Colorlines

Immigration

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

Funny or Die Brings You Jan Brewer's 'Self-Deportation Station'

Funny or Die Brings You Jan Brewer’s ‘Self-Deportation Station’

by Jorge Rivas on August 22 2012, 1:05PM

Actress Mary Steenburgen does such a good job at impersonating Jan Brewer that you won’t know whether to laugh or cry after watching this video.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Driver's Licenses for DREAMers? California Says It's Not Out of the Question

Driver’s Licenses for DREAMers? California Says It’s Not Out of the Question

by Jorge Rivas on August 22 2012, 11:59AM

Will Deferred Action applicants between 16-and-30-years old who are granted “temporary legal residents” status be eligible for driver’s license?

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Immigrants Make Up Same Share of U.S. Population Today as They Did a Century Ago [Infographic]

by Jorge Rivas on August 21 2012, 3:29PM

Immigrants make up roughly the same share of the U.S. population today as they did a century ago.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Federal Court Blocks School Reporting Provisions in Alabama’s HB 56 Immigration Law

by Jorge Rivas on August 20 2012, 6:02PM

On Monday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta issued a ruling on Alabama’s immigration law, commonly referred to as HB56.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Jan Brewer Orders Arizona DREAMers Barred From Public Benefits

Jan Brewer Orders Arizona DREAMers Barred From Public Benefits

by Julianne Hing on August 16 2012, 8:48AM

The Arizona governor is at it again.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Advocates Launch Fund to Help DREAMers Pay $465 'Deferred Action' Fee

Advocates Launch Fund to Help DREAMers Pay $465 ‘Deferred Action’ Fee

by Jorge Rivas on August 15 2012, 10:57AM

This represents the first step for more than a million DREAMers to pursue higher education, meaningful employment, and a chance to contribute to this country’s future.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

NYC Holds Rally to Honor Gurdwara Shooting Victims [VIDEO]

NYC Holds Rally to Honor Gurdwara Shooting Victims [VIDEO]

by Jamilah King on August 9 2012, 1:12PM

The city’s Sikh community took a stand against hate.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Sikh Murders

How the 'Best Interest' Bias of Family Court Threatens Immigrant Parents

How the ‘Best Interest’ Bias of Family Court Threatens Immigrant Parents

by on August 8 2012, 9:27AM

As recent news shows, determining what’s in a kid’s best interest is far from an objective standard. It’s easily swayed by biases about poor people, about undocumented people, about people of color.

Topics: Immigration, Felipe Montes

Undocumented Immigrants Ride Through South, Headed For a DNC Coming Out

Undocumented Immigrants Ride Through South, Headed For a DNC Coming Out

by Aura Bogado on August 7 2012, 11:49AM

Why would a group of people who are ineligible to vote engage in electoral politics? We talk to a rider on the “UndocuBus” to find out.

Topics: Voting Rights, Immigration, Politics

State Legislatures Passed 20% Fewer Immigration Laws in 2012

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2012, 1:51PM

Is the anti-immigrant state lawmaking spree on the wane?

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Artist Encourages People to Report 'Illegal' Comic Heroes to ICE

Artist Encourages People to Report ‘Illegal’ Comic Heroes to ICE

by Hatty Lee on August 6 2012, 9:47AM

“If ICE is going to be rounding up people and labeling them ‘illegal’, that has to be applied to these pop culture gods and goddesses,” says Neil Rivas.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration

How Will Deferred Action for DREAMers Work? New Details Released

by Julianne Hing on August 3 2012, 5:30PM

The application process will kick off on August 15. What to know if you’re a DREAMer looking for two-year work authorization.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Deported Father Returns to Fight For His Children in Exceptional Case

Deported Father Returns to Fight For His Children in Exceptional Case

by on August 3 2012, 9:57AM

Felipe Montes is one of thousands of deported or detained parents fighting to keep custody of their U.S. citizen children. He has won a rare chance at the due process child courts grant everyone else.

Topics: Immigration, Felipe Montes

Rep. John Conyers Protests, In Spanish, Rep. Steve King’s English Only Law

by Julianne Hing on August 2 2012, 4:25PM

It was supposed to be all Steve King’s stage today. But Conyers wasn’t going to let him get away with it.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Deported Dad Wins Rare 'Parole' to Re-Enter Country for Custody Hearing

Deported Dad Wins Rare ‘Parole’ to Re-Enter Country for Custody Hearing

by on August 2 2012, 2:22PM

The highly unusual reprieve from ICE follows intense public scrutiny of Felipe Montes’ case since Colorlines.com broke the story of his family’s separation.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Felipe Montes

Obama Comes Out Against Undocumented Law School Grad's Lawyer Dreams

Obama Comes Out Against Undocumented Law School Grad’s Lawyer Dreams

by Julianne Hing on August 2 2012, 1:15PM

Sergio Garcia graduated from law school and passed the bar, but he’s undocumented. And he’s not alone.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

DREAMers Send Themselves to Detention, And Find So Many More DREAMers Behind Bars

DREAMers Send Themselves to Detention, And Find So Many More DREAMers Behind Bars

by Julianne Hing on August 1 2012, 6:05PM

The Obama administration refuses to follow its own deportation policies, and activists are calling the president out on it.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW