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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

Anti-Day Laborer Provision in Arizona’s SB 1070 Blocked

by Julianne Hing on February 29 2012, 5:07PM

Last week’s Supreme Court victory is already impacting immigrant workers’ rights.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

DREAMers Sentenced for Protesting Alabama's Anti-Immigrant HB 56

DREAMers Sentenced for Protesting Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant HB 56

by Julianne Hing on February 28 2012, 3:12PM

Undocumented youth, and their parents, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct charges.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Felipe Montes' Fight to Reunite His Shattered Family on Al Jazeera [Video]

Felipe Montes’ Fight to Reunite His Shattered Family on Al Jazeera [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 28 2012, 11:30AM

More than 20,000 people have signed a petition to reunite Felipe Montes and his children.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Angela Davis Calls DREAM Act  One of Today's 'Most Important' Fights

Angela Davis Calls DREAM Act One of Today’s ‘Most Important’ Fights

by Jorge Rivas on February 28 2012, 9:29AM

Author/activist Angela Davis speaks during the Independent Lens Examines Black History Month panel at the 2012 Winter TCA Tour on January 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Politics

Natalie Portman Used the Term 'Undocumented' to Introduce Demián Bichir

Natalie Portman Used the Term ‘Undocumented’ to Introduce Demián Bichir

by Jorge Rivas on February 27 2012, 4:08PM

Speaking to Bichir, Portman said “As Carlos Domingo, an undocumented immigrant fighting to give his son the opportunities he never had, you made us face very true portrait of a human being no one had ever dared us to consider before.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, /NOW

Jorge Ramos Tells Sheriff Arpaio That Latinos Think He's 'Worst of America'

Jorge Ramos Tells Sheriff Arpaio That Latinos Think He’s ‘Worst of America’

by Jorge Rivas on February 27 2012, 10:55AM

Univision’s Jorge Ramos had a heated exchange with Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio on his show Sunday.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

Supreme Court Offers Key Victory to Day Laborers

by Julianne Hing on February 23 2012, 2:17PM

A lower court’s ruling—which says that day laborers have a constitutional right to seek work in public—will stand.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Obama Tells Latinos: Don't Say I Didn't Try for Immigration Reform

Obama Tells Latinos: Don’t Say I Didn’t Try for Immigration Reform

by Julianne Hing on February 23 2012, 10:47AM

And then calls out lawmakers who’ve pushed “anti-immigrant” laws like Arizona’s SB 1070.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Politics

LAPD Chief Supports Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

LAPD Chief Supports Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

by Jorge Rivas on February 23 2012, 9:24AM

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Wednesday that California should issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Ariz. Sheriff Accused of Threatening to Deport Ex Has Long History of Hate

Ariz. Sheriff Accused of Threatening to Deport Ex Has Long History of Hate

by Jorge Rivas on February 21 2012, 10:14AM

For those who follow immigration issues closely Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu was already on their radar for a history of having a tough stance on immigration issues.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

MSNBC Looks at How Deportation Shatters Families [Video]

MSNBC Looks at How Deportation Shatters Families [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 20 2012, 4:00PM

Colorlines.com Editorial Director Kai Wright was a guest on MSNBC’s ‘Up With Chris Hayes.’

Topics: Colorlines Press, Immigration, /NOW

Have You Fought to Help Felipe Montes Reunite With His Kids? [Reader Forum]

Have You Fought to Help Felipe Montes Reunite With His Kids? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on February 20 2012, 9:08AM

Last week Colorlines.com com reported a stunning story about a North Carolina family being ripped apart by deportation. The campaign that followed that story has already made a difference.

Topics: Immigration, Felipe Montes

New Mexico's Latina Gov. Fails to Take Away Undocumented Immigrants' Drivers Licenses Again

New Mexico’s Latina Gov. Fails to Take Away Undocumented Immigrants’ Drivers Licenses Again

by Jorge Rivas on February 17 2012, 4:58PM

New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s third attempt to repeal a 2003 law that allows undocumented immigrants to apply for drivers licenses failed Thursday when the Democratic controlled legislature voted it down.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Shootout Between ICE Agents Leaves 1 Dead

by Jorge Rivas on February 17 2012, 8:22AM

An argument between an ICE agent and his supervisor escalated into gunfire Thursday evening in Long Beach, Calif. leaving one dead and the other seriously injured.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

ICE Will Pay $350K for Immigration Raids in New Haven

by Jorge Rivas on February 16 2012, 3:49PM

Eleven men who claimed immigration agents violated their rights in 2007 raids on their New Haven neighborhood have won a $350,000 settlement.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Ads Airing on Fox News: Keep 'Legal' Immigrants Out Too [Video]

Ads Airing on Fox News: Keep ‘Legal’ Immigrants Out Too [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 15 2012, 1:50PM

A conservative group has launched a campaign to get the Federal government to limit the number of foreign workers that are allowed to enter the country with worker visas.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

ICE to Open Immigration Detention Facility Touted as Model for Reform

ICE to Open Immigration Detention Facility Touted as Model for Reform

by Jorge Rivas on February 14 2012, 2:00PM

The facility will hold detainees in “more normalized conditions” with such luxuries as privacy in toilets and showers and expanded access to outdoor recreation.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Deported Dad Begs North Carolina To Give Him Back His Children

Deported Dad Begs North Carolina To Give Him Back His Children

by on February 14 2012, 10:38AM

Nobody argues whether Felipe Montes is a great dad. But the state doesn’t want to send his U.S. citizen kids to Mexico, so he may lose them forever. The Montes are among a growing number of families facing similar crises.

Topics: Immigration, Felipe Montes

Obama Will Cut 287(g) to Expand Secure Communities in 2013

Obama Will Cut 287(g) to Expand Secure Communities in 2013

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 6:31PM

Homeland Security is set to end the controversial 287(g) program.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW