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President Obama Still Concerned About 'Practical Impact' of Remaining SB 1070 Provision

President Obama Still Concerned About ‘Practical Impact’ of Remaining SB 1070 Provision

by Jorge Rivas on June 26 2012, 11:00AM

Mr. Obama, for his part, said on Monday he is “pleased” the court struck down some of the law’s key provisions. He also acknowledged that the court’s ruling put the responsibility for immigration law squarely in the federal government’s hands.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

What's Next for Arizona and 'Show Me Your Papers' Laws?

What’s Next for Arizona and ‘Show Me Your Papers’ Laws?

by on June 26 2012, 10:16AM

The legal wrangling is not nearly done. The Supreme Court let the law stand based on the administration’s colorblind challenge, but justices invited a future debate over racial profiling.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Feds End Enforcement Program in Arizona Following Supreme Court Ruling

by on June 25 2012, 4:42PM

Administration officials say the program will be lifted in any state that implements a law similar to Arizona’s SB 1070.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

ACLU Commits $8.77 Million 'War Chest' to Challenge State Anti-Immigrant Laws

ACLU Commits $8.77 Million ‘War Chest’ to Challenge State Anti-Immigrant Laws

by Jorge Rivas on June 25 2012, 1:46PM

The U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld a key provision of Arizona’s draconian anti-immigrant law will lead to racial profiling and discrimination, ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero warned today.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Ala. Attorney General Luther Strange Responds to SCOTUS SB 1070 Ruling

by Jorge Rivas on June 25 2012, 12:58PM

Arizona’s immigration law, known as Senate Bill 1070, passed in 2010. Since then, five other states, including Alabama, have passed similar legislation.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Supreme Court’s Arizona Ruling Hurts the Economy, as Well as People

by Kai Wright on June 25 2012, 11:49AM

The longer we go without creating sane immigration policy, the longer we rob the economy of $150 billion in economic activity a year, says Imara Jones.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, /NOW

Jan Brewer Responds to SCOTUS SB 1070 Ruling:  'A Victory for the Rule of Law'

Jan Brewer Responds to SCOTUS SB 1070 Ruling: ‘A Victory for the Rule of Law’

by Jorge Rivas on June 25 2012, 11:44AM

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer released a statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold portions of SB 1070.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Supreme Court Upholds 'Show Me Your Papers' in Arizona's SB 1070

Supreme Court Upholds ‘Show Me Your Papers’ in Arizona’s SB 1070

by on June 25 2012, 11:15AM

In a long awaited decision, the Supreme Court today upheld the most controversial part of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, but blocked other provisions.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration, /NOW

Investigators Find Forced Labor at Louisiana Walmart Seafood Supplier

Investigators Find Forced Labor at Louisiana Walmart Seafood Supplier

by Jorge Rivas on June 20 2012, 2:17PM

Mexican “Guest Workers” at Louisiana plant peel and boil crawfish for 15 to 24 hours straight for less than minimum wage.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

New Beautiful Short Film Highlights Three DREAMers

New Beautiful Short Film Highlights Three DREAMers

by Jorge Rivas on June 20 2012, 12:21PM

Though an important step was taken with the president’s order to halt the deportations of some young undocumented residents, we must remember that his executive order could change as early as January under a new administration.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Somehow Kelly Ripa Managed to Make a Deportation Joke While the First Lady Double Dutched

by Jorge Rivas on June 19 2012, 2:38PM

First Lady Michelle Obama went on Live! With Kelly Monday morning and she double Dutched in wide-legged pants!

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Biggest Wave of Immigrants is Now Asian

Biggest Wave of Immigrants is Now Asian

by Jorge Rivas on June 19 2012, 11:37AM

Asian Americans are the best-educated, highest-income, fastest growing race group in the country.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

NYT Report: 300,000 U.S. Citizen Children Follow Parents to Mexico

NYT Report: 300,000 U.S. Citizen Children Follow Parents to Mexico

by on June 19 2012, 9:46AM

The mass deportation of parents means that many families are left with no choice but to relocate children from their homes in U.S.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

DREAMers Welcome Obama's Immigration Shift, But Pledge Caution

DREAMers Welcome Obama’s Immigration Shift, But Pledge Caution

by Julianne Hing on June 18 2012, 9:58AM

Activists have long been accustomed to being burned by Obama.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform

Obama: Halting DREAMers' Deportations the 'Right Thing to Do'

Obama: Halting DREAMers’ Deportations the ‘Right Thing to Do’

by Julianne Hing on June 15 2012, 3:02PM

Obama announces a “temporary stop gap measure” to protect DREAMers from deportation for a two-year span.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

BREAKING: Obama Will Halt Deportations of DREAMers

BREAKING: Obama Will Halt Deportations of DREAMers

by Julianne Hing on June 15 2012, 10:02AM

The news comes after more than a week of sit-ins in Obama’s campaign offices around the country.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration, /NOW

A Deported Dad's Father's Day Letter to His Sons

A Deported Dad’s Father’s Day Letter to His Sons

by on June 15 2012, 9:01AM

After Felipe Montes was deported to Mexico, his three sons were taken away by North Carolina’s foster care system. Here’s his heartfelt letter to his boys.

Topics: Immigration

TIME Mag’ New Immigration Cover Story: ‘We Are Americans - Just Not Legally’

by Jorge Rivas on June 14 2012, 12:55PM

Jose Antonio Vargas is on the cover of the new issue of TIME Magazine.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

DREAMers Stage Sit-ins at Obama Office to Force Deportation Standoff

DREAMers Stage Sit-ins at Obama Office to Force Deportation Standoff

by Julianne Hing on June 13 2012, 10:12AM

Activists are demanding a halt to the deportations of DREAM Act-eligible youth, but Obama’s not budging, even if his re-election hopes hinge on the Latino vote.

Topics: Immigration

‘TRUST Act’ Legislation to Reform ‘Secure Communities’ Advances in California Senate

by Jorge Rivas on June 12 2012, 4:55PM

On Tuesday, by a vote of 5 to 2, the California State Senate’s Public Safety Committee approved the new version of AB 1081, also known as the TRUST Act.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW