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Judge Terminates Detained Mom's Rights, Allows Missouri Couple to Adopt

Judge Terminates Detained Mom’s Rights, Allows Missouri Couple to Adopt

by Jorge Rivas on July 18 2012, 1:18PM

On Wednesday a Missouri juvenile court judge terminated a Guatemalan woman’s rights to her 5-year-son because they believe she abandoned her child when she was imprisoned after a 2007 immigration sting at a poultry processing plant.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Michelle Obama: 'We Cannot Continue to Let Families be Broken Apart'

Michelle Obama: ‘We Cannot Continue to Let Families be Broken Apart’

by Jorge Rivas on July 17 2012, 2:54PM

First lady Michelle Obama discussed a wide range of issues on Univision’s “Al Punto” this past weekend. The large part of the discussion centered around Latinos and immigration reform.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Sheriff  Arpaio Tells George Lopez to Call Him a 'Fat Motherf**ker' to His Face

Sheriff Arpaio Tells George Lopez to Call Him a ‘Fat Motherf**ker’ to His Face

by Jorge Rivas on July 16 2012, 11:15AM

What Joe Arpaio is demanding after George Lopez goes off on the Sheriff.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Charlotte Journalists Pledge Humane Treatment of Immigrant Subjects

Charlotte Journalists Pledge Humane Treatment of Immigrant Subjects

by Mónica Novoa on July 12 2012, 10:23AM

A youth-led campaign for media reform adds the city’s large alternative weekly to the list of local journalists who have vowed to Drop the I-Word.

Topics: Drop the I-Word, Immigration, Media

Tucson Freedom Summer, Or 5 Ways to Fight Back Against An Unjust Law

Tucson Freedom Summer, Or 5 Ways to Fight Back Against An Unjust Law

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

Arizona’s ban on ethnic studies hasn’t stopped organizers and educators in Tucson from fighting back against the law. Here’s how they’re doing it.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

90 College Presidents Cite Patents in Call for Immigration Reform

by Jorge Rivas on July 6 2012, 5:07PM

Foreign graduate students are big contributors to inventions that create jobs, the presidents say. They urge changes so more can stay here after graduating.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Justice Kennedy Never Used the Term ‘Illegal Immigrants’ in SB1070 Ruling

by Jorge Rivas on July 5 2012, 5:28PM

Supreme Court’s 1070 ruling Drops the I-Word.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Justin Bieber or Selena Gomez? Play 'Pick Out The Immigrant' Game Online

Justin Bieber or Selena Gomez? Play ‘Pick Out The Immigrant’ Game Online

by Jorge Rivas on July 3 2012, 4:34PM

You can now play Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s ‘Pick Out The Immigrant’ game online.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

U.S. Citizen Wrongly Imprisoned Due to Secure Communuties Sues FBI and DHS

U.S. Citizen Wrongly Imprisoned Due to Secure Communuties Sues FBI and DHS

by Jorge Rivas on July 3 2012, 2:34PM

The lawsuit is the first litigation challenging Secure Communities.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Mitt Romney May Have Just Changed His DREAM Act Position

Mitt Romney May Have Just Changed His DREAM Act Position

by Jorge Rivas on June 29 2012, 5:35PM

“I’ve indicated in my view that those who serve in the military and have advanced degrees would certainly qualify for that kind of permanent status,” Romney went on to say.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Pew Study: 65% of Latinos in the U.S. Self-Identify as Being of Mexican Origin

Pew Study: 65% of Latinos in the U.S. Self-Identify as Being of Mexican Origin

by Jorge Rivas on June 28 2012, 1:33PM

Sixty-five percent of the Nation’s 50.7 million Latinos self-identify as being of Mexican origin.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Feds Reveal Their Janus Face on Arizona's Racial Profiling

Feds Reveal Their Janus Face on Arizona’s Racial Profiling

by on June 28 2012, 9:24AM

Despite the Obama administration’s protest of Monday’s Supreme Court ruling, federal immigration officials are poised to continue detaining people rounded up through the state’s “show me your papers” law.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

U.S. Workers’ Field of Employment Organized by Place of Birth, Illustrated

by Jorge Rivas on June 27 2012, 4:08PM

One in six U.S. workers was born somewhere else.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, /NOW

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez Gives Congress  'Pick Out The Immigrant' Pop Quiz!

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez Gives Congress ‘Pick Out The Immigrant’ Pop Quiz!

by Jorge Rivas on June 27 2012, 3:51PM

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez discussed the SB 1070 Supreme Court decision on the floor of the House of Representatives Wednesday and provided a short quiz he called “Pick Out The Immigrant” with celebrity subjects like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

President Obama Still Concerned About 'Practical Impact' of Remaining SB 1070 Provision

President Obama Still Concerned About ‘Practical Impact’ of Remaining SB 1070 Provision

by Jorge Rivas on June 26 2012, 11:00AM

Mr. Obama, for his part, said on Monday he is “pleased” the court struck down some of the law’s key provisions. He also acknowledged that the court’s ruling put the responsibility for immigration law squarely in the federal government’s hands.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

What's Next for Arizona and 'Show Me Your Papers' Laws?

What’s Next for Arizona and ‘Show Me Your Papers’ Laws?

by on June 26 2012, 10:16AM

The legal wrangling is not nearly done. The Supreme Court let the law stand based on the administration’s colorblind challenge, but justices invited a future debate over racial profiling.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Feds End Enforcement Program in Arizona Following Supreme Court Ruling

by on June 25 2012, 4:42PM

Administration officials say the program will be lifted in any state that implements a law similar to Arizona’s SB 1070.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

ACLU Commits $8.77 Million 'War Chest' to Challenge State Anti-Immigrant Laws

ACLU Commits $8.77 Million ‘War Chest’ to Challenge State Anti-Immigrant Laws

by Jorge Rivas on June 25 2012, 1:46PM

The U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld a key provision of Arizona’s draconian anti-immigrant law will lead to racial profiling and discrimination, ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero warned today.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Ala. Attorney General Luther Strange Responds to SCOTUS SB 1070 Ruling

by Jorge Rivas on June 25 2012, 12:58PM

Arizona’s immigration law, known as Senate Bill 1070, passed in 2010. Since then, five other states, including Alabama, have passed similar legislation.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Supreme Court’s Arizona Ruling Hurts the Economy, as Well as People

by Kai Wright on June 25 2012, 11:49AM

The longer we go without creating sane immigration policy, the longer we rob the economy of $150 billion in economic activity a year, says Imara Jones.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, /NOW