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Seth Freed Wessler Wins Hillman Prize for Deportation Investigation

by Jorge Rivas on April 3 2012, 1:08PM

Colorlines.com investigative reporter Seth Freed Wessler wins the 2012 Hillman Prize for his “Shattered Families” investigation of the intersection of deportation and child welfare.

Topics: Colorlines Press, Immigration, /NOW

ICE Arrest 3k Immigrants in 6 Days, Largest Roundup Ever

ICE Arrest 3k Immigrants in 6 Days, Largest Roundup Ever

by Jorge Rivas on April 3 2012, 10:28AM

Insiders say the mass raids last week and over the weekend are the clearest sign yet that the Administration’s claims to have softened it’s immigration enforcement approach are purely rhetorical.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

ICE Finally Gives Congress Data on Number of Parents Deported

by Jorge Rivas on March 30 2012, 4:16PM

But Colorlines.com had it months ago in “Shattered Families.”

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Georgia's Statewide Undocumented Students College Ban Fails

Georgia’s Statewide Undocumented Students College Ban Fails

by Julianne Hing on March 30 2012, 3:18PM

The bill, which also included HB 56-like provisions that would have blocked immigrants’ access to basic utilities, died.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, SB 1070 Copycats

California Senate Moves To Protect Immigrant Families in Deportation

California Senate Moves To Protect Immigrant Families in Deportation

by on March 28 2012, 9:47AM

Nearly a quarter of the U.S. citizen children that Colorlines.com found stuck in foster care as parents moved through detention and deportation are in California. The state Senate is moving forward with a bill that would keep their families together.

Topics: Immigration, Felipe Montes

The Plight of Transnational Women and How You Can Help Them

The Plight of Transnational Women and How You Can Help Them

by Mónica Novoa on March 27 2012, 10:58AM

Monica Novoa speaks with Leilani Montes, a transnational mujer who celebrates and weaves the roles of organizer and advocate across her professional, activist and personal life.

Topics: Drop the I-Word, Gender & Sexuality, Immigration

From Alabama to Seoul: HB 56 Fight Moves to Hyundai Shareholders Meeting

From Alabama to Seoul: HB 56 Fight Moves to Hyundai Shareholders Meeting

by Julianne Hing on March 16 2012, 3:29PM

The fight against Alabama’s anti-immigrant law goes global.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Immigration, /NOW

Local Fight Against Deportation Pipeline Moves From Money to Rights

Local Fight Against Deportation Pipeline Moves From Money to Rights

by Julianne Hing on March 16 2012, 10:29AM

The Obama administration is willing to pay big money to make sure the politically symbolic Cook County doesn’t ditch its marquee immigration enforcement program. Key lessons? Fighting unjust policy with a fiscal argument has its limitations.

Topics: Immigration

There’s An App for That: “I’m Getting Arrested” Alerts for Immigrants

by Julianne Hing on March 13 2012, 4:05PM

It would inform people of their civil rights, and alert their family members that they’ve been stopped by police.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Technology

Activist's Criminal Record Forces Tough Questions Among DREAMers

Activist’s Criminal Record Forces Tough Questions Among DREAMers

by Julianne Hing on March 13 2012, 10:54AM

Uriel Alberto is a young undocumented father who doesn’t have a squeaky clean criminal record. His case is forcing activists and lawmakers alike to reconsider who they think should be able to pursue the American Dream.

Topics: Immigration

Marco Rubio Meets Miami DREAMer, Still Opposes DREAM Act

by Julianne Hing on March 9 2012, 4:40PM

Witness the Florida Republican Senator’s head-scratching political calculus.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration, /NOW

Child Sex Abuse Reported at Shelter for Undocumented Youth

Child Sex Abuse Reported at Shelter for Undocumented Youth

by Jorge Rivas on March 8 2012, 9:52AM

A former case manager at a shelter for undocumented youth caught crossing the border by themselves is being accused of sexually abusing six teenagers while he was supervising calls they made to relatives in Central America.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Steve Jobs' Widow Has Supported the DREAM Act for Years

Steve Jobs’ Widow Has Supported the DREAM Act for Years

by Jorge Rivas on March 7 2012, 4:14PM

The wife of the late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs has been a supporter of the DREAM Act for years.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

DREAMers Interrupt Romney's Massachusetts Victory Rally [Video]

DREAMers Interrupt Romney’s Massachusetts Victory Rally [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on March 7 2012, 10:35AM

The presidential hopeful celebrated his wins in Massachusetts but his victory speech was interrupted twice by DREAM Act supporters.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Georgia Senate Bans Undocumented Students from Public Colleges

by Jorge Rivas on March 6 2012, 3:15PM

On Monday the Georgia Senate passed a bill that would ban undocumented students from Georgia’s 60 public colleges.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Man Who Died in Massive Honduras Prison Fire Was Accidentally Deported

Man Who Died in Massive Honduras Prison Fire Was Accidentally Deported

by Jorge Rivas on March 5 2012, 11:42AM

The fire was the largest and worst prison fire in Latin American history

Topics: Global Affairs, Immigration, /NOW

DREAMer Arrested for Interrupting NC Immigration Hearing Still in Custody

DREAMer Arrested for Interrupting NC Immigration Hearing Still in Custody

by Jorge Rivas on March 2 2012, 3:20PM

Alberto was arrested after a Wednesday protest at the legislature.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

L.A. Mom Deported After Protesting Foreclosure of Former Home

L.A. Mom Deported After Protesting Foreclosure of Former Home

by Jorge Rivas on March 2 2012, 12:35PM

A 37-year-old mother of a 19-month-old girl, was arrested by LAPD officers for trespassing during a foreclosure protest at the home she used to live in.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, /NOW

LAPD Eases Impound Rules for Unlicensed Drivers

LAPD Eases Impound Rules for Unlicensed Drivers

by Jorge Rivas on March 1 2012, 10:44AM

The commission called the decision an act of “humanity” and “compassion” toward the city’s undocumented immigrants who are not eligible to apply for a license in the state of California.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Alabama and Georgia's Anti-Immigrant Laws Head Back to Court

Alabama and Georgia’s Anti-Immigrant Laws Head Back to Court

by Julianne Hing on March 1 2012, 9:14AM

The federal government and civil rights groups want Alabama’s immigration crackdown blocked in full.

Topics: Immigration