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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

Breaking: Alabama Gov. Signs Awful Anti-Immigrant Revision Bill

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Calif. Court to Decide if Undocumented Immigrant Can Practice 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

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Alabama Passes Revision to Anti-Immigrant Bill, Waits for Gov.'s Decision

Alabama Passes Revision to Anti-Immigrant Bill, Waits for Gov.’s Decision

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.

Topics: Immigration

DREAMers Sue U.S. Senate for Blocking DREAM Act with Filibuster

DREAMers Sue U.S. Senate for Blocking DREAM Act with Filibuster

by Jorge Rivas on May 15 2012, 3:13PM

Undocumented youth to sue U.S. Senate for blocking DREAM Act legislation with filibuster rule.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Feds Use Counter-Terrorism Laws to Fuel Deportation Machine

Feds Use Counter-Terrorism Laws to Fuel Deportation Machine

by on May 15 2012, 8:41AM

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.

Topics: Immigration, National Security

NY and MA Forced to Join Secure Communities Despite Opposition

NY and MA Forced to Join Secure Communities Despite Opposition

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Artist Puts Fake Gardeners Near Clooney's House Before Obama Fundraiser

Artist Puts Fake Gardeners Near Clooney’s House Before Obama Fundraiser

by Jorge Rivas on May 10 2012, 7:09PM

Mexican-American artist Ramiro Gomez has a message for Obama: “We’re all Americans.”

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Alabama's Revised Anti-Immigrant Law May Come Up for Vote This Week

Alabama’s Revised Anti-Immigrant Law May Come Up for Vote This Week

by Julianne Hing on May 8 2012, 2:34PM

Immigrant rights advocates say the revised bill is even harsher than the original.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

ICE Director John Morton Gets Very Own Satirical Twitter Account

ICE Director John Morton Gets Very Own Satirical Twitter Account

by Jorge Rivas on May 3 2012, 3:28PM

Immigration reform activist launches a fake Twitter account for Director of ICE John Morton.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

ICE Announces Minor Deportation Policy Shift for Secure Communities

ICE Announces Minor Deportation Policy Shift for Secure Communities

by Julianne Hing on May 3 2012, 9:05AM

Those with an otherwise clean criminal record who are arrested for minor traffic violations won’t be flagged for deportation unless they’re convicted first, ICE announced.

Topics: Immigration

No Charges for Border Patrol Officer Who Killed Mexican Teen

No Charges for Border Patrol Officer Who Killed Mexican Teen

by Julianne Hing on April 30 2012, 2:35PM

Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca was shot and killed in 2010 by a Border Patrol officer for reportedly throwing rocks.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Nationwide Protests Against SB 1070 End with Nine Arrests in Phoenix

Nationwide Protests Against SB 1070 End with Nine Arrests in Phoenix

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2012, 3:35PM

Not content to let the fight against the SB 1070 be handled by the federal government alone, immigrant rights activists turned out across the country yesterday on the day the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case to demand an end to Arizona’s SB 1070.

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

Marco Rubio Meets with Latino Dems, DREAMers on Alternative Youth Immigration Bill

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2012, 2:05PM

It may just be that Rubio’s ambitions and the immigrant community’s desperation can help both sides find common ground.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration, /NOW

Colbert Shows Anti-Immigrant 'Environmental' Group's Ties to Hate

Colbert Shows Anti-Immigrant ‘Environmental’ Group’s Ties to Hate

by Channing Kennedy on April 26 2012, 1:55PM

A new ad running on MSNBC claims undocumented immigrants are destroying the environment. Guess where their data comes from?

Topics: Environment, Immigration, /NOW

A Colorblind Supreme Court Hearing on Arizona's Anti-Immigrant SB 1070

A Colorblind Supreme Court Hearing on Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant SB 1070

by on April 26 2012, 10:10AM

Supreme Court Justices seemed to be unconvinced that states like Arizona are breaking the law when they allow police officers to ask people’s immigration statuses if they suspect they’re undocumented.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

After Review, ICE Puts 16K of 300K Deportation Cases on Hold

After Review, ICE Puts 16K of 300K Deportation Cases on Hold

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2012, 4:20PM

Advocates say ICE is allowing too many cases to fall through the cracks.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Supreme Court Skeptical of Striking Down Arizona's SB 1070

Supreme Court Skeptical of Striking Down Arizona’s SB 1070

by on April 25 2012, 1:09PM

Arizona argues compellingly that with programs like 287(g) and Secure Communities, SB 1070 merely complements the federal government’s existing enforcement agenda.

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

Immigration Status on Restaurant Health-Grade Placards Proposal Rejected in Calif. County

Immigration Status on Restaurant Health-Grade Placards Proposal Rejected in Calif. County

by Jorge Rivas on April 25 2012, 12:08PM

A proposal for San Bernardino County restaurants to signify whether they check employee immigration status on their health-inspection placards was rejected Tuesday.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW