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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

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