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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

Romney's Mexican Cousin: U.S./NAFTA 'Responsible for Increase in Illegal Immigration' [Video]

Romney’s Mexican Cousin: U.S./NAFTA ‘Responsible for Increase in Illegal Immigration’ [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on September 25 2012, 5:15PM

What do Mitt’s Mexican cousins think about his strict immigration policies?

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Univision Anchor Cites Colorlines.com Deportation Investigation to Obama

Univision Anchor Cites Colorlines.com Deportation Investigation to Obama

by Jorge Rivas on September 21 2012, 1:51PM

Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas cited a Colorlines.com investigation that found there is an estimated 5,100 children in foster care who face barriers to family reunification because their mother or father is in detention or has been deported.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Civil Rights Groups Worry as SB 1070 Goes into Effect

Civil Rights Groups Worry as SB 1070 Goes into Effect

by Jorge Rivas on September 19 2012, 12:51PM

On Tuesday, a federal judge cleared the way for Section 2B of Senate Bill 1070 that requires Arizona law enforcement officials check the immigration status of anyone they encounter and believe is undocumented.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Immigrants Are Losing the Policy Fight. But That's Beside the Point

Immigrants Are Losing the Policy Fight. But That’s Beside the Point

by Rinku Sen on September 17 2012, 9:50AM

When reform advocates begin to win a profoundly racialized cultural fight over the nation’s identity, our politics will follow.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, Politics, Movement

Advocates Want Halt to Expansion Of Private Prisons For Non-Citizens

Advocates Want Halt to Expansion Of Private Prisons For Non-Citizens

by on September 14 2012, 9:25AM

The government has a plan to expand private prisons for immigrants, despite those facilities’ deadly track record.

Topics: Immigration

Obama Approves 'Small Group' of 72k Deferred Action Applications

Obama Approves ‘Small Group’ of 72k Deferred Action Applications

by Jorge Rivas on September 12 2012, 10:09AM

The Obama administration has received an estimated 72,000 Deferred Action applications from young undocumented immigrants seeking to avoid deportation and get a work permit since the program started Aug. 15.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Photos: 'Undocumented and Unfraid' UndocuBus Riders Watching Obama's DNC Speech

Photos: ‘Undocumented and Unfraid’ UndocuBus Riders Watching Obama’s DNC Speech

by Jorge Rivas on September 7 2012, 3:24PM

On Thursday evening about 20 Undocubus riders who traveled from Arizona to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte met at a local church to watch President Obama deliver his acceptance speech.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW