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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

Arizona's SB1070 'Show Me Your Papers' Provision Likely to Go Into Effect

Arizona’s SB1070 ‘Show Me Your Papers’ Provision Likely to Go Into Effect

by Jorge Rivas on September 6 2012, 2:33PM

On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton virtually cleared the way for Arizona to start questioning suspected undocumented immigrants they come in contact with.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Benita Veliz Becomes First Undocumented Immigrant to Address a Political Convention

Benita Veliz Becomes First Undocumented Immigrant to Address a Political Convention

by Jorge Rivas on September 6 2012, 11:05AM

Benita Veliz made history Wednesday night when she took the stage at the Democratic National Convention.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Rosario Dawson Calls DNC Immigration Demonstrators 'Soldiers of the Battle' [Video]

Rosario Dawson Calls DNC Immigration Demonstrators ‘Soldiers of the Battle’ [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on September 5 2012, 3:05PM

On Tuesday, actress Rosario Dawson, who had been at a nearby forum on immigration, walked over and showed her support for Undocubus demonstrators who traveled from Arizona to Charlotte to urge the Obama administration to stop criminalizing immigrant communities.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

DREAMer Benita Veliz to Address DNC Wednesday

by Jorge Rivas on September 5 2012, 11:50AM

Veliz is scheduled to talk after Attorney General of California Kamala D. Harris and before Spanish language talk show host Cristina Saralegui.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Undocumented Immigrants in New Orleans Fear Isaac and Deportation

by Jorge Rivas on August 28 2012, 2:57PM

In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans saw a surge of new undocumented immigrants in the city that were drawn by the high paying construction jobs.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Jan Brewer Says Obama is Race-Baiting Latinos

Jan Brewer Says Obama is Race-Baiting Latinos

by Jorge Rivas on August 28 2012, 11:42AM

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer tells Politico.com President Barack Obama is race-baiting and pandering for the Latino vote.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Report: Deportation Program Costs L.A. County More Than $26 Million

Report: Deportation Program Costs L.A. County More Than $26 Million

by Jorge Rivas on August 23 2012, 4:44PM

LA County is spending $26 million a year to hold undocumented immigrants under the Secure Communities program.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

ICE Agents--With Anti-Immigrant Group's Help--Sue DHS

ICE Agents—With Anti-Immigrant Group’s Help—Sue DHS

by Jorge Rivas on August 23 2012, 1:03PM

The lawsuit challenges the Obama administration’s deferred action program and argues it prevents ICE officers from “fulfilling their sworn oath to uphold the law and defend the U.S. Constitution.”

Topics: Immigration, /NOW