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Arizona Sued for Denying Driver's Licenses to Immigrant Youth

Arizona Sued for Denying Driver’s Licenses to Immigrant Youth

by on November 29 2012, 12:06PM

A coalition of civil rights groups filed a class action suit in federal court today, challenging Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s executive order denying drivers licenses to young undocumented immigrants granted work permits through President Obama’s deferred action program.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration, /NOW

GOP's Alternative to DREAM Act Has No Path to Citizenship

GOP’s Alternative to DREAM Act Has No Path to Citizenship

by Jorge Rivas on November 28 2012, 12:16PM

Republicans unveiled their answer to the DREAM Act, with the Achieve Act, to help undocumented immigrants.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

A Deported Father Wins a Long, Painful Fight to Keep His Kids

A Deported Father Wins a Long, Painful Fight to Keep His Kids

by on November 28 2012, 9:53AM

Felipe Montes’s story drew national attention and rare federal intervention not because it is unique, but because it is increasingly common.

Topics: Immigration, Felipe Montes

Report: Immigration Status and Race Affect Domestic Workers' Pay

Report: Immigration Status and Race Affect Domestic Workers’ Pay

by Julianne Hing on November 27 2012, 1:01PM

Welcome to the world of domestic work.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, /NOW

Illinois' Most Powerful Politicians Back Licenses for Undocumented

Illinois’ Most Powerful Politicians Back Licenses for Undocumented

by Jorge Rivas on November 21 2012, 11:00AM

Illinois may become the most populous state in the nation to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Dear President Obama, Stop Deporting People. Thanks.

Dear President Obama, Stop Deporting People. Thanks.

by Rinku Sen on November 21 2012, 9:44AM

Rinku Sen’s holiday homework: Join a letter writing campaign to interrupt the president’s record-setting pace of deportation.

Topics: Immigration, Movement

Man Sentenced to 3 Years For Leading Mississippi Prison Riot

Man Sentenced to 3 Years For Leading Mississippi Prison Riot

by on November 20 2012, 9:35AM

Juan Lopez-Fuentes became the first inmate to be sentenced for a riot that rattled a Mississippi federal prison in May.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

Ruling: South Carolina's 'Papers Please' Provision Moves Forward

Ruling: South Carolina’s ‘Papers Please’ Provision Moves Forward

by Julianne Hing on November 16 2012, 10:26AM

But the ruling leaves the door open for future legal challenges to the provision.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, SB 1070 Copycats

Obama Promises Immigration Reform Push in January

Obama Promises Immigration Reform Push in January

by on November 15 2012, 11:13AM

The drive to pass comprehensive immigration reform went into high gear yesterday when President Obama said he expects a bill wil be introduced by January.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Dust Off Those Old Immigration Reform Deals? Not So Fast

Dust Off Those Old Immigration Reform Deals? Not So Fast

by on November 13 2012, 10:06AM

Democratic and Republican leaders want to return to their 2010 blueprint. But immigration reformers say first, stop the deportations.

Topics: 2012 Election, Immigration, Immigration Reform, Second Term

Did Obama's Victory Speech Include Nod to DREAMers?

Did Obama’s Victory Speech Include Nod to DREAMers?

by Jorge Rivas on November 7 2012, 1:45PM

During President Barack Obama’s victory speech Tuesday night he briefly spoke about the “dreams of an immigrant’s daughter.”

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Gay HIV-Positive DREAMer Deported Despite Community Pleas to ICE

by Julianne Hing on November 2 2012, 5:43PM

If immigration officials followed their own guidelines, Wasington Coelho Ribero should never have been deported, advocates say.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Did Giants Sergio Romo Call Out the DREAM Act in his Victory Speech?

Did Giants Sergio Romo Call Out the DREAM Act in his Victory Speech?

by Jorge Rivas on November 1 2012, 11:35AM

This might be a stretch but the pause before Romo said “drrrream” may mean something.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Sergio Romo's Other Controversial Showstopping Shirts

Sergio Romo’s Other Controversial Showstopping Shirts

by Jorge Rivas on November 1 2012, 11:13AM

Wednesday’s big story from the San Francisco Giants’ victory parade was relief pitcher Sergio Romo’s and the message in front of his T-shirt: “I just look illegal.”

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Texas Trooper Kills Guatemalan Immigrants in Aerial Shooting

Texas Trooper Kills Guatemalan Immigrants in Aerial Shooting

by Jorge Rivas on October 30 2012, 2:41PM

A Texas trooper says he was unaware the truck was carrying passengers. But the Guatemalan Consul doesn’t believe any of it.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

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