

by Jorge Rivas on October 1 2012, 1:23PM

On Sunday, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assemblymember Gilbert Cedillo’s (D-Los Angeles) AB 2189 in to law, which will allow DREAMers who are granted deferred action to apply for a California Drivers’ License. The bill states that any document received by…

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Calif. Gov Protects Some Immigrant Families, Leaves Others Out in the Cold

Calif. Gov Protects Some Immigrant Families, Leaves Others Out in the Cold

by on October 1 2012, 10:26AM

The bills, inspired in part by Colorlines.com’s Shattered Families investigation, take steps to stop U.S. citizen children from getting stuck in foster care if their parents are detained and deported.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Felipe Montes

Undocubus Headed to Calif. to Urge Gov. Brown to Sign TRUST Act

by Julianne Hing on September 28 2012, 1:31PM

The governor has until September 30 to sign or veto the bill, which supporters call an anti-Arizona bill.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Decision on Deported Dad's Parental Rights Will Have to Wait

Decision on Deported Dad’s Parental Rights Will Have to Wait

by on September 26 2012, 9:38AM

The protracted case over Felipe Montes’s parental rights will continue another day.

Topics: Immigration, Felipe Montes