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30 Days in Jail for Soldier Charged With Driving Danny Chen to Suicide

30 Days in Jail for Soldier Charged With Driving Danny Chen to Suicide

by Julianne Hing on July 31 2012, 4:46PM

The family of Danny Chen, the 19-year-old American soldier who committed suicide after being assaulted and subjected to racial taunts, is looking for justice. They may not find it in the courtroom.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Undocumented Arizonans Head Across America on ‘No Papers No Fear’ Tour

by Julianne Hing on July 27 2012, 2:29PM

They’re making their way to the Democratic National Convention, and calling for an end to anti-immigrant attacks along the way.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Four Undocumented Arizonans Arrested for Coming Out at Arpaio's Trial

Four Undocumented Arizonans Arrested for Coming Out at Arpaio’s Trial

by Jorge Rivas on July 25 2012, 12:18PM

On Tuesday, four undocumented Arizona residents came out as ‘undocumented and unafraid’ in front of the Arizona court where Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is being tried in a discrimination lawsuit accusing him of racially profiling Latinos.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

I'm Here: Showing Support for Immigrant Women

I’m Here: Showing Support for Immigrant Women

by Rinku Sen on July 25 2012, 10:10AM

A new Tumblr campaign urges allies to show their support for migrant women. And you can join. Here’s how.

Topics: Immigration, Movement

Few New Mexico Police Agencies Keeping Up With Anti-Bias Policing Law

Few New Mexico Police Agencies Keeping Up With Anti-Bias Policing Law

by Julianne Hing on July 20 2012, 10:50AM

The review conducted by two groups found that when it came to meeting basic requirements for the law, just two agencies out of the state’s 97 could say they were in compliance

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Does Joe Arpaio Racially Profile? A Federal Court Will Decide

Does Joe Arpaio Racially Profile? A Federal Court Will Decide

by Julianne Hing on July 19 2012, 10:42AM

Immigrant rights groups say they’ve long known the answer.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, Joe Arpaio

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