by Jorge Rivas on June 12 2012, 12:09PM
California lawmakers will decide Tuesday whether to set strict limits on how local law enforcement agencies participate in a controversial federal immigration program, Secure Communities.
by Jorge Rivas on June 8 2012, 5:10PM
The Los Angeles Times on Friday published a front page story that profiled a young architecture graduate student from UCLA that’s unsure about her future because she’s undocumented.
by Jorge Rivas on June 7 2012, 2:41PM
Fewer than 2% of all pending deportation cases (411,000 of them) have been stopped despite reviews.
by Julianne Hing on June 7 2012, 10:07AM
States grapple with whether or not to allow undocumented immigrants to practice law. Can the rest of the nation handle it?
by Jorge Rivas on June 5 2012, 11:49AM
The Council members city community trust as one of the reasons for defying the federal orders to implement Secure Communities.
by Channing Kennedy on June 1 2012, 9:35AM
Undocumented ‘artivist’ Julio Salgado, who’s been blowing up your Facebook with his parodies of American Apparel ads, talks with us about destroying the dangerous myth of the perfect immigrant.
by Jorge Rivas on May 31 2012, 3:22PM
The Pew Hispanic Center recently published a report that found most immigrants from Spanish-speaking countries don’t embrace the term “Hispanic.” And even fewer prefer the term “Latino.”
by Jorge Rivas on May 31 2012, 11:59AM
New white paper from Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Immigration Policy Center outlines privacy and security concerns.
by Jorge Rivas on May 29 2012, 1:55PM
The district denounced the terms “Oaxaquita,” which translates to “little Oaxacan,” and “indito,” or “little Indian” referring to the indigenous people from Mexico’s Oaxaca state
A for-profit, Corrections Corporation of America facility holding non-citizen inmates is on lockdown after a weekend riot. Officials insist it was a gang feud. But reports from inside suggest a pattern of abuse and neglect that has recurred at privately run prisons.
by Jorge Rivas on May 21 2012, 5:18PM
While the number of people crossing from Mexico into the United States has fallen to 40 year lows, the rates of deportation have reached historic highs.
by Julianne Hing on May 18 2012, 5:07PM
After initially indicating that he had serious reservations about the update to last year’s HB 56, Bentley signed it into law.
by Jorge Rivas on May 18 2012, 1:01PM
The California Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to consider whether an undocumented Mexican immigrant who attended law school and passed the State Bar can practice law
by Julianne Hing on May 17 2012, 9:33AM
Alabama doubles down on anti-immigrant hate and passes a beefed up version of last year’s HB 56.
by Jorge Rivas on May 15 2012, 3:13PM
Undocumented youth to sue U.S. Senate for blocking DREAM Act legislation with filibuster rule.
A decade after September 11, 2001, the government is wielding it’s broad counterterrorism powers against non-citizens who pose no threat and who face deportation as a result.
by Jorge Rivas on May 14 2012, 5:33PM
Despite opposition from the governors of New York and Massachusetts, federal immigration authorities are moving forward to implement Secure Communities in both states.
by Jorge Rivas on May 10 2012, 7:09PM
Mexican-American artist Ramiro Gomez has a message for Obama: “We’re all Americans.”
by Julianne Hing on May 8 2012, 2:34PM
Immigrant rights advocates say the revised bill is even harsher than the original.