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Justice Delayed in Deported Dad's Fight to Regain Custody of Kids

Justice Delayed in Deported Dad’s Fight to Regain Custody of Kids

by on April 13 2012, 8:50AM

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.

Topics: Immigration, Felipe Montes

Gunmen Ambush and Kill Two Immigrants in Arizona

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Less Than Half of 3K Detained in ICE Sweeps Convicted of Felonies

Less Than Half of 3K Detained in ICE Sweeps Convicted of Felonies

by on April 6 2012, 10:01AM

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.’

Topics: Immigration

Young Undocumented Activists Stand Up for Their Parents' Dreams

Young Undocumented Activists Stand Up for Their Parents’ Dreams

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.

Topics: Drop the I-Word, Immigration

Marco Rubio Pushes Nightmarish DREAM Act in Run for GOP's VP Nod

Marco Rubio Pushes Nightmarish DREAM Act in Run for GOP’s VP Nod

by Julianne Hing on April 4 2012, 8:58AM

Marco Rubio’s carefully maneuvering his way into the next tier of Republican politics.

Topics: Immigration, Politics

Department of Justice Cuts Off Negotiations With Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Department of Justice Cuts Off Negotiations With Sheriff Joe Arpaio

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.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

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