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.
by Jorge Rivas on May 3 2012, 3:28PM
Immigration reform activist launches a fake Twitter account for Director of ICE John Morton.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
by Julianne Hing on April 25 2012, 4:20PM
Advocates say ICE is allowing too many cases to fall through the cracks.
Arizona argues compellingly that with programs like 287(g) and Secure Communities, SB 1070 merely complements the federal government’s existing enforcement agenda.
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.