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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

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