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.
Who gets to regulate the lives of immigrants? The Supreme Court will attempt to settle the debate. Today, both sides make their case before the High Court.
by Jorge Rivas on April 24 2012, 11:24AM
The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill.
by Jorge Rivas on April 24 2012, 11:20AM
Meet the Mexican Romneys.
Colorlines.com will cover the hearing and offer analysis of what the High Court must decide. It’s a big day for immigration law in the United States.
by Julianne Hing on April 24 2012, 10:29AM
An Argentinian father of three faces deportation because police officers arrested him when he went into a diabetic shock. Is this what Obama meant when he said he wanted more humane deportation policies?
In reaction to Colorlines.com’s investigation, a state Assembly bill seeks to strengthen parents’ rights to stay in contact with children and child welfare case workers while detained.
by Mónica Novoa on April 17 2012, 9:01AM
The big message here from activists? We’re human, and we can laugh, too.
by Jorge Rivas on April 16 2012, 10:40AM
Obama told Univision he would like to do immigration this year, but Republican opposition is too intense.
by Jorge Rivas on April 13 2012, 1:41PM
Khan’s incident might be gaining international attention because he is a celebrity, but the truth is that ordinary American citizens and immigrants here in the United States grapple with racial and religious profiling routinely at airports.
Weeks after his case gained national media attention, Felipe Montes says that the North Carolina’s family reunification system is actually set up to work against him.
by Jorge Rivas on April 12 2012, 3:07PM
Two people were killed on Sunday night by “an unknown number of subjects in camouflage clothing armed with rifles” that ambushed a truck carrying undocumented immigrants near the U.S.- Mexico border.
Federal immigration authorities launched massive raids that netted over 3,100 detentions. But the Obama administration isn’t only focused on deporting so-called ‘violent criminals.’
by Mónica Novoa on April 5 2012, 9:27AM
When it comes to the DREAM Act, it’s been far too easy for some politicians to play the parent blame game. But activists refuse to throw their parents under the bus. We talked to both young people and their parents about their visions of justice.
by Julianne Hing on April 4 2012, 8:58AM
Marco Rubio’s carefully maneuvering his way into the next tier of Republican politics.
by Jorge Rivas on April 3 2012, 5:18PM
The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has cut off negotiations with Joe Arpaio’s Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.