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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

The DREAM Act Video Everyone Needs to See

The DREAM Act Video Everyone Needs to See

by Jorge Rivas on June 12 2012, 4:42PM

Director Eliot Rausch’s short film “Limbo” captures deeply personal moments from three DREAMers telling their own stories.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

California Lawmakers Propose Changes to Deportation Program

California Lawmakers Propose Changes to Deportation Program

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

DREAMer Makes the Front Page of LA Times Print Edition

DREAMer Makes the Front Page of LA Times Print Edition

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Record Number of Deportations Continue Despite U.S. Review of Backlog

Record Number of Deportations Continue Despite U.S. Review of Backlog

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

The Undocumented Attorney, an Oxymoron for Our DREAMless Days

The Undocumented Attorney, an Oxymoron for Our DREAMless Days

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?

Topics: Immigration

DC Defies Federal Orders to Implement Deportation Program

DC Defies Federal Orders to Implement Deportation Program

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Undocumented Artist Gives American Apparel's Farmer Ad a Political Twist

Undocumented Artist Gives American Apparel’s Farmer Ad a Political Twist

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration

Latino or Hispanic? Neither. Try Country of Origin

Latino or Hispanic? Neither. Try Country of Origin

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.”

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Federal Agencies Use Finger Prints, DNA to Track Immigrant Communities

Federal Agencies Use Finger Prints, DNA to Track Immigrant Communities

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.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

Calif. School District Bans Mexican Slur Used to Bully Indigenous

Calif. School District Bans Mexican Slur Used to Bully Indigenous

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

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

What Started a Mississippi Prison Riot? Depends on Who You Ask

What Started a Mississippi Prison Riot? Depends on Who You Ask

by on May 22 2012, 9:37AM

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.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration

Most immigrants Sent Back to Mexico Detained at Work or Home, Border Apprehensions Decline

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth